What are the healthcare facilities at IIT Madras?

Created by Kiran A, Modified on Tue, 11 Jul 2023 at 09:55 AM by Kiran A

Health is wealth and IIT Madras believes in providing easily accessible and standardized healthcare to all its students. Apart from the fully-functioning Institute Hospital, all hostels have basic first aid. General hospital services, tests and prescribed medicines can be availed for free by the students. In case of health issues restraining one from attending classes or exams, one can go to the Institute hospital and get a medical certificate issued for the same to provide for the absence from lectures.

The Institute hospital has services for handling students' general health issues. In addition to general practitioners, there is a team of visiting specialists that includes an orthopedician, cardiologist, psychiatrist, ophthalmologist, general surgeon, and ENT surgeon. All diagnostic laboratories, X-ray facilities, and in-patient rooms are well-equipped, and an ambulance facility is also accessible. The hospital's pharmacy is managed by Apollo Hospital. The hospital, established in 1969, has been accredited with ISO 9001:2015 acknowledging clinical excellence, providing holistic care, and ensuring evidence-based medicine.

The students are covered under medical insurance by paying a premium and an additional medical fee every semester.

The Healthcare Technology Innovation Centre (HTIC) in IIT Madras works closely with industry in developing R&D solutions, joint development of technology products, technology assessment and evaluation. Additionally, the Centre works to develop human resources in healthcare technology in the country through various channels including Innovation fellowships, IIT Madras students and interns. The MedTech incubator set up as a wing of HTIC, provides incubation facilities and nurtures MedTech start-ups and entrepreneurs to help them become successful MedTech enterprises.

IIT Madras leaves no stone unturned to consistently improve the healthcare facilities. Some of the future visions for the healthcare infrastructure are as follows:

  • An improved and well-equipped emergency room, casualty & ambulance service for quick response in case of emergencies

  • Expanded pharmacy with an adequate inventory of preventive & corrective medication 

  • Upgradation of the gynecology department & the physiotherapy department for the benefit of patients in need 

  • Advanced diagnostic facilities

IIT Madras provides quality healthcare to cover basic illnesses of students. In case of major health issues, the Institute is in a prime location and students can be taken to multispeciality hospitals under a duration of 20-30 minutes. IIT Madras takes every step to ensure good health and well-being of its students.

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