A brief History of KKOH
On the 3rd July of 1987, a small orthopaedic clinic was inaugurated in the heart of Nagercoil town. It was a small step towards a big purpose. Today, it has become one of the premier orthopaedic care centers in the south, and stands tall as a testimony to the ambition of our visionary founder, who dream ahead of time.
Orthopaedic ailments, somehow, were kept untreated or treated as misfortune at a time, where the superior medical practices were in accessible. But for us, that was no dead end. We brought world class orthopaedic practices to KKOH. We have successfully done total hip-replacement-surgery as early as in 1996. We have volunteered into the accident rescue service in the next year. We needed no time to integrate a new neurosurgery department with the hospital to meet the challenges in accident-related spinal and head injuries.
In the dawn of the new millennium, in 2001, the inevitable SSKP charitable trust was founded to expand our reach to the poorest and downtrodden. In each step forward, we were ahead of time.
The hospital is situated in the quiet environs of suburban Nagercoil. Trivandrum International airport is just 70 kms away from the hospital. Railway station and National bus terminal are well connected to the hospital by road. KKOH is known as the best-of-the-south medical center for accident related trauma care, chronic deformities, degenerative diseases and hip-knee-elbow arthritis. Thousands of patients from different parts of the India and from outside the country reach KKOH to receive superior medical care in orthopaedics. With the best-of-India medical team, availability of advanced orthopaedic treatments are privilege to our patients.
|1987||Orthopaedic clinic at 66, Court Road, Nagercoil|
|1988||In-patient facility started at 2, Lee Street, Nagercoil|
|1991||Foundation stone laid for new building at Over Bridge, Parvathipuram|
|1993||New Hospital inaugurated by Dr. Muthukaruppa Pillai.|
|1996||Uncemented total hip replacement done for the first time in Kanyakumari District.|
|1997||Accident Rescue Service, the first of its kind in the state launched.|
|1998||Neuro surgery department started, The first in the District.|
|2001||SSKP charitable trust started.|
|2002||The first EARC of KK District started at Thottiyode.|
|2003||Accredited with National Board for training in Orthopaedics – the hospital becomes an Institute.|
|2004||The intensive care unit modern facilities opened.|
|2007||Modern operation theater complex commissioned.|
|2014||Upgraded to 100 Bedded Orthopaedic Care Center|