To reach out to the community and beyond. To make quality, world-class healthcare affordable and accessible. This is the commitment that defines every aspect of the clinical care, research and education at the Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), Thiruvananthapuram.
KIMS is a 650-bed multi-specialty tertiary care hospital where a competent team of specialists and sophisticated technology come together to deliver high-quality medical aid. Launched in January 2002, KIMS has emerged as one of the leading centres of pioneering medical work, research and academics in South India with a global outreach.
With over a decade of providing quality healthcare services, KIMS has always been in the forefront as a socially committed corporate. “Inclusive Growth” has been one of the driving forces in setting up the institution. Every member of the KIMS family is committed to provide care and solace to the people in their location and in this booklet, we are proud to present the various community service events that take place in our hospitals.
To give thrust and direction to our philanthropic activities KIMS Charitable Trust was formed and registered as a charitable organization. The Trust is funded through donations from individuals and institutions. The services of the trust include:
- Providing free or subsidized care to the poor and needy
- Assisting in medical and paramedical education
- Grant scholarships and other charitable activities.
Reports indicate 60% of heart patients are below poverty line and cannot afford for heart surgeries which are generally expensive. As such thousand of heart patients succumb to the disease every year. It is for the relief of such patients, KIMS and one of KIMS Hospital Directors and Dubai based businessman man Mr K Jalaluddin has come out with Hrudaya Spandanam scheme for non-affordable patients with curable heart diseases.
Patients across Kerala, from Parasala to Kasargod have benefited through the scheme.
Guruvandanam is a social initiative under the aegis of KIMS Department of Orthopaedics and KIMS Charitable Trust.
Our community has many senior retired teachers who are unable to walk because of their arthritis and knee pain. The savings they have is just not enough to give them a better quality of life. Guruvandanam is an initiative to help them back to mobility by performing a Knee replacement surgery at no cost.
On an average a knee replacement surgery costs INR 2.00 lacs which is much beyond the reach of a middle income family. Through Guruvandanam KIMS intends to help 100 retired school teachers who are suffering from arthritis and knee pain.
The ‘KIMS Touch A Life Foundation’, is a charitable organisation that operates under the KIMS Trust for the aid of cancer patients undergoing treatment at the KIMS Pinnacle Comprehensive Cancer Center. The need to support cancer patients from economically weaker sections of our society propelled us to set up the benevolence scheme “KIMS Touch A Life Foundation.
In order to facilitate quality healthcare at affordable costs to a wire cross section of the society KIMS has initiated various primary and secondary care centres
KIMS Wellness Clinic
A primary care centre at Kuravankonam, Kowdiar for facilitating consultations, pharmacy, laboratory, cosmetic and dental services.
KIMS Clinic at Saigram
KIMS is a silent crusader in the field of community services in its own dedicated way. It has been observing the various national / international days of significance, by organizing innovative programmes / camps, talks, walkathon for health awareness of the community. Some of our key activities include:
- Diabetes Awareness Exhibition
- Cancer awareness programmes
- Alzheimer’s day seminar
- World Heart Day: Healthy Heart Balloon Release
- Walk for a healthy heart
KIMS is the one of the centre’s in southern Kerala recognized by Smile Train International to perform free surgeries of lip and palate. Smile Train is the largest cleft lip organization in the world. True to the Smile Train motto that No child needs to suffer with a cleft, we have performed more than 200 surgeries till now.
This entity is part of the efforts to extend our philanthropic activities beyond geographical boundaries. KIMS in association with Rotary Club had facilitated a free Cardiac surgery for a Pakistani girl.
The Dialysis Foundation gives free or subsidized treatment to poor kidney patients. The foundation is funded by donations from individuals and organizations.
Quality healthcare is expensive, but our corporate objectives are merged with social responsibilities and we continue to deliver the best medical care at an affordable cost. KIMS have given due consideration to the vulnerable segment of society and has spent roughly Rs. 22 crores for free / concessional treatment.
All forms of unhealthy practices prevalent in the healthcare industry are discouraged.
Quality healthcare is essential to sustain a healthy community. In this era of escalating treatment costs, specialized treatment is going beyond the reach of commoners. Addressing these problems KIMS has associated with insurance companies to bring out customized policies for different categories and age groups. This includes:
- KIMS Cradle Care for new – born
- KIMS Trauma Care policy in case of accidents
- Health Guard Plus for the family
- Touch a Life Cancer Insurance
Regular medical camps are conducted in-house or at any location on request, whether it is a corporate house or in any remote village. Over 300 medical camps have been organized till date in various locations in Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
- Free consultations
- Heart and Diabetes Check up camps
- Eye Check Up Camps
- Paediatric Camps
- Gynaecology Camps
- Health check up for school children
At KIMS we realise that employees make organisations. Hard-working and content employees make a loyal and efficient workforce. Our employee welfare measures include:
- Free Consultations
- Subsidized treatment facilities
- Free Hostel Facility
- Free Uniform
- Free Transportation
- Subsidized Food From Canteen
- KIMS Staff Welfare Fund
- Benefits on retirement on superannuation/ retirement on medical ground
- Scholarship for children of the members
- Marriage gift
- Sickness benefit
- Death relief
- Funeral expenses
- Group Mediclaim Policy
- 50% of the annual premium is contributed by the management
- Festival Allowance
- Those who are not covered under the bonus.
- Internship trainees
- Fitness Centre
- Kids World
- Training programmes
Our Human Resource wing organizes need-based In-house training programmes for the different cadres of administrative staff. We believe training is an essential part of growth and increases productivity. It adds value to the employee. Seminars and clinical trainings are organized from time to time to enrich the skill and expertise of our care providers.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Basic Life support (BLS) Training Programmes are regularly conducted at KIMS
Our 24 hr hi-tech ambulance service facilitates timely care in the event of emergencies and trauma. They carry a well equipped emergency trained team to ensure pre hospital life saving care. Our ambulance fleet has a tracking system for faster response. The ambulance service is extended at no cost for accident and trauma victims within city limits.
We serve and sensitize, by creating awareness about health related issues. Regular health talks and educational programmes are conducted by our medical professionals in TV channels, Radio, associations, corporates and public gatherings. There is always a tremendous response to these sessions.
- Green drive initiatives
- Well-maintained garden and landscaping
- Compliance with Plastic-control norms
- No-smoking zone
- Aiming for a paper-free working environment
- In-house campaign for water conservation
- Wastewater is recycled for non-drinking purposes
- Reducing the use of electricity
- Checking the fuel usage
- Opting for non-conventional sources of energy
- Rainwater harvesting
KIMS has provided job opportunities not only for the educated and well qualified but also for the poor families in the locality. Many of these underprivileged have been recruited to our housekeeping dept. They are also given other employment benefits. Similarly the local labourers have been contracted to handle all consignments arriving at KIMS.
KIMS is of the firm belief that the corporate goals must be aligned with the larger societal goals. As part of corporate social responsibility we are committed to make positive contributions to the society.
If you would like to contribute to any of our social initiatives your donations can be made either through Cheque or DD drawn in favour of ‘KIMS Charitable Trust’ mentioning the scheme in which the donation has been made. All your contributions are eligible for deduction under section 80 g of Income Tax Act 1961.