Alappuzha: Six Primary Health Centres (PHCs) in Alappuzha, which were damaged in August 2018 floods, were upgraded to full-fledged Family Health Centres (FHCs) after restoration.
The PHCs had been severely damaged in the floods that ravaged the state in August 2018.
Alappuzha was one of the worst affected districts in the August deluge, the worst in a century, which wreaked havoc in the state.
The FHCs in Eramallikkara, Muttar, Noornad, Venmony, Kadampoor and Veeyapuram were provided with advanced medical and diagnostic equipment.
The transformed FHCs will serve as first-level health delivery points and feature state-of-the-art diagnostic and intervention protocols.
The restoration project was undertaken by Merck, a leading science and technology company, as part of its corporate social responsibility initiative. Merck has donated 50 different types of medical and diagnostic equipment to the upgraded health centres.
The Eramallikkara Health Centre was formally handed over to the community on Friday in the presence of the Chief Medical Officer, PHC staff, community leaders, MD of non-profit organisation Americares and and Merck officials.