According to the minister, the master-plan aims to make the hospital a centre of excellence and it will focus on easing congestion and improving the basic infrastructural facilities.
The multi-speciality block houses ICUs for surgery, neurosurgery, cardiac and cardiothoracic surgery, a geriatric wing and 100 ICU beds.
There is no need to panic as no case of Nipah virus infection has been reported from the southern parts of the state. MCH has decided to set up isolation wards.
MCH superintendent alleged that some were trying to spread rumours through social media in order to trigger panic among people and appealed to the public to pay no heed to such false campaigns.
Though the patients and visitors asked the hospital authorities to initiate steps to prevent rat bites, no follow-up action has been taken.