Charity News

To keep you up-to-date on the latest information, charity activities, here are the highlights of charity activities:

"Craze Walk for Charity"

Successfully conducted the Craze Walk for Charity event for raising funds for children with cancer on 30.07.2016. So, far we have resource mobilized around Rs.20 Lakhs & Inkind Donation's worth of Rs.4.5 Lakhs.

"Smile Week” Program 2015"

The completion of 15 years of Smile Train India Operations, was celebrated as “Smile Week”. Mrs.B.Rohini Ramdass, IAS, Additional Collector, Flagged off the Cleft Children Rally.

"Flood Relief at Chennai"

Our staff & medical team, along with 2 ambulances have been conducting health camps for about 50 days now. So far around 20,000 people benefitted.

"The India-Winterim Program 2015"

Every year, Meenakshi Mission Hospital and Research centre hosts the pre-medical students of the University of IOWA, USA for a few weeks. This is termed as the India-Winterim Program. This year marks the 10th batch of students and staff (30 members) from the University of Iowa. The group arrived on 30th December, 2015 and departed on 16th January, 2016. During their stay, the students are given awareness about the healthcare systems at the hospital and rural outreach initiatives. This is done by guided tours around the hospital, through the different departments, as well as site visits to nearby healthcare service initiatives. It allows the students a glimpse into a wider horizon of healthcare and has helped shape their medical careers. Typically, the total number of students and staff is between 50 - 30 members.

"One of our satisfied customer Mrs.M.Selvathirumagal, Manapparai donated Rs.1,00,000/- to our Hospice Care Centre."
"Emergency Services for Nepal Earthquake Disaster"

Two days later, all hands were on the ground finding ways to help those who had been affected. During that period MMHRC provided free medical assistance to the affected people from 12.06.15 – 22.07.15. Our medical team partnered with Doctors for you and Red Cross Society. Around 1,10,000 people benefitted. The April 2015 Nepal Earthquake killed over 9000 people and injured more than 23,000. Hundreds of thousands of people were made homeless with entire villages flattened.

“Singing for Life” – 2015

Meenakshi Mission Hospital has conducted a “Classical Light Music Event” for the benefit of the children with cancer at our peadiatric oncology centre on 29.03.2015 (Sunday – 5 PM) at Gandhi Museum Auditorium, Madurai.

So far we have raised around Rs.22 Lakhs as grant & Rs.3.4 Lakhs as In-Kind Donation like (Hoarding, Banners, Backdrop, Media, Radio, TV, Video, Paper Advertisement) from 169 sponsors.

