Govt medical college at Sivaganga started and functioning
Sivaganga (TN): Tamil Nadu Government Medical College at
Sivaganga is all ready to function from the coming academic
Speaking to newsmen after visiting the recently completed
college and hospital building, Tamil Nadu Minister Gokula
Indira said the college had all the requisite facilities that
was built at a cost of RS 97 Crore would start functioning
with 100 students.
The building includes 200-bed in patient ward, out-patient
ward, students's hostel and quarters for professors.
The college dean Mohmmed Ismail and collector Rajaram were
SIVAGANGA: The State Government has sanctioned Rs.104 crore
for the construction of a medical college here for which Chief
Minister M. Karunanidhi is scheduled to lay the foundation
stone in the second week of this month.
Collector Pankaj Kumar Bansal told The Hindu that Rs.97 crore would be spent for the
construction of buildings alone. The remaining Rs.7 crore was meant for miscellaneous
A 300-bedded hospital with all required infrastructure and equipment would be
established. Mr. Bansal said that other facilities for the college, including administrative
buildings, classrooms, hostel buildings, staff quarters and parking lots, would be
Around 45 acres of land had been identified for the college, which would be located
near the stadium.
The land, which was part of the Raja Duraisingam Mannar College, had
been transferred from the Education Department to the Health Department.
Mr. Bansal said that 100 students would be admitted initially.
The college would become operational in a year. Higher officials from the Department
of Health, Public Works Department and other departments had made several visits
to Sivaganga to discuss the plan, proposed facilities, steps needed for receiving
recognition from the Medical Council of India and speedy implementation of the
Mr. Karunanidhi to lay stone for medical college on February 8 45-acre land has been chosen for it in Sivaganga: Minister
Sivaganga: Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi will lay the foundation stone for the
Sivaganga medical college on February 8, according to Minister for Health M.R.K.
Speaking to reporters here on Monday after visiting the proposed site near the stadium,
he said 45-acre land had been chosen for the medical college.
A sum of Rs.105 crore was allotted for construction of buildings and creating all
necessary infrastructures for class rooms and administrative buildings. The plan was to
complete the construction within a year so as to start the college from next year.
It had to complete all parameters prescribed by the Medical Council of India to start
the college. All-out efforts would be made to get all necessary clearances as soon as possible to admit students.
Accompanied by K.R. Periakaruppan, Minister for Hindu Religious and Charitable
Endowments, and Collector Pankaj Kumar Bansal, Mr. Panneerselvam, later, made
a surprise check at the Government Hospital here. He visited several wards and met
some of the patients and heard grievances. He also verified the attendance registers of
doctors, nurses, pharmacists and technicians.
There were no attendants when the Health Minister visited the CT scan and
physiotherapy centres. However, the attendance registers showed that they were
on duty. Following this, he directed the Collector and hospital authorities to take
departmental action against them. On noting the unclean environment in a ward, he
also directed the authorities to take necessary action against two nurses.
SIVAGANGA: Construction of buildings for the Sivaganga Medical College would
be completed within 15 months, said the Minister for Hindu Religious and Charitable
Endowments, K.R. Periakaruppan.
Speaking to reporters here on Monday after presiding over the ‘bhoomi puja’ for the
construction, he said that out of the Rs.97 crore allotted for the medical college, tender
had been finalised for Rs.75 crore.
The construction would be taken up on 30 acres of land identified for the college.300-bed hospital.
A sum of Rs.30 crore would be spent for the construction of the 300-bed hospital.
Remaining amount would be spent for the construction of an outpatient ward, a
sterilization department, laboratory facilities, blood bank, administrative block and hostel
buildings. Officials were asked to speed up the process of finalization of tenders for the
They were instructed to take necessary steps to complete the project within the
Now the building process is completed 75% and will open the classes in next academic
year. This is a very big movement for sivagangai city.