G Kuppuswamy Naidu Memorial Hospital, Coimbatore
The dream of G Kuppuswamy Naidu, a Coimbatore based cloth
merchant, to provide mother and child care in Coimbatore became a reality after
his demise, through G Kuppuswamy Naidu Charity Trust for Educational and Medical
Relief. Thus, a 50 bedded KMHC (G Kuppuswamy Naidu Memorial Hospital), exclusively
for maternity treatment came into existence in Coimbatore in 1953. With 582
beds, this super-specialty Hospital today offers a host of services including
gynecology and obstetrics and caters to about 700 patients everyday.
Significant Achievements in the Last Year
has completed 50 years in serving cancer patients. The Hospital started performing
stemcell therapy and bone marrow transplantation since last year. The Hospital
has completed more than 11,000 heart surgeries and 27,000 angiograms.
In an effort to keep itself abreast of latest in IT for healthcare, the Hospital
has introduced online prescription, online investigation and Picture Archival
Communication System (PACS) that enables the practitioners view the patient
details, treatment and follow-up from a computer. It plans to expand the Centralised
Sterile Supply Department (CSSD), Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Pediatric
Intensive Care Unit (PICU). KMHC has also adopted eco-friendly measures like
recycling of waste water and using it for gardening, installation of solar energy
plant and replacing plastic bags with cloth bags. It is waiting for final assessment
in National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH).
are facing increasing demand for private rooms"
- Dr Ramkumar Raghupathy
Kuppuswamy Naidu Memorial Hospital, Coimbatore
"We are facing increasing demand for private rooms,"
says Dr Ramkumar Raghupathy, Dean. Managing bed occupancy is a constant challenge
faced by the Hospital. However, it is met by investing on infrastructure. In
fact the Hospital plans to spend Rs 10 crore in infrastructure, IT and medical
Patient Centric Approach
The Hospital religiously follows quality assurance with NABH
standards and NABL protocols. It also conducts regular HR interactions with
various departments to know the feedback from all levels and is open to implementing
The Hospital runs a rural centre at Veerapandi and a tribal rural centre at
Anaikatti. The treatment and medicines are given free of cost in these centers.
It has adopted Selvapuram village to provide comprehensive healthcare to the
people. Around 20,000 people are treated free of cost through the project. It
runs Rakshaa Hospice at Sengadu, which provides complete free service
for terminally ill cancer patients. The Hospital has conducted various health
camps for cancer awareness, diabetes, cardiology and eye camps. It also runs
a free telemedicine center in collaboration with Indian Space Research Organisation
To be the preferred destination for comprehensive healthcare is the vision of
"We want to provide quality treatment at a very affordable cost,"
says Dr Raghupathy.