CMRL associates with SIMS Hospital to launch AI-Integrated Pharmacies at 40 Metro Stations


Chennai, Feb 27th, 2024: Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) associates with SIMS Hospital to launch SIMS Pharmacy outlets in 40 metro stations across Chennai, which is a crucial step in ensuring the health of commuters on the metro. As part of this initiative, the first SIMS pharmacy was launched at Vadapalani Metro Station in Chennai. Dr. Ravi Pachamuthu, Chairman, SRM Group, Dr.Raju Sivasamy, Vice-President, SIMS Hospital, Shri. T. Archunan, IRSE – Director (Projects) – CMRL and Shri. Rajesh Chaturvedi, IRSEE – Director (Systems & Operation) graced the occasion.
One of the key highlights of SIMS Pharmacy is the introduction of AI-integrated pharmacies for home delivery with optimized inventory management, personalized customer experiences, enhanced customer service, and automated prescription processing.
“Hello Doctor” Home care services. Users will now have the opportunity to effortlessly schedule appointments with renowned medical professionals for home care services. Adding to the convenience, SIMS Hospital management is thrilled to introduce its “Doctor on Wheels” initiative. Through this, doctors will be able to reach patients in need, ensuring quality healthcare is more accessible than ever before. Recognizing the importance of regular health check-ups, SIMS Pharmacy will provide Free vital Assessment Test conducted by highly trained nursing staff.
Ensuring personalized and efficient service, SIMS introduces a priority-based appointment booking system. For the convenience of metro rail passengers, has established an exclusive Care Coordinator program. SIMS Hospital is proud to offer Tele consultation services at Chennai’s metro stations. With as many as 40 metros equipped with this feature, commuters can easily access medical advice on the go, ensuring their well-being remains a top priority.
Commenting on the occasion Dr. Ravi Pachamuthu, Chairman, SRM Group stated ” Chennai Metro commuters will now have easier and more streamlined access to their medications. Imagine rushing home from work, needing medication, but facing traffic snarls and closed shops. With these 40 metro station pharmacies, that worry becomes a thing of the past. We’re proud to be at the forefront of this innovative project, making healthcare accessible and convenient for every commuter. Thanks to CMRL for supporting this initiative”
Dr. Raju Sivasamy, Vice-President, SIMS Hospital added “Essential medical care shouldn’t be out of reach. By integrating pharmacies into the metro network, we’re creating a seamless healthcare experience for metro commuters. This initiative embodies our philosophy of putting patients first, ensuring their well-being remains uninterrupted, even amidst their daily commutes. We are honoured to be associated with CMRL for establishing pharmacies in 40 Metro Stations”.
Additionally, a remarkable 20% discount on MHC packages exclusively for Metro passengers in SIMS Hospital on Sunday’s and public holidays.
About SIMS Hospital : SIMS Hospitals (SRM Institutes for Medical Science) is one of the leading multi-specialty hospitals in Chennai. This 345-bed hospital offers comprehensive health care experience across a wide range of specialties, including multi-organ transplant services. The hospital houses 15 modular OTs, 3 state-of-the-art Cath labs (including 1 Bi-plane Cath lab), advanced ICU with Hepa-filters and innovative medical technologies, all under one roof. With the finest combination of experience, expertise, cutting-edge technology and well-coordinated multi-specialty Quaternary care facilities and patient-centric teamwork; SIMS Hospital Chennai is committed to deliver services of international standards. SIMS Hospital offers holistic health care that includes prevention, prophylactic treatment and care, rehabilitation and lifestyle health education and guidance to patients, their families, and clients. At SIMS, every step is aimed at ensuring excellence in patient care.