Dhaka Medical College and Hospital
|Dhaka Medical College and Hospital|
|Campus||Urban, 25 acres (0.101 km²)|
Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) is a medical college in Bangladesh. It is situated in the Bakshibazar area of Dhaka. It is neighboured by the University of Dhaka and the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology.
At the beginning, the college did not have a building of its own. The present building was there from long ago, even before the Partition of Bengal of 1905. It was established in 1904 as the secretariat of the newly formed province East Bengal and Assam. During that period, bureaucrats, not doctors, used to roam its busy corridors.
In 1921, when the University of Dhaka began its journey, the building was handed over to the University administration. At that time, a part of this huge building was used as the University's Medical Center, another part as students' dormitory and the rest as the administrative wing of the Arts faculty. During World War II it became an American Base Hospital. The Americans left at the end of the war, but the hospital remained. Over the course of time, the 100 bed hospital has become Bangladesh's largest hospital. After adding 500 beds on October 3, 2013, DMCH is now a 2300 bed hospital. The new beds were added in a new building known as DMCH-2. Medinine dept is gradually being shifted to the new building, DMCH-2, which will open with a bone marrow transplantation facility very soon.
In 1939, the Dhaka University Council requested the British Government to establish a medical college in Dhaka. The proposal was postponed due to the Second World War, but afterwards, Dhaka Medical College was established. In 1946, the college began admitting students in all years. The 1st year was named K-5, 2nd year K-4, 3rd year K-3, 4th year K-2, and 5th year K-1. All the students except K-5 had migrated from Calcutta Medical College. The main reason behind this was the partition of 1947. Presently, about half of the students are females, but at the beginning, there were none. Academic class started on July 10 which is celebrated as "DMC DAY".
Major W J Virgin, the head of the committee formed before establishing Dhaka Medical College, was the first principal. At the beginning it had only four departments – Medical, Surgery, Gynaecology and ENT. Since the college did not have Anatomy and Physiology departments at first, the students attended those classes at Mitford Medical School. After a month, Professor Pashupati Basu of Anatomy and Professor Hiralal Saha of Physiology joined the staff and the classes began in ward number 22 of the hospital. There was no lecture gallery or dissection hall at that time. These needs were met after the foundation of the college building in 1955. Also, the institute did not have any student housing. Male students were allowed to reside in Dhaka University's student halls, but girls had to live at home. The college and hospital premises were expanded with temporary sheds, some of which were built for outdoor services of the hospital and some for student housing. New buildings for housing, college and hospital were constructed in phases: a dormitory for girls in 1952, a dormitory for male students in 1954–55, a new complex of academic buildings in 1955, and a dormitory for internee doctors in 1974–75. A new academic and hospital building, Dhaka Medical College Hospital-2 (DMCH-2), was inaugurated by Prime Minister Shiekh Hasina on October 3, 2013.
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Every year, after passing HSC, nearly 58,000 (fifty-eight thousand) top applicants from all over the country sit for the medical college entrance examination. The top 200 students get the opportunity to study in Dhaka Medical College. Different batches of Dhaka Medical College are named with the prefix K, as for example batch K-69 which is the latest batch in DMC arena.
|1.||Dr. Major W J Virjin||01.07.46 – 14.08.47|
|2.||Dr. Colonel E G Montgomery||15.08.47 – 19.07.48|
|3.||Professor T Ahmed||19.07.48 – 01.01.52|
|4.||Dr. Colonel A K Afridi||01.01.50 – 20.03.53|
|5.||Professor Nowab Ali||21.03.53 – 10.04.54|
|6.||Professor A K M A Wahed||11.04.54 – 20.01.55|
|7.||Professor Nowab Ali||21.01.55 – 01.02.57|
|38.||Professor Quazi Deen Mohammad||27.01.08 –|
Role in National history
DMC was involved in all the national movements of Bangladesh. Dhaka Medical College dormitory (known as Barrack) was at the heart of the language movement from 1948 to 1952. Barrack was situated at the same place where Central Shaheed Minar is right now. There were about 20 tin shed barracks where the medical students resided. Being close to the Parliament of East Pakistan (presently Jagannath Hall of DU), the medical dormitory was chosen as the center of the student movement for strategic reasons. From early hours of February 21, 1952, all students of Dhaka gathered in front of medical college dormitory. The group was headed for the parliament which was in session. No procession was possible due to Section 144, but the courageous students decided to break Section 144 at 4:00 PM from the historical "Aam-tola" (which was situated beside the present day Emergency gate). The police fired at the procession without any mercy. Salam, Barkat, Rafique, Jabbar and Shafiur died a tragic death.
After sundown 21 February, at the very spot flooded by the martyrs' blood, the students of Dhaka Medical College decided to build a monument. They worked overnight on 22–23 February and finished the construction, using bricks, gravel and cement reserved for the hospital.
