** Bhoomi Poojai ceremony of New Out Patient Block of Ayothidoss Pandithar Hospital, National Institute of Siddha on 06.03.2017
Bhoomi Boojai ceremony for the construction of New Outpatient Block of Ayothidoss Pandithar Hospital attached to National Institute of Siddha was held on 06.03.2017 in the campus. Prof.Dr.V.Banumathi, Director, Prof.Dr.K.Manickavasakam, Former Director(NIS), Shri S.M.Murugan, Dy. Director(Admin), Dr.N.J.Muthukumar, Hospital Superintendent i/c and other officials of National Institute of Siddha along with Mr.W.Chidambaram, Executive Engineer (Civil- CPWD), Mr. C.Subramaniyam, Executive Engineer(Civil- CPWD) and Smt. Chhabi Mathur, Architect, Central Design Bureau for Medical and Health Buildings (CDB), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, New Delhi participated in the ceremony.
Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India has approved the project with an expenditure of Rs. 31.65 Crore for the construction of three storied building with a total area of about 75000 sq.ft with 30 consulting rooms, 20 dispensing counters and 30 external therapy rooms for the benefit of patients. In addition, an auditorium with a seating capacity of 500 is provided for conducting various academic programmes, trainings, conferences etc., The construction work is undertaken by the Central Public Works Department, Govt. of India and the project is expected to be completed within two years.