About the Hospital

“Trust flowers upon the soil of hard work and the rain of honesty. They bloom quickly. The true challenge lies in keeping them alive!”

While Dr. S. Gurushankar was travelling from Kumbakonam to Madurai via Tanjore along with his friends, one of his friend complained of chest pain. It was in Tanjore and he couldn’t find a better place for the treatment of his friend. After giving first aid in one of the hospital, they managed to bring the patient to Madurai and treated him.

But this experience brought an insight into the thought of Dr. S. Gurushankar. He enquired about and analysed the healthcare facilities available in the Delta region. The region is a group of 4 districts, Tanjore, Thiruvarur, Pudukkottai and Nagapattinam. It was shocking for him to know that there is no latest healthcare facility in the region which is home for more than 8 million people.

They had to travel a long way to Chennai, Trichy or Coimbatore for getting good treatment and it was very difficult to them . So far many lost their lives due to unavailability of right medical treatment on right time.

Dr. S. Gurushankar decided to find a way with which he can help them. He has decided to start a hospital in Tanjore which is the convenient location for people from all districts of Delta region. Even though the incident has happened in 2008, it took 2 more years for Dr. Gurushankar to materialize it. Foundation stone for Meenakshi Hospital, Tanjore laid in 2010. Three years later, in January 2013, Meenakshi Hospital, Tanjore opened its doors to the public ending the woes of them. Even though Dr. S Gurushankar planned for a single specialty hospital for Cardiac care, expectations from the public and their repeated requests forced him to build a multispecialty hospital with all critical care and other facilities. It has started as a multispecialty hospital with 100 beds in 2013, now it has expanded 100% capacity to 250 beds with 19 major specialties and high end state-of-the-art technologies and equipment’s.

It has a well-equipped diagnostic wing with a 24-hour Clinical Laboratory, and provides reliable emergency services through its Accident & Trauma Care Unit and Intensive Respiratory Care Unit, both of which are unique in the region. It brings a comprehensive treatment through state-of-the-art facilities in the fields of Radiology & Imaging Sciences, Physiotherapy and Nutrition & Dietetics.

Currently Meenakshi hospital treats more than 1,00,000 patients annually. It has successfully conducted more than 25000 surgical procedures since its inception in January 2013. The hospital is Centre of excellence for Renal transplantation.

It is the only hospital in Delta region with Cardiology and Cardio thoracic surgery under one roof. Over 1000 beating heart surgeries and 2000 angioplasty are results of the hospital’s expertise. The hospital is a single point for Medical, Surgical and Radiation Oncology services and it has added a state-of-the-art Linear Accelerator facility