Healthcare Facilities in KozhikodeThe health sector in Kozhikode is managed almost solely by the district administration and the Municipal Corporation. They have provided ample infrastructure in the form of dispensaries and health centres that are adequately staffed with qualified and experienced personnel.
The health department in Kozhikode is also related with the control of other health threats like dog bite, snake bite etc. There are also designated drug officers who periodically keep an eye on the drug licenses of all shopkeepers. They are helped in their task by the Kozhikode health inspectors who look at all aspects of the health maintenance scene. They make casual as well formal and warned inspections of various restaurants and eating joints to ensure that total hygiene is being maintained at all costs.
Health Management in KozhikodeAlong with the spraying activity there is the management of the entire city’s garbage to maintain a healthy and hygienic environment for the citizens of Kozhikode. Being a forward thinking progressive Municipal Corporation, the Kozhikode has set up a model project for the management of the city’s solid waste. It is an innovative project taken up by the initiative of the Municipal Corporation as also its citizen team called the Kudumbasree volunteers. They have formed a fleet of cargo carrying auto rickshaws for carting the waste from fixed points to a particular storage site. There is total emphasis on the segregation of all the waste materials.
The waste material is segregated into biodegradable and non-biodegradable waste. The special emphasis is on recycling of all the material that can be re-cycled like glass, paper and metals, especially aluminum which is present in large quantities and is almost hundred percent recyclable. The auto-rickshaws carry the biodegradable wastes to the Nheliyan Peramba for further treatment after which a major part of it is chemically formed into bio- manure.
Kozhikode has a fully fledged network of hospitals, clinics and specialty healthcare which look after the health needs of the people of Kozhikode. Most of these health care unit are listed below:
- General Hospital, Calicut
- Govt. Hospital, Koyilandy
- Govt. Hospital, Nadapuram
- Govt. Hospital, Vatakara
- Baby Memorial Hospital Arayidathpalam, Calicut
- Fatima Hospital
- IQRAA Hospital Malapparamba, Calicut
- Kozhikode District Co- Operative Hospital.