The government has designed various strategies to provide effective healthcare system with better infrastructure and quality services. Aardram, the Government’s ambitious project in the healthcare sector, envisages radical changes in this field.
The objective of ‘Aardram’ mission is to deliver patient-friendly. quality healthcare services in Government hospitals and to add specialty and super specialty facilities in District and Taluk Hospitals. It also envisages developing Primary Health Centres (PHC) into Family Health Centres (FHC), capable of meeting the healthcare needs of all members of the family and to address the preventive, promotive and rehabilitative healthcare interventions of the local community. When fully functional, this will enable web-based appointment system, patient reception, and registration, improved amenities in the waiting areas, etc. The Medical College Hospitals and District Hospitals will also be transformed into more patient-friendly with many enhanced facilities through the Aardram mission.
As part of the Aardram programme. as many as 14 primary health centers (PHCs) of the district have been raised to the level of Family Health Centres (FHCs) in 2017-18. Mazhuvannur, Vazhakkulam, Kodanad, Payipra, Kuttampuzha, Cheranalloor, Error, Karumaloor, Chovvara, Nayarambalam, Thirumarady, Manjapra, Chellanam, and Gothuruthu are the fourteen centers which had been transformed to FHCs. Plans are afoot to develop 40 more PHCs into FHCs.