A MoU has been signed by the Health department and Infosys foundation to build a Skywalk or corridor at the Medical college & hospital in Thiruvananthapuram.
The corridor connects old hospital block and new OP block of the Medical College on either side of the main road, at a cost of Rs 4 crore. The project once completed becomes a boon for patients and visitors who have to cross a main road with heavy traffic between the OP block and main block.
At a function held at the secretariat, the contract was signed between the Dr Thomas Mathew, Principal and Sunil Jose, Head of Infosys Kerala in the presence of Health Minister V S Sivakumar.
"The project envisaged two skywalks over 100 m, interconnecting the first floors and second floors of both OP blocks. These would be constructed within 100 days and handed over to the Health Department," said Mr. Jose.
Medical Education department Director Dr Ramla Beevi, Medical College Casualty wing Deputy Supt Dr M S Zulfiqar and Infosys Foundation representative S Pramod took part in the function.