Mangaluru, June 21 2019: The Out Patient Department of the District Government Wenlock Hospital in the city, which was in a dilapidated condition has now received a new deserving look. The 50 years old structure has been renovated at a cost of Rs 50 lakh by MAHE University through its social commitment programme.
Two years ago, the Medical Superintendent at the hospital has submitted a proposal regarding the dilapidated state of the old OPD building. MAHE University came forward to take repair work here during the celebration of its silver jubilee in 2018. Accordingly, the work began one-and-a-half year ago.
The renovation work has now been completed and the structure has got a completely new look. The entire building has been renovated, with the entire OPD undergoing re-plastering. The roof top is now free of any seepage. The building has been attractively painted.
50 years old building : The OPD block at Wenlock hospital was inaugurated in 1964-65 and is around 50 years old. Since its inauguration, the building has never undergone renovation and hence reached a dilapidated state. Not only was water seeping during the monsoon, even the the walls had become very shabby.
The OPD has been renovated by MAHE University under its social commitment programme during the celebration of its silver jubilee. The entire department has been made attractive at the cost of Rs 50 lakh – Dr M V Prabhu, Dean, KMC, Mangaluru stated.