Medicine

Names of Doctors: Dr. Mary Benita Jeyakumar, MBBS, DA, MD (Anesthesiology)

                                   Dr Andrew Binesh. S, MBBS

                                   Dr J. Balachandrar, MBBS

                                   Dr Deena Susie, MBBS.

Out-patient Services

Timings of OPD registration at Karigiri: 8:00 am – 12:30 pm (Monday – Friday)

                                                                     8:00 am – 10:00 am (Saturday)

Patients are seen as soon as possible to avoid long waiting time. Complete history and physical examination are complemented with rapid lab reports and X-ray films to make the diagnosis as early as possible. Treatment options are given to the patient after a quick health education on the disease and its prognosis. Patients are encouraged to clarify any doubts and decide on the treatment. Holistic care is provided with the help of a good referral system.

In-patient Facilities

 There is a reasonably equipped Medical ward (6 male beds, 4 female beds and a comfortable Private ward (Lazarus ward) (5 beds: 2 AC & 3 non AC). We ensure low cost but effective care for our patients through facilities such as

Ward rounds are scheduled at 9:00 am everyday when the results are reviewed and alterations in management are made. Holistic care is provided for the patients with the help of a good referral system within the various specialties in the hospital, a 24 hours’ In-Patient Laboratory and X-ray department. Time is allotted for discussing the progress and prognosis of the patients to the relatives during rounds after which further plans are made. Proper advice at discharge regarding medications and follow up are given to ensure complete recovery from acute illness.

Training Programme

We offer a BSc Physician Assistant course:

  • 3 year duration with 1 year internship

  • Affiliated to the Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University

The students are specially trained in history taking. They also have ward postings and assist the physician in checking vital signs, typing discharge summaries, writing prescriptions and investigation slips, taking ECG etc.

Key activities of the Department

  • Diabetic Clinic on all Thursdays

  • Medical Camps in the needy villages.