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About us KG Hospital
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KG Hospital,a quaternary care,multispecialty hospital, has been at the cutting edge of medicine while staying true to its charitable mission and providing advanced yet affordable healthcare since 1974.  

KG Hospital, run by K.Govindaswamy Naidu Medical Trust, was founded in 1974 by 'Dharmaveera' K.Govindaswamy Naidu, a leading industrialist and philanthropist from Annur village in Coimbatore district. 

Dr G.Bakthavathsalam (MS, FICS, FCCP, FAMS), the Managing Trustee and Chairman of KG Hospital, has grown the hospital organically from a 10-bed hospital in 1974 to the state-of-the-art healthcare provider it is today.  For his service to society, Dr Bakthavathsalam (fondly known as Dr GB) has received numerous coveted awards including Padma Shri Award from the President of India and Dr B.C.Roy Award from the Prime Minister of India.

KG Hospital has pushed the boundaries of medicine since its inception. Some milestones are:
  • First hospital in Asia to install 128 slice CT Scanner. More than 2,00,000 people have been scanned so far
  • For the first time in India, Awake Open Heart Surgery was performed
  • Performed a rare heart surgery first time in medical history on a girl with 5 heart defects
  • For the first time in India, a 2 day old baby was dialyses
  • First cadaver transplantation performed outside Chennai
  • Third time kidney transplantation was done on a soldier
  • World's first 4D ultrasound system with wireless transducers was installed at KGH
  • First hospital to introduce state of the art ambulance - responder 2000 - and emergency services in Coimbatore
  • First and the only hospital to currently perform Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgeries in Coimbatore. More than 200 surgeries have been performed with a 100% success rate (data: 2021)

Quality is the lifeline of the hospital - KGH is currently a NABH and NABL accredited hospital. KGH is the first hospital in this part of the country to receive the "Five Star Award" from the Quality Circle Forum of India (QCFI) for practising the "5S" concept. The hospital is also the first hospital in Coimbatore to win the prestigious Platinum DL Shah Award from the Quality Council of India. 

KG Hospital is also a Postgraduate Medical Institute and has trained over 300 doctors so far. The hospital has been recognised with the “Excellence in Teaching DNB Programs” Award from the Vice President of India & National Board. KG Hospital is also ably supported by KG College of Nursing, KG College of Physiotherapy, KG College of Allied Health Sciences and KG School of Nursing.

Over the year, KG Hospital has stayed to its charitable mission - some of the contributions to society are:

KG Heart Initiatives

KG Hospital has been a first responder during many National & State disasters

  • Coimbatore Bomb Blasts(1998): Only hospital in Coimbatore to bravely receive and save 250 bomb blast victims when all hospitals were closed
  • Kargil War (1999): Donated Blood and blood components and philanthropic financial support towards Kargil War Relief fund
  • Gujarat Earth Quake (2001): One of the first hospitals to rush to affected areas with blood components and medicines
  • Thane Cyclone (2011): Financial support to Hon'ble CM of Tamil Nadu's cyclone relief fund
  • Kumbakonam school fire tragedy (2004) - More than 300 units of blood plasma and drugs worth more than Rs 10 lakhs distributed
  • Tsunami (2005): As one of the first responders, our ambulances carrying drugs, doctors and medical staff were rushed to the site and our staff worked in the Tsunami affected areas for more than 2 weeks
  • Kerala Floods (2018): One of the first responder to screen ~10,000 people, distribute medicines and essentials 
  • Gaja Cyclone Relief (2018): Distributed medicines and conducted medical camp in the affected areas for 10 days.
  • Covid-19 Pandemic (2020/21): Set up 150 bed KG Specialty Hospital (Saravanampatti) dedicated to treating Covid-19 patients. More than 3000 patients treated so far.

Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam with the children who underwent free heart surgery

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Children who underwent free heart surgery


Children who underwent free heart surgery


Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam with the patients who underwent free Eye surgery


Kargil War relief fund


Donated for the rehabilitation of “Thane Cyclone” Victims of 2011


Tsunami Relief Fund


Inauguration of World's first 4-D Ultra Sound Scanner


Award for "Excellence in Teaching”


Thalassemia patients receiving free blood


250 bomb blast victims were treated when other hospitals were closed


KG Foundation's Dynamic Indian of the Decade Award