Kondotty: The State Haj House at Karipur was converted into a COVID-19 first line treatment centre (FLTC) on Sunday. The treatment facility was opened at Haj House in light of the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the district. Volunteers of Trauma Care helped the Health authorities set up the FLTC at Haj House within a day.
The Haj House will be functioning directly under the supervision of the Government Medical College Hospital, Manjeri, which is the designated COVID-19 hospital in Malappuram district. Government Taluk Hospital, Kondotty, will be in charge of the daily administration. Patients who tested Covid positive with mild symptoms will be admitted to the Center.
As many as 320 beds have been arranged at the centre. The services of 15 doctors, 30 staff nurses, and 30 cleaning staff will be available at the centre. It is the third FLTC facility in the district and will start admitting patients from Tuesday.
The district authorities claimed that Haj House had better facilities than other FLTCs. As many as 281 infected persons are under treatment in the district.
Officials said enough ambulances were available at the centre. If the cases rise further, the number of beds will be increased to 500, The report said.
District Medical Officer K. Sakeena said COVID-19 infected persons could be admitted to Haj House from Tuesday. Personnel from the Infection Control Cell will examine the facility on Monday.