Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences
|Director||Dr.Thanjavur S. Ravikumar, M.S.,FACS, FRCS(C), FRCS(Ed)|
|Location||Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India|
Alleviating human suffering has been a part of dedicated services of Tirupati Tirumala Devasthanams to the mankind. To provide the most advanced medical technology to the needy, the T.T.D. has launched a monument, a blessing from the Lord by opening Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, a sophisticated super specialty hospital at Tirupati.
SVIMS was conceived in the year 1986 on the lines of AIIMS, New Delhi and the foundation stone was laid on 18.4.86 by Late Sri.N.T.Rama Rao, the Hon'ble Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh in the world famous pilgrim town Tirupati. It was established with a view to providing Super Specialty facilities with nominal cost to the poor.
The hospital started functioning from 26.2.93. by an Act of A.P. State Legislature. This Institute became a University in 1995 within a short time of establishment. The Present Director is Dr. Dr.Thanjavur S. Ravikumar, M.S.,FACS, FRCS(C), FRCS(Ed).
The healing touch of SVIMS has covered most of Andhra Pradesh and the neighbouring states. The major objectives of SVIMS includes service, training and education in advanced medical sciences and technology. Latest technology in diagnostic wing and total computer automation of patient care has been implemented in this institution for the first time in our Country. The computer centre is equipped with medical literature analysis and retrieval system on line (MEDLINE) to get the information available from standard medical journals in the entire world. SVIMS also introduced "MEDLARS" awareness programme, which is a boon for all the students and medical personnel. Both inpatients & outpatients have increased by 75% to 100% in recent years.