PERUNDURAI MEDICAL COLLEGE, PERUNDURAI
The primary objective of Perundurai Medical College is to be a pioneer in Medical Education with research orientation aiming to become a centre of excellence and to provide health care to the transport workers, their families and rural population in general with a special emphasis on occupational health care for road transport employees.
The erstwhile Ramalingam Tuberculosis Sanatorium run by the Periyar District T.B.Society was wound up and was handed over to IRT through Government in 1987 with all the assets and liabilities enabling it to start and Medial College vide G.O.Ms.No.2194 (Transport) dated 18.11.1986. Accordingly, Institute of Road Transport took over the Ramalingam Tuberculosis Sanatorium, Perundurai for developing it as a full-fledged Medical College and Research Centre.
Location : The College and Hospital are located in a lush green land scape of 327 acres at Perundurai which is situated about 20 Kms. West from Erode.
Building: The present infrastructure consists of college building, hospital, hostel for boys and girls besides staff quarters in an area of 36,564 sq.metres. Separate hostel facilities are available to accommodate Men and Women and at present 143 male and 176 female students are accommodated in these hostels.
Intake: The Medical College at Perundurai in Erode District has annual intake of 60 students as ordered in G.O.Ms.No.3090, dated 16.7.1986. Pending development of infrastructure facilities for the Medical College at Perundurai, MBBS students were admitted at Kilpauk Medical College, since 1986-87. From the academic year 1992-93 onwards the students are admitted in our own college at Perundurai itself. The first batch of MBBS students took their final examination during December 1996 and has already completed their CRRI training in December 1997.
Out of the intake of 60 seats, 39 seats are filled by the Government and the remaining 21 seats are filled from among the wards of transport employees strictly according to merit list & communal rotation after obtaining the approval of Government. Steps are being taken to increase the seats from 60 to 100.
We have proposals to start B.Sc (Nursing) & Diploma in Nursing at this college.
Staff Strength: There are 371 staff working in Perundurai Medical College and Hospital.
Bed Occupancy: There are 364 beds in Perundurai Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) and 136 beds in Ramalingam Tuberculosis Sanatorium (RTS). On an average, 173 beds are occupied by the inpatients at PMCH and 57 beds are occupied by inpatients at RTS every day.