ESIC Model & Super Specialty Hospital, Asramam, Kollam is situated on beautiful banks of picturesque Asthamudi Lake on a plot measuring about 3.89 acres.
The Hospital was commissioned in the year 1968 having 150 beds and was meant for imparting services to 12 dispensaries located in and around Asramam having about one lakh I-P population, major chunk of whom is women employees working in cashew processing units. The hospital was one of the biggest in Kerala and had outpatient and inpatient treatment services in allopathic and homoeopathy systems of medicine. It was decided to construct a new block in order to start super speciality services in the hospital.
The foundation stone for Super Speciality Block was laid on August 9th 1997 by the then Hon'ble. Union Minister of State for Labour Shri M.P. Veerendra Kumar.
In order to improve the medical facilities ESI Corporation decided to take up one hospital in each state to run it as a Model Hospital. It was also decided that the entire expenditure on model hospital shall be borne by ESI Corporation directly without any reduction in the funds allotted to the state to run ESI Scheme. ESI Hospital Asramam was taken over on 01.01.03 to run it as a Model Hospital having Super Speciality Services.
The work was assigned to Central Public Works Department on 30th September 2004 the building was constructed with high specifications for internal as well as external work. The civil work was completed and the building was inaugurated on 10th December 2007 as a first Super Speciality Hospital of ESIC.
Super Speciality block comprising of reception area, registration counter, doctors consultation rooms, adequate waiting area for the beneficiaries. Provision was also made for a space for well equipped lab, Hi-tech OT complex, ICU, ICCU, NICU, Dialysis Unit and intervention cardiology.
In addition, space for Central Sterilization, Blood Bank Services, administration and a well structured engineering room has been constructed to meet the needs of beneficiaries. This hospital is one of its kinds in ESIC which has been structured to meet the requirement of super speciality treatment and health standards expected of a Super Speciality Hospital. The services available in the hospital are being regularly upgraded after its inauguration in Dec. 2007. Homoeopathy ward, Ayurveda and Yoga centre as a part of Ayush.