Construction of Primary Healthcare Centres in Kerala

In August 2018, incessant rains and severe flooding led to deaths of over 400 people and affected over 32 million people across 14 districts of the state of Kerala, situated towards Southern India.

As families attempt to rebuild their lives post the devastating floods, medical crisis and epidemic fear loomed large without proper access to healthcare facilities or emergency medicines. After the floodwater receded in Kerala the state faced spread of infectious diseases, especially leptospirosis, also known as rat fever. Fungal skin infections and cases of acute pneumonia have also been reported.

Primary Health Sub Centres play an essential role in reducing vulnerabilities and enhancing resilience of marginalised communities during the time of such severe emergencies. As several health sub-centres in Ernakulam and Thrissur witnessed acute damage due to the disaster, provision of essential health services was disrupted.

Understanding that crucial healthcare services are the cornerstone of raising a resilient community, SEESHA partnering with DXC Technology are working with the Kerala Govt. in rebuilding Primary health sub-centres at Brahmakulam, Kothad and Poovathussery in Ernakulam & Thrissur districts. The PHC construction project is progressing well at all the 3 sites. The completed health-care centres will be handed-over to DXC Technology by the second quarter of 2020.