Health & Family Welfare Department
Government of Tamil Nadu

Directorate of Medical Education

Human development and enhancing the quality of life of the people are the objectives of all activities of the Government. Quality of life and development can be achieved only with healthy mind and body. Health is the vital ingredient of all developmental activities. The State needs a well qualified manpower to handle the health related problems and promotion of positive health. The Department of Medical Education plays a pivotal role in developing medical and para-medical personnel to cater to the health needs of the State. The department also has a role to play in establishment and maintenance of well-equipped teaching institutions, which are the premier referral centres with state of the art equipment and technology. Research is another area of activity for Medical Education Department.

This web site gives details about various activities and facilities of the Directorate of Medical Education. The site also provides information on hospitals, courses offered, hospital facilities and selection of students, etc for the benefit of the public. We also welcome your suggestions and enquiries regarding health and medical education.

General Information

The Directorate of Medical Education was bifurcated in the year 1966 from the Directorate of Medical Services. It is functioning as a separate Directorate for the last 51 years. It is controlling Medical Colleges and attached teaching hospitals.

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Director of Medical Education I/C :

  • Dr. R. Narayanababu M.D., DCH.,

Directorate of Medical Education is entrusted with the responsibility of implementing teaching, training and research programmes in the medical field and patient care services.

The Director of Medical Education is the Head of the Department and he is assisted at the State headquarters by the following personnel.

  1. Additional Director of Medical Education & Secretary, Selection Committee
  2. DRO/Additional Director of Medical Education
  3. Joint Director of Medical Education (Nursing)
  4. Joint Director of Medical Education (Pharmacy)
  5. Deputy Director of Medical Education (H & D)
  6. Deputy Director of Medical Education (P & D)
  7. Deputy Director of Medical Education (A & R)
  8. Deputy Director of Medical Education (Admin)
  9. Deputy Director of Medical Education (PME)
  10. Deputy Director of Medical Education (MCI)
  11. Deputy Director of Medical Education (PG)
  12. Deputy Director of Medical Education (UG)
  13. Deputy Director of Medical Education (PMC)
  14. Deputy Director of Medical Education (Statistics)
  15. Law Officer
  16. Financial Advisor & Chief Accounts Officer
  17. Chief Accounts Officer
  18. Administrative Officer (Manager)
  19. Administrative Officers for various subjects

Functions

The Functions of the Director of Medical Education is two fold. One is Education in Medical / Dental / Para Medical sciences and the other one is clinical care in the teaching hospitals administered by him. Besides, the Director is also empowered to regulate the functions of private self financing Medical / Dental / Para Medical Colleges. Conduct of Entrance Examination for selection of candidates for Post-Graduate Courses in Medical Sciences is done through Selection Committee appointed by the Government under his chairmanship. The selection of the candidates for Postgraduate Courses is in accordance with the policy of the Govt. announced every year in March. Selection Committee under the chairmanship of Director of Medical Education processes the applications seeking admission to I year MBBS / BDS / B.Sc (Nursing) / BPT / BOT courses, B.A.S.L.P., B.Sc. (Radiology and Imaging Technology), B.Sc. (Radio Therapy Technology), Post Basic B.Sc.(Nursing), B. Pharm Lateral Entry, Diploma in Nursing, Diploma in Pharmacy and Para Medical Certificate/Diploma courses and selects candidates in accordance with the policy of the Govt. announced every year. In addition selection and allotment of candidates against the free seats and payment seats in private self financing Medical / Dental / Para Medical colleges in accordance with the rules / Court Orders.

At present 20 Govt. Medical Colleges, One ESIC Medical College, 12 self financing Medical Colleges, 1 Govt. Dental College and 18 Private Dental Colleges are functioning in the State under the Directorate of Medical Education. In addition Institute of Road Transport of the Govt. Transport Department is also running a Medical College at Perundurai. Forty five hospitals and Dispensaries are under the control of this Directorate. Every year, around 2655 medical graduates and around 1387 medical postgraduates, diploma and higher specialities graduates and around 175 paramedical post graduates come out from the Govt. Medical Institutions after completing the courses.

List of Medical Colleges and Hospitals under the control of this Directorate

Government Institutions & Dispensaries

Sl. No. Name of the Institution
1 Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital - Chennai
2 Govt. Stanley Hostital, Chennai
3 Kilpauk Medical College Hospital - Chennai
4 Chengalpattu Medical College Hospital, Chengalpattu
5 Tanjavur Medical College Hospital, Tanjavur
6 Govt. Raja Mirasdar Hospital - Thanjavur
7 Govt. Rajaji Hospital - Madurai
8 Coimbatore Medical College Hospital, Coimbatore
9 Tirunelveli Medical College Hospital, Tirunelveli
10 Mohan Kumaranmangalam Medical College Hospital - Salem
11 Mahathma Gandhi Memorial Hospital - Tiruchirapalli
12 Thoothukudi Medical College Hospital, Thoothukudi
13 Vellore Medical College Hospital, Vellore
14 Kanyakumari Medical College Hospital - Kanyakumari
15 Theni Medical College Hospital, Theni
16 Dharmapuri Medical College Hospital, Dharmapuri
17 Villupuram Medical College Hospital, Villupuram
18 Thiruvarur Medical College Hospital, Thiruvarur
19 Sivaganga Medical College Hospital, Sivaganga
20 Thiruvannamalai Medical College Hospital, Thiruvannamalai
21 Govt. Medical College Hospital, Karur
22 Govt. Medical College Hospital, Pudukkottai
23 Institute of Non communicable Disesses and Govt. Rayapettah Hospital
24 Inst. of Obst. and Gyn. and Gvt. Hos. for Wmn. and Children
25 I.C.H & Hospital for Children - Chennai
26 Regional Institute of Ophthalmology and Govt. Ophthalmic Hospital - Chennai
27 Institute of Mental Health - Chennai
28 Institute of Social Obstetrics and Govt. Kasturba Gandhi Hospital for women and Children, Chennai
29 Govt. RSRM Lying Hospital, Chennai
30 Govt. Hospital for Thoracic Medicine - Tambaram
31 Govt.Thiruotteswarar Hospital for Thoracic Madicine - Otteri - Chennai
32 Institute of Thoracic Medicine - Chetpet
33 Govt. Peripheral Hospital - Anna Nagar - Chennai
34 Govt. Peripheral Hospital - KK Nagar - Chennai
35 Govt. Peripheral Hospital - Tondiarpet - Chennai
36 Govt. Peripheral Hospital - Periyar Nagar - Chennai
37 Govt. Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine - K. K. Nagar
38 Tamilnadu Govt. Dental College & Hospital, Chennai
39 A.A.M.Cancer Institute - Kancheepuram
40 A.A.M.Cancer Hospital - Karapettai - Kancheepuram
41 College of Physiotherapy - Trichy
42 Govt. Rajaji T.B Hospital - Trichy
43 Govt. Hospital - Balarengapuram - Madurai
44 Govt. Hospital of Thoracic Medicine - Thoppur - Madurai
45 Cholera Collection Centre - Thoppur
46 Infectious Diseases Hospital - Thoppur - Madurai
47 P.A. Ramasamy Memorial Govt. Hospital, Kandiaperi, Thirunelveli
48 Tamilnadu Govt. Multi Super Speciality Hospital, Omandurar Govt. Estate, Chennai
49 Govt. Medical College Hospital, Omandurar Govt. Estate, Chennai
50 Govt. Medical College and E.S.I Hospital, Coimbatore
Sl. No. Other Institutions
1 King Institute of Preventive Medicine, Guindy
Sl. No. Dispensaries
1 Govt. Secretariate Dispensary, Chennai
2 Govt. MLA Hostel dispensary, Chennai
3 Govt. Rajbhavan Dispensary, Guindy, Chennai
4 Govt. High Court Dispensary, Chennai
5 Govt. Dispensary, Queen Mary's College, Chennai
6 Govt. Foreshore Estate Dispensary, Chennai
7 Modern Medicine Dispensary, Chennai
8 Todhunter Nagar Dispensary, Chennai
9 Govt. Press Dispensary, Chennai
10 Chepauk Dispensary, Chennai
11 DPI Complex Dispensary, Chennai
12 Govt. Lady Willington Dispensary, Chennai
13 Govt. High Court Dispensary, Madurai

List of Medical Colleges and Attached Hospitals under the Control of DME

Sl. No. Name of the Medical Colleges & Institutions Attached Hospitals
1 Madras Medical College, Chennai Rajivgandhi Government General Hospital, Chennai
Dispensaries attached to RGGGH, Chennai
Secretariat Dispensary, Chennai-9
Government MLA Hostel Dispensary, Chennai-2
Raj Bhavan Dispensary, Guindy, Chennai-25
Govt. Dispensary, Queen Mary's College, Chennai
Chepauk Dispensary, Chennai
Govt. Lady Willington Dispensary, Chennai
High Court Dispensary, Chennai-1
Institute of Child Health & Hospital for Children, Chennai-8
Inst. of Obst. and Gyn. and Govt. Hosp. for Women and Children, chennai-8
Institute of Social Obstetrics and Kasturba Gandhi Hosp. for Women and Children, Chennai-5
Regional Institute of Ophthalmology and Govt. Ophthalmic Hospital, Chennai-8
Institute of Mental Health, Chennai-10
Institute of Thoracic Medicine, Chetpet, Chennai - 31
Govt. Peripheral Hospital, Periyar Nagar, Chennai
Govt. Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, K.K.Nagar, Chennai
2 Stanley Medical college, Chennai Govt. Stanley Hospital, Chennai
Govt. RSRM Lying in Hospital, Chennai-13
Govt. Hospital for Thoracic Medicine, Tambaram, Chennai-47
Govt. Peripheral Hospital, Tondiarpet, Chennai
Govt. Press Dispensary, Chennai
3 Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai Kilpauk Medical College Hospital, Chennai-10
Govt. Royapettah Hospital, Chennai-14
Govt. Thiruvatteeswarar Hospital for Thoracic Medicine, Otteri, Chennai
Govt. Peripheral Hospital, KK Nagar, Chennai
Govt. Peripheral Hospital, Anna Nagar, Chennai
Govt. Modern Medicine Dispensary, Chennai
Govt. Foreshore Estate Dispensary, Chennai
Todhunter Nagar Dispensary, Chennai
DPI Complex Dispensary, Chennai
4 Chengalpattu Medical College Chengalpattu Medical College Hospital
5 Thanjavur Medical College Thanjavur Medical College Hospital, Thanjavur
Govt. Raja Mirasdar Hospital, Thanjavur
6 Madurai Medical College Govt. Rajaji Hospital, Madurai
Govt. Hospital, Balarengapuram, Madurai
I.D.Hospital, Thoppur, Madurai
Cholera Collection Centre, Thoppur, Madurai
T.B. Hospital, Thoppur, Madurai
7 Coimbatore Medical College Coimbatore Medical College Hospital, Coimbatore
8 Tirunelveli Medical College Tirunelveli Medical College Hospital, Thirunelveli
Ramasamy Memorial Govt. Hospital, Kandiaperi, Thirunelveli
9 Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical College Mohan Kumaranmangalam Medical College Hospital, Salem
10 K.A.P.Viswanatham Medical College, Trichy Mahathma Gandhi Memorial Hospital, Tiruchirapalli
Govt. Rajaji T.B. Hospital, Trichy
Govt. College of Physiotherapy, Trichy
11 Thoothukudi Medical College Thoothukudi Medical College Hospital, Thoothukudi
12 Kaniyakumari Medical College Kanyakumari Medical College Hospital, Asaripallam, Kanyakumari
13 Theni Medical College Theni Medical College Hospital, Theni
14 Villupuram Medical College Villupuram Medical College Hospital, Mundiyambakkam, Villupuram
15 Vellore Medical College Vellore Medical College Hospital, Vellore
16 Thiruvarur Medical College Thiruvarur Medical College Hospital, Thiruvarur
17 Dharmapuri Medical College Dharmapuri Dharmapuri Medical College Hospital, Dharmapuri
18 Sivaganga Medical College, Sivaganga Sivagangai Medical College Hospital, Sivagangai
19 Thiruvannamalai Medical College, Thiruvannamalai Mohan Kumaranmangalam Medical College Hospital, Salem
9 Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical College Thiruvannamalai Medical College Hospital, Thiruvannamalai
20 Govt. Medical College, Omandurar Govt. Estate, Chennai Govt. Medical College Hospital, Omandurar Govt. Estate, Chennai
21 Govt. E.S.I Medical College, Coimbatore Govt. E.S.I Medical College & Hospital, Coimbatore
Dental College and Hospital
22 Tamil Nadu Govt. Dental College, Chennai Tamil Nadu Govt. Dental College Hospital, Chennai
Other Institutions
23 King Institute of Preventive Medicine, Guindy, Chennai-32
24 A.A.M.Cancer Institute, Kancheepuram A.A.M.Cancer Hospital, Karapettai, Kancheepuram

Guidelines

Sl. No. Description of Guideline

Government of Tamil Nadu

Abstract

Para Medical Education - Permission for Starting of Para Medical Courses by Self Financing Private Organisation / Registered Trust / Registered Society - Recommendation of the Committee to frame new / revised Guidelines - Accepted - Orders - Issued.


Health and Family Welfare (PME) Department

G.O.Ms.No.300Dated: 01.11.2001
Read:

1. G.O.Ms.No.1438, Health dt: 28.07.1987

2. G.O.Ms.No.758, Health dated 27.05.1991

3. G.O.Ms.No.1190,Health dt: 30.08.1991

4. G.O.Ms.No.13, Health, dated 05.01.1993

Read also:

5.G.O.D.No.925 Health dt: 06.07.2001

6.From the Director of Medical Education lr.No.63178/Para Medical Education 2/2001 dt:06.09.2001

Order:

In the Government orders first to fourth read above, the Government have stipulated guidelines for starting of Para Medical Courses by Self Financing Private Organisations as detailed below:-

Sl. No. G.O.No. & Date Name of the Course
1 G.O.Ms.No.1438, Health dt.28.07.1987 Diploma in Nursing, Certified Radiological Assistant, Dental Mechanic and Dental Hygienist, Laboratory Technician, Prosthetics and Orthotics.
2 G.O.Ms.No.758, Health dt.27.05.1991 B.Sc. Nursing
3 G.O.Ms.No.1190, Health dt.30.08.1991 B.Pharmacy Course
4 G.O.Ms.No.13, Health dt.05.01.1993 BPT / BOT

1. The Government reviewed the norms and conditions laid down in the above 4 G.Os for starting of Para Medical Courses by Private Organisations especially in backward and rural areas in this State and decided to take a policy decision.