The students of DMC played a vital role in the student and mainstream politics of the 60's as well. When the military government of Ayub Khan started torturing the political leaders, the central student leaders took refuge in the Bakshibazar student dormitory. Most of the meetings deciding the upcoming line of action were held on the college campus. During the movement protesting the martial law and the Hamidur Rahman Education Commission, DMC and its dormitories were only a safe refuge for the student leaders. Many students of this institution participated actively in it.
On January 20, 1969, police fired and charged on the procession of students near the present emergency gate. Student leader Asaduzzaman was severely injured. He was admitted in the hospital but died in ward number 8 before any treatment was possible. The students of the medical college led a procession with the blood stained shirt of Shaheed Asad. Shortly after the students of Dhaka University had raised the flag of independent Bangladesh in the "Bot tala" of DU on March 2, 1971, the doctors of DMCH raised it at the peak of present Doctors' Cafeteria. Dhaka Medical College had also made its mark in the mass uprising of 90's. The doctors actively participated in the movement protesting the anti-health policy of the government of that time under the banner of BMA. 
Liberation War, 1971
Students, nurse, staff and doctors who had passed from DMC played a major role in the war of our independence. Many of them were engaged in the battlefield, while others risked their lives to treat the injured freedom fighters in the hospital. Almost all the doctors working at DMCH used to help the injured freedom fighters by admitting them under false names. Dr. Fazle Rabbi. Moazzem Hossain, Selim ahmed, Ali Hafiz Selim, Abu Yusuf Mia, Iqbal Ahmed faruq, Muzibul Haque, Mostafa Jalal Mahiuddin, Mozaffar, amzad Hossain, Wali, Osman, Golam Kabir, Zillur Rahim, Dalu, Nurujjuman, Shahadat and many more students took part in the war as liberation fighter. Many of them fought in the Dhaka city.
Facilities and achievements
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Dhaka Medical College has two museums. National Forensic DNA Profiling laboratory is first of its kind in Bangladesh. This laboratory is to assist in investigations concerning murder, rape, paternity, maternity, immigration, distribution of wealth among successors, deformed dead bodies and other cases needing identification.
Shahjahan Hafiz, a student in the fifties was a leading Rabindra song artist in the East Pakistan Radio. The notable alumni of DMC includes current Foreign Minister Dr Dipu Moni, current Health Minister Professor Dr Ruhul Huq, Health Advisor to the Prime Minister Dr. Syed Modasser Ali, former President of Bangladesh Dr. A.Q.M. Badruddoza and many other distinguished personalities.
DMC became champions and runners up in the Debate Competition organised by Bangladesh television more than once and came in third at 'Gyan Jiggasa' (a national general knowledge competition of Bangladesh Television) in 1985 and Champions in 1987. Dr. Rifat Haider of Batch K59 became champion in 2008 at the Bangladesh chapter of World Quizzing Championship and Dr. Ahmad Fayezi Tamal of Batch K64 became champion four times (2009,2011,2012,2013) in the same competition. Sheikh Mahmood Hasan of Batch K64 and Rajat Das Gupta of Batch K66 became runner up in that competition in 2010 and 2011 respectively. Dhaka Medical College quiz team became champion in IFIC Bank DQS-SSMC Carnival Captive 2013 competing among 68 teams in 2013. Dhaka Medical College has many voluntary organisations namely Computer Club of Dhaka Medical College, Debating Club of DMC, Rotaract Club, Medicine Club etc.
Dhaka Medical College Debating Club (DMCDC) is Pioneer in Medical college Debating History. After being established in 2009, DMCDC has hosted two national debate festivals with huge success. Present Debate team of Dhaka Medical College became champion in the TIB-DMCDC National Anti-Corruption Day Debate Competition 2012. They are also runner-up team of SK-F NDFBD DMCDC National Inter-Medical College Debate Competition 2011. The Debate team also owns the title of runner-up in '1st Bangladesh Television Environmental Debate Competition '.
Dhaka Medical College Football team won Tarubala shield in 1947 which was organised by district sports association. Captain Mirza Mazharul Islam beat renowned Clubs like Wari on his way to winning the title. Athletics Secretary of first DMCSU (1949–50) was Mazharul Islam Damal who expressed his sporting ability by creating a bang as the opening batsman of Pakistan 'A' cricket team. Dhaka Medical College Cricket team achieved the pride of becoming Dhaka division champion in 1962–63 season.
Clubs and associations
- Medicine Club, DMC Unit
- Sandhani, DMC branch
- Computer Club of DMC (CCDMC)
- Ex-Cadets' Association of DMC (ECADMC)
- Debating Club
Dhaka Medical College Alumni Trust was formed in 1989. Former principal & professor Wali Ullah was the founder-president.