Truly depicted as "Gods own
country" Kerala enjoys a unique place in the minds of every Indian and
every foreign tourist who are lucky to visit us. Lush green hills and
flowing rivers and the diversity of people practicing different religion
and belief, adds to its charm. Research scholars are digging into the
past, rediscovering the glory and effectiveness of its system where side
effects are minimized and the cost of investigation and treatment
reduced to combat new diseases such as Cancer and AIDS to name a few.
Geographically Trichur enjoys the center place of Kerala, better known
as the cultural capital of Kerala. Here the south meets the north,
balancing in harmony the diverse cultural and religious practices. The
Land of Kathakali, Medical University, Kalamandalam which gave birth of
innumerable artists in dance, drama and music - Trichur is the place of
the festival of festivals, the pooram - the yearly extravaganza of art,
colour, light and sound, architectured by the mighty ruler of erstwhile
Cochin state, his Higheness Sakthan Thampuran. Trichur is blessed with a
conglomeration of educational institutions of every discipline, namely
Medicine, Ventenary Science, Agriculture, engineering, law, academies of
literature, drama, music, dance, and art, management science and good
number of other excellent educational centers for both men and women.
Trichur has Government Medical College, Amala Jubilee Mission and a
district Hospital which Tops the Lists of eight major Hospitals,
innumerable clinics, diagnostic centers and a Cancer Research Centre.
But we did not have super Speciality Hospital in this part of our state
which could cater to the needs of seriously ill or injured patients who
needed critical care-especially in the field of heart diseases and
Trauma cases. Hitherto all such patients who required such advanced
treatment had to go to other Metropolitan cities like Madras, Mumbai,
Delhi and in some cases to U.S.A or U.K. Sun Medical and Research Centre
- was intended to fill this vaccum and to make available such expensive
treatment at an affordable rate to needy in distress.
back in 1978 an elite group of philanthropists and businessman met to
discuss the setting up of a hospital specializing in cardiac cases. As a
prelude, they formed a society namely the Trichur Heart Foundation with
Dr.P.M.Varkey, FRCP as its Chairman. The society subsequently
sponsored the Sun Medical and Research Centre, the first investor owned,
multi disciplinary Super Speciality High Tech Corporate Hospital with
Dr. Varkey as its Chairman and Chief Promoter. The project was conceived
with an idea of establishing an institution of international standards
to provide excellence in treatment, nursing care, service and
The Company was floated in 1985 and the foundation stone was laid by his
Holiness Pope John Paul on 7th Feb. 1986. Visualized to house 500 beds
and other supporting facilities the construction was started in 1988.
The complexity and the magnitude of financial out lay necessitated the
phasing of the project. Central Government Financial Institutions like
ICICI, IDB, IFCI participated in the project by contributing 75% of the
Project Estimation and the rest was met by the people of Trichur. On
28/10/1992 H.E. Sankar Dayal Sharma, former president of India
inaugurated the first phase in a grand ceremony. The management of the
hospital was entrusted to an eleven member board of Directors drawn from
different walks of life but at the same time efficient and conversant
with the administration. At the end of the phase 1, we were the first
investor owned multi super Speciality Hospital in Kerala.
Modern health care with personalized touch
To provide excellent, affordable quality health care with personal
care to the patients, with advanced health care and excellent medical
services to achieve perfect patient satisfaction and safety with the
highest protection to the patient’s right.