The Kanchi Kamakoti Child Trust Hospital is one of the largest children's hospitals in the private sector in India. The hospital, which was established in 1978, is a 200-bedded hospital spread over an area of 75,000 sq. ft. It is located behind Hotel Taj Coromandel in the heart of Chennai, and is very close to Valluvar Kottam, one of the famous landmarks of the city.
The Kanchi Kamakoti Child Trust Hospital, which is foremost affordable children's hospital, consists of 36 departments and 8 specialty clinics. The hospital has a newly established pediatric oncology department with 15 beds and serves about 200 outpatients and 70 inpatients every month.
The hospital's pediatric wing offer specialties that includes Medical, Surgical, and many unique patient-care services that offer a wide range of health care services for children - who range from newborn infants to teenagers of the age of 18. Keeping in mind the mentality and liking of the children, the hospital has made efforts to have a very cheerful ambience and, therefore, has beautiful murals, colored tiles, and images of popular cartoon characters.
The Kanchi Kamakoti Child Trust Hospital operates two projects in the hospital - Ray of Light Foundation and Pediatric Lymphoma Project. These projects provide financial support for the treatment of pediatric oncology patients from the lower and middle socioeconomic groups.
The hospital also has a special telemedicine facility that allows specialty care to be more accessible to rural patients. The facility allows video conference consultation between the Primary Healthcare Centres in the villages and the specialists in the city. It also assists in the training of health personnel in remote areas and allows for long-distance post-operative check-ups for outstation patients.
The hospital has Specialty Clinics for the following diseases and disorders: Adolescent Clinic, Asthma Clinic, Metabolic Clinic, Genetic and Birth Defects Clinic, Down Syndrome Clinic, Child Guidance and Developmental Clinic, Hemato Oncology Clinic, and Endocrinology & Diabetology Clinic.
The hospital also offers the following academic courses: Diplomate of National Board (DNB) in Pediatrics, Pediatric Surgery, Neonatology, and National Board Fellowship in Pediatric Intensive Care, apart from Fellowship Programs, in Pediatric Anesthesiology, Pediatric Urology, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Neurology and Pediatric Hemato-Oncology.