THE VISION The Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences is the culmination of the Madras Medical Mission's far-reaching vision to create a healthier society by providing affordable and exemplary healthcare services, and training young aspirants with the orientation to reach the unreached by serving the community through compassionate practice, the medical profession through committed teaching and the science of medicine through constant research. In order ti achieve this, the Madras Medical Mission has created a state of the art hospital and medical college, the Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) at Kalapet, bordering the state of Tamilnadu and the Union Territary of Pondicherry in Southern India.
THE DEVELOPMENT The PIMS project got off to a grand start when the then Deputy Prime Minister Shri L.K.Advani laid the foundation stone for the hospital and college complex have sprung up on a sprawling 32 acre green environment on the East Coast Road close to the Bay of Bengal, 20 kilometres from the city of Pondicherry.
THE FACILITIES At the Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, meticulous care has been taken to provide the best of equipment of instruments to facilitate the learning process. Since medical studies involve a substantial amount of hands-on-experience, it is imperative that students have access to state of the art facilities for practical learning. The PIMS is fully equipped to train future doctors as well as to engage them in cutting-edge research. For the students, the Basic Sciences Block acts as the hub of the college and houses all the important departments of the medical college. It is set in an atmosphere of serenity, blending the glimpse of history of medicing with the present technological revolution.
The Anatomy department has unique features hiherto unseen. The dissection hall is a masterpiece of planning, giving the students facilities to personally dissect the cadavers under guidance. Video cameras and multiple projection equipment help in demonstration and close supervision. The Biochemistry department offers an oppurtunity to learn and understand the basic tests with the best of automated instrumentation like autoanalysers, bloodgad analyser and electrolyte analysers.
The Physiology block has a amphibian and mammalian sections, a clinical laboratory and a Haematology section with individual microscopes for each student. Each department has also exclusive laboratories, demonstration rooms and lecture halls to cater to specific requirements of each discipline. Moreover, the architectureal design and internal ambience have been crafted to procide a totally new age learning environment.
To put theory into practice, medical scholors will have full access to the Emergency Block where there is an exclusive centre for trauma care. Additionally, it has patient testing facilities in the form of microbiology and biochemistry laboratories apart from hosting blood transfusion equipment.
The Intensive Care Unit is also housed within the Emergency Block and consist of operation theatres and separate recuperating wards for men and women.