Healthcare in Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari HealthcareThe local administration of Kanyakumari district is focused and committed to creating a healthy district, not just by making the health care facilities available to every member of the society, but by matching medical advancements and providing world class health care at an affordable cost to the population.

Furthermore, Kanyakumari's local administration offers remedial, preventative and promotive health care to people of all socioeconomic classes. The public health services of Kanyakumari district fall under the administrative range of the Health and Family Welfare Depart, Government of Tamil Nadu and follows through all state government recommended health schemes and welfare programs in the district.

The world class health care facilities available to the district's population can definitely be included as a substantial factor that made the territorial dominion of Kanyakumari as the second most urbanized district in the southern province of Tamil Nadu. It is impossible to deny the fact that effective health care plays a determinative role in the development of any society.

With the said scenario, Kanyakumari is a district that is booming in terms of medical facilities as the district is home of a lot of world class multi specialty hospitals, super specialty hospitals, public hospitals, primary health centers, nursing homes, research centers and many health care schemes and programs implemented by the administration. The public health department of Kanyakumari serves with the supreme intention of building a healthy society that it offers health care facilities at highest order possible to the population.

Present Scenario of Health Care in Kanyakumari

The territorial dominion of Kanyakumari has added a great deal to the field of medicine in the state of Tamil Nadu. The district is gifted by nature with a lot of mountains with plentiful herbaceous plants of medicative value. Marunthuvazh Malai (also written as Maruthuvamalai), located close to Vaikunda Pathi, is a hill that is specified to by Therapeutacs as bearing medical and spiritual inheritance.

Find below the list of various government health care facilities in Kanyakumari district:

Government Hospitals in Kanyakumari
Head Quarters Hospital, Padmanabhapuram
Kanyakumari Government Hospital
Kuzhithurai Government Hospital
Bhoothapandi Government Hospital

Primary Health Centres (PHCs) in Kanyakumari

In Kanyakumari district medical facilities to the towns and villages are offered by the following facilities
  • Block Primary Health Centers: 09
  • Additional Primary Health Centers: 27
  • Urban Primary Health Center: 06
  • Health Sub Centers: 267
Through the above health care facilities, remedial and preventative health services are being broadened to the people from rural areas of Kanyakumari district. Also, primary health centres offer a long list of health care related services which include maternal and child health, basic emergency obstetric care, blood donation camps, dental programmes, napkin programmes, adolescent anemia, tribal welfare schemes, jananni shushu suraksha karyakiram, iron sucrose for anemia control in pregnant mother, immunisation services, malaria control programmes, iodine deficiency disorder programmes, specialty medical camps, fillaria control programmes and so on.

Apart from the long list of government health care facilities, Kanyakumari also houses a lot of world class multi specialty private hospitals and some of the leading private hospitals in the Kanyakumari district include

  • Annai Hospital
  • Bejan Singh eye Hospital
  • Dr. Jayaharan Memorial Hospital
  • Franklin Hospital
  • Holy Cross Hospital
  • Inba Hospital
  • Sri Ram Orthopaedic Hospital
  • Asnan Multispeciality Dental Clinic


Important Contact Details

Deputy Director of Medical, Rural Health Services and Family Welfare - Kanyakumari District
District Health Services - Govt. of Tamil Nadu
Kanyakumari District
Phone Number: 04652-227893
Email ID: kkm.tn@nic.in

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