Indira Gandhi Medical College

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Indira Gandhi Medical College (IGMC), formerly the Himachal Pradesh Medical College (HPMC), is a state-owned medical college and hospital in Shimla in the state of Himachal Pradesh in India.[1] It was established in 1966 as the Himachal Pradesh Medical College (HPMC), and assumed the present name in 1984.[1] On 29 June 2013, Himachal Pradesh Health minister Kaul Singh Thakur said that Indira Gandhi Medical College (IGMC) would be upgraded on the analogy of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Sewa Yojana, (PMSSY). Thakur revealed about his meeting with Union health minister Ghulam Nabi Azad and the proposal for granting the AIIMS status to IGMC was under consideration of the government of India. Thakur added that the endeavour of the state government was to develop IGMC as a prestigious institute so that it can provide qualitative and better health services to the people of the state.[2]

Department of Radiotherapy & Oncology[edit]

IGMC Shimla to be upgraded on AIIMS analogy

The Department of Radiotherapy & Oncology of this institution is an approved Regional Cancer Centre (RCC) of India.[3][4] It was founded in 1977 as a Tumor Clinic of the hospital and was granted the status of RCC in 2001.[5]


Coordinates: 31°06′26″N 77°10′59″E / 31.1072°N 77.1830°E / 31.1072; 77.1830