PICU ward inauguration at Chengalpattu Government Hospital funded by Renault Nissan partnered with Sevalaya

As part of its CSR programme, Renault Nissan Automotive Private Limited funded Rs 1 crore for the renovation of the Paediatric Intensive care unit at Chengalpattu Government Hospital.


Sevalaya is the implementation partner coordinating the renovation of the PICU ward, purchasing and installation of equipment for the PICU ward and ensuring the completion of project on time.


The unit was inaugurated on 6th March 2023 in the presence of K Selvam, Member of Parliament, Kanchipuram, Varalakshmi Madhusudanan, Member of Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly, and Rahul Nath, District Collector, Chengalpattu.


The event was graced by the Honourable Health and Welfare Minister of Tamil Nadu, MA Subramanium, and Honourable Minister, T M Anbarasan, Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, and Tamil Nadu Urban Habitation Development Board.


Prof Dr K Narayasamy Dean of Chengalpattu Medical college,  Prof Dr S A Ravi Kumar, HOD  of Paediatrics, Chengalpattu Medical College, Keerthi Prakash, MD, Renault Nissan Automotive Private Limited and Sevalaya Muralidharan, Founder and Managing Trustee of Sevalaya are the Chief Guests of the inauguration programme.


The main objective of the project is to enhance the quality of pediatric care at Chengalpattu Medical College Hospital and support the institution in adhering to the guidelines of NABH & ISCCM while managing critically ill children. The project aims to reduce infant and under-five mortality rates in the districts the facility serves, in line with WHO norms.


The Pediatric Department at Chengalpattu Government Hospital faced inadequate infrastructure to handle the increasing number of patients. It has 2 units with 40 beds per unit and a PICU with 10 beds, catering to critically ill children from various districts. The department has to manage children in various units such as PREM Unit, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Fever Intensive & Step Down wards, DEIC, and adolescent clinic. During epidemics, children are referred for fluid management and platelet monitoring.


The hospital currently has only 10 ventilators, with an average of 50 children per month requiring support. The hospital provides care for seriously ill children who have been referred from both government and private hospitals in Chengalpattu, Kanchipuram, Villupuram, and Thiruvannamalai districts.

The PICU has now been renovated and upgraded with funding from RNAIPL.