The Medical College Hospital (MCH), which is set to start functioning in Manjeri next year, will be a solace for not just the people of Malappuram district. It will be a boon for those from the northern parts of Palakkad and Gudalur in Tamil Nadu, who can save long travel time for getting better healthcare.
The last state budget had given clearance for the establishment of four more MCHs in the state, including those in Manjeri and Kasargod. Starting of an MCH in Manjeri will also ensure better functioning of the Kozhikode MCH which the entire population of Malappuram have been depending on.
“The Manjeri MCH will be busiest medical college in the state. Around 3,000 patients are visiting the Outpatient section of the Manjeri General Hospital on a daily basis. The number will be doubled once it is upgraded into an MCH,” M Ummar MLA said.
Manjeri is expecting a floating population of around 10,000 daily in the town when the MCH is totally established.
Businesses and infrastructure in the area will also be improved simultaneously.
However, the town has to start the infrastructure work as soon as possible to cope with the situation as the present facilities are inadequate.
The establishment of the MCH will also fulfil the decades-long demand of Malabar region for more medical colleges.