Sponsors are,

  1. M/S Women's Welfare Syndicate, Chennai
  2. Mr.D.Boopathy Rao, Kanchipuram
  3. Dr.David Spence, Pappa Fund,UK
  4. Mrs. K. Lakshmibai, Karur
  5. M/s.Monica Surgical, Madurai
  6. Mr.NSV Ramasamy - Mrs.R. Vijayaa, Vijayalakshmi Traders, Mettupalayam
  7. M/S S.M.Mohamed Ibrahim & Company Pvt. Ltd.,Pudukottai
  8. Mr. J. Uttam Kumar, Chennai
  9. Mr. AL.Palaniappan,Madurai
  10. Mrs. R. Muthurani,Madurai
  11. Dr. P.L. Alagammai, MD (Gen. Med), DM (GE), Madurai
  12. M/S Indian Orthocare Surgicals,Chennai
  13. M/S Gati-Kintetsu Express Pvt. Ltd,Madurai
  14. Dr. C.A.Mathiselvan MD., & Dr.Kalavathy MBBS., Dindigul
  15. Mr. A.Subramanian,Pudukottai
  16. M/S Sai Prashanth Agencies, Pondicherry
  17. Mr. I.S. Venkataramana Swaroop,,Chennai
  18. Mr.P.Shivakumar,Madurai
  19. Mr. M.A.Rajeev,Madurai
  20. Mr. V.R.R.Ramalingam,Madurai
  21. M/S Abdulla Mission Hospital Trust, Sivagangai
  22. M/s.Nalli Silks, Chennai
  23. Mr.M.S.Karunanidhi, Ramanathapuram
  24. Mr. R. Vijayakrishnan,Chennai
  25. Mr. A.M. Murugan,Salem
  26. M/s.Murari Sweets, Kumbakonam
  27. M/S Manoj Metal Corporation,Chennai
  28. Dr. V.Neethi Arasu, MD.,DM (Neuro),Madurai
  29. M/s.Serving Hearts, Trichy
  30. Baby.L. Maathangi,Tuticorin
  31. M/S Penguin Apparels (P) Ltd,Madurai
  32. Dr. T. Swaminathan,Gandarvakottai
  33. Mr. S. Raghavan,,Karaikudi
  34. Dr. R.Subramanian,M.B.B.S.,D.M.R.D,Salem
  35. Mr. S. Sundar, Madurai
  36. Mr. E.Ramanathan, M/s. Harish Memorial Trust,Tirupur
  37. Mr. M.Ramasubramanian,Rajapalayam
  38. Mr. U. Shanmugam, Deepam Color Lab,Madurai
  39. Mr.S.Rangasamy, Salem
  40. Mr.D.Senthil, Karur
  41. M/S Aparajitha Corporate Services Limited,Madurai
  42. The Arasan Educational Charity Trust,,Sivakasi
  43. Mr. C.L. Sridharan,Madurai
  44. M/s.Mayopathy Kappagam,Tirunelveli
  45. Dr. A. Balaji Thiruvadi,Madurai
  46. Dr. S. Jayabalan, MBBS.,,Sivagangai
  47. Dr. RM.Annapoorani.,MD.,(PAED),Madurai
  48. Mr. A.Maharajan,Dindigul
  49. M/S Solaimalai Automobiles P Ltd, Madurai
  50. Dr. A.Ramamoorthy,Madurai
  51. M/S Ace Tower Agencies Pvt. Ltd,Madurai
  52. Ms. M. Selvathirumagal,Trichy
  53. Mr. R. Sundar, Madurai
  54. Mr. P. Chandran,Madurai
  55. M/S i - Grandee Software Technologies PVT LTD,Madurai
  56. Mr. V. Kothandaraman,Chennai
  57. M/S Sri Velavan Traders,Madurai
  58. Dr. Pamini Rajendran, USA
  59. M/S S.M. Medicare,Chennai
  60. M/S Anu Foods,Madurai
  61. Mr. A.M. Hajaa Anish,Kilakarai
  62. M/S KR Fuels,Trichy
  63. Mangayarkarasi College of Arts & Science for Women,Madurai
  64. Madurai Sivakasi Nadars Pioneer Meenakshi Women's College, Sivagangai
  65. Rukmini Shanmugam Polytechnic College, Madurai
  66. Agricultural College and Research Institute, Madurai
  67. Saraswathi Narayanan College, Madurai
  68. Sourashtra College for Women, Madurai
  69. Ultra College of Engineering & Technology for Women, Madurai
  70. Sri Sathguru Sangeetha Vidyalayam, Madurai
  71. Sai Jothi Polytechnic College,Madurai
  72. Sree Sowdambika College of Engineering, Aruppukottai
  73. Mangayarkarasi College of Education, Madurai
  74. Mangayarkarasi Teacher Training Institute, Madurai
  75. Mangayarkarasi College of Engineering & Technology, Madurai
  76. Sacred Heart Nursing College, Madurai
  77. Ultra College of Pharmacy, Madurai
  78. ekgaon technologies pvt ltd,Madurai
  79. Pasumpon Muthuramalinga Thevar College, Usilampatti
  80. SACS MAVMM Engg College,Madurai
  81. Syed Ammal Engineering College, Ramanathapuram
  82. Mohamed sathak Engineering College, Kilakarai
  83. Fatima Michael College of Engineering & Technology, Madurai
  84. P.T.R. College of Engineering & Technology, Madurai
  85. K.L.N. College of Engineering, Sivagangai
  86. Vickram College of Engineering, Sivagangai
  87. Raja College of Engineering & Technology, Madurai

Hoardings Sponsor: JK Advertisement, Madurai

Banners & Back Drop Sponsors: Jaiarts, Madurai

Media Sponsor for Live Telecast: Sagar TV, Madurai

Radio Sponsor: Suriyan FM, Madurai Shyamala Community FM, Madurai

Video Sponsor: Chithara Steel Corporations, Madurai

Paper Advertisement: Dinamalar, Madurai

"MMHRC Distributes 50,000 books to preschool Children" on 09.03.2015."

