THE MOST INFLUENTIAL BUSINESS EMPIRE IN THE FIELD OF HEALTHCARE, EDUCATION & MEDICAL SERVICES
Food & Health|February 2021
A Strong network of leading doctors across all specialties committed to provide highest standards of medical excellence at a fraction of international costs – KMCH is one of South India’s leading providers of comprehensive, seamless and integrated world class healthcare services.

With an eye for detailing in everything they do, Quality, medical & service excellence as their pillars of foundation – KMCH sets itself apart, making itself the care provider choice for millions of patients for people from all corners of the world’.

India – A land of incredible splendor and enigma. From Skyscraping Mountains, endless rolling plains, deserts, beautiful beaches or some of the most hectic cities in the world - it truly never fails to surprise any kind of traveler. Given its bewildering diversity, there’s something for everyone with unusual sights, sounds, tastes and experiences. While there are many reasons for people to come to India and explore its beauty, another factor drawing visitors from all across the globe in the recent years, has been its Superior Health Care delivery. There is a lot the country has to offer with regard to medical tourism, and is constantly trying to make it easier for people all over the globe to come for medical reasons.

While many of the developed countries also offer the best of services, India especially the South of India is quickly becoming the go-to destination in medical tourism - given its touting advanced facilities, skilled doctors and low-cost treatment. The city of Coimbatore, also known as ‘The Manchester of South’ for its extensive textile industry, has proved its exquisiteness in leaving its visitors awestruck at the emerging metropolitan it has become. A perfect blend of cosmopolitan lifestyle and cultural heritage, you’ll find everything you would in any metropolitan city.

While the city remains a hub for industrial, commercial, educational and information technology, the city is now impelled by a substantial growth in the Medical and Wellness industry too. A large number of world-class corporate hospitals, and private institutions have been attracting patients not only from India, but also other countries for advanced treatments. If today Coimbatore is fast emerging as a preferred medical destination, the seeds were sown decades back by Dr. Nalla G Palaniswami’s vision to provide the best of services in his homeland. Spread over a sprawling 25acre piece of land, KMCH has also acquired the reputation of being one of the best hospitals in South India for its world-class treatment and infrastructure.

ABOUT DR. NALLA G PALANISWAMI:

DR. NALLA G PALANISWAMI, who is not only the Promoter & Chairman of KMCH Hospitals Group; but also a highly respected Mentor, Guide, Philosopher to all Board of Directors, Doctors, Medical & Non- Medical Staff, Professors, Faculties & Students of their Medical College & Hospitals Group. He has been considered as one of the leading and most popular Legends of Indian Healthcare Industry. Dr. Nalla G Palaniswami is a Doctor, Educationist and role model to many young medical students Dr. Nalla G. Palaniswami was born to ThiruNalla Gounder and Ilayammal on March 15, 1941 in a small village Nallampatti, in Erode district. Coming from a family where no one had medical profession as a background he took a bold decision to enter this profession. He studied in Nallampatti Elementary School and Board High School, Perundurai. During his school days, Ramraj Naidu, a Gandhian guided Him to do something for the nation. Besides this he always had a passion for curing people and doing something good for them. It was in 8th grade that Dr. Palaniswami decided that he wanted to go to a medical school. It was during that time when he came across Muthuswami who introduced him to a person who guided him towards the path of success while he was still finding ways to get a step closer to achieving his goals. It was Muthu Swami’s guidance that gave Dr. Palaniswami the much-required push in his life. He completed his MBBS & Post graduation from Stanley Medical College in Madras (Chennai) in 1961. While many of his friends left to United States for pursuing higher studies in ECFMG which was newly introduced back then, Dr. Palaniswami decided to stay back in India for his father's sake who was not keeping well. Instead he decided to become a teacher in medical school in Coimbatore. At that time there was no exposure to practical things like Blood Sugar, ECG, X-Rays etc. It was only confined to textbooks. These textbooks were written either from UK or United States. Dr. Nalla G. Palaniswami always wanted go to a college where exposures to these concepts were being done. After few days he went to Malaysia and appeared for the medical exam and excelled in it. At that time after clearing the exams jobs were offered but he decided not to work. Instead he wanted specialisation in advance medical education. After completing MD he became a teacher in a medical college. After his father's demise he decided to go to America. He undertook fellowship in Endocrinology and Metabolism at Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan during 1983-1985. He worked as an intern in St. Joseph Hospital, Mt. Clements, Michigan and USA in the year 1978-1983. He also served the Department of Hypertension, Obesity and Risk Factor, Wayne State University at Detroit, Michigan, USA during 1985-1990. Even after achieving so much in life Dr. Palaniswami is so deep rooted that he decided to come back and utilize his education to do something for India rather than staying back in US. Being in the field of medicines, Dr. Palaniswami always wanted to do something for India and its people. So in the year 1985 he told his friends staying in America and UK that they along with him should go back to India and set up a Medical Centre with all the money they have earned in all these years. He dreamt of an India, which would have all the facilities which countries like UK and US possess. He gathered a team of around 100 doctors to establish a hospital in India. Dr. Palaniswami felt that there is a huge difference in the field of medicine between India and other countries. He felt that in abroad the doctors, nurses and other people in the Healthcare System are really doing what they were supposed to do. But in India the Medicine and Healthcare Industry has been dominated entirely by the doctors and all other medical professionals are being ignored. Has felt sorry for the appalling state of India where it was believed that whatever the doctor said was correct which was turning into a blind faith. On the other hand in other countries all medical professionals worked together as a team to make things happen. This was when he decided that India should also have a similar setup where everybody should come together and deliver a good medical care. After working in a Primary Health Centre, ESI Hospital and as an Assistant Professor Medicine in the medical hospital and undergoing training abroad he felt a huge gap in the existing education system in medical industry in India. He felt that the medical and Para medical students were not given the right kind of education and our training is not adequate as compared to the exposure given to students abroad. Proper technique of teaching the medical students was lacking somewhere. He always wanted to overcome the loopholes in the education system and get our students at par with the students abroad.

Dr. Palaniswami believed that the main focus of the government in countries like US was majorly upon providing total healthcare to all sections of people without any discrepancy. He found out that the government in India was not much focused in providing proper healthcare services to its people. The reason could have been due to lack of proper resources in India. He felt that in other countries around 30 to 35 percent of the GDP goes for the health and the welfare sector whereas in India its only 5 percent of the GDP that goes to the welfare.

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