Special Correspondent

“To function as a non-profit venture”

SIVAGANGA: Meena Muthiah, founder of Chettinad Vidyashram, said that the maternity hospital opened at Chettinad, her native village, would function as a non-profit venture aimed at providing high quality treatment to women and children at an affordable cost.

She told presspersons at Chettinad on Tuesday that her dream had come true with the opening of mother and child care hospital, which was named after her, with the aim of serving the people, particularly the poor.

It was necessary to provide an excellent environment for expectant and lactating mothers, as pregnant, delivery and post delivery period was important for shaping the wellbeing of mothers and children.

The hospital would serve the purpose in a better manner for the women in and around the village of Chettinad.


The awareness on following a chart from the date of conception till delivery was very poor among the rural mothers.

A large number of women were not still bothered about visiting the hospital till the time of delivery.

Besides extending high class treatment, the exclusive maternity hospital would serve for creating awareness among the village people on heath, food habits.

Ms. Muthiah said the infrastructure in the hospital had been designed with the active guidance of a leading hospital major in Chennai. Modern labour rooms, neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), cardiotocography (CTG) and other latest equipments had been created in the hospital.


A. Parveen, gynecologist, said there were packages for pregnant women from the 45 {+t} {+h} day till delivery.

The packages would be affordable to the people of the region.

P.R. Sundarrajan, Principal, Annamalai Polytechnic and M. Prabu, anaesthetist, said the environment had been created in such a way to make the pregnant women happy during the labour period.