2. In the G.O. fifth read above, the Government constituted a committee consisting of eminent experts in Medical Department with instructions to sent its report to frame revised / new guidelines to grant permission to Private Organisations for starting of Para Medical Courses . The committee met on 24.8.2001 and sent its report. The committee has observed that since guidelines for granting permission to various para medical course are already available, some new conditions relevant to the present time are to be included in the existing guidelines laid down in the above Government Orders.

3. The Government have examined the recommendation of the committee including general conditions suggested by the committee for granting permission for starting of Para Medical Courses by Self Financing Private Organisations/Registered Trusts/Registered Societies and decided to accept the recommedations and suggestions except few modification. Accordingly the Government issue the following orders:-

(a) There are more number of private institutions offering Para Medical Educational courses in the Districts of Coimbatore, Chennai city, Salem, Erode, Madurai, Trichy, Thanjavur, Kanyakumari, and Tiruvallore. In the southern districts like Sivagangai, Ramnad, Virudunagar, Karur, Pudukottai Thiruvarur, Nagai, Perambalur, Ariyalur, Villupuram, Theni, Nilgiris, Dindigul, Cuddalore, Tuticorin, as well as in Kancheepuram only a few institutions are available and the required number of institutions are not available resulting inconvenience to students of that rural area. Hence, the institutions which are willing to start para medical educational courses in the above needy districts and backward areas will be given preference.

(b) The private institutions which are able to provide 150 bedded own hospital for Nursing/BPT/BOT courses and 75 bedded own hospital for other courses should alone be considered, since such hospitals are quite essential requirement for clinical training of their students. However attachment of Hospitals may be allowed, but the same hospitals should not be shown by any other institutions.

(c) Request from a trust already running paramedical courses which applies again to start paramedical courses in the same area under a new different Trusts name consisting the same members as trustees or their nearest blood relationship such applications will not be considered since it will result in monopoly of a single set of trustees or institutions in that particular area and also in the particular course.

(d) It is further ordered that as a general policy of government while granting permission to start paramedical courses by private institutions applications received from the Registered Trust/ Registered Society/Registered Charitable Trust /Registered Charitable Society alone will be given preference.

(e) The Trust/ Society permitted by the Government to start Para Medical Courses should pay Rs.5,000/- towards Inspection fee/Administrative fee to the Government account. The above Administrative fee/Inspection fee should be paid one time only before starting the course.

4.The Government also issue relevant amendments to the following Government Orders on the recommendation of the committee in the annexure noted against each of Government Orders

1 G.O.Ms.No.1438, Health dated 28.071987 Annexure-I
2 G.O.Ms.No.758, Health dated 27.05.1991 Annexure-II
3 G.O.Ms.No.1190, Health dated 30.08.1991 Annexure-III
4 G.O.Ms.No.13, Health dated 05.01.1993 Annexure -IV

5. The Director of Medical Education is directed to adhere the above conditions strictly in addition to the earlier norms and conditions stipulated by the Government while sending proposals to Government to grant permission for starting of Para Medical Courses by Private Organisations / Registered Trusts/ Registered Society. The necessary documents such as Trust /Society registration deed, registered land and building sale deed, registered lease deed, building plan duly approved by local authorities, proofs for creation of Endowment fund, Bank Guarantee and Solvency Certificate obtained for a period of five years and proofs for availability of necessary infrastructure facilities should accompany each proposal for verification and consideration by the Government. The Director of Medical Education is also informed that the incomplete proposals which do not satisfy the norms and conditions laid down in relevant G.Os for starting of para medical courses and proposals which do not include necessary document as indicated above will be summarily rejected.

(By Order of the Governor)

Syed Munir Hoda

Secretary to Government

To

The Director of Medical Education,Chennai-10

The Registrar,Tamil Nadu Dr.MGR Medical University,Chennai-32

The Registrar,Tamil Nadu Nurses and Midwives Council,

140, Santhome High Road, Mylapore,Chennai-4

The Special Personal Assistant to Minister for Heath,Chennai-9

Copy to

G.O.Ms.No.1438, Health dt: 28.7.87

G.O.Ms.No.758, Health dated 27.5.1991

G.O.Ms.No.1190,Health dt: 30.8.1991

G.O.Ms.No.13, Health, dated 5.1.1993

/ Forwarded By Order/

Section Officer

Government of Tamil Nadu

Abstract

Medical Education - Starting of Medical / Dental Colleges by Private organisations - Issue of Essentiality Certificate - Revised Orders issued


Health and Family Welfare Department

G.O.(Ms) No.211 Dated: 13.08.2001
Read again:

1.G.O.(2D).No.25, Health, dated 21.05.1999

2.G.O.Ms.No. 442, Health, dated 27.09.1999

3.G.O.D.No. 893, Health, dated 02.07.2001

Read also:

4.From the Director of Medical Education letter No.53968/ME.I /3/ 2001 dated 17.7.2001

Order:

1. In the G.O. 2nd read above, orders were issued among others framing guidelines to consider the requests of private Organisation for issue of Essentiality Certificate to start Medical / Dental college in the State The Government have reviewed the existing guidelines and constituted a committee to suggest norms for issue of Essentiality Certificate to start Medical / Dental college in the backward areas of the State by private organisations keeping in view of the norms of Medical Council of India / Dental Council of India, New Delhi.

2. The Government have examined the recommendations of the committee. The Ninth Plan Targets for the Doctor - Patient ratio is fixed at 1 :1000 . The present Doctor patient ratio is 1:2000. Due to the present ratio, shortage of Doctors in Rural Areas is felt. It would be prohibitively expensive to open more number of colleges in the State Sector and therefore it is decided to consider the request of the private organisation for issue of NOC to start Medical and Dental Colleges in backward areas of the State. The starting of new Institutions would also go a long way in improving the Medical facilities in these areas. A large number of students from the State are going to neighbouring States to pursue Medical studies and the students will be able to pursue their studies nearer to their homes.

3. In modification of the orders issued in the Government Order 2nd read above the Government direct the Director of Medical Education

(i) to consider the requests of private organisations for issue of Essentiality Certificate to start Medical /Dental college in the Backward / rural areas of the State and send proposals to the Government with his specific recommendation after making an Inspection by a team of Professors. The Inspection Team shall be requested to take in to with consideration of the Medical Council of India / Dental Council of India norms as mentioned in the annexure and make their specific recommendation.

(ii) the issue of Essentiality Certificate shall be considered in the locations where the Government could not come forward to open new colleges in Backward areas of the State.

(iii) the 100 k.ms limit from the existing college as per the existing guidelines will not be insisted upon if the proposed location is backward and rural area.

4.The Director of Medical Education shall take necessary follow up action as suggested in para 3 above.

(By Order of the Governor)

Syed Munir Hoda

Secretary to Government

To

The Director pf Medical Education, Chennai-10

The Registrar,Tamil Nadu Dr.MGR Medical University, Chennai- 32


Copy to

The Special Personal Assistant to Minister for Health, Chennai - 9

/ Forwarded By Order/

Section Officer

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Information for Public

Population Of Tamil Nadu

The Total population of Tamil Nadu as at 0:00 hours of 1st March 2001 stood at 62,110,839 as per the provisional results of the Census of India 2001. In terms of population it holds the sixth position among the States and Union territories in the country. As against all India decadal growth rate of population 21.34% during 1991-2001, in Tamil Nadu this has further slipped to 11.19% from 15.39% during 1981-1991. The sex ratio (i.e., the number of females per thousand males) of population in the State has improved from 974 in the previous census to 986 in the present census. The literacy rate in the State has shown remarkable improvement. This has increased to 73.47% when compared to 62.66% ten years back during 1991 Census.

Health Facilities Available in Tamil Nadu

Teaching Hospitals 12
District Head Quarters Hospitals 26
Taluk Hospitals 162
Non-Taluk Hospitals 77
Dispensaries 2
T.B.Hospitals 5
Other Hospitals 25
Women and Children Hospitals 6
Mobile Medical Units 11
ESI Hospitals 7
ESI Dispensaries 160
Rural Family Welfare Centres 382
Primary Health Centres 1409
Health Sub-Centres 8682
Post Partum Centres 118
Urban Family Welfare Centres 65
Urban Health Posts 245

DME Statistics - 2018

Sl. No. Institution Name No. of out Patients IP Census Major Surgeries Minor Surgeries Total Deliveries LSCS Sterilisation Lab Investigation
1 Rajiv Gandhi Govt. General Hospital 2637521 948018 21282 24105 0 0 0 5866998
2 Govt. Stanley Hospital 2580783 527905 23993 33700 0 0 0 3804292
3 Govt. Kilpauk Medical College Hospital 1122097 372056 11221 17160 6626 3238 1125 2140897
4 Chengalpattu Medical College Hospital 1165515 285815 15608 49977 10458 5713 2519 2205655
5 Thanjavur Medical College Hospital 818288 408566 6848 5725 0 0 0 983156
6 Govt. Raja Mirasdar Hospital, Tanjavur 499895 311837 12679 3052 14009 6261 3294 418961
7 Govt. Rajaji Hospital, Madurai 2530372 912737 26523 27369 13040 5937 3294 1764279
8 Coimbatore Medical College Hospital 1687644 569316 16070 74597 8227 4064 1979 3078457
9 Tirunelveli Medical College Hospital 1476068 559298 16329 38551 6583 3309 1287 4753509
10 Govt. Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical College Hospital, Salem 1562501 545694 18796 14974 9709 4623 1695 2673208
11 Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Hospital, Trichy 1090901 468495 12653 21973 8922 4001 1871 1731277
12 Thoothukudi Medical College Hospital 594498 340363 7832 24539 4862 2572 1298 1014698
13 Vellore Medical College Hospital 746344 426286 11038 9612 11698 5538 2713 1580427
14 Kanyakumari Medical College Hospital 811045 252447 8669 65459 3028 1999 1081 1339437
15 Theni Medical College Hospital 680143 327001 6068 21329 7127 3754 1500 1105619
16 Dharmapuri Medical College Hospital 848212 389051 10505 35372 8046 4110 1504 1891337
17 Villupuram Medical College Hospital 839463 360066 10139 12893 7814 4910 1755 2512056
18 Thiruvarur Medical College Hospital 541950 316037 10592 9882 5105 3131 673 1789494
19 Govt. Sivagangai Medical College Hospital 461529 207155 8296 7686 4265 2795 793 1446956
20 Govt. Thiruvannamalai Medical College Hospital 1125617 318419 10747 14911 8860 3898 2328 1756191
21 TN Multisuper Speciality Hospital, Omandurar Govt Estate 224128 89257 4306 2116 0 0 0 694930
22 Karur Medical College Hospital, Karur 1124403 130935 5091 12828 2914 1252 852 550475
23 Pudukottai Medical College Hospital, Pudukottai 570639 233355 4668 2792 5213 2631 920 859685
24 Govt. Medical College and ESI Hospital, Coimbatore 424564 97575 4404 10351 698 419 221 601142
25 Institute of Non Communicable Diseases & Govt.Royapettah Hospital 1035517 187845 5156 22268 0 0 0 1047677
26 Institute of Obstetrics and Gynacology & Hospital for Women & Children, Chennai 186157 392981 13797 11575 15967 8657 3086 852282
27 Institute of Child Health & Hospital for Children, Chennai 612012 235115 7410 7506 0 0 0 1725484
28 Regional Institute of Ophthalmology & Govt. Ophthalmic Hospital, Chennai 278456 76001 15463 21583 0 0 0 95602
29 Institute of Mental Health, Chennai 127348 302943 0 0 0 0 0 102577
30 Institute of Social Obstetrics & Govt. Kasthurba Gandhi Hospital for Women and Children, Chennai 559204 293230 7777 14380 6846 3892 1689 1055658
31 Govt. R.S.R.M. Lying in Hospital, Chennai 81341 208290 7130 600 10406 4831 2806 461575
32 Govt. Hospital of Thoracic Medicine, Tambaram 175412 158217 0 3623 0 0 0 607825
33 Govt. Thiruvotteswarar Hospital of Thoracic Medicine, Otteri 74115 34641 0 867 0 0 0 63459
34 Institute of Thoracic Medicine. Chetpet,Chennai 63800 0 0 0 0 0 0 128900
35 Govt. Peripheral Hospital, Anna Nagar 235867 14889 277 97 0 0 11 492795
36 Govt. Peripheral Hospital, K.K.Nagar 364545 8357 24 379 1 0 2 73385
37 Govt. Peripheral Hospital, Periyar Nagar 447694 19818 214 7989 73 55 50 172200
38 Govt. Peripheral Hospital, Tondiarpettai 299542 16244 110 187 1 1 12 101615
39 Govt. Institute of Rehab.Medicine, K.K.Nagar 56377 10543 0 93 0 0 0 1520
40 Govt. Dental College Hospital, Chennai 319319 0 482 73876 0 0 0 56720
41 Arignar Anna Cancer Institute, Kancheepuram 15302 0 0 0 0 0 0 6516
42 Arignar Anna Cancer Hospital, Karapettai, Kancheepuram 32082 70309 383 1704 0 0 0 158393
43 College of Physiotherapy, Trichy 15071 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
44 Govt. Rajaji T.B. Hospital,Trichy 28680 9019 0 0 0 0 0 7593
45 Govt. Hospital, Balarangapuram, Madurai 103879 6805 12 70 0 0 0 14988
46 Govt. Hospital for Thoracic Medicine,Thoppur 0 44481 0 0 0 0 0 13208
47 Infectious Diseases Hospital, Thoppur 0 4267 0 0 0 0 0 72
48 Cholera Collection Centre, Thoppur 715 781 0 0 0 0 0 0
49 P.A. Ramasamy Memorial Govt. Hospital, Kandiaperi 125285 1443 0 0 0 0 0 4106
50 High Court Dispensary, Chennai 18072 0 0 0 0 0 0 31
51 Raj Bhavan Dispensary, Chennai 6447 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
52 MLA Hostel Dispensary, Chennai 11193 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
53 Secretariat Dispensary, Chennai 59964 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
54 High Court Dispensary, Madurai 25329 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
55 Govt Dispensary, Queen Mary's College, Chennai 2452 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
56 Modern Medicine Dispensary, Chennai 6112 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
57 Tod Hunter Nagar Dispensary, Chennai 14619 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
58 Govt. Press Dispensary, Chennai 14619 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
59 Chepauk Dispensary, Chennai 36686 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
60 DPI Complex Dispensary, Chennai 9422 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 31611674 11493903 342593 707750 180498 91591 39447 53834317
* NA - Not Applicable

