Malda Medical College and Hospital

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Malda Medical College
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Established 2011
Type Govt. Medical College
Principal Dr. Saibal Mukherjee
Location Malda, West Bengal, India
Campus Urban
Affiliations West Bengal University of Health Sciences
Website [1]

Malda Medical College and Hospital medical college run by the government of West Bengal in Malda, West Bengal. It is permitted by the Medical Council of India and affiliated under West Bengal University of Health Sciences.[1] It admits students through a common admission test conducted by the Joint Entrance Examination Board of West Bengal. The college was established in 2011.

Establishment[edit]

The Government of West Bengal decided to set up a new medical college at the strategically located district of Malda,which is easily accessible to the districts in the region of North Bengal. The Letter of Permission was received by the Authority of Malda Medical College and Hospital from the Medical Council of India on June 30, 2011 and classes commenced on August 1, 2011.[2]

Infant Death[edit]

Malda Medical College and Hospital has a shocking infant death rate in last few years. On July 12, 2014 seven infants dies, with an age between 0–28 days.[3][4][5] [6] The same hospital has experienced a death toll of 16 infants on January, 2014 and another 16 on May 2013.[7] The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) issued notices to the chief secretary, Government of West Bengal and the district magistrate, Malda, and asked reports in the matter.[8] On April 2012, another 11 infants died in two days [9] and another 37 infants in December 2012.[10]

In spite of having several media reports and criticism, there is no change of the situation. According to the hospital authorities, babies had complications of low birth weight and varying degrees of breathing trouble.[11][12][13] [14]

Infrastructure[15][edit]

  1. 2 large Lecture theatres
  2. Demonstration rooms for each department
  3. Common Room : Separate Common room present in Boy's & Girl's Hostel.
  4. Fourteen Laboratories
  5. An air-conditioned Library, with a seating capacity for 50 students and a separate faculty room
  6. E-library:Available in the college with 10 terminals
  7. Residential Facilities : Boys & Girls Hostel Accommodation available within campus. Presently staying 104 Boys & 57 Girls.

Construction[edit]

West Bengal Medical Services Corporation Limited( Wholly Owned by Government of West Bengal ) is the Client of the Project. The construction work was started from November 2010. At first the implementing agency was Punj Lloyd Limited. Then Mackintosh Burn Limited was engaged by Government of West Bengal as Punj Lloyd Limited did not able to complete the work in time and after several time extensions. With Existing Hospital, OPD facilities and other facilities, there are Academic building, OPD building, Student Hostel, Interns Hostel, Type-I Quarter, Type-II Quarter, Type-IV quarter was required to run Medical College.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Colleges & Courses Search". mciindia.org. Retrieved 15 April 2012.  Look for "Malda Medical College & Hospital,Malda".
  2. ^ "Home". Retrieved 14 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "7 infant deaths at West Bengal's Malda hospital in the past 24 hours". The Times Of India. Retrieved 12 July 2014. 
  4. ^ "Seven Infant Deaths at Malda Hospital in Past 24 Hours". Outlookindia.com. Retrieved 12 July 2014. 
  5. ^ "Seven infants dead at Malda hospital in past 24 hours". The Hindu. Retrieved 12 July 2014. 
  6. ^ "7 infant deaths at Malda hospital in past 24 hourss". The Hindu. Retrieved 12 July 2014. 
  7. ^ "Death toll rises to 16 in Malda infant deaths". NDTV.com. Retrieved 12 July 2014. 
  8. ^ "NHRC issues notice to West Bengal over infant deaths". http://ibnlive.in.com. Retrieved 12 July 2014. 
  9. ^ "WB: 11 infants die in Malda in last two days". http://ibnlive.in.com. Retrieved 12 July 2014. 
  10. ^ "Crib deaths: Two union ministers visit Malda hospital". http://ibnlive.in.com. Retrieved 12 July 2014. 
  11. ^ "7 infant deaths at West Bengal's Malda hospital in the past 24 hours". The Times Of India. Retrieved 12 July 2014. 
  12. ^ "Seven Infant Deaths at Malda Hospital in Past 24 Hours". Outlookindia.com. Retrieved 12 July 2014. 
  13. ^ "Seven infants dead at Malda hospital in past 24 hours". The Hindu. Retrieved 12 July 2014. 
  14. ^ "7 infant deaths at Malda hospital in past 24 hourss". The Hindu. Retrieved 12 July 2014. 
  15. ^ "MCs Infrastructure". Retrieved 14 October 2013.