The Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research Chandigarh was conceived in 1960 as a centre of excellence which would endeavour to develop patterns of teaching in postgraduate medical education in as many branches as possible and attempt to produce specialists in several disciplines of medicine. It was also envisaged that these specialists would spread out in the country in various medical colleges and medical institutions and impart medical education of highest standard to the students and set up nucleus of excellence in their own institutions. The PGIMER was also given the responsibility to broaden the horizons of medical knowledge by intensive research in the field of health.
Holdsworth Memorial Hospital, Mysore
Mission Hospital is a self-supporting, self-reliant institution and is totally managed indigenously. The hospital runs on a no-profit-no-loss basis, as the Hospital aim is to provide high quality service to a largely poorer section of the community. Aims and Objective
In collaboration with Medical Research Council of Britain, a pioneering work on fetal origins of adult disease (ex. Diabetes mellitus, hyerptension, heart disease, etc. is being carried out).
A cohort of close to 600 children are being followed up to study in relationship between Low Birth Weight and Incidence of Cardio-Vascular Disease in Adulthood and a project on Glucose Tolerance during pregnancy in South India: its relationship to the Mother’s Body Composition and its effect on Foetal Growth.
HMH is recognized by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, for research work.
Rishi Valley Rural Health Centre
The Rishi Valley Education Centre has, for several decades, been providing basic health services to the nearest villages. Perceiving a need for a healthcare programme that would provide affordable, quality primary level health care for the rural poor, a programme was started in July 1999 when a doctor (an old student) joined the school with such an intent in mind.
This outreach activity finally took concrete shape in January 2001, with the training of an optometrist and setting up of an eye care programme. Over the years the Rural Health Centre (RHC) has added other programmes and facilities besides collaborating in research in the field of Public Health.
The RHC provides primary level health care to about 200,000 BPL (Below Poverty Line) people. 95% of the patients who access the RHC have income levels below Rs 48,000 pa
These families are resident in villages and hamlets of the Northern parts of Chittoor District, as well as from adjoining parts of Anantpur, Kadapa (YSR) district and Karnataka.