As a tribute to our founder in his centenary year, 2014, the N.R.Swamy Centenary Rehab Centre was started at Thirumalai Mission Hospital. De-addiction and rehab service for alcoholics is offered at the centre in batches of 7-10 members each. The Centre uses a comprehensive approach to treatment with medical, education, counseling support, using the well-tested model of TTK hospital.The treatment is residential for 15 days for the patientsand their wives, with dailyclasses where they learn how to overcome their disease, group therapy, prayer, P.T. and recreation sessions.
Follow up care is organized on a monthly basis in both house visits and in the hospital.
Our two decades worth of experience, has been the prime motivator for initiating this centre at the hospital. Awareness programmes in communities, industries, schools, hospitalsand other organized establishments are regularly conducted. TCT thanks TTK hospital for its training and continuing support to the centre in treatment.
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We believe that by offering young girls the opportunity to learn a new skill, gain access to local jobs and mentors, this will encourage them to be independent. We are now selecting and training high school girls for six months in 'Clinical Care Extension'. The girls are given residential training free of cost. On successful completion of training, they are given jobs in the hospital as assistants to nurses.
Towards meeting our goal of becoming an academic and research institution, we have set up the Thirumalai Mission Health and Medical Research Unit. As a preliminary step, we have formed an Institutional Ethics Committee. We plan to organize clinical and community health research.
Non Communicable Diseases (diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, hypertension, stroke, osteoarthritis, ageing related impairments, bronchial asthma, oral, breast and uterine cancer, etc) and secondary/tertiary health care needs of women and children far surpass communicable diseases as the leading cause of death, lost productivity and out of pocket expenses.
Our Thirumalai Charity Trust (TCT) with its twin health service provider teams -Community Health Services (CHS) and Thirumalai Mission Hospital (TMH), has a thirty year track record of impacting the health care seeking behaviour of our outreach community. During the past 10+ years, in response to changing morbidity patterns and the institutional inadequacies with the state care providers, our services had shifted focus to prevention and control of NCDs. After we set up TMH in 2010, in addition to prevention and care, we are also directly provisioning NCDs care.
We offer comprehensive care for those affected with NCD at the hospital and through a network of primary health care providers established in the community. In doing so, it prevents secondary level complications and reduces morbidity and mortality.
TCT will embed the hospital within the community and incrementally reach out to all the villages in the project area to identify and treat NCDs, beginning with (a) diabetes, hypertension and osteoporosis, (b) cervical, breast and oral cancer and (c) alcohol and tobacco abuse. It will progressively enroll most of the families in the project area for TCT's services at a concessional charge. It will streamline referral services for other conditions and choose follow up care services for them where possible both at the community level and the hospital. It will create the needed services and teams for the project and enable training for effective delivery. It will collaborate with the Government and other private organizations to fill in the gaps in its expertise, ensure cost effectiveness and maximum benefit to the community. It will also use these relationships to disseminate the results of the project.