Putting an end to the speculations and comments, the foundation stone for the new, three-storey mortuary at the District Hospital, Aluva, was laid on Monday by Anwar Sadat MLA.The foundation stone was laid in the wake of a long-standing complaint from the people that the mortuary at the District Hospital had been functioning with inadequate facilities.
With 252 sq m area, the new mortuary will have all the modern facilities including special rooms for doctors, paramedical staff, autopsy, freezing, dressing and inquest along with the space for store, generator, toilet and porch.The freezer room with two units has been planned to keep three bodies in each unit with a total of six bodies.`70 lakh from the MLA fund has been allotted to the project, said Anwar Sadat while addressing the gathering.
The MLA said that he would extend all help as he had a special interest in renovating the mortuary. He added that he hoped to complete the work by March.
The function which was presided over by district panchayat president Eldhose Kunnapilly was attended by public works standing committee chairperson Sajitha Siddique, district panchayat vice-president Bindu George, development committee chairman Babu Joseph, and municipal chairman M T Jacob. Various social and political leaders attended.