Affiliated to the Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University

Obstetrics & Gynaecology


The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology was started in the year 1986,  in the original Velayudhan Pillai Memorial hospital by our Director,  Dr. Rema V. Nair, who subsequently became the Chairperson of Family Planning Association of India, Kanyakumari District, in 1990.

When SMIMS was started, this became a full-fledged OBG department in 2005, with 10 Faculty, 6 Labour Room suits, well equipped Nursery, Pre-Eclampsia Room, Septic Labour Room and 3 Operation Theatres exclusively for Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 


All days, including holidays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
60 General Ward beds (30 for Obstetrics and 30 for Gynaecology)
20 Special Ward Beds
Critical care Units
Pre-Eclampsia Room with 3 beds
OBG-ICU with 6 Beds
Pregnant woman having fetal monitoring by doctor

Head of Department

Dr. Seetha Panicker. P. M


The department handles many complicated referrals in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.  Availability of 24 hours expertise for uterine artery remobilization makes a difference in the management of acute post partumhemorrhage.

Special clinics
  • For bad obstetric history, repeated abortions, genetic problems and other complications
  • Family planning clinic on all days to give advice on temporary and permanent methods of contraception
  • A state-of-the-art labour roomsare manned by an experienced team of doctors, nurses and paramedics, supported by a team of anaesthetists and Neonatologist who provide 24*7 in-house services. 
  • Our excellent Blood Bank plays a very crucial role in obstetrics emergencies.

The following schemes have greatly facilitated the care of Obstetric patients in SMIMS:

Dr. Muthulakshmi Maternity Benefit Scheme

Health and Family welfare Department has enhanced the financial assistance to poor pregnant mothers from Rs. 12000 to Rs.18000.This scheme is strengthened with Nutrition kit with a view to reduce MMR and IMR. This scheme aims to provide optimal nutrition for pregnant and lactating women and compensates the wage loss during pregnancy.

Ours is the only Private Hospital in the District with this Benefit.

Sree Mookambika Vanashakthi Scheme

Scheme introduced by SMIMS Management for Tribal people where Normal Deliveries, LSCS and Family Planning are done free of cost with free pickup and drop.

Sree Mookambika Fertility Centre


This centre was instituted in 2019 to alleviate the childless needs of many couples and to instill happiness and facilities for fertility enhancing surgeries with laparoscopy, hysteroscopy aided procedures as well. It is equipped with facilities like IUI, ICSI, IVF, ET, CET, TESA.

The following specialised minimally invasive procedures are performed at very low cost in the Gynaecology department.

  • Gynaec Endoscopy
  • Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
  • Laparoscopic Re-canalisation
  • Laparoscopic Myomectomy
  • Laparoscopy for Endometriosis
  • Laparoscopic Sacrocolpopexy
  • Laparoscopic Uterocolpopexy
  • Laparoscopic Neo-vagina Creation
Uro Gynaecology
  • This unit serves to obliviate the stigma attached to women with urinary incontinence and state-of-the-art surgeries like tension free vaginal tapes and colposuspension procedures.
  • TVT – O Sling Surgery for stress urinary incontinence
  • Sacro-Spinous Ligament fixation for vault prolapse
  • Utero/Colpo Sacro pexy
Gynaec Oncology
  • Wertheim’s Surgery for cancer cervix
  • Staging Laparotomy for ovarian masses
Adolescent Health
  • Adolescent health care is given along with Department of Pediatrics to spread awareness on sex education, contraception, menstrual hygiene and menstrual disturbances and correction of Anaemia.
Family Welfare
  • The programme includes counseling, Sterilization – Open as well as Laparoscopy, IUCD, proximal tubal cannulation
  • Screening and Treatment
  • Oncology screening for cervical cancer like Pap smear & Colposcopy along with detection & treatment of Endometrial, Ovarian, Vulval cancers is routinely. Complete oncology services are offered by a team of gynaecologists, surgical oncologists and medical oncologists.
OP Specialty Clinics
Sl. NoName of the ClinicDays on which heldTimings


Infertility Clinic


8 AM to 1.30 PM


Endocrinology & Leucorrhoea Clinic


8 AM to 1.30 PM


Cancer Clinic


2 PM to 4 PM


High Risk Antenatal Clinic


2 PM to 4 PM


Menopause Clinic


2 PM to  4 PM


Uro-Gynaecology Clinic


8 AM to 1.30 PM


Postnatal Clinic


2 PM to  4 PM


Under Graduate

Bedside  clinics, theory classes, small group teaching, symposia, integrated teaching CME programmes, ICMR Research projects etc.

