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March 21, 2009

Medical College to come up in Perambur

Chennai: Southern Railway (SR) in Perambur is planning to establish a medical college with private participation at its existing hospital premises.

The expression of interest was called from resourceful medical institutions in the country on March 20 by the Chief Medical Director of SR for establishing and running the college at the cost of the institutions as per the regulations of Medical Council of India (MCI).

As per the MCI norms, the institutions should at least have 10 years experience in running a medical college and attached hospital.

The bid is also open for foreign institutions provided they abide by respective foreign medical regulatory authority norms.

The current 500-bed hospital on a 15-acre site of SR has to be shifted to a new location and the existing and the proposed new hospital will be available for establishing the medical college.

"The Perambur railway hospital has specialized in basic 15 disciplines and super specialized in 3 disciplines," said Medical Director.

The National Board of Examination (NBE) has accredited the hospital for recognition in postgraduate training. International institute like Royal College of Surgeons have also recognised it for imparting training in PG courses. source:

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