Health Education

Public Health Training and Continuing Education

  1. Multipurpose Health Workers (Female) Training Course.There are 5 multipurpose Health Workers (F) Training School attached to the District head Quarters Hospitals at Kancheepuram, Cuddalore, Nagapattinam, Ramanathapuram and Tirunelveli Medical College. 30 candidates every six months are admitted in each school. Government have issued orders in G.O. Ms. No. 321 Health and Family Welfare dated 07.09.2001 for relaxing the age limit for the selection of the Multipurpose Health Worker (F) Training Course. Processing is being made to start the course according to the Government Order.
  2. Multipurpose Health Supervisor (F) Training Course. The Government order has been received for the conduct of Multipurpose Health Supervisors (F) training to Village Health Nurse (6 months course). A sum of Rs.75,000/- has been alloted for each year towards stipend to the trainees (Rs.250/- per trainee).
  3. Pre-service Field and Laboratory Assistants Training Course. The Pre-service Field and Laboratory Assistants Training Course of 6 months duration is being conducted at Institute of Vector Control and Zoonoses, Hosur and at Central Malaria Laboratory of the Directorate to the candidates sponsored through the Employment Exchange. After completion of the training the candidates are appointed as field and laboratory assistant.
    During the year 2000-2001, 47 candidates have been admitted for the training course.
  4. Orientation Training Programme for Medical and Paramedical Personnel Staff. Orientation Training Programmes are conducted for the Medical and Para Medical Staff in the Health and Family Welfare Training Centres, Egmore, Madurai, Gandhigram. 540 candidates Medical and Para Medical Staff were trained in all the three training centres during 2000-2001.
  5. Training Course for Newly Recruited Assistant Surgeons. The newly recruited Assistant Surgeons have to undergo the following training courses.
    1. One month induction training at IPH Poonamallee, Health & Family Welfare Training Centre at Gandhigram, HMDI, Villupuram and Salem on Public Administration is given.
    2. One week training at Anna Institute of Management on Management.
    3. Twenty one days training at Civil Service Institute at Bhavanisagar on General Administration.
      During the year 2000-2001, 241 Assistant Surgeons have been deputed to undergo the Management Training at Anna Institute of Management.
  6. Regional Training Institute of Public Health, Tiruvarankulam. The Institute is giving training to the male components of Field Health functionaries of Public Health Department. During 2000-2001, a total of 180 candidates were trained.
  7. State Training Cell. For effective planning, implementation, monitoring and management of Public Health Training and Continuing Education, a State Training Cell has been established in the Directorate of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Chennai under a Joint Director.
  8. Regional Training Institutes. The Three Health and Family Welfare Training Centres at Madurai, Gandhigram and Egmore (Chennai, the Health Manpower Development Institutes at Salem and Villupuram, The Institute of Public Health, Poonamallee and the Regional Training Centre at Tiruvarankulam constitutes the six Regional Level Training Centres in the State. The Institute of Vector Control and Zoonoses at Hosur in Dharmapuri District is categorised as a Specialised Institute. These Institutes impart various training and continuing education courses to the different categories of Public Health personnel.
  9. District Training Teams. The Government Order has been received for the formation of the district team for identification of persons who have opted for induction in District Training Team and action is taken to form the District Training Teams.

Selection Committee

Selection and Admission Procedures for MBBS/BDS/PG Degree/PG Diploma/Higher Speciality and Paramedical Courses :

General Information

Admission to Professional Courses MBBS, BDS, B.Pharmacy, B.Sc (Nursing) B.P.T & B.O.T, B.A.S.L.P., B.Sc. (Radiology and Imaging Technology), B.Sc. (Radio Therapy Technology), Post Basic B.Sc.(Nursing), B. Pharm Lateral Entry, Diploma in Nursing,Diploma in Pharmacy and Para Medical Certificate/Diploma in the Government Medical colleges and self-financing colleges is done by the Selection committee functioning under the chairmanship of the Director of Medical Education. The office of the Selection Committee is situated in the Directorate of Medical Education, #162, Periyar E.V.R. High Road, Kilpauk, Chennai-600 010.

Selection Committee

Selection and Admission Procedures for MBBS/BDS/PG Degree/PG Diploma/Higher Speciality and Paramedical Courses :

Eligibility

  1. Nationality:
    1. Candidate should be a citizen of India.
    2. Overseas citizens of India who are registered under Section 7 A of the citizenship Act, 1955 (Centra Act 57 of 1955) are eligible to apply for MBBS/BDS course subject to the production of proof of such registration.
  2. Nativity: Candidates who belong to Tamil Nadu only will be considered for admission to the medical, dental, para-medical and para-medical certificate courses.
  3. Age Limit: Candidates should have completed 17 years on or before 31st December of the year of admission. (Example-For 2013-2014 session 17 years should have been completed on or before 31st December 2013).
  4. Qualification: Candidates should have passed Higher Secondary Certificate (Academic) conducted by the Tamil Nadu Higher Secondary State Board with the following group of subjects with prescribed minimum marks alone shall be considered.
    1. Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology
      (or)
    2. Physics, Chemistry, Biology with any other subject.

Minimum eligibility marks in the various subjects (physics, chemistry, biology botany and zoology) for the different categories / Communities, namely Other communities (O.C), Backward class (B.C), Most Backward classes and Denotified communities (M.B.C/D.C) and Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Caste Arunthathiyar/Scheduled Tribe (S.C/SCA/S.T). have been prescribed. Details will be available in the prospectus.

CATEGORY I : The seats in the Government Medical, Dental and Para- medical colleges.
CATEGORY II : Government Quota seats available in the Self Financing Medical/ Dental/ Para Medical in Non-Minority Institutions in the ratio of 65:35 (Govt./Management) and for Minority Institutions 50:50 basis.
All details for admission should be made in the printed application form prescribed by the Director of Medical Education and submitted to THE SECRETARY, SELECTION COMMITTEE. Usually the commencement of sale of applications would begin during the second or third week of May, the details of which will be notified in the newspapers.

Selection for admission to government / self-financing medical institutions in Tamil Nadu for the Medical, Dental and Para-Medical courses will be made on the basis of marks obtained by the eligible candidates in the prescribed science subjects at the qualifying examination reduced to the base of 200 marks.
Calculation

  • Weighted total marks for a maximum of 200
  • Percentage in biology (X)
  • Percentage in physics and chemistry taken together (Y)
  • Percentage in botany and zoology taken together (Z)
  • Weighted total marks for a maximum of 200 Either (X+Y) or (Z+Y)
  • Ranking of the candidates will be done based on the total marks computed to a maximum of 200, as mentioned above.
  • The MERIT LIST will be made available in the websites www.tnhealth.org and www.tn.gov.in
  • Selection for admission to the seats under category I and Category II under the respective courses will be made according to merit, choice of the candidate, seats available and rule of reservation.
  • Open competition 31%
  • Backward classes 30% (Within 30% reservation for BC, 3.5% reservation will be provided for BC Muslims)
  • Most backward classes/ De-notified communities 20%
  • Scheduled castes 18%
  • Scheduled castes Arunthathiyar (16% of 18% SC seats)
  • Scheduled tribes 1%
Sl. No. Special Category
Seats reserved in MBBS
1 Children of freedom fighters
2 Children of Ex-servicemen
3 Eminent Sportsmen
4 Orthopaedically Physically Disabled
Seats Reserved in BDS
5 Children of Ex-Servicemen / Orthopaedically Physically Disabled
Seats Reserved in B. Pharmacy
6 Children of Ex-Servicemen / Orthopaedically Physically Disabled
Seats Reserved in BSc (Nursing)
7 Children of Ex-Servicemen / Orthopaedically Physically Disabled
Seats Reserved in B.Sc (Radio Diagnosis)
8 Orthopaedically Physically Disabled
Seats Reserved in B.Sc (Radio Therapy)
9 Orthopaedically Physically Disabled
Seats Reserved in BPT
10 Children of Ex-Servicemen / Orthopaedically Physically Disabled
Seats Reserved in BOT
11 --
Seats Reserved in B.Pharm (Lateral Entry)
12 Orthopaedically Physically Disabled
Seats Reserved in B.A.S.L.P.
13 Orthopaedically Physically Disabled
Seats Reserved in Post Basic B.Sc (Nursing)
14 Orthopaedically Physically Disabled
Seats Reserved in Diploma in Nursing
15 Children of Ex-Servicemen / Children of Freedom Fighter / Eminent Sports person / Orthopaedically Physically Disabled
Seats Reserved in Diploma in Pharmacy
16 Children of Ex-Servicemen / Orthopaedically Physically Disabled
Seats Reserved in Para Medical Certificate / Diploma Courses
17 Orthopaedically Physically Disabled

Number of seats: (Alloted by the Selection Committee on State Govt. Quota)

Sl. No. Name of the College No. of Seats
MBBS
1 Govt. Medical Colleges (Twenty) 2655
2 ESIC Medical College (Central Government Undertaking) 65
3 Government Quota Seats in Self financing Medical Colleges (12) *
BDS
1 Govt. Dental College 100
2 Government Quota Seats in Self financing Dental Colleges (18) *
* Will be available in the website at the time of Counselling
Para Medical Courses B.P.T.
1 Govt. Seats 50
2 Govt. Quota Seats in Self Financing Colleges 649
B. Pharmacy
1 Govt. Seats 120
2 Govt. Quota Seats in Self Financing Colleges 1147
B.Sc (Nursing)
1 Govt. Seats 200
2 Govt. Quota Seats in Self Financing Colleges 5134
B.O.T.
1 Govt. Quota Seats in Self Financing Colleges 33
BASLP
1 Govt. Seats 25
B.Sc (RD)
1 Govt. Seats 60
B.Sc (RT)
1 Govt. Seats 20
B.Pharm Lateral Entry
1 Govt. Seats 12
2 Govt. Quota Seats in Self Financing Colleges 183
Post Basic B.Sc (Nursing)
1 Govt. Seats 90
2 Govt. Quota Seats in Self Financing Colleges 1292
Diploma in Nursing
1 Govt. Seats 2000
Diploma in Pharmacy
1 Govt. Seats 240
Sl. No. Certificate Courses (Govt. Seats)
1 DMLT 1450
2 DMRD 90
3 DMRT 45
4 Dental (Mechanical) 6
5 Dental Hygienist 6
6 Diploma in Optometry 30
7 Certificate Courses 3100
8 Nursing Assistants 1000
9 Medical Record Science 15
10 MRT 20

Note: The number of seats available for allotment for the previous year (2013-2014) are shown above. The exact number of seats in each college and any other changes (due to starting of new colleges) as approved by Government will be available usually before the commencement of the Counselling. Allotment will be made only for seats approved by the MCI / DCI / GOI on the date of counseling.

  • 15% of the total seats in government medical colleges and government dental college are allotted to the AIQ and the allotment is done by the DGHS, New Delhi, based on the Entrance Examination conducted by them on All India basis.
  • Seats are reserved for various special categories in Government Colleges. Details regarding the eligibility conditions and mode of Selection for the various special categories will be available in the prospectus.
  • The list of Government / Self financing Medical, Dental and Para-Medical institutions are given in the annexure. Further details will be available in the prospectus.

Duration of Medical / Dental and Para - Medical Courses

  • MBBS (MEDICAL) -                      5 Years (Including one year CRRI)
  • BDS (Dental) -                              5 Years (including one year CRRI)
  • B. Pharmacy -                               4 Years
  • B.Sc (Nursing) -                            4 Years
  • B.P.T. (Physiotherapy) -                4 Years (Including compulsory Six Month CRRI)
  • B.O.T. (Occupational Therapy) -   4 Years(Including compulsory Six Month CRRI)
  • BASLP -                                        4 Years (Including One year internship)
  • B.Sc(Radiology &ImagingTech.) - 3½ Years(Including six months compulsory resident internship)
  • B.Sc(Radio Therapy Technology) - 3½ Years(Including six months compulsory resident internship)
  • Post Basic B.Sc(Nursing) -             2 Years
  • B.Pharm Lateral Entry -                  3 Years
  • Diploma in Nursing -                       3 Years
  • Diploma in Pharmacy -                   2 Years With 500 hours (3 months of Hospital Training)

Certificate/Diploma Courses

  • Certificate Courses -  1 Year
  • Diploma Courses -      2 Years
  • Selection and admission will be made on merit basis for all categories of seats for Medical, Dental and Para-Medical courses, through counselling, following rule of reservation, choice of candidates and availability of seats. Eligible candidates will be called for counselling through call letters and also by publishing the counseling schedule in the websites www.tnhealth.org and www.tn.gov.in. This single window system was introduced during 1999-2000 session.
  • According to this system the candidates are called for counselling according to the rank based on the aggregate marks (for 200) obtained. Candidates can attend the counselling accompanied by one parent /guardian.
  • Candidates have to furnish relevant details in a counseling form and the original certificates are verified. The vacancy position and colleges available are displayed. The candidates have two options for MBBS and two options for BDS. (for MBBS : Govt/Govt. Quota Seats in Self Financing Colleges, for BDS: Govt./Govt. Quota Seats in Self Financing Colleges).
  • Candidates can choose any of the course and college where seats are available at their turn. If the seat is not available in the course of their choice they can opt to be wait listed. If the candidate chooses the BDS course (which is only available at his/her turn) in government dental college, then the candidate can be waitlisted for MBBS course in all categories of seats unless he/she is opting out.
  • Option once given at the time of counselling cannot be changed later under any circumstances. If a Candidate opts out of one category of seats and opts for the other category, under no circumstance he/she can claim for opted out category.
  • For example, if a candidate opts out MBBS/BDS Seat in any of the Government medical /dental colleges when seats are available and takes up a seat in a particular self financing college, the candidate cannot come back or claim seat in any Government medical / dental colleges at a later date.
  • A non-refundable amount is being collected from the candidates selected during counselling. If the candidate does not join the course or discontinues the course, he/she will have to forfeit the non refundable amount paid during the counselling and the selection automatically stands cancelled.
Sl. No. Course Government Orthopaedically Physically Disabled Self Financing
(OC/BC/ BCM/MBC/DC)
Rs.
(SC/ SCA/ ST)
Rs.
(All Communities)
Rs.
(For Govt. Quota seats)
Rs.
1 MBBS 12,290 10,290 7,7,90 Between 2,30,000 and 2,80,000
2 BDS 10,290 9,290 7,7,90 1,15,000
Sl. No. Course Government
Rs.
Self Financing
Rs.
1 B.Pharmacy 1,200 28,000
2 BSc (Nursing) 1,200 30,000
3 BPT 1,200 28,000
4 BOT 1,200 28,000
5 BSc (RD) 1,200 --
6 BSc (RT) 1,200 --
7 BASLP 1,200 --
8 Post Basic B.Sc(Ng) 1,200 --
9 B.Pharm Lateral Entry 1,200 28,000
10 Diploma in Nursing for Non-Stipendary Students 200 --
11 Diploma in Pharmacy 597 --
12 Certificate Courses 1,450 --
13 Diploma Course 1,500 --
14 Dental Mechanic 2,500 --

Cut-off Date: The cut-off dates fixed by the Tamil Nadu Dr.M.G.R. Medical University for admission is as follows:

  • For MBBS / BDS/ B.Pharmacy : 30th September

Wait list movement will be done according to the vacancies arising after the first phase of counselling due to non-joining of the candidates.

