When one looks into the history of the city of Tiruchirappalli, the name of the founder Dr. G.Viswanathan of Srirangam is engraved as the pioneer who brought modern medicine to the doorsteps of common man. The Patients did not consider him merely as a doctor who attends to their sickness. To them he was also a trusted friend & councilor.
As far as the poor is concerned he not only gave free treatment but also rendered financial help for the needy. He truly reflected Long Fellow's description in character, in manner, in style and in all things. Due to his untiring service he became a legend in the Medical History. The torch lighted by the founder is still carried on by the hospital.