Message From MD

On behalf of the board of directors, doctors, and staff of Dhanalakshmi Hospital, I have great pleasure to welcome you to our website.

It was the dream of our beloved father, the late Sri C.M. Ramunni , founder of Dhanalakshmi Group of companies. He was a highly respected pioneering handloom textile industrialist and philanthropist of Cannanore who realized the importance of modern healthcare in the backward region of North Malabar. When two of his sons qualified as doctors this dream even became bigger. A large plot of land was procured in the heart of Cannanore town where the hospital was intended to be built. However his dreams bore fruit only after his demise when his sons took up the mission, got the hospital constructed and dedicated it in his memory. The first phase of the hospital building was completed in mid 1998 and handed over to the newly formed company, Dhanalakshmi Hospitals Pvt. Ltd. The official inauguration of the hospital was on 30th October 1998. To start with we had only 50 beds which soon was increased to 100 beds and planned to have 350 bed capacities within three years.

Dhanalakshmi Hospital now has outpatient and inpatient facilities to cater to all economic sections of patients. We have fully automated modern clinical laboratories, Imaging services with state of the art equipments, Well equipped Coronary Care unit, medical pediatric and surgical ICU's , Emergency Medicine Services, Modern and well equipped Operation theaters and labor rooms besides a level 3 NICU and step-down ICU with highly trained staff and a modern Renal dialysis unit. The hospital has its own Blood storage facilities and has separate inpatient and outpatient pharmacies with 24 hours service. The emergency department runs round the clock and is supported with reliable ambulance services.

Besides the existing general specialties, several more specialties and super specialties were added as more and more highly qualified specialist doctors joined our panel of doctors. Within a short period the hospital has started to make a name for itself. The management soon realized the importance of 'quality health care' and started the process of getting the hospital National Accreditation. In March 2014 after a sincere work and effort, Dhanalakshmi Hospital secured the prestigious NABH Accreditation, and became the 12th hospital in Kerala and the only one in North Malabar to be nationally accredited. With NABH Accreditation Dhanalakshmi Hospiital ensures our patients quality health care with priority to patient safety at all times. Established treatment protocols and policies form the basis of the service provided by our panel of highly competent and qualified doctors, nursing and paramedical staff. NABH Accreditation also empowers our patients and continuous quality improvement is ensured.

Affiliated to Dhanalakshmi Hospital are our two Nursing Institutions, Dhanalakshmi College of Nursing affiliated to the Karala Health University and Dhanalakshmi School of Nursing, affiliated to Kerala Nursing council. Both courses have the recognition of the Kerala Nursing Council and the Indian Nursing Council. Dhanalakshmi College of Nursing conducts two degree courses : the 4 year B.Sc. Nursing and the condensed 2 year Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing course (for GNM candidates) and the School of Nursing conducts the 3 Year GNM Diploma course. Hundreds of Nurses have qualified from our two institutions so far. The Nursing Institutions have always maintained excellent examination results which itself speaks highly of the excellent teaching and training being imparted by experienced and well qualified teaching faculty.

The hospital with its modern building and excellent infrastructure is situated in the heart of the city, yet it is easily accessible. The premises are abundant in greenery and a lot of importance is given to the protection of the environment. We strive to make our patients stay in the hospital a pleasant and comfortable one and have given utmost importance in providing quality healthcare.

I wish all our patients visiting us 'Good Health'!

Dr C M Dhananjayan MD
Sr Ophthalmologist & Managing Director

Management of
Dhanalakshmi hospitals pvt ltd.


Sri. C.M.Valsaraj

Managing Director

Dr. C.M.Dhananjayan

Medical Director

Dr. C.M.Ramesh


Smt. Preetha Shyam