Tentative Time Schedule for MBBS / BDS Courses
Commencement of Sale of Applications Second Week of May
Last Date for receipt of filled up applications at the Office of the Selection Committee,Chennai - 10 First Week of June
Publication of Merit List Second / third Week of June
Counselling for MBBS / BDS Courses Fourth Week of June
Commencement of the Courses First Week of August

The Cost of Application Form for MBBS / BDS Courses is Rs.500/- and the application forms will be available at all Government Medical Colleges and Tamil Nadu Government Dental College, Chennai. Candidates can obtain the application forms by remitting a Demand Draft for Rs.500/- drawn in favour Secretary, Selection Committee, Chennai - 10 payable at Chennai. The Demand Draft should be purchased from any of the Nationalized Banks. The Candidates belonging to SC / SCA/ ST Community are exempted from payment of the cost of application. All completed applications with prescribed enclosures should reach the Office of the Secretary, Selection Committee, 162, E.V.R. Periyar High Road, Kilpauk, Chennai - 10 on or before the prescribed Date and Time.

Government Medical Colleges

  • Madras Medical College.
  • Stanley Medical College, Chennai.
  • Madurai Medical College, Madurai.
  • Thanjavur Medical College, Thanjavur.
  • Kilpauk Medical College,Chennai.
  • Chengalpattu Medical College, Chengalpattu.
  • Tirunelveli Medical College, Tirunelveli.
  • Coimbatore Medical College, Coimbatore.
  • Government Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical College, Salem.
  • K.A.P. Viswanatham Govt. Medical College Tiruchirapalli.
  • Thoothukudi Govt. Medical College, Thoothukudi.
  • Kanyakumari Medical College, Kanyakumari.
  • Theni Medical College, Theni.
  • Vellore Medical College, Vellore.
  • Dharmapuri Medical College, Dharmapuri.
  • Villupuram Medical College, Villupuram.
  • Thiruvarur Medical College, Thiruvarur.
  • Sivagangai Medical College, Sivagangai.
  • Thiruvannamalai Medical College, Thiruvannamalai.
  • ESIC Medical College, Chennai.

Self-Financing Medical Colleges

  • P.S.G Institute of Medical Science & Research Institute, Coimbatore.
  • IRT Medical College, Perundurai.
  • Sree Moogambigai Medical College, Kulasekaram.
  • Karpaga Vinayaka Medical College, Chinnakolambakkam.
  • Sri Muthukumaran Medical College, Chennai.
  • Karpagam Faculty of Medical Sciences and Research, Coimbatore.
  • Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan Medical College.
  • Annapoorana Medical College, Salem.
  • Velammal Medical College, Madurai.
  • Chennai SRM Medical College, Trichy.
  • Tagore Medical College, Chennai.
  • Madha Medical College, Chennai.

Government Dental College

  • Tamilnadu Government Dental College, Chennai.

Self-Financing Dental Colleges.

  • Rajas Dental College, Tirunelveli.
  • Sri Mookambigai Dental College, Kulasekaram.
  • Ragas Dental College, Chennai.
  • Melmaruvathur.
  • Best Dental College, Madurai.
  • Chettinadu Dental College, Padur, Chennai.
  • CSI Dental College, Madurai.
  • KSR Dental College, Thiruchengodu.
  • Karpaga Vinayaka Dental College, Chinnakolambakkam.
  • Priyadharshini Dental College, Thiruvallur.
  • Sri Ramakrishna Dental College, Coimbatore.
  • Venkateswara Dental Colege, Thalampur, Kanchipuram Dist.
  • Tagore Dental College, Vandalur.
  • Vivekananda Dental Colege, Thiruchengodu.
  • RVS Dental College, Coimbatore.
  • J.K.K. Nataraja Dental College & Hospital, Kumarapalayam, Namakkal Dist.
  • Madha Dental College, Chennai.
  • Asan Memorial Dental College, Kancheepuram.

Courses Available : (Degree)

  • B.Pharmacy
  • B.P.T.
  • B.Sc. (Nursing)
  • B.O.T.
  • BASLP
  • Post Basic B.Sc. (Nursing)
  • B.Pharm Lateral Entry
  • B.Sc. (Radiology & Imaging Technology)
  • B.Sc. (RT)

Courses Available : (Diploma)

  • Diploma in Nursing
  • Diploma in Pharmacy

Courses Available : (Certificate / Diploma)

The Cost of Application Form for Para Medical Degree Courses is Rs.350/- and the application forms will be available at all Government Medical Colleges and College of Physiotherapy, Trichirapalli. Candidates can obtain the application forms by remitting a Demand Draft for Rs.350/- drawn in favour Secretary, Selection Committee, Chennai - 10 payable at Chennai. The Demand Draft should be purchased from any of the Nationalised Banks.

The Candidates belonging to SC / ST Community are exempted from payment of the cost of application. All completed applications with prescribed enclosures should reach the Office of the Secretary, Selection Committee, 162, E.V.R. Periyar High Road, Kilpauk, Chennai - 10 on or before the prescribed Date and Time. Candidates can apply for all the Courses in single common application form. Candidates with D.Pharm Qualification should submit the application for Lateral Entry Scheme and they are exempted from writing the Entrance Examination.

Tentative Time Schedule for Para Medical Courses
Commencement of Sale of Applications First Week of June
Last Date for receipt of filled up applications at the Office of the Selection Committee, Chennai - 10 Third Week of June
Publication of Merit List Third Week of July
Counselling for Para Medical Courses Between Fourth Week of July and Third Week of August

Government Medical Institutions

  • Madras Medical College, Chennai - 600003
  • Madurai Medical College, Madurai - 625020

Self-Financing Para Medical Institutions

  • Chennai District

    • A.J. College Of Pharmacy, Chennai-600119
    • Annai Veilankanni's Pharmacy College, Chennai - 600015
    • C.L. Baid Metha College Of Pharmacy, Chennai - 600096
    • K.K. College of Pharmacy, Chennai - 602101
    • Jaya College of Para Medical Sciences, Chennai - 602024
  • Coimbatore District

    • Cherraan's College Of Pharmacy, Coimbatore - 641039
    • K.M.C.H. College Of Pharmacy, Coimbatore - 641014
    • R.V.S. College Of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Coimbatore - 641402
    • Sri Ramakrishna Institute Of Para-Medical Sciences,Coimbatore
    • P.S.G. College of Pharmacy, Coimbatore - 641004
    • Karpagam College of Pharmacy, Coimbatore - 641 032
  • Dharmapuri District

    • Padmavathy College Of Pharmacy, Dharmapuri - 635205
  • Erode District

    • Nandha College Of Paramedical Sciences, Erode - 638052
    • The Erode College Of Pharmacy,Erode - 638107
    • S.S.M. College of Pharmacy, Erode
  • Kancheepuram District

    • Adhi Parasakthi College Of Pharmacy, Melmaruvathur
  • Madurai District

    • K.M.College of Pharmacy,Madurai - 625107
    • Ultra College of Pharmacy, Madurai - 625020
  • Nagapattinam District

    • Edayathangudi G.S. Pillai College of Pharmacy, Nagapattinam - 611 002
  • Namakkal District

    • J.K.K.Natarajah College Of Pharmacy,Komarapalayam, Namakkal - 638183
    • Swamy Vivekananda College of Pharmacy, Tiruchengode, Namakkal - 637 205
    • PGP College of Pharmacy, Namakkal - 637 207
    • Annai JKK Sampoorani Ammal College of Pharmacy
  • Perambalur District

    • Thanthai Roever College of Pharmacy, Perambalur - 621212
  • Sivakasi District

    • Sankaralingam Bhuvaneswari College of Pharmacy, Sivakasi
  • Thiruchirapalli District

    • Periyar College of Pharmaceutical Sciences For Girls, Tiruchi
  • Thiruvannamalai District

    • Kamalakshi Pandurangan College of Pharmacy, Tiruvannamalai
    • Adhi Bhagavan College of Pharmacy, Tiruvannamalai - 604407
  • Tenkasi District

    • S. Chattanatha Karayalar College of Pharmacy, Tenkasi - 627804
  • Thirunelveli District

    • S.A. Raja Pharmacy College, Vadakkankulam - 627116
  • Virudhunagar District

    • Arulmighu Kalasalingam College Of Pharmacy, Krishnankoil
  • Vilupuram District

    • Surya College of Pharmacy, Villupuram

Government Medical Institutions

  • Madras Medical College, Chennai - 600003
  • Madurai Medical College, Madurai - 625020

Self-Financing Para Medical Institutions

  • Chennai District

    • Appollo College Of Nursing, Chennai - 600117
    • M.A.Chidambaram College Of Nursing, Chennai - 600113
    • Madha College Of Nursing, Kundrathur , Chennai - 600069
    • Omayal Achi College Of Nursing, Chennai - 600062
    • A.J. College of Nursing, Chennai - 600 001
    • M.I.O.T. College of Nursing, Chennai - 116
    • Billroth College of Nursing, Chennai - 95
    • Right College of Nursing, Chennai - 95
    • MMM College of Nursing, Chennai - 95
    • Shenbaga College of Nursing, Chennai - 77
    • Sree Sastha College of Nursing, Chennai - 123
    • Annai Velankanni's College of Nursing, Chennai - 48
    • Vee Care College of Nursing, Chennai - 95
    • Sharmila College Of Nursing, Chennai - 600090
    • Hindu Mission College of Nursing, Chennai - 45
    • CSI Kalyani College of Nursing, Chennai - 4
    • St. Isabel College of Nursing, Chennai - 4
  • Coimbatore District

    • Cherraan's College Of Nursing, Coimbatore - 641039
    • K.G. College Of Nursing, Coimbatore - 641018
    • K.M.C.H. College Of Nursing,Coimbatore - 641014
    • P S G College Of Nursing, Coimbatore - 641004
    • P.P.G College Of Nursing , Coimbatore - 641004
    • R V S College Of Nursing, Sulur, Coimbatore - 641402
    • Sri Ramakrishna Institute Of Para-Medical Sciences, Coimbatore
    • Annai Meenakshi College of Nursing, Coimbatore
    • J.K. College of Nursing, Coimbatore - 15
    • Ellen College of Nursing, Coimbatore - 12
    • Texcity College of Nursing, Coimbatore - 23
    • Karpagam College of Nursing, Coimbatore - 32
    • Nightingale Institute of Nursing Education, Coimbatore - 105
    • Kongu College of Nursing, Coimbatore - 12
    • RVS College of Nursing, Kannampalayam, Coimbatore - 402
    • Sree Abirami College of Nursing, Coimbatore - 12
    • Gem Institute of Nursing Education and Research, Coimbatore - 45
    • Ganga College of Nursing, Coimbatore - 22
    • Royal College of Nursing, Coimbatore - 105
  • Cuddalore District

    • OPR College of Nursing, Cuddalore - 607303
  • Dharmapuri District

    • Padmavathi College Of Nursing, Dharmapuri - 636701
    • Swami Vivekananda College of Nursing, Dharmapuri - 205
    • Sri Paspo College of Nursing, Dharmapuri - 807
    • Om Sakthi College of Nursing, Dharmapuri - 701
    • Sri Vijay Vidyalaya College of Nursing, Dharmapuri - 701
    • Annai College of Nursing, Dharmapuri
  • Dindigul District

    • Christian College Of Nursing, Ambilikkai - 624612
    • Sakthi College of Nursing, Dindigul - 624 624
    • Jainee College of Nursing, Dindigul - 1
    • Bharath College of Nursing, Dindigul - 601
    • Sacred College of Nursing, Dindigul
  • Erode District

    • Dharmarathnakara Dr.Mahalingam Instt. of Para-Medical Sciences, Erode Dist
    • Nandha College of Nursing, Erode - 52
    • Vellalar College of Nursing, Erode - 12
  • Kancheepuram District

    • Adhi Parasakthi College Of Nursing For Women, Melmaruvathur
    • Sri Santhoshi College of Nursing, Kanchipuram - 309
    • Karpaga Vinayaga College of Nursing, Kanchipuram District
    • Padmasree College of Nursing, Kanchipuram - 605
    • Rajalakshmi College of Nursing, Kanchipuram
    • Venkateswara College of Nursing, Kanchipuram
  • Kanyakumari District

