Governor appreciates Kovai hospital

Coimbatore, Dec 31: City-based Ganga Medical Centre and Hospitals has recently been conferred an ‘appreciation award’ by the state Governor for its service to the society.

The award from Tamil Nadu Governor Surjit Singh Barnala carried a memento and certificate of appreciation for its free ambulance service in collaboration with St John’s Ambulance service, a release from the hospital said today.

The hospital had been rendering free first aid care to accident victims in Tirupur and nearby areas and about 45,000 patients have been attended so far, of which over 25,000 were in 2004 to 2006, it said.

The Ambulance Centre has a dedicated doctor round the clock to provide first aid service to accident victims on the spot, it said, adding this was the third time in succession the hospital received the award.

Established in 1978, the hospital has developed into a 130-bed super-speciality centre for trauma care, orthopaedic, plastic, hand and microsurgery from 1991.

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