CHENNAI: Apollo Hospitals Enterprise today announced its foray into Kerala by signing an Operations and Management contract relating to a 250 bedded super-speciality hospital in the town of Angamaly, the northernmost suburb of Kochi, with the Adlux Group as infrastructure partners. Apollo Hospitals would be responsible for all operations and management of the hospital. 
The Apollo Adlux Hospital, scheduled to begin operations in four to six months. Apollo Hospitals also announced its support to rebuild the infrastructure of primary healthcare centres (PHCs) damaged as a result of the recent floods in Kerala in collaboration with the Government of Kerala. Under the agreement, Apollo Hospitals would reconstruct the PHC at Kakkodi, Kozhikode District and hand it over to the Government. 
Puzhekadavil Sudheesan, Promoter and Director, Adlux Group said, “I am happy to associate with the Apollo Hospitals Group to bring the best world-class healthcare services to the people of Kerala. Proximity to the airport will be a major factor for the development of medical value tourism, as it will provide easy access, especially to patients from West Asia.” 
Of the 250 beds, Apollo Adlux Hospital will have 50 beds dedicated for critical care. The hospital will begin services as a tertiary care hospital with an advanced Oncology section planned for the next phase, a press note said. The hospital will have MRI, 128 slice CT Scan, Cardiac cathlab, mammogram facilities and emergency care. 
According to Apollo, PET Scan and Linac will also be added in the next phase. Super Speciality departments like cardiac care, trauma care, orthopaedics, neurosciences, gastrosciences, kidney, with affiliated specialities and sub specialities would also be present.