    • Sree Moogambika College Of Nursing, Kulasekaram - 629161
    • Christian College Of Nursing, Neyyoor - 629802
    • St. Xaviers Catholic College of Nursing, Kanyakumari -629003
    • White Memorial College of Nursing, Kanyakumari - 177
    • P.S. College of Nursing, Kanyakumari - 802
    • Thasiah College of Nursing, Kanyakumari - 165
    • Annammal College of Nursing, Kanyakumari
    • Global College of Nursing, Kanyakumari - 195
    • Dr. Kumaraswami Health Centre College of Nursing, Kanyakumari - 703
    • Sri Ramakrishna College of Nursing, Kanyakumari - 161
    • CET College of Nursing, Nagercoil - 629001
    • Grace College of Nursing, Kanyakumari - 629194
    • Salvation Army Captherine Booth College of Nursing, Kanyakumari
    • CSI College of Nursing, Kanyakumari
  • Karur District

    • Sri Aurobindo College of Nursing, Karur - 136
    • Sakthi College of Nursing, Karur - 5
  • Krishnagiri District

    • Jeeva College of Nursing, Krishnagiri - 635001
  • Madurai District

    • C.S.I.Jeyaraj Annapackiam College Of Nursing, Madurai
    • Sacred Heart Nursing College, Madurai
    • Chithirai College of Nursing, Madurai - 9
    • Madurai Apollo College of Nursing, Madurai
    • Srinidhi College of Nursing, Madurai - 3
  • Namakkal District

    • Vivekananda College Of Nursing, Tiruchengodu
    • Annai J.K.K. Sampoorani Ammal College of Nursing, Namakkal - 183
    • Sri Sakthimayil Institute of Nursing and Research, Namakkal - 183
    • Anbu College of Nursing, Namakkal - 183
    • PGP College of Nursing, Namakkal - 207
    • Dhanvantri College of Nursing, Namakkal - 303
    • Aravinth College of Nursing, Namakkal - 1
  • Perambalur District

    • Thanthai Rover College of Nursing, Perambalur - 212
    • Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan College of Nursing, Perambalur - 212
    • Srinivasan College of Nursing, Perambalur - 212
  • Pudukottai District

    • Karpaga Vinayaka College of Nursing, Pudukottai - 422
    • Doctors College of Nursing, Pudukottai - 203
    • Keerai Thamil Selvan College of Nursing, Pudukottai District
    • Mount Zion College of Nursing, Pudukottai - 507
  • Salem District

    • Shanmuga College of Nursing, Salem
    • Sri Gokulam College of Nursing, Salem - 10
    • Sree Bharani College of Nursing, Salem - 30
    • St. Bonnie�s White College of Nursing, Salem - 122
    • Vivekanandha Nursing college for Women, Salem - 637303
    • SPC Institute of Nursing Education & Research, Salem
  • Sivagangai District

    • Matha College Of Nursing, Manamadurai
    • Rass Academy College of Nursing, Sivagangai
  • Thanjavur District

    • Our Lady of Health College of Nursing, Thanjavur - 7
    • Sacred Heart College of Nursing, Thanjavur - 401
    • Mannai Narayani College of Nursing, Thanjavur - 206
    • St. Xavier College of Nursing, Thanjavur
  • Tiruvallur District

    • Indra College of Nursing, Tiruvallur - 203
    • GRT College of Nursing, Tiruthani - 209
    • Sri Devi College of Nursing, Tiruvallur - 204
  • Trichy District

    • Dr. G. Sakunthla College Of Nursing, Trichy
    • Child Jesus College of Nursing, Trichy - 1
    • Servitte College of Nursing, Trichy - 12
    • Indira College of Nursing, Trichy
    • Nehru College of Nursing, Trichy - 303
    • Jennys College of Nursing, Trichy - 9
    • M.A. M. College of Nursing, Trichy - 105
    • K.M.C College of Nursing, Trichy
  • Tiruvannamalai District

    • Al-Ameen College of Nursing, Tiruvannamalai - 611
    • Vignesh College of Nursing, Tiruvannamalai - 603
    • AMJ College of Nursing, Tiruvannamalai
    • Arunai Institute of Nursing Education & Research, Tiruvannamalai
  • Thoothukudi District

    • Padmashri Dr. Sivanthi Aditanar College of Nursing, Thoothukudi 215
    • St. Ann�s College of Nursing, Thoothukudi - 617
    • CSI St. Lukes College of Nursing, Thoothukudi
  • Tirunelveli District

    • Nehru College of Nursing, Vallioor, Tirunelveli Dist
    • Sri K. Ramachandra Nadiu College of Nursing, Tirunelveli - 627753
    • Annasamy Rajammal College of Nursing, Tirunelveli - 627861
    • Aladi Aruna College of Nursing, Tirunelveli - 627853
    • CSI Eliza Caldwell College of Nursing, Tirunelveli - 627651
    • Sri Balaji College of Nursing, Tirunelveli - 627414
    • Sardar Rajas College of Nursing, Tirunelveli - 627105
    • Ithaya Jothi College of Nursing, Tirunelveli - 627007
  • Tiruppur District

    • Bishop�s College of Nursing, Tiruppur - 638656
    • Maharani College of Nursing, Tiruppur - 638657
    • Sara College of Nursing, Tiruppur
    • Shivaparvathi Mandradair Inst. Health & Sciences, Tiruppur
  • Theni District

    • Annai Dora college of Nursing, Theni - 512
    • Thiraviam College of Nursing, Theni - 605
  • Vellore District

    • St. John's College Of Nursing, Vellore - 632011
    • Arcot Sri Mahalakshmi Women�s College of Nursing, Vellore
    • Sri Narayani College of Nursing, Vellore - 632055
    • Arun College of Nursing, Vellore - 632001
  • Villupuram District

    • E. S. College of Nursing Villupuram
    • Pauls College of Nursing Villupuram
    • Sri Rangapoopathi College of Nursing Villupuram
  • Virudhunagar District

    • V.V. Vanniaperumal College for women, Virudhunagar
    • V.P.M.M. College of Nursing Virudhunagar

Government Medical Institutions

  • Govt.Institute Of Rehabilitation Medicine, K K Nagar,Chennai
  • Govt. College Of Physiotherapy, Periamilagu Parai, Tiruchirappalli

Self-Financing Para Medical Institutions

  • Chennai District

    • A. J. College of Physiotherapy, Chennai - 34
    • Madha College Of Physiotherapy, Kundrathur , Chennai
    • Jaya Para-Medical Educational Institute, Chennai 602 024
    • U.C.A College Of Paramedical Sciences, Chennai
  • Coimbatore District

    • Cherraan's College Of Physiotherapy,Coimbatore
    • K M C H College Of Physiotherapy, Coimbatore-641014
    • K.G. College Of Physiotherapy, Coimbatore-641018
    • P.P.G College Of Physiotherapy , Coimbatore-641012
    • R V S College Of Physiotherapy, Coimbatore-641402
    • Sri Ramakrishna Institute Of Para-Medical Sciences, Coimbatore
    • P.S.G. College Of Physiotherapy, Coimbatore - 641004
  • Erode District

    • Nandha College Of Paramedical Sciences, Erode
  • Kancheepuram District

    • Adhiparasakthi College Of Physiotherapy, Melmaruvathur
  • Kanyakumari District

    • Christian College Of Physiotherapy, Colachel - 629251
    • White Memorial College of Physiotherapy, Attoor - 629177
  • Madurai District

    • Trinity Mission And Medical Foundation, Madurai-625020
    • Santhosh College of Physiotherapy, Madurai
  • Namakkal District

    • JKK Munirajah Medical Research Foundation, Namakkal
  • Perambalur District

    • Thanthai Rover college of Physiotherapy, Perambalur - 621212
  • Thanjavur District

    • Mannai Narayanasamy Para Medical College,Thanjavur
  • Thirunelveli District

    • Devendra College Of Physiotherapy,Tirunelveli-627002
  • Trichy District

    • Kamalam Viswanathan College Of Physiotherapy, Trichy

Self-Financing Para Medical Institutions

  • Coimbatore District

    • K.M.C.H College of Occupational Therapy, Coimbatore-641014
  • Erode District

    • JKK Munirajah College of Occupational Therapy, Komarapalayam

BASLP

  • Madras Medical College, Chennai - 3

B.Sc., Radiology & Imaging Technology

  • Madras Medical College, Chennai - 3
  • Stanley Medical College, Chennai - 1
  • Chengalpattu Medical College, Chengalpattu

B.Sc., Radio-Therapy Technology

  • Madras Medical College, Chennai � 3

Government Colleges

  • Chennai District

    • Govt. General Hospital
    • Govt. Stanley Hospital
    • K.M.C. Hospital, Chennai
    • Kasthurba Gandhi Hospital for women and Children, Chennai - 5
  • Coimbatore District

    • Coimbatore Medical College Hospital, Coimbatore
  • Cuddalore District

    • Cuddalore District Head Quarters Hospital, Cuddalore
  • Dindigual District

    • Dindigual District Head Quarters Hospital, Dindigual
  • Madurai District

    • Govt. Rajaji Hospital, Madurai
  • Nagapattinam District

    • Nagapattinam District Head Quarters Hospital, Nagapattinam
  • Kancheepuram District

    • hengalpattu Medical College, Chengalpattu
    • Kancheepuram District Head Quarters Hospital, Kancheepuram
  • Ramanthapuram District

    • Ramanathapuram District Head Quarters Hospital, Ramanathapuram
  • Salem District

    • Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical College Hospital, Salem
  • Thanjavur District

    • Thanjavur Medical College Hospital, Thanjavur
  • Tirunelveli District

    • Tirunelveli Medical College Hospital, Tirunelveli
  • Thoothukudi District

    • Thoothukudi Medical College Hospital, Thoothukudi
  • Tiruppur District

    • Tiruppur District Head Quarters Hospital, Tiruppur
  • Uthagamandalam District

    • Uthagamandalam District Head Quarters Hospital, Uthagamandalam
  • Trichy District

    • K. A. P. V. Viswanatham Medical College, Trichy
  • Theni District

    • Theni Medical College, Theni
  • Vellore District

    • Vellore Medical College, Vellore
  • Virudhunagar District

    • Virudhunagar District Head Quarters Hospital, Virudhunagar

Note: The list of self financing colleges in various courses will be updated in the prospectus issued every year.

  • Selection and admission for the above courses are also done by the Selection Committee. Applications can only be downloaded from the websites www.tnhealth.org and www.tn.gov.in
  • Out of the total number of Seats available for various PG Degree / Diploma Courses 50 % of seats are surrendered for the All India Quota Candidates
  • For the remaining 50% seats which are exclusively for Tamil Nadu State Candidates, Entrance Examination is conducted by the Selection Committee usually in February/March and a merit / rank list will be prepared. Candidates will be called for Counselling as per their rank in the merit list and seats are allotted depending upon their Choice, availability of seats based on rule of reservation
  • 50% of the seats in all specialties are reserved exclusively for service candidates of Tamil Nadu. Service candidates can also claim open category seats based on merit
  • Number of Seats Available (as per 2013 - 2014 Session) in Govt. Institutions
    • Degree Courses (MD) - 462
    • Degree Courses (MS) - 291
    • Diploma Courses - 403
    • Degree Courses (MDS) - 40
    • Govt. Quota Seats in Self Financing Medical Colleges - *
    • Govt. Quota Seats in Self Financing Dental Colleges - *
      • M.Pharmacy - 64
      • M.Sc. (Nursing) - 65
      • M.P.T. - *
      • M.Sc (Medical Physics) - 10
      • M.Sc. (Molecular Virology - 21
      • M.Phil (CSW)- 15
      • Higher Specialty (DM and MCh) - 79 & 112

      * The seat matrix will be made available in the website at the time of counseling.

  • The Cutoff date for completing the admissions for all the PG Courses is 31st May every year

Entrance Examination is separately conducted for M. Pharm admissions and based on the merit and community, seats are allotted in Govt. / Govt. Quota seats in Self-Financing colleges

For M.Sc (N) and M. P.T. Courses, merit list is prepared based on total marks obtained in University Examinations and allotment is made based on merit / rule of reservation

For Higher Speciality Courses (DM/M.Ch) Entrance Examination is conducted Speciality wise and candidates are allotted seats based on merit. As followed in P.G. Courses, 50% of seats are reserved for service candidates in each specialities

State Mental Health Authority - Tamil Nadu

WELCOME

This is the official web site of State Mental Health Authority-Tamil Nadu. Here you find information about mental health issues, as well as information to reducethe burden of mental illness and behavioural disorders of persons, their families and care takers. State Mental Health Authority Tamil Nadu is mandated to regulate, develop and co-ordinate Mental Health Services under the Government of Tamilnadu and on all matters which, under Mental Health Act are the concern of the State Government.

The State Mental Health Authority Tamil Nadu (SMHA-TN) was formed in 1994 as a statutory body under section 4 of the Mental Health Act, 1987.It is functioning under the superintendence, direction and control of the Government of Tamil Nadu. Under the direction of the Government of India, an Office has been established in the campus of Institute of Mental Health, Kilpauk, Chennai-600 010.

This website is an effort to highlight some of the mental health related activities in the state. It will provide access to information on licensing process, Mental Health related legislation, Facts about mental health mental health facilities, etc in the state. Application forms required for licensing of Psychiatric hospitals, forms required under Mental Health Act, etc can be accessed from the website.

About Us

In 1994 the State Mental Health Authority Tamil Nadu (SMHA-TN) was formed as a statutory body under section 4 of the Mental Health Act, 1987.It is functioning under the superintendence, direction and control of the Government of Tamil Nadu. While the Secretary to Government, Health & Family Welfare Department is its chairman, seven other officials are its members and three prominent personalities in the field of psychiatry are its non-official members. The authority is mandated with the responsibility of developing regulating and coordinating mental health services in the state of Tamil Nadu.

