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Hospital project with a novel technology to become reality in 15 months

Covai Post Network

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A new college hospital project, with a novel technology of prefabricating elsewhere and assembling at the site in the city will become a reality in another 15 months.

KEF Infra, leaders of innovative, integrated off site manufacturing and prefabrication in India and Kovai Medical Center and Hospital Ltd. (KMCH), a multi-speciality hospital here have joined hands for the rs.200 crore project at Kalapatti near the airport.

The facility is KEF Infra’s latest hospital project that will be prefabricated at its integrated factory in Krishnagiri, some 170 km from here and then shipped and assembled at site.

Spread across close to 650,500 sq. ft. the multi-specialty facility is being developed in a record time of 15 months and also building a hostel for students which will be around 350,500 sq. ft. taking the entire project size to an area of one million sqft.

The 700–bed facility will have centres of excellence in health care and features including individual intensive care suites, consulting rooms, operating theatres and emergency units – treatment bays, setting global benchmarks in health care experience,.

Founded by Mr. Faizal E. Kottikollon, as a subsidiary of KEF Holdings, KEF Infra, headquartered in Bengaluru is at the forefront of the Industrial Revolution 4.0, in the field of construction and infrastructure.
The company uses integrated off site manufacturing technology, automation and robotics to manufacture hospitals, homes, hotels, commercial buildings and schools at 50 per cent lesser time than traditional construction, Faizal said.

KMCH Chairman, Dr Nalla G Palanisamy said that it is their first facility to be built using off site manufacturing and modular technology. “This medical college is another step in our mission to improve community health and well-being by providing world-class patient care, education and training,” he said.

The company has pioneered a fast and reliable solution termed “catalogue approach” and the catalogue hospitals ranged from small 15-bed to 500-bed facilities, with the number of pre-designed modules changing based. the facilities requirements, Faizal said.