SRM Medical College Hospital and Research Centre (SRM MCH&RC), Kattankulathur has set up a COVID Care Centre with 200 bed capacity in the campus. Out of this 200 bed facility, 100 beds will be for allopathic treatment.
The 200 bed facilty was inaugurated by Pro-Vice Chancellor, Medical & Health Sciences, SRM MCH&RC Prof. Lt. Col. Dr. A. Ravikumar, Also present were SRM Institute of Science and Technology's Registrar (Interim) Dr. S. Ponnusamy, Medical (Dean) Dr. A. Sundaram and Dental (Dean) Dr. Vivek among others.
As per the Govt. guidelines and AIIMS, Delhi guidelines, only patients with moderately severe disease are admitted to the hospital. However, a large number of COVID patients are having mild symptoms or remain asymptomatic. They need assisted care for up to a week under supervised Medical and Nursing professionals. SRM MCH&RC receives 150 to 170 patients daily in the Fever Clinic. Out of this, about 30 get admitted to the hospital. Of the remaining patients with mild symptoms some held rest and special care due to the extreme malaise isolated with the disease.
In order to cater to this group of patients, SRM MCH&RC has set up a 200 bed capacity COVID Care Centre in the campus located in ‘M’ Block. Out of this 200 bed facility, 100 beds will be for allopathic treatment. An energetic team of Doctors, Nursing staff and Support staff will be managing these patients with expert guidance of specialist doctors in SRM Medical College Hospital and Research Centre.
The remaining 100 beds will be used for treating patients by Ayurveda system of Medicine. For this purpose, we have established an Ayurveda COVID Care Centre jointly with Lions Club of T.Nagar Charitable Trust. This trust has been operating an Ayurveda Hospital for more than 23 years in K.K. Nagar. They will treat COVID patients who are asymptomatic or with mild symptoms according to guidelines of Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India and Govt. of Tamil Nadu. The proposed COVID Care Centre has sufficient facilities to cater to the needs of these patients. We also have sufficient Medical, Nursing, Para-medical and Support staff to run the centre as per accepted standard of care.
The proposed COVID Care Centre has sufficient facilities to cater to the needs of these patients. We also have sufficient Medical, Nursing, Para-medical and Support staff to run the centre as per accepted standard of care.
The Management under the able guidance of SRM Group of Institution Founder Chancellor, Dr. T. R. Paarivendhar, MP and Pro-Chancellor (Academics), Dr. P. Sathyanarayanan have supported this initiative.