The draft of the master plan will be discussed in detail by the medical college management committee meeting on October 27.
A master plan for the Trivandrum Medical College is being prepared to address the issues and problems faced by the institution.
A high-level meeting convened here by District Collector Biju Prabhakar decided to prepare the master plan for the MCH, with the cooperation of the district administration, Medical College Alumni Association and the Habitat Technology Group.
The 140-acre campus, which houses the medical college and several tertiary care centres has been struggling with various problems for a long time, affecting patients and visitors. The issues include overcrowding, increased road traffic inside the campus, inadequacy of parking facilities and poor campus road infrastructure.
The narrow roads and the lack of adequate parking facility inside the medical college are making it extremely difficult.
The narrow roads and the lack of adequate parking facility inside the medical college are making it extremely difficult for people to take patients to the hospital. It’s not just the patients but the medical students here too are facing the same difficulties because of the overcrowding inside the campus.
The new master plan aims to solve all issues affecting patients, visitors and students on the MCH campus as well as the future development issues that may come up.
The proposal includes underpasses, skywalks, multi-level parking facility among other facilities.
The proposal includes construction of an under-passage or a subway from Pazhaya Road at Medical College junction till the pay wards, modern skyways linking various hospital blocks and a single complex to house all hotels and eateries. The plan also envisages development of hostels, banks, ATM counters, residential quarters and a single complex housing various medical stores. Other plans include construction of multi-level parking area and rainwater harvesting.
The master plan is being prepared by considering the comprehensive future development prospects of the Medical College for the next 25 years. The draft of the master plan will be discussed in detail by the medical college management committee meeting on October 27.