Truly depicted as "Gods own country" Kerala enjoys a unique place in the minds of every Indian and every foreign tourist who are lucky to visit us. Lush green hills and flowing rivers and the diversity of people practicing different religion and belief, adds to its charm. Research scholars are digging into the past, rediscovering the glory and effectiveness of its system where side effects are minimized and the cost of investigation and treatment reduced to combat new diseases such as Cancer and AIDS to name a few. Geographically Trichur enjoys the center place of Kerala, better known as the cultural capital of Kerala. Here the south meets the north, balancing in harmony the diverse cultural and religious practices. The Land of Kathakali, Medical University, Kalamandalam which gave birth of innumerable artists in dance, drama and music - Trichur is the place of the festival of festivals, the pooram - the yearly extravaganza of art, colour, light and sound, architectured by the mighty ruler of erstwhile Cochin state, his Higheness Sakthan Thampuran. Trichur is blessed with a conglomeration of educational institutions of every discipline, namely Medicine, Ventenary Science, Agriculture, engineering, law, academies of literature, drama, music, dance, and art, management science and good number of other excellent educational centers for both men and women. Trichur has Government Medical College, Amala Jubilee Mission and a district Hospital which Tops the Lists of eight major Hospitals, innumerable clinics, diagnostic centers and a Cancer Research Centre. But we did not have super Speciality Hospital in this part of our state which could cater to the needs of seriously ill or injured patients who needed critical care-especially in the field of heart diseases and Trauma cases. Hitherto all such patients who required such advanced treatment had to go to other Metropolitan cities like Madras, Mumbai, Delhi and in some cases to U.S.A or U.K. Sun Medical and Research Centre - was intended to fill this vaccum and to make available such expensive treatment at an affordable rate to needy in distress.
Way back in 1978 an elite group of philanthropists and businessman met to discuss the setting up of a hospital specializing in cardiac cases. As a prelude, they formed a society namely the Trichur Heart Foundation with Dr.P.M.Varkey, FRCP as its Chairman. The society subsequently sponsored the Sun Medical and Research Centre, the first investor owned, multi disciplinary Super Speciality High Tech Corporate Hospital with Dr. Varkey as its Chairman and Chief Promoter. The project was conceived with an idea of establishing an institution of international standards to provide excellence in treatment, nursing care, service and cleanliness.
The Company was floated in 1985 and the foundation stone was laid by his Holiness Pope John Paul on 7th Feb. 1986. Visualized to house 500 beds and other supporting facilities the construction was started in 1988. The complexity and the magnitude of financial out lay necessitated the phasing of the project. Central Government Financial Institutions like ICICI, IDB, IFCI participated in the project by contributing 75% of the Project Estimation and the rest was met by the people of Trichur. On 28/10/1992 H.E. Sankar Dayal Sharma, former president of India inaugurated the first phase in a grand ceremony. The management of the hospital was entrusted to an eleven member board of Directors drawn from different walks of life but at the same time efficient and conversant with the administration. At the end of the phase 1, we were the first investor owned multi super Speciality Hospital in Kerala.
Modern health care with personalized touch
To provide excellent, affordable quality health care with personal care to the patients, with advanced health care and excellent medical services to achieve perfect patient satisfaction and safety with the highest protection to the patient’s right.