Kasaragod: The Kasaragod medical college building, constructed at a significant cost, now bears the burden of neglect, with overgrown vegetation and shrubs taking over its premises. Visitors to the Kasaragod Medical College in Ukkinadka are deeply troubled by the dire condition of the hospital. Essential amenities, including beds provided during the COVID-19 pandemic, are now in an unusable condition.
The hospital’s outpatient section operates only until 3 p.m., and patients report delays in doctors’ arrival. Furthermore, the hospital is situated in an area lacking regular bus services, making it challenging for patients to get to the hospital on time. Despite its reputation as a “medical college,” many patients find themselves disappointed and opt to seek medical care at private hospitals located kilometres away.