Milestones 

1948

Acquisition of land at Karigiri

1952

Turning of sod by Dr. Ida Scudder

1955

Hospital declared open on 20th June

1957

Mat weaving unit started for rehabilitation of treated leprosy patients with Social Welfare Board assistance

1962

Collaboration with Swedish Red Cross for Gudiyatham Leprosy Epidemiology Project
Micro Cellular Rubber (MCR) Mill started

1964

St. Luke’s Chapel dedicated

1965

Women’s ward and SRC ward added

1969

Radda Barren Research Laboratory started for Experimental Pathology work with animal house

1970

Administrative Block, Guest House and Splint Workshop opened

1974

Board of Governors formed – Karigiri gets autonomy status

1982

Multi Drug Therapy introduced & opening of Lazarus Ward

1983

Foot Care Centre – gift of ICCO Project, Netherlands
Indian Merchants Chamber Award 1982 for Mat weaving Project

1986

Inauguration of new Medical Ward – gift from CBM

1987

Inauguration of Data Processing Unit- gift of ALM and TLM
New Operation Theatre- funded by ICCO Netherlands.
Karigiri Video Unit dedicated courtesy GOI, USAID.

1990

Epidemiology Block Extension funded by Baptist Union of
Sweden.

1993

Ofloxacin Multicentric Field Trial -WHO sponsored

1994

Local Area Computer Network -LAN launched.
New Eye OPD dedicated - funded by CBM.

1995

Recognition for Ph. D. For DPOE Course by RCI and by CMAI to
start DMIIT one year Course.

1997

Integration of Leprosy control with general Public Health Services
by Tamil Nadu Government. Leprosy control project area
Gudiyatham Taulk handed over.
Best Institution Award given by Tamil Nadu Government for
\'Services rendered for the Rehabilitation of Disabled 1996 - 97\'.
\'SHARP \'(Society for Help & Rehabilitation of Persons Affected by
Leprosy& other Disabilities) started.

1998

Epidemiology becomes Community Health Department.
Ear, Nose. Throat Surgery Unit started.
NATIONAL Award 1997 – 98 from the Prime Minister for ‘The Best Institution serving the cause f Rehabilitation of the Disabled’

1999

General Anaesthesia Services & General Surgery Unit Molecular Biology Laboratory Project launched

2000

 Trauma & General Orthopaedic Units inaugurated with Casualty Services
Formation of SHGs for Rehabilitation of Leprosy affected and other Disabled
2001 Vision Statement re-drafted
Department of Information & Communication
Karigiri School of Nursing with Diploma in Nursing Course
DNB Course in Dermatology

2002

Karigiri website launched @ www.karigiri.org
DNB course in Orthopaedics

2003

Community Geriatric Health Care Course
Obstetrics & Gynaecology Unit with Labour Room opened
Paediatric Unit started
Recognized as Family Planning Centre and as Nodal Treatment Centre for RNTCP
Mid Term Evaluation for implementation of Karigiri Consultation Committee’s recommendations
Strategic Planning Workshop on Karigiri’s future

2004

New Rubber Mill fully renovated with new equipment
Orthotic Workshop – extended with new equipment
PG Diploma in Podiatry Care for Physiotherapy graduates
Golden Jubilee Scientific Workshop conducted
Turning of the sod and laying Foundation stone for the new Dr. Paul Brand Integrated Health Centre at Katpadi

2005

New Rubber Mill fully renovated with new equipment
Orthotic Workshop – extended with new equipment
PG Diploma in Podiatry Care for Physiotherapy graduates
Golden Jubilee Scientific Workshop conducted
Turning of the sod and laying Foundation stone for the new Dr. Paul Brand Integrated Health Centre at Katpadi

2006

Recognized as Blood Storage Centre by the Tamil Nadu Government

2007

MCR unit renamed – Mammen Mapillai MCR Unit
Golden Jubilee of the Rehabilitation unit – Block Printing facility inaugurated

2008

CMAI recognition to start Diploma in Radiographer’s Techniques
Recognized as a “centre of Excellence for Foot Care” by the World Diabetes Foundation
Recognized as “Sentinel Surveillance centre for Drug Resistance” in Leprosy by WHO

2009

Rebalancing of OP Services

courses for DLOs and SLOs under NLEP

2010  Dedication of New staff bus, Lazarus ward, Interns hostel, Extension of  Gudiyatham hospital, Inauguration of the AHBAAS project.

2011                 Inauguration of college of Health Health Sciences at PBIHC SBI ATM on the campus     

2012                 Inauguration of new removed building for College of Health Sciences.

2013                 Donation of Ambulance by State Bank of India, Vellore.

2014                 Extension of operation theatre. Strategic planning for 2015-2019 meeting  held.

2015                 Etension of new OP building inaugurated.