A 60-bed critical care center was opened in Kovai Medical Center and Hospital (KMCH) to mark its silver jubilee and the Department of Oncology will offer cancer treatment at concessional rates throughout the year. It also set up a Yoga Center to coincide with the International Yoga Day celebrations.
It has also begun work on a 300-bed hospital at Sholinganallir in Chennai as Rs. 300-crore project expected to be completed by the end of 2016.
Nalla G. Palaniswami, chairman and managing director of the hospital, said that its future projects include setting up an 85-bed facility at Sulur and a cardiac center to replace the existing KMCH City Center.
The center would have a cath-lab with a ten-bed intensive care unit. The hospital plans to build more 100 to 120-bed facilities in Salem, Mettupalayam and Karur besides one being contemplated at Palakkad, Kerala.
Dr. Palaniswami also traced the evolution of the hospital from a 200-bed one during its initial years to the present set-up, which had 750 beds and had performed complicated procedures such as heart and liver transplants.
Governor of Kerala Governor P. Sathasivam, the chief guest, said that doctors must address the lack of healthcare awareness among the public. Medical professionals should adhere to the Code of Ethics (Regulation) framed by the Medical Council of India in order to avoid complaints about medical negligence.