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We in India live happily in spite of many difficulties (in running organizations) to make these organizations as Centers of Excellence in a sea of mediocrity.

The governments should recognize such Centers of Excellence and give them a special status and they will become role models for other such entrepreneurs.

KG Hospital, Coimbatore, established post-graduate education, and we proudly say that we have created more than 350 medical post-graduates in various specialties. Those post-graduates have created institutions in their home towns and many have created chains of hospitals also. More than 80 lakh people have been treated in our hospital over the last 49 years.

I would like to create a role model medical college with a hospital, where with latest equipment with all specialties, including a comprehensive cancer department, to create the next generation of professional skilled doctors to the world. This campus will house a skill lab, which would also contribute to develop and sharpen their skills.

These medical college students will also be exposed to moral education, management education, and research activities along with engineering, science, and technology students. In addition to medical education, these activities will be useful during their practice of medicine, dealing with patients, or creating their own hospital or institute.

We wish to create the campus with the ecosystem of accommodating medical devices manufacturing and medical equipment manufacturing, medical devices innovation centers where new technology development and innovation will take place with the help of a pool of knowledge of young minds.

Creation of this beautiful innovative futuristic campus will need support from the Central and the state governments, NMC, science and technology department, ICMR, financial support from various financial institutions, CSR funds from various companies, subsidies from the government, and land allocation from the government.

India currently has 1.3 hospital beds per 1000 population.

There is also a shortage of skilled health workers, with 0.65 physicians per 1000 people (the World Health Organization standard is 1 per 1000 people) and 1.3 nurses per 1000 people.

An additional 3 million beds will be needed for India to achieve the target of 3 beds per 1000 people by 2025. Further, another 1.54 million doctors and 2.4 million nurses will be required to meet the growing demand for healthcare in India. Demand will also be created on account of the expansion of initiatives like Ayushman Bharat (PM-JAY), which will boost the requirement for health personnel not only in larger cities but also in Tier-II and Tier-III cities and villages. India will, therefore, need to increase the numbers of trained health personnel across various categories to achieve a ratio of at least 2.5 doctors and 5 nurses per 1000 people by 2034.

With respect to the availability of treatment services, similar gaps exist as up to 60 percent of health facilities are concentrated in a handful of large cities across the country. Presently, 30–35 percent patients in India undergo surgery compared to 60–65 percent globally. Similarly, only 15–20 percent of patients in India undergo radiation therapy as against 40–50 percent globally. Correcting the skewed spread and the density of radiotherapy installations across government establishments and encouraging the installation of linear accelerators in private institutes, in PPP mode, will help reduce the gap in overall cancer care.

The referred my dream will be established in Tier-II cities like Coimbatore, and I promise that this will be an open source technology like, everyone should copy this model and replicate the same in their own cities or home towns. This will accelerate the minds of promoters like me and the duplication will ease the producing next generation of professionals.

I pray to Almighty God and hope my prayers will be listened by my Prime Minister, Health Minister, Finance Minister, and Chief Minister to implement our dream project positively. 

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