Upgraded health training centre opens at Aranganoor

SBV Vice Chancellor S. C. Parija and other dignitaries at the launch of the upgraded RHTC.

SBV Vice Chancellor S. C. Parija and other dignitaries at the launch of the upgraded RHTC.  

The facility aims to take healthcare treatment to the doorstep of rural populace

Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Research Institute (MGMCRI), a constituent college of Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth (SBV), has launched an upgraded Rural Health Training Centre (RHTC) at a newly constructed building in Aranganoor village, Bahour commune.

The upgraded RHTC will cater to the health care needs of the people of Aranganoor Village, its surrounding areas of Bahour and Villanur Communes and neighbouring areas.

M.K. Rajagopalan, the Chancellor of Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth commissioned the facility in the presence of Subhash Chandra Parija, Vice Chancellor of SBV recently.

While dedicating the facilities of RHTC, Mr. Rajagopalan laid out the founding vision of taking the hi-tech health care facilities to the doorsteps of the rural population.

“This venture, we feel, might propel other tertiary health care centres in this region to make available state-of-the-art health care facilities to the underprivileged of the society,” the Chancellor said.

Dr. Parija said the facilities of the upgraded RHTC will include 25 beds, labour room, ultrasound, ECG, X- rays, lab facilities and pharmacy. An ambulance will be stationed at RHTC to transport the patients referred for tertiary care treatment at the parent hospital, the MGMCRI.

The Department of Community Medicine at MGMCRI will be mandated with running the RHTC. In addition to the doctors and other staff posted here, the postgraduates and interns of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing and Allied Health Sciences will be taking care of the patients’ needs at their doorsteps in the surrounding areas of the RHTC.

The Dean of Faculty, Ananthakrishnan, A.R. Srinivasan, Registrar, M. Ravishankar, Dean, MGMCRI, Nirmal Coumare, Medical Superintendent of MGMCRI, heads of various departments, senior faculty and staff participated in the launch function.

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