About T.T.K Hospital
What started off as a day care centre in 1980 , is now a 70 bedded, fully equipped hospital. The multidisciplinary staff include the team comprising of doctors, nurses , ward staff , qualified counsellors, competent administrative staff, who as a team enrich the treatment programme. The facility being easily accessible is carefully planned to suit the treatment needs and facilities.
Dr.Shanthi Ranganathan started TTK Hospital in 1980 when the concept of addiction as a treatable disease was relatively unknown in India.
Ms.Maya has been involved in the functioning of the hospital from the Nascent stage and coordinated the After Care Centre. She currently heads the TTK Hospital.
Currently leads the therapy team and overall administration at TTK Hospital and works towards constantly evolving the treatment modalities and new initiatives.
DR Shiva, Senior Medical Officer. Working in TTK since June 2006. He is into Family Practice since 1978.
Ms Jacqueline is specialized in prevention of substance abuse at workplace.
Ms. Sheeba has 23 years of experience at TTK working with individuals, expertise in school awareness programs. Currently she mentors students undergoing internship at TTK hospital.
Metilda currently works with domestic workers, school children and as a de-addiction counselor, facilitating training and therapy sessions.
Mr. Murali has 10 years of experience as a counsellor working with patients and affected family members in the field of addiction. He has worked extensively in conducting rural camps in and around Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry. He has also extensively worked in projects related to drug demand reduction in communitie, school and colleges.
Mahalakshmi, has Master's in Philosophy in Psychology. She has been working with TTK Hospital since 2021. She counsels patients and their families, conducts re-educative sessions and Group Therapy. She has a vast experience as an intake counsellor too. She also conducts training program and awareness program at TTK Hospital.
Ms. Mary Helen has seven and a half years of experience in the field of Mental Health and addiction. She is experienced in facilitating awareness programs across various sectors.
Ms. Valli has a Masters in Psychology. She has 7 years of experience in working with individuals with various issues, psychometric assessments, patients and their family members. She has worked in conducting awareness camps and programs on addiction in communities and schools.
Ms. Poonkodi has a post graduate degree in Social Work with Medical and Psychiatry as Specialization. She has a year of experience in teaching and her area of interest includes Mental health and De-addiction.
Mr. Mukesh has 7 years of experience in the field of addiction. Also has an experience in working with juvenile's addiction. He has undergone Universal training curriculum and CHILD (DRUG ABUSE) curriculum.
Mr. Avinash has completed his Master of Social Work in medical and psychiatry and has a keen interest in Addictions and Mental health. He is currently employed as a de-addiction counsellor at TTK Hospital.
Dr R. Jayachandiran is a Certified Diabetologist & confident Physician with an experience of 10 yrs in Medical practice and in Critical care units in Govt and Pvt hospitals.
Dr. Janani has completed Psychiatric Medicine from CMC, Vellore and has been into practice since 2010.
Ms. P. P. Shantha kumari has done her Master's degree in psychology. She has eight plus years of experience in providing psychological counseling and training to various age groups. She is also a life skill trainer experienced in dealing with adolescents in various issues like academic problems, behavioral and emotional setbacks.
Shalini John, has Masters in Philosophy in Clinical Social work, with 8 years of experience providing individuals, family, and addiction counselling.
Solomon has 10 years of experience in the field of community development and managing projects, currently working as a project coordinator at TTK hospital.
What Our Staffs Say
It is a almost a year since i joined TTK for treatment (6/9/2018) and came out as new man. The treatment counseling and lecture classes were excellent and helped me a lot to come out from my alcoholic addiction. My counselor showed a great gesture towards me and my wife. I am leading a Happy
TTK gives a beautiful platform to explore and express one’s professional expertise. This spirit comes from Dr.Shanthi Ranganathan who is a wonderful human being! I feel blessed, indeed to be part of TTK for 16 years now.
When patients get motivated to give up alcohol or drugs and make changes in life, the family members become functional, this in turn contributes to the society’s betterment at large. Being a wholistic approach, all of us take pride and a great sense of achievement in bringing about changes in individuals.
I started going to AA meetings, took a sponsor, and worked the 12 steps of our AA programme. Though I shifted base to Mumbai in 2002- almost every year I used to visit TTK and meet all those who helped me in this journey. Though through AA you maintain sobriety, one cannot forget the base.
Today after 30 years of close association with TTK as a Life time volunteer, due to Shanthi Ranganathan’s tireless efforts in using and channelizing all my potential for good writing. I could help TTK to create a wide repertoire of publications consisting of Professional manuals, books and booklets.