The first dedicated COVID-19 hospital in Kasargod, Kerala, built by the Tata Group, was inaugurated on 9 September 2020 by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. Built by the Tata Group using prefabricated containers in just five months at a cost of Rs 60 crore, the 551 bed hospital has 36 ventilators for the patients.
“The Covid hospital constructed by the Tata group, which will take care of the people during the pandemic, is an excellent example of how Public-Private Partnership can be put to good use” Chief Minister Vijayan said.
The 80,000 sq ft-hospital has been built on five acres of land at Thekkil village in Kasaragod. The authority to decide the facilities and the appointments to the hospital is with the state government.