The Trichur Heart Hospital
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Way back in 1978 an elite group of philanthropists and businessman met to discuss the setting up of a hospital specializing in cardiac cases. As a prelude, they formed a society namely the Trichur Heart Foundation with Dr.P.M.Varkey, FRCP as its Chairman . The society subsequently sponsored the Trichur Heart Hospital Ltd, the first investor owned, multi disciplinary Super Speciality High Tech Corporate Hospital with Dr. Varkey as its President and Chief Promoter. The project was conceived with an idea of .
establishing an institution of international standards to provide excellence in treatment, nursing care, service and cleanliness
The Company was floated in 1985 and the foundation stone was laid by his Holiness Pope John Paul on 7th Feb. 1986. Visualized to house 500 beds and other supporting facilities the construction was started in 1988. The complexity and the magnitude of financial out lay necessitated the phasing of the project. Central Government Financial Institutions like ICICI, IDB, IFCI participated in the project by contributing 75% of the Project Estimation and the rest was met by the people of Trichur. On 28/10/1992 H.E. Sankar Dayal Sharma, former president of India inaugurated the first phase in a grand ceremony. The management of the hospital was entrusted to an eleven member board of Directors drawn from different walks of life but at the same time efficient and conversant with the administration. At the end of the phase 1, we were the first investor owned multi super Speciality Hospital in Kerala.
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