Gauhati Medical College and Hospital
The Gauhati Medical College, the second medical college to be established in Assam, is also a health care institution in North East India. It provides medical education at undergraduate, postgraduate and specialty levels.
Dr. John Berry White, MRCS, a British surgeon of the East India Company, was the pioneer to start health education and health care in Assam. He established a medical school known as ‘Berry White Medical School’ at Dibrugarh, Assam in 1898-99. The school was upgraded and on 3rd Nov., 1947 the Assam Medical College, Dibrugarh, was established and it stands as the first medical college in Assam.
With increasing demands for health care and health education, the need for more medical colleges in Assam was felt. The state government in 1959 headed by Mr. B.P. Chaliha, the then Chief Minister of Assam, Mr. Fakaruddin Ali Ahmed, the then Finance Minister, and Mr. Rupram Brahma as the then Medical Minister of Assam decided to have a second medical college in Assam. On 7th Nov., 1959 the state government set up a committee to go into the matter and submit their report.
Address: GMCH Complex, GMC Hospital Rd, Bhangagarh, Guwahati, Assam 781032