::: Associated Institution : Government Hospital for Thoracic Medicine, Thoppur
GOVERNMENT HOSPITAL FOR THORACIC MEDICINE,
AUSTINPATTY, THOPPUR

 
HISTORY 
  • This Hospital was inaugurated as a TB Sanatorium in 1960 by the then Chief Minister of Tamilnadu, Shri.K.KAMARAJ, at a sprawling space, 18kms from Government Rajaji Hospital.


    Being conceived as a sanatorium, it catered mainly to the TB patients who need 18 months of therapy then.

     

  • The Sanatorium was integrated with the Department of Thoracic Medicine at Government Rajaji Hospital from 1990.

  • The Professor of TB &Chest Diseases, Madurai Medical College was anointed as the Superintendent of the Sanatorium by a Government Order.


PRESENT STATUS
  • It has Seven Blocks of Wards housing 207beds in 9wards.


    Ward no.7 has been renovated under funding from the Central TB division and is functioning as the DOTSPLUS ward(site) catering to the management needs of patients with drug resistant TB referred from nearly 10 surrounding districts.


ACADEMIC COURSES PRESENTLY ON:                   NIL

NO. OF FACULTY SANCTIONED :                                 R.M.O.  - 1
                                                                                                M. O. s  - 5 ( 2 OF THEM AT GRH OP 62)
                                                                                                NON TEACHING STAFF - 84 (INCLUSIVE OF
                                                                                                STAFF NURSES , JUNIOR ASSTS. HOSPITAL
                                                                                                WORKERS & OTHER CATEGORIES.


NO. OF POSTS VACANT :                                                MED. OFFICERS - NIL
                                                                                                STAFF NURSES : NIL
                                                                                                ASSISTANT : NIL
                                                                                                OTHER CATEGORIES : 33

FACILITIES & SERVICES PROVIDED :

NO. OF UNITS:                                                                    ONE
ADMISSION DAYS:                                                            ALL DAYS (INCLUDING SUNDAY)
ANNUAL AVERAGE OP :                                                  ANNUAL AVERAGE IP : 1423
SPECIAL CLINICS CONDUCTED:                                  ICTC CENTRE( EXCEPT SUNDAYS)
SURGERIES CONDUCTED:                                            INTERCOSTAL DRAINAGE IN EMERGENCIES.

LAB. & X RAY FACILITIES

NO. OF CHEST XRAYS TAKEN                                       720
SPUTUM FOR AFB DONE                                                 2179
BLOOD TESTS DONE                                                        5156
URINE ANALYSIS DONE                                                   5842
(FIGURES QUOTED FROM JAN 2012 TO DEC.2012)

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