SRM Medical College Hospital and Research Centre (SRM MCH&RC), Kattankulathur has set up a COVID Care Centre with 200 bed capacity in the campus. Out of this 200 bed facility, 100 beds will be for allopathic treatment. The 200 bed facility was inaugurated by Pro-Vice Chancellor, Medical & Health Sciences, SRM MCH&RC Prof. Lt. Col. Dr. A. Ravikumar, Also present were SRM Institute of Science and Technology's Registrar (Interim) Dr. S. Ponnusamy, Medical (Dean) Dr. A. Sundaram and Dental (Dean) Dr. Vivek among others.
As per the Govt. guidelines and AIIMS, Delhi guidelines, only patients with moderately severe disease are admitted to the hospital. However, a large number of COVID patients are having mild symptoms or remain asymptomatic. They need assisted care for up to a week under supervised Medical and Nursing professionals. SRM MCH&RC receives 150 to 170 patients daily in the Fever Clinic. Out of this, about 30 get admitted to the hospital. Of the remaining patients with mild symptoms some held rest and special care due to the extreme malaise isolated with the disease.