Dean of Coimbatore Medical College Hospital, Dr.Nirmala reportedly said that the construction works of the hospital’s new super-specialty block are now planned to be completed in another 10 to 20 days.

The multi-crore, 6-storey project is financially supported by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), and its construction work was inaugurated by then Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palanisamy in February 2021. The works were partially affected by the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic which began in March 2021.

It was reported in October 2022 that 80% of the works were completed. Present Minister for Public Works, E.V.Velu said in November 2022 that the works will be completed by March 2023. However, the project continued to move at snail pace. Reports state that major portion of the construction was over, and in spite of that there is delay in finishing other works. It was said that the PWD staff’s lethargy as one of the reasons for this delay.

Following the visit of TN Health Secretary Gagandeep Singh Bedi to the CMCH premises earlier this month (Feb.7), the works started to go on full swing.

According to the Dean of CMCH, work related to Operation Theaters is pending and installation of MRI Scan systems and other medical equipments are currently going on. She said that they are planning to complete all works in the next 20 days.

The super-specialty block of CMCH will have 300 beds in total besides 10 Operation Theaters, General Surgery Theater, Surgical ICU, Post-operative units besides other additional amenities.