An American based non-profit organisation, First Book, by Ms. Kyle Zimmer, USA, with the aim of providing 'access to new books for children in need', has come forward to help underprivileged children in India.

For the first time in India, Cartha (USA), Mahatma Group of Schools and Meenakshi Mission Hospital and Research Centre, joined hands to distribute free books in and around Madurai. In total, over 60,000 books were received for the program. In the first phase, Meenakshi Mission Hospital has distributed 50,000 books, to preschool students.

During the commemorative function, Mr. P. Karthik, Vice President, Mahatma Schools, Mr. S. Thanasekara Pandian, Deputy Director - Department of Social Defence, Mr. K. Alagumuni (Head, HR, MMHRC) and Dr. T. Kasi Viswanathan (paediatric oncologist) were present, and also spoke on the occasion. The event was coordinated by Mr. P. Sundarraj (Head, Resource and Development, MMHRC).

"Best Inkind Donation organization Award 2014"

Our founder receives “Best Inkind Donation organization Award” for Direct Relief International, USA from His Excellency, K. Rosaiah, Governor of Tamil Nadu.

MMHRC bags “Healthy Workplace Gold Level Award” for its employee engagement programs

Arogya world a global not for profit trust, in association with Clinton Global Initiative (CG), USA & Public Health Foundation of India has constituted “Healthy Workplace Award”.

This year MMHRC has applied and won the award for the following reasons,

Meenakshi Mission has reported an average turnover is just 2 percent for the 3 years. Employee satisfaction surveys percentage is more than 7 out of 10, which includes the factors like, supports a healthy life style; values work life balance, and employee.

The awardgiving ceremony was held on 11.11.2014 at Bangalore in presence of Dr. Thimmappa Hedge of Narayana Hirudayalaya. On behalf of Meenakshi Mission Hospital the award were received by Mr.K.Alagumuni, General Manager – HR & Mr. P. Sundarraj, Sr.Manager – R&D.

International Hospice Day observed in Lion’s - MMHRC Hospice Centre on 11.10.2014

International hospice day observed in *Lion’s - MMHRC Hospice Centre* at Meenakshi Mission hospital, Madurai. This year theme is *“Who Cares? We Do!”*. On the eve of world hospice day all the staff from hospice centre of MMHRC observed silent prayer, common prayer and pledge themselves to ensure quality care/Compassionate services to the patients. In presence of

Dr. K.S. Kirushnakumar - Sr.Consultant, Radiation Oncology,
Dr. S. Sivasubramanian - Medical Officer - Hospice Centre,
Mr.P.Sundarraj - Sr.Manager - R&D & all staff of Hospice Centre & R&D.

Dedication of Mobile Hospital Vehicle

Mobile Hospital and Diagnostic Services Vehicle Dedication Ceremony held on 05.09.2014 in presence of Dr. V.I.Lakshmanan, CEO & Vice Chairman - Process Research Ortech Inc, Canada, Mr.V.Ponraj,Scientific Advisor - Dr.APJ.Abdul Kalam, Former President of India, Dr. R.D.Pandian, CEO - i-Grantee Software Technologies Ltd, Madurai, Dr.N.Sethuraman, Founder - MMHRC, Dr. Ramesh Ardhanari, Medical Director-MMHRC,Mr.K.Alagumuni,GM-HR,Mr.V.M.Pandiarajan,Sr.Manager- Marketing,Mr.P.Sundarraj,Sr.Manager,R&D.

