Dr Durgabai Deshmukh General Hospital & Research Centre(Chennai)

Durgabai Deshmukh General Hospital and Research Centre of Andhra Mahila Sabha was established in the year 1950. The institution, which was started by Dr Durgabai Deshmukh as milk distribution centre, has grown in to a modern Multi-Specialty hospital, with facilities from Gynaecology to Geriatrics over last 53 years. The hospital is situated in a very strategic location near Thiru-vi-Ka bridge at Adyar and the road itself is named after the illustrious founder Dr Durgabai Deshmukh.

The hospital is known for its facilities in General Medicine, General Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Pediatrics, Neonatology and Geriatrics. Specialists consultants from the following specialties like Dentistry, ENT, Cardiology, Diabetology, Endocrinology, Uology, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Pediatric Surgery, Gastro-entrology are also available in the polyclinic attached to the hospital.The hospital has a 24 hours lab attached with in its premises with facilities for routine Clinical Pathology, Biochemistry, Histopathology, in addition to ECG and X-ray. Biochemistry tests are conducted with aid of Semi Auto Analyser & Hormone Tests & HIV test are done using ELISA Counter. Efforts are also on to provide a CT Scanner and a Dialysis unit. Yet another unique feature of the lab at AMS is the QUALITY ASSURANCE tie up with CMC, Vellore. Periodically the test samples are sent to CMC, Vellore and quality of tests are ensured. Colour Doppler and Ultra Sonogram are also available. Further we have a Blood Storage Centre.The specialty of DDGH & RC is the geriatric ward a step well ahead of its time and is one of its kind in the city of Chennai. The Multi Specialty hospital offers Master Health Check at a very competitive rate of Rs 500/-. There are two ambulance vans available for use by general public. Fitting very well with the scheme of Multi-Specialty Hospital and a Research Centre the hospital runs a Nursing School, Laboratory Technician’s Course – both recognized by Government of Tamilnadu in addition to a physiotherapy training unit.Hospital provides free services in the following areas:

Two outreach vans go out daily to slums and outskirts to give free treatment and medicines at the doorstep of senior citizens and needy poor
The eye department conducts free camp twice a month on Sundays and offers consultation and free surgery to deserving patients
Vaccines for expectant mothers, essential vaccines for children are given free or at subsidized rates with the help of donations
Deserving patients are also provided with free in-patient treatment
A family welfare unit with Government Grant is run by the hospital at Santhome. Free delivery is performed even Caesarian is done for those who come to our hospital

Certificate in Medical Laboratory Technician Course run by the hospital
Diploma in General and Midwifery scheme run by the hospital

ECHO Colour Doppler
Blood Storage Centre
24 hours Laboratory Services

A month long Free Medical Camp for Senior Citizens above 55 years of age was conducted in July 2006 in memory of the Founder President Dr Durgabai Deshmukh Birthday. Nearly 1000 Senior Citizens attended the camp. Lab tests like Blood Sugar, Urine Routine test, Haemoglobin and ECG were done free of cost. 82 cataract surgeries were also done free of cost to the poor patients. Special clinics like Dementia, Assessment of Healthy Arteries were also conducted. Camp on prostrate gland and Skin diseases were also held
A week long Pediatric Camp with the help of Inner Wheel Club of Ashok Nagar was conducted in November 2006. Consultation for all ailments, assessment of hearing and eye test were done free of cost and medicines were given free of cost. Around 500 children were benefited. Fancy dress Competitions was held as part of the Valedictory function and participants were given prizes.
Pediatric Cardiology Camp was held on 7th January 2007. Around 50 children below 12 years of age were screened by the Cardiologist from Apollo Hospital. Dr I Sathyamurthy, Director, Department of Cardiology and Dr Nelvill Soloman, Cardio Thoracic Surgeon, Apollo Hospital and their team of doctors examined the children for detection of Cardiac abnormalities. Echo was done free. About 30 patients were identified for surgical procedures which will be done free of cost at the Apollo Hospital under their project SAVE A CHILD HEART
Contact Details

Durgabai Deshmukh General Hospital and Research Centre

Durgabai Deshmukh Mahila Sabha

11, Dr Durgabai Deshmukh Road

Chennai – 600028

Phone: 91-044-24938311, 24938351

e-mail: ddghrc@sify.com