GOVERNMENT MEDICAL COLLEGE, KOTTAYAM




HISTORY
The College started functioning in December 1962 as the third Government run Medical College in Kerala. The College which initially functioned in the District Hospital (DH), Kottayam from 1962 to 1970 was shifted to Arpookkara in April 1970. In 1975, all the clinical departments were shifted to the newly constructed campus at Arpookara - now named Gandhinagar. The same year, the nearby ESI Hospital was taken over to start the Children's hospital (Institute of Child Health). A new B block (administrative block) was started in 1985. In 1996, the C block was added which houses the departments of Pharmacology, Pathology, Microbiology and the Central Library.

ADMINISTRATION

College of Nursing, Kottayam is a full pledged institution under the Director of Medical Education. The Professor & Head (Director) is the administrative head of College of Nursing who is responsible to the DME through Principal Medical College, Kottayam. The administration and internal management of the college is vested with the Professor and Head.

Medical College Hospital is a multi bedded hospital with 450 Doctors and about 2000 staff members.

FACILITIES
Through over 36 years the campus has grown into a small township with in house banking facilities, co-operative stores, Post Office, canteens, hotels, lodging facilities as well as subsidized hostels and accommodations for the faculty.

The bed strength of the Medical College Hospital alone is 1401 - although the Hospital frequently operates at 140-150% capacity. The present facilities available in the Hospital include: round the clock Casualty service, Blood Bank facility, modern lab and imaging services, colour doppler, TMT, holter monitor, haemodialysis, endoscopic & laparoscopic procedures, open heart surgery, specialised pain clinic under anaesthesiology, computerised pulmonary function lab under the Chest & TB dept, cardiac rehabilitation centre under Cardiology dept, specialised trauma care centre, advanced intensive care units for Surgery, Medicine, Cardiac services, Neuro-surgery & Plastic Surgery..

The House Surgeoncy Program has been acknowledged as a rigorous one with multiple training opportunities not readily available in some other Teaching Institutions ensuring that graduates are well prepared for higher training. In fact, a majority of graduates go on to pursue PG courses- a very commendable fact given the very few seats available for such Higher training in the country.

Some of the basic facilities available in the Medical College are :

1. 24 Hours Casuality service
2. 24 Hours Blood Bank facility
3. 24 Hours IP lab
4. 24 Hours X-ray and ECG
5. Imaging systems like ultrasound
6. Colour doppler facilities
7. Treadmill Test
8. Holta Monitor
9. Haemodyalisis
10. Endoscopy - Advanced operative laparoscopic procedures including LAVH
11. Open Heart Surgery
12. 'C' Arm [Image intensifier]under Radiology Department
13. Pain Relief Clinic - under Anaesthesiology Dept.
14. Ventilator care under Anaesthesiolgy Dept
15. Computerised Pulmonary Function Lab under Chest & TB
16. Cardiac Rehabilitation Centre under Cardiology Department
17. Surgical Intensive Care unit
18. Medical Intensive Catre Unit
19. Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
20. Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit with all modern facilities like Ventilators
21. Gastroduodenoscopy under Gastroenterology
22. Trauma Care Unit

COURSES OFFERED
Main courses offered include MBBS , post-graduate training in basic specialities(M.D., MS and diploma courses) and super-specialties (DM and MCh) , BDS, BSc Nursing and other paramedical courses.

OTHER COURSES


1. Four years of BSc Nursing course with 12 months internship
2. Three years Diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery
3. MSc Nursing course started from 2004,
4. Medical Surgical Nursing
5. Psychiatric Nursing

DEPARTMENTS

* Anaesthesiology
* Biochemistry
* Cardiology
* Forensic Medicine
* General Surgery
* Internal Medicine
* Microbiology
* Nephrology
* Neuro Surgery
* Obstetrics & Gynacology
* Ophthalmology
* Orthopaedics
* Paediatric Surgery
* Pathology
* Pharmacology
* Pharmacy
* Physical Education
* Physical medicine & Rehabilitation
* Physiology
* Plastic Surgery
* Radiodiagnosis
* Radiotherapy
* T B and Chest Diseases
* Urology

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