Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal

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Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal
Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal.jpg
Gandhi Medical College, Front View.
Motto असतो मा सद्गमय
Motto in English Lead us from Untruth to Truth
Established 1955
Type Controlled by Gandhi Medical College Society, Department of Medical Education, Government of Madhya Pradesh
Dean Dr. Bhanu Prakash Dubey
Students 140 per year (undergraduate)
Location Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
Affiliations Barkatullah University
Website gmcbhopal.net
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Gandhi Medical College (Hindi: गान्धी मैडीकल कालेज, भोपाल , GMC) is among the oldest Medical Colleges in Madhya Pradesh, India, is located at Fatehgarh, Royal Market Area, Bhopal.[1]

The College is associated with the following hospitals and institutes:

Location[edit]

GMC and KN Hospital

GMC is located in Fatehgarh area on Sultania Road in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. The college stands tall on the ground where once Fatehgarh Fort stood. It is adjacent to VIP Road, which is a major tourist attraction due to a beautiful scene of the Upper lake. Many scenes from Bollywood Films like Rajneeti and Arakshan have been shot here. In front of the campus is the largest mosque in Asia, the Tajul Masjid with its Motia Talab.


History[edit]

Beginning its journey to the new Millennium Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal was inaugurated on 13 August 1955 by Pt. Lal Bahadur Shastri. The college started its functioning in the building of the Polytechnic with first batch of 50 students and 2 Departments i.e. Anatomy & Physiology. After a period of one year the foundation of its own building was laid by Union Minister of Home Shri Govind Ballabh Pant on 15 September 1956 . It took seven long years for this immense task to complete and this beautiful piece of architecture and craftsmanship came in existence housed in the historic Forte of Fatehgarh, on 13 March 1963 to be inaugurated by the first Prime Minister of India Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru.

The Fatehgarh Fort stood on the crescent of the Upper Lake in 1722, now stands Gandhi Medical College. The former fought the enemy & the successor fights disease – the aim is common but target differs.

The foundation stone of the Surgical and Medical wards (Kamla Nehru Block) was laid by Rajkumari Amrit Kaur on 6 March 1955, and foundation of Boys hostel was laid by the King of Nepal Maharaja Mahendra Bir Bikram Shah Deo on 18 November 1955.

:Inauguration of Lady Lansdowne Hospital for women, now known as the Sultania Zanana Hospital


Gents and Ladies Hospitals were established as Prince of Wales Hospital for men and Lady Linlithgo Lansdowne Hospital for women. True to the saying “old order changeth yielding place to new”, the hospital changed names with change of reigns. Price of Wales Hospital became Hamidia Hospital & Lady Linlithgo became Sultania Zanana Hospital. Both are integral part of Gandhi Medical College as of today. Lady Bhore Centre opposite Fire Brigade, Fatehgarh caters to antenatal & child welfare activities in addition to Preventive and Social Medical Counseling.


Campus[edit]

GMC Back Porch

The campus building is housed in Forte of Fatehgarh was inaugurated by the first Prime Minister of India Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru.[2]

The Campus has the main college building, Hamidia hospital, Kamla Nehru Hospital, Regional Institute of Ophthalmology, NIREH, Central Pathology lab, Rain Basera( for patients and their relatives stay), two canteens one old JDA canteen and a newly constructed canteen, Blood Bank, Hostels.

Hostels are designated alphabets A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H Blocks.

Block A,D,G,H are girls hostel. Block B,C,E,F are boys hostels. Each block has its own self-maintained gyms.

The campus has Sports ground, Lawn Tennis court, Badminton court, Basketball court.


Academics[edit]

COURSES BEING RUN BY THE GANDHI MEDICAL COLLEGE SOCIETY

Recognized by Medical Council of India & State Paramedical Council M.P.

  • MBBS
  • MS, MD, Diploma courses in different subjects.
  • M. Ch. in Paediatric Surgery.
  • M. Sc. Medical Biochemistry.
  • Paramedical Courses in about ten departments.

Affiliated to Barkatullah University, Bhopal.


