The Kochi Metro inauguration is a much-anticipated event in Kerala, one that is marked by a long journey of struggles and challenges for the whole team of Kochi Metro Rail Limited, Their efforts in doing their part is what is now making Kochi’s dream, a reality. But no dream can be chased alone, as Rahul Dravid once said in a speech. It requires team effort and partnerships that are strong – so it is the same with the Kochi Metro too. The Medical Trust Hospital has been selected as the medical partner for the Kochi Metro Rail project for three years, as per a Facebook post on Kochi Metro’s official Facebook page. So, how did the selection happen?
To start with, Kochi Metro Rail Limited had floated an Expression of Interest for selecting their own medical partner. Based on the inputs received, Medical Trust Hospital was selected. Antony Pulickan, Managing Director, Medical Trust Hospital stated, “Kochi Metro is the future of Kerala and we are happy and proud to be associated with KMRL as their medical partners for next 3 years.”
The details of the agreement have already been shared on the Kochi Metro Rail’s official Facebook page. According to the agreement between Kochi Metro and Medical Trust Hospital, KMRL will provide space for setting up the medical desk and the hospital will provide emergency medical care in all the stations. However, the hospital has to bring in all infrastructure and staff required for operating the said medical facility.
The Medical Trust Hospital would ensure that ICU ambulance facility is provided at every 5km distance to cover any emergencies along the metro alignment.
The Kochi-1 cardholders will also get discounts for their treatment. Based on the agreement with the Kochi Metro, the Medical Trust hospital would also extend medical assistance to KMRL initiatives like marathon, walkathon, cyclathon etc.