TN signs MoU with Lifeline Hospital for Medical Village

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Chennai, Nov 21 (UNI) The Tamil Nadu government today signed an MoU with Frontier Lifeline Hospital for setting up India's first Medical village--Frontier Mediville--in Tiruvallur district at an estimated cost of Rs 450 crore through a joint venture with the Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation (TIDCO).

The MoU was signed by Hospital CEO K M Cherian and TIDCO Managing Director in the presence of Chief Minister M Karunanidhi at the state Secretariat.

The facility, which would come up in 125 acre, would be operational in 2010.

It would be one of the top 18 lifeline hospitals in the world and India's first ever Medical Science Park cum Hospital, an official release said.

The medical village, which would be set up in three phases, would have a 1000 bed super speciality hospital and a rehabilitation centre.

Traditional medicines like Siddha, Ayurveda and Yoga would also find a place in the village along with a Medical University, Biological Researh Centre and a state-of-the-art Botanical Park.

About 3000 people in the surrounding villages would get job opportunities and the medical villa was expected to take quality health care to rural people.

UNI

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