Kerala Health Research and Welfare Society
General Hospital Campus
Red Cross Road
Kerala Health Research and Welfare Society was formed in 1973 and registered as a Charitable Society under the Travancore Cochin Literary, Scientific and Charitable Societies Registration Act XII of 1955. The main objective of the Society is to associate with the Government of Kerala for rendering better facilities to the patients in government hospitals. This includes the construction of paywards with the help of financial institutions and to take up specific construction works in the field of child and undertake any other works as directed by the government. So far KHRWS has constructed and commissioned 1840 single bedded paywards and 357 double bedded paywards in 97 Government Hospitals including 5 Medical College Hospitals.
Civil Construction works taken up by the Society
In addition to the construction and upkeep of paywards, the Society has also been entrusted with specific construction works of some of the major projects in the Health and other sectors. They are:
a) India Population Project (IPP III)
This was a World Bank aided project taken up in four backward districts in Kerala viz. Idukki, Palakkad, Malappuram and wayanad during 1983-1991. KHRWS has completed the construction works costing about Rs.35/- crores in record time and to the full satisfaction of the World Bank Mission.
b)Construction of building for Health Information and Training Centre in DHS compound.
Government have accord sanction for the construction of a building for Health Information and Training Centre in the DHS campus, Thiruvananthapuram at an estimated cost of Rs.40 lakhs and entrusted the work to KHRWS. The work is under execution and is in good progress.
c)Coastal Health Project.
The State Government have entrusted KHRWS the civil works related to Kerala
Coastal Health Project which is beneficial to the backward coastal areas in Kerala.
Other activities of the Society
1) C.T Scanner Unit at MCH Kozhikode
This unit started functioning from 3-7-1989. The Society is doing free scan out of every 10 scans for the poor patients.
2)I.V. Fluid Manufacturing Unit
The Society has installed an I.V.fluid manufacturing unit at Medical College Hospital, Thiruvananthapuram at a project cost of Rs. 57/- lakhs and commissioned on 19-11-1994. The aim is to supply good quality of I.V.fluid to the patients in Medical College hospitals and other government hospitals at a lower cost.
3)Cardiac Lab and Colour Doppler unit at MCH Kottayam
The Society has installed on 6-5-1993 a Non-invasic Cardiac Lab in the Department of Cardiology. MCH Kottayam consisting of 3 instruments viz. Colour Doppler, Stressed Thread Mill and Holter Monitor at a cost of Rs.48/- lakhs. Free investigation is being provided for poor patients.
4)Colour Doppler at MCH Kozhikode
The Society has installed on 9-9-1994 a Colour Doppler unit at MCH Kozhikode at a cost of Rs.43/- lakhs. Free investigation is being given to the poor patients.
5)Video Endoscopy Unit at MCH Thiruvananthapuram
The Society has installed on 3-5-1993 the Video Endoscopy unit consisting of Electronic Video Endoscopy and Ultra Sound Scanner in the Department of Gastro Enterology in MCH Thiruvananthapuram at a cost of Rs. 25/- lakhs. Free investigation is being provided for poor patients.
6)Modernisation of Gastro Lab at MCH Thiruvananthapuram
A Gastro lab has been established in the Gastroenterology Department of MCH Thiruvananthapuram and started functioning from 31-5-1997 at a cost of Rs.37.5 lakhs as part of modernising the laboratory of the Department of Gastroenterology. Three equipments viz. Auto Analyzer, Electronic Cell Counter and ELISA Reader were installed there. Ten percent of the tests are done free of cost to the poor patients.
7)Ultra Sound Scanner and Colour Doppler at MCH Thiruvananthapuram
The Society has installed an Ultra Sound Scanner and Colour Doppler at MCH Thiruvananthapuram at a cost of Rs.21/- lakhs and started functioning from 31-3-1997 for increasing the diagnostic capabilities of the Radio diagnosis department.
8)Cath Labs at MCH Kozhikode and Thiruvananthapuram
The Society has installed Cath Lab at MCH Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode at a cost of Rs.4.5 crores each. The commissioning of Cath Lab at MCH Kozhikode and Thiruvananthapuram were done on 24-5-1997 and 6-9-1997 respectively. The Cath Lab is providing diagnostic and therapeutic services to cardiac patients at reasonable rates. Ten percent of the cases are done free of cost to poor patients.