On behalf of Dr.Maria Zeena Johnson, Director – Sathyabama University,Chennai,

Mrs. Animananda, HOD of Bio Medical Engineering of the same institution and students from Bio-Medical Engineering donated “Play Materials” to Camila Children’s Cancer Centre. Dr. Jayabose receives the gift, Mr. J. Adel, GM-Marketing & Projects and Mr.K.Alagumuni,GM(HR) of MMHRC are in the picture.

Dance Marathon 2014 – An out of the box fundraising event with a difference
The college students were involved in fundraising in the midst of their studies and examinations. Students of 40 colleges in and around Madurai involved themselves in fundraising activity for the children with cancer.

This year, for the first time Meenakshi Mission Hospital and Research Centre conducted a Dance Marathon Event at Lakshmi Sundaram Hall on 23.02.2014. 41 colleges participated and through this event more than Rs. 10 Lakhs was raised for the Camila Children’s Cancer Fund.

Our sincere thanks to our Hon.Sellur K. Raju and family for sponsoring a ward in Meenakshi Mission Hospital & Research Centre (MMHRC) in the department of Emergency Medicine in the name of “Tamilmani Memorial Ward”. Our founder Dr.N.Sethuraman inaugurated the programme on 14.01.2014 in presence of the family members of Hon.Sellur K. Raju, Minister for Co-Operation and staff of MMHRC.

India Winterim Program 2014

Study abroad programme is an opportunity for the students to study topics pertinent or complementary to their higher studies. This year we have provided opportunity on “medical exposures” to 21 members of IOWA University, USA. They learned both academic and cultural aspects.

12th Oct 2013
MMHRC Hospice Centre Inauguration

Lions – MMHRC Hospice Centre Inaugurated by

Hon'ble. Thiru. Sellur K. Raju – Minister for Cooperation, Madurai

in presence of

Thiru. L. Subramanian IAS – Collector, Madurai,

Lion.M. Muthuramalingam – District Governor,

Dr. N. Sethuraman – Founder - MMHRC,

Dr. Krishnakumar Rathnam - M.D.(Med), D.M.(Med. Oncology) – Consultant – MMHRC

RNTCP – Best NGO Award
Our founder received the award from Health Minister Hon. Mr. Veeramani in presence of Chennai Mayor Hon. Mr. Saidai Duraisamy & State Health Secretary Mr.Radhakrishnan, I.A.S., on 22nd Mar 2013.

Musical Event 2013
    A “Musical Concert” held on 23.02.2013 at Lakshmi Sundaram Hall, Tallakulam, Madurai by Padmashree Sudharagunathan. This event has the intension to raise awareness and resources for the Camila Children’s Cancer Centre of Madurai Meenakshi Mission Hospital and Research Centre. Around 22 lakhs rupees was raised for the event. Few major donors were honored by the organizers.

"Received Dr. K. S. Sanjivi Award on 8th Sep 2012 for Child Care Services."

"Media Guild Award 2012"

From the Counsel General of Japan, for the services against Women Empowerment & Eradication Corruption activities on 25th Aug 2012.

"Americares Award"

Received certificate of appreciation for our Oncology services on 7th April 2012.

31st May 2011
World No Tobacco Day

The World Health Organization (WHO) selects "The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control" as the theme of the next World No Tobacco Day, which will take place on Tuesday, 31 May 2011.

Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death. This year, more than 5 million people will die from a tobacco-related heart attack, stroke, cancer, lung ailment or other disease. That does not include the more than 600,000 people – more than a quarter of them children – who will die from exposure to second-hand smoke. The annual death toll from the global epidemic of tobacco use could rise to 8 million by 2030. Having killed 100 million people during the 20th century, tobacco use could kill 1 billion during the 21st century.

So the hospital observes "World No Tobacco day" on 31st May 2011 by placing the poster in various places especially patients and attendees visiting areas for giving awareness on dangerous effects using tabacco in various forms. Lets join hands to give awareness !

27 April 2011
Madurai Home Guards Appreciated for their service
An appreciation programme was organized for valuing and recognizing the service of Home Guards. The programme was organized by Meenakshi Mission Hospital and Research Centre on 27.04.2011.