Dr.Nalla G. Palaniswami
He is a doctor, Educationalist and Philanthropist. He did MBBS and MD in Stanley Medical College, Madras and served as Lecturer and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Coimbatore Medical College in the year 1973 – 1975. He went to USA in the year 1975 for his higher studies and completed higher training in Internal Medicine at Cincinnati, Ohio and Wayne State University at Detroit, Michigan in the year 1975 – 1978. Did fellowship in Endocrinology and Metabolism at Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan in the year 1983 – 1985. Between 1978 and 1983 worked as internist at St.Joseph Hospital, Mt.Clements, Michigan, U.S.A. 1985 – 1990 Staff, Hypertension, Obesity and Risk factor, department of Wayne State University at Detroit, Michigan. Conceived the idea of establishing a hospital comparable to American Hospital in India, He worked on the project of Kovai Medical Center and Hospital at Coimbatore in the year 1985 onwards. Joined along with N.R.I.'s from USA, UK, Australia, Middle East and people from India, he established KMCH and it started functioning from June 24, 1990. Since then KMCH is serving the community with dedication and commitment. Started with 200 beds and it has emerged as 800 bedded multidisciplinary Super Specialty Hospital.
Service To Community
Apart from the Health Care and Educational Activities, he is carrying out many community services to the rural and needy people. As a part of his service, the KMCH has set up 6 community rural and women centers to serve the poor and needy with association of Rotary clubs, St. John service organizations, KMCH has established trauma and First aid center at Kunnathur, Coimbatore district, Palla Goundanpalayam, Perundurai and Erode. While in USA, as a Director of Tamilnadu Foundation, started the Rural Health and sanitation program for Tamilnadu. Established a model sanitary program at Naduvalasu – Nallampatti village in Erode District. To train the villagers to familiar with sanitation habit, established model latrines and model education program to use foot wares and educating clean habits among the villagers. He has donated computers to Government schools and built toilets at Board high school Perundurai and schools in Erode and Coimbatore district (Thadagam area). Scholarships and award to students of schools at Nallampatti and Perundurai since 1977. Many students are given free education and scholarships in his educational institutions. Helped to renovate temples especially for Dalit people in Nallampatti and Thadagam villages. Notable works were done in Anuvavi Subramanian temple and Maruthamalai Murugan Temple. He is recipient of many awards from medical, educational and community organization for his services. His mission is to serve the people of India in Health Care and Education on par with developed countries in the world.