The prime function of the Authority is to provide/ extend services to all stakeholders involved in Mental Health care. The multi stakeholders in this arena include the Government Mental Health Hospitals/units besides the private organisations including NGOs, Rehabilitation homes and De-addiction centres etc.

The Institute of Mental Health at Chennai is the major Hospital under the Government sector offering all mental health related services. Further the Departments of Psychiatry headed by a senior Psychiatrist are functioning in all the Government run Medical College hospital taking care teaching psychiatry to the medical students and providing treatment to mentally ill patients. These apart Psychiatry units are being run in the entire District headquarters hospitals in the State In so far as private sector is concerned there are a number of Private Mental Health Nursing Homes / Hospitals for which licences are granted by the Director, Institute of Mental Health.

The State Mental Health Authority provides mental health related services which includes :-

  • Supervising the psychiatric hospitals/Nursing homes and other Mental Health Service Agencies.
  • Advise the State Government on all matters relating to Mental Health.
  • Advocate for integration of mental health in general health care and in all social Development sectors.

In short, the SMHA is striving to enhance the level of participatory roll of Government Mental Health hospitals/units, private organisations and the society at large, in taking care of the mentally ill patients. In addition, this Authority strives to integrate the various agencies involved in the Mental Health care and adopt a bottom-up approach in resolving the issues involving mental disorders. From the societical point of view, SMHA aims to increase the level of awareness and acceptance of the people towards the mentally ill patients and to provide a platform for harnessing their potential in order to bring them in the mainstream of the society.

Mental Health and Mental Health Policy in TN

Mental Health

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines mental health as a 'state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community'

Mental Health means not only absence of Mental Illness but also having positive sense of wellbeing Mental, Neurological, and Substance use Disorders make a substantial contribution to the Global Burden of Disease Neuropsychiatric conditions account for 14% of the global burden of disease. The most important causes of disability due to health-related conditions worldwide include Unipolar Depression, Alcoholism, Schizophrenia, Bipolar depression and Dementia. In low and middle-income countries, these conditions represent a total of 19.1% of all disability related to health conditions. It is estimated that one in four people in the world will be affected by mental or neurological disorders at some point in their lives. Mental health first aid has been defined as "the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until appropriate professional treatment is received or until the crisis resolves. Mental health first aid is an extension of the concept of first aid which is familiar with physical health crises to cover mental health. Mental health first aid is very important now to reduce the Psychiatric morbidity.

Mental illnesses are Psycho socio biologically-based disorders which interfere with an individual's ability to think, feel, act, and relate within the standard norms of society. The American Psychiatric Association identifies hundreds of mental disorders ranging from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder to Violent/Self-Destructive Behaviours. Mental illness can be physical as well as psychological and emotional, and some are classified as "major mental illnesses" because of their propensity to seriously impair an individual's ability to function. Severe mental illnesses are more common than cancer, diabetes, or heart disease. Mental illness can strike any person at any time It was not until the 1950s that mental illness became part of mainstream medicine.

Mental Health Policy in Tamil Nadu State

Introduction:-

World Health Organization (WHO) defines health as physical, psychological and social well being. According to WHO, through out the world, 1% of population suffers from Severe mental disorders, 15% suffer from common mental disorders and Alcohol and substance misuse constitute 3 to 5% of the population. Nearly 4% of Geriatric population, above the age of 60 suffer from Dementia and other psychiatric illness. Among children & adolescents, 1% suffer from some degree of general intellectual functioning or learning disorders. About 5% of children suffers from Emotional & behavior disorders.

While applying above statistics, considering the population of Tamilnadu, approximately 7 lakhs people suffer from severe mental illnesses, 70 lakhs persons suffer from common mental disorders, 23 thousand persons above the age of 60 suffer from geriatric psychiatric disorders like Dementia / Depression, 2 lakhs children suffer from subnormal intelligence and learning disorders, 11 lakhs children suffer from other childhood psychiatric problems and 15 lakhs people suffer from Alcohol abuse and Substance misuse related problems.

While looking into the present scenario of human life, it has become more and more complex and competitive. The no of stressors are on increase and the ability to cope with the stressors and tolerance are o n decline. This in turn, leads to increase in proneness and precipitation of psychiatric problems in vulnerable individuals.

Social stigma is common, pertaining to Mental illnesses, especially in rural areas. In addition, Ignorance, fear, misconception and faulty attitudes regarding mental illness are highly prevalent in rural and semirural areas. Superstitious beliefs that mental illnesses arecaused by Ghosts, Evil spirits, Black magic, Witch crafts are existing even today. Due to these reasons , the persons with Mental illnesses are brought to psychiatrist, after seeking help from Faith healers, mantra Vadis and magicians.

Persons with mental illness constitute a vulnerable section of society and are subject to discrimination in our society.

Family member of persons with mental illness face more hurdles on financial, emotional and social areas, while providing treatment & care.

While the magnitude of problems in relation to psychiatry illness is enormous, the mental health care facilities in Tamil Nadu is not adequate, not evenly distributed with more facilities available in urban areas than in rural areas.

So, to resolve the above issues, Mental Health Policy for Tamil nadu state has been evolved,

Aims and objectives of Mental Health Policy

  1. Mental Health care facilities have to be made available in all parts of Tamil nadu state even in most rural areas, and are to be distributed evenly both in rural and urban areas.
  2. Mental Health care professionals have to be increased in their number (psychiatrists, psychiatric social workers, clinical psychologists and psychiatric nurses).
  3. Mental health care has to be integrated into all levels of general health care.
  4. Rehabilitation services for persons with Chronic Mental illness, have to be expanded so that their maximum potential can be developed and their integration into community life can be facilitated.
  5. Since many persons with mental illness do not require hospitalization, community based psychiatric facilities have to be made available and strengthened.
  6. while providing health care to Mentally ill persons in the community / institutions, their rights and dignity should to be protected and promoted, by adhering to rules and regulations of Mental Health care Act.
  7. Mental Health care facility provided by government should go hand in hand with those provided by NGOs so that maximum quality care can be provided to wider sections of the society.
  8. To improve quality of service pertaining to Mental Health Service, all stake holders should be encouraged to actively participate in decision making.

Ways to realize the above aims and objectives

  1. Psychiatric facilities should be made available in all District head quarters hospital in near future and psychiatrists should be made available in all taluk head quarters hospital should be aimed at.
  2. No of seats in Post Graduation in Psychiatry should be increased by starting PG Courses in Psychiatry in more medical colleges.
  3. All psychiatric facilities should be provided with 2 psychiatric social workers and one clinical psychologist.
  4. All medical officers belonging to other specialties should be imparted training in recognition of various mental disorders, giving first aid treatment and referral to nearby psychiatric facilities. They also have to be trained in treating common mental disorders.
  5. All staff nurses and paramedical personnel will have to be trained in recognition of psychiatric disorders.
  6. Public awareness with regard to various psychiatric problems will have to be created among public by conducting public awareness programme,and mental health exhibitions. Mass media like newspapers, magazines, and TV Channels may be used for creating awareness among the society
  7. Rehabilitation centers will have to be started in all the districts by the government individually and in collaboration with NGOs.
  8. NGOs will have to be encouraged to participate in providing best possible mental health care.
  9. The forum of State Mental Health Authority may be utilized effectively to monitor and to ensure that mental health care is provided as per the regulations of mental health care act.
  10. Judicial personnel & Law enforcing authorities, school teachers have to be trained in recognition and referral of persons with mental illnesses.

Basic principles to be adopted to realize the objectives

  1. Any health care programme, including mental health care scheme, to be successful need four areas to be taken into account
  2. Availability
  3. Accessibility
  4. Effective utilization and implementation
  5. Provision of quality of care

Important areas to be concentrated pertaining to mental health

  • Clinical services
  • Academic activities
  • Research activities
  • Creating awareness among public

Rules / License

Rules

By invoking proviso under Sub-Section (2) of section 94 of the Mental Health Act, 1987 (14 of 1987), the Government of India, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare have framed State Mental Health Rules, 1990, applicable to all states. Sub-section (2) of Section 94 of the Mental Health Act, 1987 also empowers the State Government, with the previous approval of the Central Government, may, by notification make Rules for carrying out the provision of the Act. Now the Government of Tamilnadu have decided to frame separate Rules to suit the needs of the State and the same will be published in the Tamil Nadu Government Gazette soon.

License

It has been decided to license all the psychiatric hospitals and psychiatric nursing homes. The notification regarding licensing process has already been published. Following are procedures for applying for license

  1. As per the provisions of Mental Health Act no person shall establish or maintain a psychiatric hospital or psychiatric nursing home unless he holds a valid license granted to him under the Act
  2. Mental Health Act defines a psychiatric hospital or nursing home as a hospital or nursing home established or maintained by any person for the treatment and care of mentally ill persons includes a convalescent home.
  3. Director, Institute of Mental Health, Kilpauk, Chennai has been nominated as the Licensing Authority.
  4. All the Heads of the Department of Psychiatry attached to Govt. Medical Colleges in Tamil Nadu have been appointed as Inspectors for Psychiatric Hospitals and Nursing homes.
  5. Whoever wishes to establish a new psychiatric hospital or nursing home should apply to the Licensing Authority in the prescribed application form II. The existing psychiatric hospitals or nursing homes should also apply for license in form I to the Licensing Authority.
  6. Application Forms can be collected from Director, Institute of Mental Health, Kilpauk, Chennai on any working day between 10 and 2 PM or Any of the Head of the Department of Psychiatry attached to Govt. Medical College Hospitals in Tamil Nadu
  7. Licensing fee is Rs.2000 (Rupees Two thousand only). Duly filled up application forms with Demand Draft for Rs.2000/-(Two thousand only) drawn in favour of Director, Institute of Mental Health, Chennai should be sent to the following address in person or through registered post to

The Director, Institute of Mental Health, Kilpauk, Chennai. On receiving the duly filled up application form, the Licensing Authority will instruct the Inspector of Psychiatric Hospital to inspect the concerned hospital and send a report. Based on the report and further enquiry the license will be granted. State Mental Health Rule, 1990 prescribes minimum facilities for maintaining a psychiatric hospital or nursing home.

  1. Staff requirement :
    One full time qualified psychiatrist
    • One psychologist or Psychiatric social worker
    • Staff nurses
    • Attenders
  2. Physical structure :
    • Adequate floor space depending on the number of beds provided
  3. Support facilities:
    • Provision for emergency care
    • Electro Convulsive Therapy facility
    • Psycho-diagnostic facility
    • Provision for recreational / rehabilitation activities
    • Facility for regular out-patient care

Kindly refer to Mental Health Rules, 1990 for further information on minimum requirement of a psychiatric hospital or nursing home.

All the Professors/Associate Readers in the Department of Psychiatry in the Government Medical College Hospitals including at I.M.H and I.C.H are authorised to conduct inspection of the psychiatric facilities, with regard to issuance of license/renewal of licence. Based on the report of the Inspecting officer the Director, IMH shall issue licence / renewal of licence.

Application form for applying License / Renewal of License

Suicide Prevention

Suicide - one of the commonest manifestations of major mental illness. In India, 1.2 lakh people end their life every year by committing suicide. Nearly 4 lakh persons attempts to commit suicide. Globally, 1 million people die from suicide annually. Around the world, almost one million people die due to suicide every year, and it is the third leading cause of death among young people. In the last 45 years, suicide rates have increased by 60% worldwide. Mental disorders, particularly Depression and Substance abuse are associated with more than 90% of all cases of suicide. Asia accounts 60% of world's suicide. India, china and Japan accounts for 40% of their number.

What are meant by Suicide, Attempted suicide and Para suicide?

Suicide:-The term suicide is used to denote self-planned and deliberate termination of one's life. It is as old as mankind and is indeed a giant puzzle. It is a paradox why humans who love to live a full life turn to self destruction.

Attempted suicide :-

Among those who attempt suicide, a few succeed, but some survive due to timely intervention of chance factors in spite of best planning and clear cut intention to die. They are known as Attempted suicide.

Para suicide :-

It is an impulsive act of self injurious behaviour without any prior planning or intent to die. The harm to self may be done by inflicting injury or consuming a substance. It is otherwise known as Deliberate Self-Harm (DSH)

Overlap :-

A Person who tries to terminate his life with real intent may survive. So much so, an individual who injure himself impulsively without any real intent to die may lose his life.

To know more Click suicide prevention

Mental Health Facilities in Tamil Nadu

The Institute of Mental Health at Chennai is the major hospital in the entire Tamilnadu offering all mental health related services. On an average not less than 350 out patients (both new as well as old patients) are visiting this Institute. Similarly on an average more than 1200 patients are taking in-patient treatment in this institute which has the capacity of 1800 beds. This apart there are separate de-addiction ward to treat alcoholic patients.

To cater the needs of Children below 12 years, affected with mental disorders, the Institute of Child Health (ICH), Egmore, Chennai is doing a laudable service.

Besides this mental health treatment facilities are available in all the following medical college hospitals and in District Headquarters hospitals, where both in-patient and out-patient treatment are provided for the mentally ill patients.

  1. M.M.C & Rajiv Gandhi Govt.Hospital,Chennai-3.
  2. Stanly Medical College & Hospital,Chennai-1.
  3. Chengalpattu Medical college.
  4. Coimbatore Medical college.
  5. Dharmapuri Medical college
  6. Government Mohan Kumaramangalam medical college, Salem.
  7. Government villupuram Medical college.
  8. Govt. Vellore medical college.
  9. K.A.P. Viswanathan Government, Trichy.
  10. Kilpauk Medical college,Chennai.
  11. Kanyakumari Medical college.
  12. Madurai Medical collge.
  13. Thoothukudi Medical college Hospital
  14. Tirunelveli Medical college.
  15. Theni Medical college.
  16. Thanjavur Medical college Hospital.
  17. Tiruvarur Medical college.
  18. Sivagangai Medical College.

Similarly mental health treatment facilities are available in all the Districts at the following District headquarters hospitals, to serve the need of rural population.

