The ESIC Hospital, KK Nagar, Chennai, which was initially commissioned as 250 bedded hospital in the year 1979 was under the control of Tamil Nadu State Government till 1991. To open a zonal Occupational Diseases Centre in South India, this hospital was taken over and is being run by the ESI Corporation, New Delhi with effect from 1.4.1991. In 1997, the total bed strength was increased to 330 beds out of which 50 beds were earmarked for ODC. The State Government employees working in this hospital were allowed to continue to work on Foreign Service terms till 30.9.1995. Presently, this hospital is functioning as a Model Hospital with multi-specialty treatment facility and Occupational Diseases Centre. This Hospital is catering to referral cases from 15 ESI dispensaries in South Chennai covering an insured population of 4,00,000. OD centre is catering to OD referral cases from four Southern States i.e. Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala. This multi-specialty hospital is running with all kinds of speciality departments. All sorts of specialties are available but for super specialty treatment for example cardiac, cancer, nephrology. Patients are being referred to other hospitals for super specialty treatment. This hospital also has the facilities for Laparoscopic Surgery, Endoscope, Audiometry and PFT testing. Emergency facility is available round the clock in all the departments of the hospital. All sorts of family planning operations tubectomy and vasectomy are being done and condomes and Cu.T are being distributed under family planning programme under family welfare activity. Medicine is being given to all the OPD patients as well as those who are discharged from the hospital after admission for 3 days and rest of the treatment is being managed by their respective dispensaries. Medicines are also being given to the inpatients in all the wards including ODC and TB ward.


      This hospital is managed by the Director (Senior Administrative Grade) with the help of the following subordinate officers:
i) Deputy Medical Superintendent
ii) Joint Director (Admn.)
iii) Deputy Director (Finance)
iv) Deputy Director (Admn.)
Along with Specialists, General Duty Medical Officers Grade-I and Grade-II, CMO, Nursing personnel including Matron, Para-medical including technicians and assistants in various specialties, nursing orderly, safaikarmacharis and security services.

Name & Address Contact Person & phone Number(s) E-mail ID
(for Online Complaints / Grievance etc
K K Nagar,
Ashok pillar Road,
Dr. R. Govindaraju DMS
(Public Grienvence Officer)
Tel. NO: 044-23715601
Fax No: 044-24891094


      NEONATAL INTENSIVE CARE UNIT: In the department of Pediatrics, Newborn (Neonatal) Intensive Care Unit with 12 beds having latest equipments has been recently commissioned by the Director General.
      All types of cases are being attended to in the casualty department round the clock. Doctors are available round the clock from all the specialties.
      There are two operation theatres in the hospital. OT services are available round the clock where all sorts of routine as well as emergency operations are being done by different specialties like General Surgery, Obst. & Gyn., Ortho. ENT, Eye and Dental.
      Blood Bank is open for 24 hours. In case, need arises, arrangements are made for supply of blood then and there. Blood is also collected from voluntary donors and relatives of patients posted for surgery after screening them for medical fitness. Hb, MP, MF, VDRL, HIV, HbSAg, HCV tests are done on all blood bags before transfusion.
      Under the NACO project, HIV /VCTC clinic is functioning since September 2004. HIV screening is done using ELISA technique. Spot test is used for emergency, TB patients, pre-operative, antenatal and symptomatic cases.
      X-Ray and ECG investigations are done round the clock. There is facility of ultrasound also. Specialized investigations like MRI, CT Scan, ECT, TFT, Echo and Bone Marrow etc., are done outside with the tie-up arrangement with the approved reputed institutions.
      Ambulance services are available in the hospital round the clock.
      Laundry and Centralised Supply of Sterilization services are available in the hospital round the clock.
      All the diet needs of the patients of this hospital are taken care of by the Kitchen with the help of General Branch.

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