CHENNAI: Southern Railway will start a medical college with private participation making use of the existing facilities available at its hospital at Perambur here.
The Chief Medical Director of Southern Railway on Friday invited expression of interest from medical institutions for establishing and running the college at their expense as per Medical Council of India regulations.
The institutions should have at least 10 years’ experience in running a medical college and attached hospital as per MCI norms.
Foreign institutions can also participate in the bid, provided they comply with the respective foreign medical regulatory authority norms.
The institutions should submit their approximate capital investment and recurring annual expenditure involved in establishing and running the institution.
One condition stipulated by Southern Railway is that the proposed medical college should reserve certain number seats to railway candidates.
Southern Railway now runs a 500-bed hospital on the 15-acre site at Perambur. It will soon be shifted to new premises. The existing hospital premises and the proposed new hospital complex will be available for establishing the college.
According to the Medical Director, the Perambur railway hospital has basic specialities in 15 disciplines and super-specialities in three disciplines.
It has been recognised by the National Board of Examinations for recognition in postgraduate training.
International institutions such as Royal College of Surgeons have also accredited the hospital for imparting training in PG courses.
It is also an approved institution for training nurses.