The Tamil Nadu Government is planning to establish a health village for medicare and medical research in South Asia. It is a joint venture between Frontier Lifeline Hospital and the Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation (TIDCO). The INR 450 crore project will be completed in three phases over the next five years. The village Frontier Mediville will also facilitate research in basic and applied sciences, a multi-speciality 1,000-bed hospital, units of Indian systems of medicine, a vendors’ park and a medical university. The village will also have a ‘Sterile Biomedical Corridor’ to facilitate manufacture of consumables, disposables and pharmaceutical products required for in-house hospital and research facilities. The comprehensive medical university would include a regional centre for nursing and paramedical training and would be run in collaboration with the Edward Dunlop Health Foundation, Australia.