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Government Medical College Kozhikode

Government Medical College

Govt.Medical College, Kozhikode( Calicut medical College) is a premier medical college located in the city of Kozhikode in Kerala. It was established in 1957 as the second medical college in Kerala. Since then the institution has grown into a premier centre of medical education in the state. The vast and sprawling Medical College campus is spread over an extensive area of 270 acres (1.1 kmĀ²) and is located about 8 km east from the heart of Kozhikode city. It was formerly affiliated to the University of Calicut and now to the Kerala University for Health Sciences (KUHS). This college and allied institutions serve 40% of the population of Kerala.

The foundation stone of the college was laid on 29 May 1957 by the then Governor of Kerala, Dr. B. Ramakrishna Rao. The College was formally inaugurated on 5 August 1957 by the then minister of Health, Kerala state Dr. A. R. Menon, whose initiative and zeal were responsible for the establishment of the institution. Dr. K. N. Pisharoty, the first principal, was responsible for the task of organizing the college.

The main hospital was commissioned in 1966 with 1183 beds. It was later supplemented by the Institute of Maternal and Child Health in 1975 (610 beds), the Savithri Devi Saboo Memorial Cancer Institute (101 beds) and the Chest Hospital (100 beds). A super specialty complex, a new Block for the Institute of Maternal and Child Health, an artificial limb centre, the College of Nursing , the College of Pharmacy, Casualty (Emergency Services) complex, Samrakshana Kendram, and Vishrama Kendram were later added to the main institution. The present bed strength is 3025( MCH 1510, IMCH-1100, SSB-240,ICD-100, sports Medicine-15, New Psychiatry Block-20 and Hemato-oncology-40).This makes it as the largest bedded hospital in the country. However the patient load is beyond the commissioned number of total beds. Because of the patient overload, the floors and corridors are usually occupied. The Dental College was inaugurated on 16 April1984, Nursing College was started in 1989 and are at present functioning as independent colleges.

Phone : 0495-2355331, 2350200
EMail : principalmcc@gmail.com
Website : calicutmedicalcollege.ac.in

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