Our hospital history should start by introducing you to our founder, a great visionary Dr.P.Vadamalayan.
About our Visionary
Dr.P. Vadamalayan, our founder and a great visionary devoted his life to public service and to the health care service for the people down south Tamil Nadu. He started his self-less and tireless medical service in the early 1930. He practiced "Evidence based medicine" to provide ethical, timely and effective treatment for the ailing people from all over south Tamilnadu.A 10 bedded clinic at the palace road, Madurai with modern equipments (like 300 MA X-Ray Machine, an unknown entity at that time) was a boon to the people in and around Madurai at that period.
Dr.Vadamalayan was doyen among medical professionals of yester years. His meritorious service in health care was acknowledged aptly by
"Rao Bahadur Award".
He was an honorary surgeon till retirement at the Government Erskine hospital - and consultant visiting surgeon till his life time.
Besides health care sector, he had a very keen interest in uplifting the academic arena of Madurai, to bring in quality education, to reach the unreached, and the following are the few of his contributions in academics:
When Madurai Kamaraj University was started as Madurai University, Dr.P.Vadamalayan was the first syndicate member for life time, nominated by the then Chief minister Thiru.C.N.Annadurai. He was instrumental in bringing Madurai Medical College. He was the founder president of SVN college, and Jeyaraj Nadar School. He was in the administrative board of the The American College and helped to bring in various departments.
His philosophy of social responsibility received its most enduring expression when he founded and presided the Cheshire home-a Home for aged in Madurai from 1968-1972. He was the president of the Red Cross Society for lifetime in Madurai. He was always keenly aware of the need to help others, and during his lifetime, he helped many quietly and without fanfare.
During one of his felicitations, he donated his prize money for the best outgoing students in the field of pathology and anatomy. As an honor the award is named after him.
In remembrance of his tireless service in Rajaji Hospital, his photograph is still maintained at the entrance of the main operation theatre.
We, at Vadamalayan Hospital imbibe his values and principles and strive hard to provide compassionate, patient-centered health care service.