The Centre was established in 2014 as a tribute to one of the founders of TCT, Mr. N.R. Swamy in his centenary year. It operates out of a separate facility at the Thirumalai Mission Hospital. It draws on the support of all the hospital services for its functioning.
Banking on its experience in conducting annual deaddiction camps in the villages for 23 years, TCT ventured out to start its own deaddiction programme. A senior medical officer and well trained and experienced counsellors conduct 15-day residential treatment for those addicted to alcohol. The treatment is comprehensive addressing the different aspects of addiction. It is compulsory for the spouses to attend sessions organized on a daily basis during the treatment.There is a follow-up programme in place for a period of two years to track the well-being of the treated patients.
The Centre also offers counselling and treatment to quit tobacco and digital addiction. It is offering education and awareness programmes to industries, educational institutions and other establishments.
It is also catering to the behavioural issues of adolescents and has tie-up programmes with a select number of schools in the area for regular on-site education and counselling programmes.
The Centre counts on the training and handholding support of TTK hospital, Chennai for addiction and adolescent issues.
It is also taking on moderate cases for counselling and psychotherapy among the patients of the hospital who are identified with some psychiatric conditions. It partners with the Schizophrenia Research Foundation, Chennai for this activity.
This is a separate research unit to conduct community health studies and undertake epidemiological research, registered with the Drugs Control Authority of India since 2015. It functions under the supervision of an Institutional Ethics Board.
It has completed a few studies in osteoporosis, cancer screening in women, oral cancer screening and diabetes. A study on Screening and Assessment of Hearing impairment among young children is in progress.
These services were set up in 2020, in response to the pandemic. They are offered to nearby urban clusters, towns and villages and the community is founding these services very useful.
Telemedicine service with medical consultants is provided. Telemedicine in particular was found to be useful for elderly and vulnerable patients who were unable to visit the hospital during the pandemic. This service is beneficial to our rural patients enrolled in our care programmes for diabetes and hypertension.
Laboratory, Nursing and Physiotherapy services and Pharmacy supplies are also offered to people in the comfort of their homes based on request.