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HIV Clinic & Hospital
YRGCARE started its medical unit in January 1994 as an outpatient facility to provide medical and psychosocial care to persons living with HIV infection.

In 1995, an inpatient facility was added. This facility is the first of its kind in Southern India.  Currently, over 17,000 persons with HIV infection are followed by YRGCARE for clinical and psychosocial care.
Clinical facilities available at YRGCARE
  • Out-patient clinics: Monday - Saturday: 8.00 am to 4.00 pm
  • 24-hr inpatient facility with 18 beds
  • Surgical Suite with ventilator facilities and dialysis machine
  • Nutritional counselling facilities
  • Laboratory facilities for the following:
    - HIV diagnosis
    - Diagnosis of opportunistic infections, sexually transmitted infections, HBV, HCV
    - CD4 cell count and Plasma viral load assays
  • In house subsidised Drug Centre with adherence to counselling
The YRGCARE Medical Centre within the VHS Hospital campus in Taramani, Chennai. The VHS is a 500-bed hospital with all medical and surgical specialities, as well as round-the-clock access to the blood bank and the X-ray department. Facilities are also available for people with HIV infection to undergo tests like ultrasonograms, surgical procedures and deliver children (labour facilities). YRGCARE works with Sankara Nethralaya to care for patients with ophthalmic complaints and with Ragas Dental College for oral health and dental disorders. It also offers several support programmes for persons with HIV.


9 physicians trained in HIV medicine

a consortium of consultants from all medical specialties

22 nurses

8 counsellors

1 nutritionist

5 pharmacists

Team of microbiologists, biochemists and laboratory technicians

3 patient facilitators
For more information on medical services, please contact Dr.N.Kumarasamy, Chief Medical Officer- YRGCARE at kumarasamy@yrgcare.org
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