G. Kuppuswamy Naidu Memorial Hospital (GKNMH) was established in 1952 at Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu as a 50 bed maternity and children hospital by the G. Kuppuswamy Naidu Charity Trust for Education and Medical Relief. Today over six decades later, the hospital has grown into a super-specialty tertiary care centre with over 500 beds, well known in the community for its services. GKNMH is a member of the IAPC, National Cancer grid and INDOX.


The Valvadi Narayanaswamy Cancer Centre (VNCC) was established at GKNMH in 1958. VNCC has specialised departments such as radiation oncology, medical oncology, surgical oncology, haemato oncology, community oncology, palliative care, cancer genetics clinic and psycho oncology thus offering comprehensive cancer care. VNCC is also part of the National Cancer Grid and the Indian Oxford Cancer Network (INDOX). The Centre is recognized by the Dip. National Board for Radiation Oncology and it's M.Sc Medical Physics program is affiliated to the Bharathiar University. The Clinical Trials unit of VNCC takes part in various trials emphasizing our commitment to research leading to improved patient care.


The Raksha Hospice was inaugurated on the 13 June 2001 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Institution and it's services to the community. Since then we have been providing high quality Palliative care to patients in Coimbatore and surrounding areas. Our Hospice serves as a referral centre to other Hospitals and conducts regular training programmes in Palliative Care. We offer in­patient, out­patient, day and home care services to our patients. Our multidisciplinary team includes Physicians, Pain consultants, nurses, nurse assistants, physiotherapists, counsellors, volunteers and alternate therapists. Our services are underpinned by a respect for human dignity and care for the physical, psychological, spiritual and emotional needs of the total person, whatever their age, life style, culture and spiritual belief.