  1. District Headquarters Hospital, Kancheepuram.
  2. District Headquarters Hospital, Nagapattinam.
  3. District Headquarters Hospital, Dindigul.
  4. District Headquarters Hospital, Tiruppur.
  5. District Headquarters Hospital, Erode.
  6. District Headquarters Hospital, Cuddalore.
  7. District Headquarters Hospital,Ramanathapuram.
  8. District Headquarters Hospital, Dharmapuri.
  9. District Headquarters Hospital,Virudhunagar.
  10. District Headquarters Hospital, Sivaganga.
  11. District Headquarters Hospital, Kumbakonam.
  12. District Headquarters Hospital, Karur.
  13. District Headquarters Hospital, Villupuram.
  14. District Headquarters Hospital, Thiruvarur.
  15. District Headquarters Hospital, Mettur Dam.
  16. District Headquarters Hospital, Namakkal.
  17. District Headquarters Hospital, Usulampatti.
  18. District Headquarters Hospital, Krishnakiri.
  19. District Headquarters Hospital, Tiruchy.
  20. District Headquarters Hospital, Peramballur.
  21. District Headquarters Hospital, Pudukottai.
  22. District Headquarters Hospital,Coimbatore.
  23. District Headquarters Hospital,Thoothukodi.
  24. District Headquarters Hospital,Tirunelveli.
  25. District Headquarters Hospital,Tiruvannamalai.
  26. District Headquarters Hospital,Thiruvallore.
  27. District Headquarters Hospital,Vellore.
  28. District Headquarters Hospital,Ariyalur.
  29. District Headquarters Hospital,Theni.
  30. District Headquarters Hospital,Nilgiris.
  31. District Headquarters Hospital,Nagercoil.

Thanks to the implementation of District Mental Health Programme in 16 districts, a great deal of awareness among the general public and the society is now prevalent. The high degree of awareness created by the District Mental Health Programme (DMHP) has resulted in more number of patients seeking medical care than resorting to non-medical procedures.

NMHP / DMHP in Tamil Nadu

National Mental Health Programme (NMHP)

National Mental Health Programme was launched in the country in 1982 with the following objectives:

  1. To ensure the availability and accessibility of minimum mental healthcare for all in the foreseeable future particularly to the most vulnerable and underprivileged sections of the population;
  2. To encourage the application of mental health knowledge in general health care and in social development; and
  3. To promote community participation in the mental health service development and to stimulate efforts towards self-help in the community.

District Mental Health Programme (DMHP)

The District Mental Health Programme is an important component under the National Mental Health Programme. Presently the District Mental Health Programme is implemented in 16 districts in Tamilnadu. To know more about the functioning of District Mental Health Programme in Tamil Nadu,click DMHP

Information Education and Communication(IEC)

(IEC) combines strategies, approaches and methods that enable individuals, families, groups, organisations and communities to play active roles in achieving and sustaining their own health.IEC are key concepts in primary health care, community health and in health promotion. As part of IEC activities, the State Mental Health Authority has conducted several training and sensitisation programmes to certain targeted people like police officers, religious leaders and a lot of awareness programmes for the benefit of the public. A booklet on Mental Health in Tamil, which contains lots of information about the scientific facts, brushing aside the myths, inhibitions and apprehensions has been brought out by the State Mental Health Authority for the benefit of the general public.

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Government of Tamil Nadu.

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  • Mental Health Act, 1987
  • Persons with Disabilities(Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995
  • Tamil Nadu Registration of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Centres of Mentally Ill Persons Rules, 2002
  • Tamil Nadu Persons with Disabilities(Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Rules, 2002

World Federation of Mental Health

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Health Indicator

Tamil Nadu - Provisional Population Data Sheet - 2001

State/District Total/Rural/Urban Population 0-6 Population
Person Male Female Person Male Female
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Tamil Nadu Total 62,110,839 31,268,654 30,842,185 6,817,669 3,515,562 3,302,107
Rural 34,869,286 17,508,985 17,360,301 4,013,112 2,077,786 1,935,326
Urban 27,241,553 13,759,669 13,481,884 2,804,557 1,437,776 1,366,781
State/ District Total/ Rural/ Urban Decadal Growth Rate 1991-2001 Percentage of Rural/Urban Population to total Population Sex ratio (Females per 1000 Males) Literacy rate % of 0-6 Pop.to.Total Pop.
Person Male Female Person Male Female
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Tamil Nadu Total 11.19 100.00 986 73.47 82.33 64.55 10.98 11.24 10.71
Rural -5.20 56.14 992 66.66 77.47 55.84 11.51 11.87 11.15
Urban 42.79 43.86 980 82.07 88.40 75.64 10.30 10.45 10.14

TAMIL NADU

SRS - Vital Rates

Year Birth Rate Death Rate IMR
1976 30.7 14.6 110
1977 29.8 13.7 113
1978 28.8 12.8 105
1979 28.9 12.1 100
1980 27.9 11.2 93
1981 28 11.8 91
1982 27.7 11.2 83
1983 27.9 11.7 88
1984 28 10.8 78
1985 24.7 9.5 81
1986 23.8 9.5 80
1987 24 9.9 76
1988 22.7 9.3 74
1989 23.1 8.7 68
1990 21.6 8.5 59
1991 20.8 8.8 57
1992 20.7 8.4 58
1993 19.5 8.2 57
1994 19.2 8 59
1995 20.3 8 54
1996 19.5 8 53
1997 19 8 53
1998 19.2 8.5 53
1999 19.3 8 52
2000 19.3 7.9 51

Policy on Health & GO's

List of Important GO's

Sl. No. G.O. No. Date Subject
1 G.O(Ms) No.197 07.06.2004 Health and Family Welfare - Upgraded Primary Health Centres - Creation of 186 posts of Medical Officers - Appointment on Contract Basis - Terms and Conditions - Orders - issued
2 G.O(Ms) No.193 02.06.2004 Collection of Visitors Fee from Visitors attending the Government Medical College Hospital, attached institutions of Medical Colleges and District Headquarters Hospitals during non-visiting hours withdrawn Orders issued
3 G.O(Ms) No.194 02.06.2004 Fees Collection of fee of Rs.5/- for issue of OP Tickets Treatment in the Super-speciality Departments in Government Medical College Hospitals withdrawn Orders issued
4 G.O(Ms) No.168 08.04.2004 Tamil Nadu Anatomy Act 1951 Diverting the unclaimed dead bodies in Government Hospitals to the Government Medical Colleges for Academic purposes Orders issued
5 G.O. (D) No.818 11.08.2004 Tamil Nadu Medical Service Issuance of positing to Medical Officers on return from employment abroad Instructions issued
6 G.O. (Rt.) No.1277 05.08.2004 Establishment Health and Family Welfare Department Counselling for transfer and promotion Guidelines issued Further instruction Orders issued
7 G.O.Ms.No.18 06.02.2004 Medical and Rural Health Services Formation of Krishnagiri District Establishment of Joint Director of Health Services to the newly formed Krishnagiri District - Orders issued.
8 G.O.Ms.No.16 04.02.2004 Medical and Rural Health Services Upgradation of Krishnagiri Taluk Hospital to that of District Headquarters Hospital for the newly formed Krishnagiri District - Orders issued.
9 G.O.Ms.No.451 27.11.2003 Para Medical Education Announcement made on the Floor of the Legislative Assembly by the Honble minister for Health Establishment of eleven new Schools of Nursing to conduct Diploma in Nursing Course and Increase of Seats in Nine existing Schools of nursing in Government Medical College hospitals Sanction Orders Issued.
10 G.O.Ms.No.166 17.07.2003 Hospitals - Special class Maternity ward in Institute of Obstetric and Gynaecology, Chennai - X-ray, Lab & other investigation facilities - Fee prescribed.
11 G.O.Ms.No.106 21.05.2003 Establishment - Tamil Nadu Basic Service - Outsourcing of Sanitary Workers and Hospital Workers - Issues of Substitute Workers already working in the Medical College Hospitals / Institutions - Orders issued.
12 G.O.Ms.No.103 21.05.2003 Establishment - Outsourcing of Hospital Workers and Sanitation staff in Government Hospitals under the control of Director of Medical Education and Director of Medical and Rural Health Services - Orders - Issued
13 G.O.Ms.No.94 14.05.2003 Hospital - Institute of Obestetrics and Gynaecology and Government for women and children, chennai - Special class maternity ward in Intitute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Government Hospital for women and children, chennai - Revised rates and Ratification orders - Issued
14 G.O.Ms.No.27 14.02.2003 Medical Education--Creation of awareness Detection and Treatment of Diabetes in the Health System--Formation of High Level Committee--Orders issued.
15 G.O.(2D) No.6.Health 27.01.2003 Reproductive and Child Health Project Sub Project--Capacity building of Adolescent girls to act as link persons between the community and Health Service Providers in Madurai and Theni Districts--Expenditure not exceeding Rs.73.05 Lakhs -- Sanctioned--Orders Issued
16 G.O.Ms.No.7,Health and Family Welfare Department 21.01.2003 Medical Institutions--Starting of a Paying Maternity Ward in Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Govt.Hospital for Women and Children--Orders issued.
17 G.O.(2D)No.5, Health 13.01.2003 Reproductive and Child Health Project Sub Project--Conveyance of IEC activities in the Sub Project Districts of Madurai and Theni Districts--Expenditure not exceeding Rs.24,86,900/- sanctioned--orders issued.
18 Lr.No.5443/a1/2002-1 23.12.2002 Establishment--Health and Family Welfare Department--Counselling for transfer and promotion--Guidelines issued--Clarification issued.
19 G.O.Ms.No.210 24.10.2002 Public Health and Preventive Medicine - Upgradation of 17 Primary Health centre with 30 bedded ward, X-ray unit etc. availing NABARD Assistance under RIDF(VIII) - Administrative Sanction - Accorded - Orders - Issued
20 G.O.Ms.No.190 19.09.2002 Establishment of Urban Primary Health Care - Evolving of Urban Health Care Delivery Policy for strengthening the existing Urban Primary Health System in the State - Orders issued
21 G.O.Ms.No.175 09.09.2002 Buildings - Strengthening of Hospitals/Primary Health Centres through contribution from private industrialists - Principles of naming Hospitals and wards - Orders Issued.
22 G.O.Ms.No.162 27.8.2002 Prenatal Diagnostic Techinques(Regulation and Prevention of Misuse)Act, 1994 - Reconstitution of Advisory committee at District level and Sub-District(Taluk) level - Orders - Issued
23 G.O.Ms.No.142 23.7.2002 Public Health & Preventive Medicine - Health Sub Centre Building - Construction of 98 Health Sub Centre Building and supply of equipments and Furniture availing NABARD Assistance under RIDF(VIII)- Administrative Sanction - Accorded- Orders - Issued.
24 G.O.Ms.No.136 12.07.2002 CMPRF - Recognition of Ashwin Polyclinic Hospital,Coimbatore for the purpose of granting financial assistance from CM's P R F to indigent patients who undergo Kidney transplantation and Heart Surgery - Orders - Issued
25 G.O.Ms.No.135 10.07.2002 Medical Education - Selection of Candidates for M.B.B.S Course under NRI Scheme - Prospectus and Application form approved.
26 G.O.Ms.No.128 05.07.2002 Chief Minister's Public Relief Fund - Recognition of Madurai Kidney Foundation,Madurai for the purpose of granting financial assistance from Chief Minister's Public Relief Fund to indigent patients who undergo Kidney Transplantation surgery - orders issued
27 G.O.Ms.No.120 27.06.2002 Family Welfare Programme - deputation of Post Graduate Residents from specific Teaching Institutions to Specific Government Hospitals - Orders issued
28 G.O.Ms.No.95 31.05.2002 Public Health & Preventive Medicine - Health Sub centre Building - Construction of 100 Health Sub centre Building(98 Plain and 2 Hill areas)and supply of equipments and Furniture availing NABARD Assistance under RIDF(VII)- Administrative Sanction- Accorded - orders - Issued
29 G.O.Ms.No.91 22.05.2002 Diet - Institute of Mental Health change in diet to inpatients of Institute of Mental Health - Enhanced diet charges - Orders issued
30 G.O.Ms.No.79 02.05.2002 Family Welfare Insurance Scheme - continuance of group Insurance Scheme for mothers undergoing Sterilization operations beyond 30-04-2002 - orders issued
31 G.O.Ms.No.66 12.04.2002 Medical Education - Creation of 30 payment seats in Government run Indian System of Medicine Institution at Chennai and Creation of Mechanism to deploy funds so received for substantially upgrading quality of teaching in Indian Systems of Medicine Institutions - orders issued
32 G.O.(D)Mp/508 10.04.2002 Tamilnadu Medical Service Counselling for transfer - Detailed Guidelines issued
33 G.O.Ms.No.4 07.01.2002 Medical institutions - privatization of areas Security,Catering and Sanitation in Government Hospitals - orders issued
34 G.O.Ms.No.320 30.11.2001 Medical Education - Increasing the existing seats in M.B.B.S Course in Government Medical Colleges and reserving half of the increased seats for NRI's in Payment orders issued.
35 G.O.Ms.No.318 30.11.2001 Collection of Nominal fee of Rs.5/- for issue of OP ticket and maintenance of follow up record for patients attending super speciality departments in Government Medical College Hospitals - Orders issued
36 G.O.Ms.No.317 30.11.2001 Collection of visitors fee from visitors attending the Government Medical College Hospitals,attached institutions of Medical Colleges and district Headquarters Hospitals in the non visiting hours - orders issued.
37 G.O.Ms.No.308 19.11.2001 Primary Health Centre - Formation of participatory Community Health Committee for Primary Health Centres - orders issued
38 G.O.(D)No.1577 07.11.2001 H & FW Department - Lifting of ban on recruitment - Filling up of vacancies of Para Medical Staff on contract basis orders issued.
39 G.O.Ms.No.301 07.11.2001 Public Health and Preventive Medicine - Prevention of Food Adulteration Act 1954 - Ban on Manufacture,Storage and selling and distribution of Pan Masala,Gutka and Chewing tobacco orders issued
40 Letter No.311855/Z1/2001-1 26.06.2001 Medical Legal Cases - Conduct of Postmortem and disposal of unclaimed dead bodies - Instructions - Issued
41 G.O.(2D) No.4 8.1.2003 National Programme for Control of Blindness - Implementation of various schemes and allocation of funds - Strengthening of Eye Care Infrastructure during 2002-2003 - Provision of IOL facility at 4 District Headquarters Hospitals with commodity assistance from Government of India - Administrative sanction - Orders Issued
42 G.O.(2D) No.6 27.1.2003 Reproductive and Child Health Project - Sub Project - Capacity building of Adolescent girls to act as Link persons between the Community and the Health Service providers in Madurai and Theni Districts - Expenditure not exceeding Rs. 73.05 lakhs Sanctioned Orders Issued
43 G.O.(2D) No.1 8.1.2003 National Programme for Control of Blindness - Implementation of various schemes and allocation of funds - Strengthening of Eye Care Infrastructure during 2002-2003 - Establishment of Eye Bank at Government Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical College Hospital, Salem with commodity assistance from Government of India - Administrative sanction - Orders Issued
44 G.O. 2(D) No.11 11.3.2003 Reproductive and Child Health Project - Sub Project - Civil Works in the First Referral Units / Primary Health Centres / Health Sub Centres in Madurai and Theni Districts - Expenditure not exceeding Rs. 36.69 lakhs - Sanction Orders Issued
45 G.O.(2D) No.2 8.1.2003 National Programme for Control of Blindness - Implementation of various schemes and allocation of funds - Strengthening of Eye Care Infrastructure during 2002-2003 - Establishment of Eye Donation Centres in the 4 Medical Institutions with commodity assistance from Government of India - Administrative sanction - Orders Issued
46 G.O.(2D) No.3 8.1.2003 National Programme for Control of Blindness - Implementation of various schemes and allocation of funds - Strengthening of Ophthalmology Department in Annal Gandhi Memorial Government Hospital, Trichy with commodity assistance from Government of India - Administrative sanction - Orders Issued
47 G.O.(2D) No.32 27.5.2003 Reproductive and Child Health Project National Component Major Civil Works in Primary Health Centres and First Referral Units at a cost of Rs. 3.41 crores Sanctioned Orders issued
48 G.O. 2D No.37 27-6-2003 Reproductive and Child health Project - Sub Project - Purchase and supply of Essential Care Equipments for use in First Referral Units at Madurai and Theni District at a cost of Rs. 18.00 lakhs - Sanctioned - Orders Issued
49 G.O. 2D No.38 27.6.2003 Reproductive and Child Health Project - Sub Project - Purchase and supply of New Born Care Equipments to First Referral Units at Madurai and Theni Districts at a cost of Rs. 5.00 lakhs Sanctioned - Orders Issued
50 G.O. 2(D) No.48 22.11.2003 Reproductive and Child Health Project Civil Works in Primary Health Centres, Health Sub Centres and First Referral Units in the Sub Project Districts of Madurai and Theni at a cost of Rs.11.45 lakhs Sanctioned Orders Issued
51 G.O.(2D) No.5 13.1.2003 Reproductive and Child Health Project - Sub Project - Convergence of IEC activities in the Sub Project Districts of Madurai and Theni Districts - Expenditure not exceeding Rs. 24,86,900/- - Sanctioned - Orders Issued
52 G.O.(2D) No.52 10.11.2003 Reproductive and Child Health Project National Component Major Civil Works in Primary Health Centres and First Referral Units at a cost of Rs. 194.40 lakhs Sanctioned Orders issued
53 G.O.(4D) No.6 23-6-2003 World Bank aided Tamil Nadu Health System Development Project at an outlay of Rs. 650.00 crore Creation of a Cell for the Project - Orders Issued
54 G.O. 4(D) No.8 15.10.2003 Public Health Fairs and Festivals Kumbakonam Mahamaham festival 2004 Notified festival Provision of public health and sanitary arrangements to prevent communicable diseases and promote public Health expenditure of Rs.88.00 lakhs sanctioned Orders issued
55 G.O. 4(D) No.9 15.10.2003 Public Health Kumbakonam Mahamaham Festival 2004 - Constitution of Committee to supervise implementation of Public health measures orders issued
56 G.O.(D) No.93 6.2.2004 Chief Ministers Public Relief Fund Cancer Institute (WIA), Adayar, Chennai Grant of Rs. 7.50 lakhs each for the years 2001-2002, 2002-03 and 2003-2004 from the Chief Ministers Public Relief Fund Sanction Orders Issued
57 G.O.(D) No.1042 04-08-2003 Public Health National Piloting of Integrated Management of Neonatal and Childhood Illness Formation of State level Steering Committee Orders Issued
58 G.O.(D) No.1206 19-9-2003 Public Health Placing two Ambulances among two NGOs for undertaking emergency Obstetric Service Permission Granted Orders Issued
59 G.O.(D) No.1300 22-10-2003 Public Health and Preventive Medicine - Epidemics - Integrated Disease Surveillance Project - Conduct of Operation Research - Involving three Medical Colleges - Permission - Granted - Orders Issued
60 G.O.(D) No.1317 30-10-2003 Public Health and Preventive Medicine - Constitution of State Disease Surveillance Committee and District Disease Surveillance Committee - Orders Issued
61 G.O.(D) No.1318 30-10-2003 Public Health and Preventive Medicine Integrated Diseases Surveillance Project Formation of State Executive Committee and District Executive Committee Constituted Orders Issued
62 G.O.(D) No.522 16.4.2003 Award -Presentation of awards to the best performing Doctors, Nurses, and Para-medical personnel in the Health and Family Welfare Department and Rolling Shield for the best maintained hospitals year 2002-2003 - Names - Selection of - Orders Issued
63 G.O.(Ms). No.185 7.8.2003 Medical Education Up gradation of Department of Paediatrics in Madurai Medical College and Government Rajaji Hospital, Madurai as Institute of Child Health and Research Centre Orders _ Issued
64 G.O. (Ms). No.1 9.1.2003 Family Welfare -Insurance Scheme - Continuance of Group Insurance Scheme for mothers undergoing sterilisation operations beyond 30.4.2002 - Permission to Director of Family Welfare to incur expenditure - Orders - Issued
65 G.O.(Ms) No.108 22-5-2003 Public Health - Primary Health Centres - Upgradation of Primary Health Centres at Alwarthirunagari and Karungulam in Thoothukudi District into 30 bedded Hospitals - Sanctioned - Orders - issued
66 G.O.(Ms) No.113 27-5-2003 Public Health - Buildings - Construction of building to 5 Health Sub Centres in Ramanathapuram District at the cost of Rs.30.00 lakhs under Prime Minister's Gramodaya Yojana 2003-2004 - Sanctioned - Orders - Issued
67 G.O.(Ms) No.132 17.6.2003 Public Health Issue of Health Cards to old age pensioners /Geriatric Patients to get Special treatment in Government Hospitals Orders Issued
68 G.O.(Ms). No.15 30.1.2004 Medical Education - Starting of Diabetic Foot Clinic in Kilpauk Medical College Hospital, Chennai, to prevent Ulcers and Amputations among the Diabetics Permission - Accorded
69 G.O. Ms. No.31 21.2.2003 HIV / AIDS - Prevention - Distribution of Condoms through Fair price shops in Tamil Nadu orders - Issued
70 G.O.(Ms) No.81 25.4.2003 Compensation - Recommendation of the Maruthamuthu Committee for creation of Corpus Fund to make payment of compensation awarded by courts - Accepted - Creation of Corpus Fund Orders Issued
71 G.O.Ms. No.91 14.5.2003 The Tamil Nadu Prohibition of Smoking and Spitting Act 2002 (Tamil Nadu Act 4 of 2003) - Sections 1 and 10 of the Act - Notifications - Issued
72 G.O.(Ms.) No.92 14.05.2003 The Tamil Nadu Prohibition of Smoking and Spitting Act, 2002 (Tamil Nadu Act 4 of 2003) - Section 16 of Act - Authorising persons for compounding of offences - Orders Issued
73 G.O.(MS) NO.93 14.5.2003 THE TAMIL NADU PROHIBITION OF SMOKING AND SPITTING ACT 2002-RULES - PUBLISHED