Post Graduate

Bedside  clinics, theory classes, symposia, journal clubs, CME programmes and E-Journal publication, Dissertation and participation and publication in journals and conferences, clinical meetings, mortality review meetings and several other guest lectures.

UG Theory Schedule


3rd semester

4th/5th Semester

6th Semester

7th Semester

8th Semester

9th Semester











2-3 PM

2-3 PM

Tutorials 2-4pm

9.30-10.30 AM
Tutorials 2-4pm





2-3 PM

9.30-10.30 AM

9.30-10.30 AM



8.30-9.30 AM

8.30-9.30 AM

8.30-9.30 AM

8.30-10.30 AM

8.30-9.30 AM








UG Clinical Posting

Mondays to Saturdays: 10.30 AM – 12.30 PM

Post Graduate

Posting Time: 12.30 PM – 1.30 PM



Case Presentation

Surgery Discussion

Journal Club

Case Presentation

Case Presentation

Every Thursday: Journal Club

First and third Wednesday: CPC

Conferences & CMEs

November 2017


November 2018


September 2018



Sl.NoAuthor NamesTopicName of JournalYear of PublicationMonthVolume (issue)Page Number
1Dr. Rema V. Nair
Dr. Bhavana S.
XY Female with Complete Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome with Bilateral Inguinal HerniaThe Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Of India2012

2Dr. Rema V. Nair
Dr. Velayudhan Nair
Dr. Mookambika R. V.
Dr. K. G. Mohandas Rao
Dr. Somayaji S. N.
A case of single ventricular heart, pulmonary Atresia,patent ductus arteriosus , major aortopulmonary collateral arteriesAsian Journal Of Medical Sciences.14-2-2015Jul-Aug6(4)96-98
3Dr. Rema V. Nair Dr.Velayudhan Nair
Dr. Mookambika R. V.
Dr. Vinu Gopinath
Dr. Mohandas Rao K. G.
A Rare Case of Non-immune Hydrops FetalisIndian Journal Of Neonatal Medicine and Research2015July4(3)25-27
4 Dr. Rema V.Nair Dr. Saraswathi S. Dr.Anuradha Prasannan
Dr. Saranya Andal
Dr. Prashant V. Solanke
Socio ecnomic determinants of Pap Smear among Women in SMIMSInternational Journal Of Contemporary Medicine2015July-December3(2)100-104
5Dr. Rema V Nair, Dr. Velayudhan Nair
Dr. Mookambika R. V.
Dr. K. G. Mohandas Rao
A Rare Case Of Omphalocele(Exomphalos) Of Intestine and Liver.Scholars Journal Of Medical Case Reports2015July3(7)644-645
6Dr. Rema V. Nair
Dr. Swetha
Dr. Manju A.
Dr. Mohandas Rao K. G.
A rare case of huge unilocular autoamputated extra-ovarian dermoid cystInternational Journal of Medical Research and Review2015August3(7)761-767
7Dr. Rema V. Nair
Dr. Swetha
Dr. Anitha
Dr. Mohandas Rao K. G.
Rare Case of Asymptomatic Large Intramural Uterine Leiomyoma
(Fibroid) in a Patient on Anticoagulants after Double Valve
International journal of contemporary medical research2015August2(3)550-552
8Dr. Rema V. Nair
Dr. Saraswathi
Dr. Anitha
Dr. Mohandas Rao K. G.
Prenatally diagnosed type II Arnold Chiari Malformations-a rare
congenital anomaly with some unusual associated defects
International Journal of Medical Research and Review2015August3(7)767-772