The State government issued orders to convert the 440-bed Tiruvannamalai Government District Headquarters Hospital into Tiruvannamalai Government Medical College Hospital with effect from April 1.

As a result, Directorate of Medical Education (DME) will take over hospital into its control and a special officer/dean of Tiruvannamalai Government Medical College, will govern the hospital instead of Joint Director of medical services.

With this, the establishment of TGMC becomes imminent.