Primary Health Centre Inaugurated at IIT Hyderabad by Continental Hospitals’ Founder and Chairman, Dr T Gurunath Reddy

Primary Health Centre Inaugurated at IIT Hyderabad by Continental Hospitals’ Founder and Chairman, Dr T Gurunath Reddy

 IIT Hyderabad (IITH) runs a 24×7 clinic on its campus and a 24×7 pharmacy in a makeshift space. IITH has four permanent doctors, three contract doctors, ten nursing staff, and a physiotherapist. In addition, IITH has tied up with Continental Hospital for regular visits of consultants in various specializations. IITH has now built a permanent space for its clinic (G+1 building) with the support from JICA, Japan. Chief Guest, Dr Guru N Reddy, Founder & Chairman, Continental Hospitals, inaugurated this primary healthcare centre at IITH in the august presence of Guest of Honor, Chairman, BoG, IITH, Dr BVR Mohan Reddy, and visionary director of IITH, Prof B S Murty Garu. IITH existing healthcare facility will be moved into its new premises early next month. IITH plans to set up primary diagnostic facility support of JCI & NABH accredited Continental Hospitals in its new facility.

Thanking Dr Guru for his generous gesture, Prof B S Murty said, “We will not only collaborate with Continental Hospitals for setting up the basic diagnostic facilities at IITH but also would like this to be extended to tele-consulting from Continental experts in various specializations for better healthcare of the IITH fraternity.”.” 

Taking about exploring one’s core competency, Dr BVR Mohan Reddy, Chairman, BoG, IITH, said, “As an IIT, our core competency is the technology, and it delights me that IITH has partnered with entities like DAV for School education & Continental for Healthcare utilizing their core competency. This conveys the message to our students, faculty & staff that you deliver your best, rest we will take care of.”

Enlisting numerous benefits of preventative healthcare, Dr T Gurunath Reddy, Chief Guest of the event, said, “Stress, habits & exercise have a significant implication on one’s health. I appreciate that IITH has in-house counselors to understand the various kinds of stress students & faculty may encounter, be it emotional, mental, or financial. Taking control over stress, habits, and exercise in life is the proper preventative care. We are here to work with IITH for primary healthcare needs & will do our best to provide world-class secondary care if the need be.  

Dr Aravind Kumar Rengan, Faculty-in-Charge (Hospital), IITH, has delivered the welcome address on the occasion & Prof KVL Subramaniam, Dean (Planning), IITH, has given the Vote of Thanks. The event was attended by the Deans, Faculty, Staff of the IITH, and the Shapoorji Pallonji Group workforce involved in the construction.