Health Budget

The provision for Health and Family Welfare Department under Demand No.18 for 2003-2004 is Rs.1380.29 crores as detailed below:-

(Rs. in Crores)

Demand Non Plan Plan
State Plan Centrally Sponsored Centrally Aided Total
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
18 Health and Family Welfare Department 973.48 126.62 212.84 67.20 406.66
Demand Total Plan and Non Plan Add Recoveries Total
(1) (7) (8) (9)
18 Health and Family Welfare Department 1380.14 0.15 1380.29

The provision for 2003-2004 made under Demand No.18, Health and Family Welfare Department Directorate wise will be as follows:-

(Rs. in Lakhs)

1 Secretariat 337.11
2 Directorate of Medical and Rural Health Services 26796.89
3 Directorate of Medical Education 46199.45
4 Directorate of Public Health and Preventive Medicine 50059.90
5 Directorate of Family Welfare 6728.08
6 Directorate of Drugs Control 516.47
7 Commissionerate of Indian Medicine and Homeopathy 5229.37
8 Tamil Nadu State Health Transport Department 854.91
9 DANIDA Health Care Project 106.96
10 Reproductive and Child Health Project 1199.75
Total 138028.89
  1. Funds towards Civil Works undertaken by Public Works Department have been provided to the tune of Rs.28.33 crores and have been included under the respective Directorates.
  2. Provision towards ESI Hospitals for Rs.84.44 crores has been provided in Labour and Employment Demand No.31.
  3. Funds for Tamil Nadu State AIDS Control Society have been included under Directorate of Medical Education.

Awards & Achievements

Achievements in the Health Care and Delivery System

Performance

  • Out Patient attendance at PHCs
  • Deliveries conducted at PHCs
  • Speciality Camps
  • Leprosy
  • Reduction in the preventable diseases
  • CT Scan & MRI facilities

Projects

  • Construction work commenced for establishment of multi storeyed 2000 beds hospital.
  • Project cost --- Rs.104 crores.
  • Funding source -- HUDCO.
  • Financial and technical assistance from Government of Finland.
  • Project cost --- Rs.86 crores.
  • MoU signed.
  • As the Ayurveda, Unani have separate National Institutes for development of their medicine, the State Government had been requesting the Government Of India, to establish National Institute of Siddha in TamilNadu. As per the request of the State Government. The Government of India has agreed to establish the National Institute of Siddha at Chennai in an Estimated cost of Rs.47 Crores spread over for a Period of 6 years. The institute will provide research and higher studies facility and help in securing global recognition for siddha system.
  • Financial and technical assistance to upgrade laboratory facilities, care and treatment, training, computerisation of information.
  • Project cost -- Rs.4.7 crores.
  • As integrated disease surveillance system to be launched.
  • Financial and technical assistance from World Bank.
  • Project cost -- Rs.35 crores for over a period of 5 years.
  • Towards eliminating lymphatic filariasis, mass distribution Di-ethyl cambanizine tablets.
  • Project cost -- Rs.16 crores.
  • Financial assistance from Government of India under Prime Minister Gram Rozgar Yojana.
  • Project cost -- Rs.22 crores
  • Financial and technical assistance from World Bank.
  • Project cost -- Rs.11 crores.
  • Following the successful implementation of District Mental Health Programs at Trichy, two additional District Mental Health Program has been sanctioned for Madurai and Ramanathapuram by Govt. of India.

Projects in Pipe Line

  • Government Hospital for Thoracic Medicine, Tambaram has been identified for establishing a Regional Centre for AIDS Care.
  • Funding source -- Government of India.
  • Project cost --- Rs.15.40 crores.
  • To upgrade and stregthen Health Care and Delivery system, existing infrastructure is being strengthened.
  • Funding agency - World Bank.
  • Project cost --- Rs.650 crores.
  • Strengthening of food and drug testing laboratories to ensure quality drugs.
  • Financial and technical assistance from World Bank.
  • Project cost -- Rs.5 crores.
  • To create more facilities for HIV AIDS affected persons.
  • Financial and technical assistance from Government of India.
  • Project cost -- Rs.15.4 crores.

Contact

Functionaries of Medical Education

Sl. No. Name Designation Phone
1 Dr. R. Narayanababu M.D., DCH., Director of Medical Education i/c 2836 4501 / 02
2 Vacant District Revenue Officer / Additional Director of Medical Education 2836 4508
3 Vacant Joint Director of Medical Education (Nursing) 2836 4509
4 Dr. Ajithadas Aruna, M.Pharm., Ph.D., Joint Director of Medical Education (Pharmacy) 2836 4506
5 Thiru. B. Sarath Babu Deputy Secretary to Govt. / Deputy Director of Medical Education (Admin) 2836 4504
6 Thiru. G. Varadharajan B.Sc., Deputy Secretary to Govt. / Financial Advisor and Chief Accounts Officer 2836 4503
7 Dr. G. Hemavathy, MD.,(Pharm.,) Deputy Director of Medical Education (H&D)
8 Dr. S. Y. Jagannathan, M.D., DPH., Deputy Director of Medical Education (A&R) 2836 4508
9 Dr. T. Sabeetha, MD., DGO., Deputy Director of Medical Education (P & D) i/c 2836 4505
10 Dr. M. Indumathy, MD, DGO., Deputy Director of Medical Education (PME) i/c 2836 4510
11 Dr. G. Chandramohan, MD.,DM(Neph) Deputy Director of Medical Education (MCI) 2836 4507
12 Vacant Deputy Director of Medical Education (Statistics) 2836 6890
13 Vacant Deputy Secretary to Government Law Department,(OD as Law Officer) 2836 4512

Selection Committee

Sl. No. Name Designation Phone
1 Dr. G. Selvarajan, M.S., D.L.O., Additional Director of Medical Education / Secretary, Selection Committee 2836 4822
2 Dr. M. Selvaraj, MD.(Phy.) Deputy Director of Medical Education (P.G) 2836 0675
3 Dr.L. Raghavan, MD.,DA.,MBA., Deputy Director of Medical Education (U.G) 2836 4884
4 Dr.G. Vimala Devi Vidya, MD(Path.,) DGO., Deputy Director of Medical Education (PMC) 2836 6890
5 Office No 2836 1674
6 Fax 2836 3912

Director of Medical Education

Sl. No. Phone
1 Board Line 2836 6890-97
2 Fax No 2836 4500
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