Departments[edit]


Administration[edit]

  • Dean - Dr. Bhanu Prakash Dubey[citation needed]
  • Executive committee - Gandhi Medical College Society [3]
  • Governing body - Gandhi Medical College Society, Department of Medical Education, Government of Madhya Pradesh.[4]

The society has following Committees:

  • General Body
  • Executive Body
  • Finance Committee
  • Hospital Advisory Committee
  • Recruitment Committee
  • Academic Council
  • Board of Studies


Admissions[edit]

Admission to MBBS course is through Madhya Pradesh State Pre Medical Test, All India PMT (AIPMT) and direct Nominees of Govt. of India.[5]

Admission to post-graduate courses (MS/MD) is through MP Post Graduate Medical Entrance Test, All India Post Graduate Medical Entrance Examination and in-service candidates of Govt. of Madhya Pradesh.[5]


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Medico-Legal Institute[edit]

The survey committee constituted in the year 1964 by the Government of India considered that essential mission of a Medicolegal Institute should be to train the medical Jurists, because for the lack of competent man in India, the application of forensic Medicine has become illusory.

The Mudalier committee in 1962 has also recommended the creation of a separate cadre of specially trained medical jurists to look after the work of the State. An important step in the development of medicolegal services in India would be the establishment of a Central Medicolegal Institute and the State Medicolegal Institutes functioning as Department of Forensic Medicine in Medical Colleges in the Capital city of the States.

The Government of Madhya Pradesh has taken a serious note of above recommendation in year 1965. Consequently the Government of Madhya Pradesh in the year 1977 has created the First Medico-legal Institute in India at its capital city Bhopal.

Medico-legal Institute played a very important role in the management of the biggest man made disaster in the history claimed a toll of thousands and hundreds of the thousands to be morbid, that took place at Bhopal when there was a poisonous gas leak from the tank of union Carbide on the night of 2/3 December 1984.

Postmortem were conducted on many hundreds of the dead bodies and an intelligent step was taken by preserving all the body tissues and fluids for the further chemical examination as no body was aware of as to what gas/gases have been inhaled by the people. These preserved tissues at -20°C and -70°C have now started paying dividends in the form of answers to many of the unreplied questions as a result of chemical examination.


National Institute For Research in Environmental Health[edit]

National Institute For Research in Environmental Health

Scope of Activities:

Focus research on methyl isocynate (MIC) affected population of Bhopal in the areas of

  • Respiratory disease;
  • Eye related diseases;
  • Kidney diseases;
  • Cancer;
  • Genetic disorders;
  • Congenital disorders;
  • Mental and neurological health;
  • Women related medical issues;
  • Second generation children related medical issues; and,
  • Rehabilitation.

Improve environmental health research and play a leading role in tackling environmental health issues as an apex research institution on environmental health in India. Thrust Areas:

1. NIREH will have a clinical research wing having the following departments

  • General Medicine
  • Respiratory Medicine/ Pulmonary Medicine
  • Ophthalmology
  • Paediatrics
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Psychiatry/Mental Health
  • Neurology
  • Radio diagnosis
  • Epidemiology/ Community Medicine

2. The following facilities are in the process of being established at NIREH as part of Phase I of its development:

  • Molecular Biology Laboratory
  • Microbiology Laboratory
  • Biochemistry Laboratory
  • Pathology Laboratory
  • Haematology Laboratory
  • PFT Laboratory
  • Central Equipment Facility
  • Department of Epidemiology including biostatistics and computing programming
  • Data base relating to research on toxic gas exposure, and environmental contamination.


Bhopal Gas Tragedy[edit]

Gandhi Medical College and Hamidia Hospital played a crucial role in emergency response and care after the Bhopal Disaster. A regional institute of ophthalmology was also established here after the disaster for the patients suffering from eye problems due to MIC.

Studies performed in the institute:

  • Health Effects of the Toxic Gas Leak from the Union Carbide Methyl Isocyanate Plant in Bhopal. Technical report on Population Based Long Term, Epidemiological Studies (1985–1994). Bhopal Gas Disaster Research Centre, Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal (2003?) Contains the studies performed by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)
  • An Epidemiological Study of Symptomatic Morbidities in Communities Living Around Solar Evaporation Ponds And Behind Union Carbide Factory, Bhopal. Department of Community Medicine, Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal (2009)


References[edit]

  1. ^ http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-09-11/bhopal/33762512_1_aiims-sources-aiims-officials-academic-session
  2. ^ "Gandhi Medical College". Retrieved 28 March 2012. 
  3. ^ Gandhi Medical College Society is an autonomous body registered with Registrar Firms and Society Govt. of M.P. Registration No. 4243 dated: 04.01.1997.
  4. ^ "Gandhi Medical College". Retrieved 28 March 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "Gandhi Medical College". Retrieved 28 March 2012. 

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Coordinates: 23°15′37″N 77°23′26″E / 23.2602°N 77.3906°E / 23.2602; 77.3906