Acquisition of land at Karigiri
Turning of sod by Dr. Ida Scudder
Hospital declared open on 20th June
Mat weaving unit started for rehabilitation of treated leprosy patients with Social Welfare Board assistance
Collaboration with Swedish Red Cross for Gudiyatham Leprosy Epidemiology Project; Micro Cellular Rubber (MCR) Mill started
St. Luke’s Chapel dedicated
Women’s ward and SRC ward added
Radda Barren Research Laboratory started for Experimental Pathology work with animal house
Administrative Block, Guest House and Splint Workshop opened
Board of Governors formed – Karigiri gets autonomy status
Multi Drug Therapy introduced; opening of Lazarus Ward
Foot Care Centre – gift of ICCO Project, Netherlands; Indian Merchants Chamber Award 1982 for Mat weaving Project
Inauguration of new Medical Ward – gift from CBM
Inauguration of Data Processing Unit- gift of ALM and TLM; New Operation Theatre- funded by ICCO Netherlands. Karigiri Video Unit dedicated, courtesy GOI, USAID.
Epidemiology Block Extension funded by Baptist Union of Sweden.
Ofloxacin Multicentric Field Trial -WHO sponsored
Local Area Computer Network -LAN launched. New Eye OPD dedicated-funded by CBM.
Recognition for Ph. D. For DPOE Course by RCI and by CMAI to start DMIIT one year Course.
Integration of Leprosy control with general Public Health Services by Tamil Nadu Government. Leprosy control project area Gudiyatham Taulk handed over. Best Institution Award given by Tamil Nadu Government for Services rendered for the Rehabilitation of Disabled 1996-97. SHARP (Society for Help and Rehabilitation of Persons Affected by Leprosy and other Disabilities) started.
Epidemiology becomes Community Health Department. Ear, Nose, Throat Surgery Unit started. NATIONAL Award 1997 – 98 from the Prime Minister for ‘The Best Institution serving the cause of Rehabilitation of the Disabled’
General Anaesthesia Services and General Surgery Unit, Molecular Biology Laboratory Project launched
Trauma General Orthopaedic Units inaugurated with Casualty Services. Formation of SHGs for Rehabilitation of Leprosy affected and other disabled
Vision Statement re-drafted. Department of Information and Communication formed. Karigiri School of Nursing with Diploma in Nursing Course started. DNB Course in Dermatology started.
Karigiri website launched @ www.karigiri.org ; DNB course in Orthopaedics started.
Community Geriatric Health Care Course started; Obstetrics and Gynaecology Unit with Labour Room opened; Paediatric Unit started; Recognized as Family Planning Centre and as Nodal Treatment Centre for RNTCP; Mid Term Evaluation for implementation of Karigiri Consultation Committee’s recommendations; Strategic Planning Workshop on Karigiri’s future conducted.
New Rubber Mill fully renovated with new equipment; Orthotic Workshop – extended with new equipment; PG Diploma in Podiatry Care for Physiotherapy graduates; Golden Jubilee Scientific Workshop conducted; Turning of the sod and laying Foundation stone for the new Dr. Paul Brand Integrated Health Centre at Katpadi
Inauguration of the Paul Brand Integrated Health Centre; Dental unit started
Recognized as Blood Storage Centre by the Tamil Nadu Government
MCR unit renamed – Mammen Mapillai MCR Unit; Golden Jubilee of the Rehabilitation unit – Block Printing facility inaugurated
CMAI recognition to start Diploma in Radiographer’s Techniques; Recognized as a “Centre of Excellence for Foot Care” by the World Diabetes Foundation; Recognized as “Sentinel Surveillance Centre for Drug Resistance” in Leprosy by WHO
Rebalancing of OP Services; Courses for DLOs and SLOs under NLEP
Dedication of new staff bus, Lazarus ward, Interns hostel, Extension of Gudiyatham hospital, Inauguration of the AHBAAS project.
Inauguration of College of Health Sciences at PBIHC; SBI ATM in the campus
Inauguration of new renovated building for College of Health Sciences.
Donation of Ambulance by State Bank of India, Vellore.
Extension of operation theatre. Strategic planning for 2015-2019 meeting held.
Extension of new OP building inaugurated.