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Jorhat Medical College & Hospital

Jorhat Medical College & Hospital

After the establishment of Assam Medical College, Dibrugarh on 3rd Nov, 1947, Gauhati Medical College, Guwahati on 20th Sept, 1960 and Silchar Medical College, Silchar on 15th August, 1968; the State Government had not established any new Medical College and thereby created a big vacuum in the Health Care delivery system. The Government realized that the number of graduate and postgraduate doctors produced was totally inadequate for the needs of the State and there was acute shortage of doctors to man the health establishment in the primary and secondary sector of the State.

It was in this scenario, the Government of Assam, under the inspiring and farsighted leadership of Hon’ble Chief Minister Sjt. Tarun Gogoi and with the dedicated and untiring efforts of Hon’ble Minister of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of Assam, Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma , decided to establish three new medical colleges at Jorhat, Tezpur and Barpeta in the state of Assam in 2005 so that these medical colleges would go a long way towards meeting the need for trained human resources in all spheres of health care delivery in the state.

Jorhat was selected as a site for a new medical college to bring advanced and state- of- the- art medical education and tertiary health care facilities to middle Assam, the area between Guwahati and Dibrugarh. It has been thought that this medical college at Jorhat would cater to the health care needs of about 1.2 million population of Jorhat with three subdivisions at Moriani, Titabar and the famous river island Majuli. Besides these, the Jorhat Medical College would also cater to the healthcare needs of the neighbouring four districts of Sibsagar, Golaghat, Karbi Anglong and Lakhimpur. It will also benefit patients from the neighbouring states of NE India namely Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh.

In order to facilitate rapid development and an atmosphere of working autonomy, the Government of Assam formed for the new medical colleges. In Jorhat “Society for Medical Education, Jorhat” , under the Chaimanship of the Hon’ble Chief Minister Sjt. Tarun Gogoi, was formed and registered by the Government and was entrusted with the task of establishing the medical college.

Meanwhile the Government of Assam appointed Dr. Dhrubajyoti Borah, Professor of Medicine, Gauhati Medical College as the first Principal of the Jorhat Medical College, Jorhat. Shouldering the big responsibility, Prof. Dhrubajyoti Borah joined as the Founder Principal of Jorhat Medical College. With the formation of the Society for Medical Education, Jorhat and under the able guidance of Prof. Dhrubajyoti Borah the process of establishment of the college progressed satisfactorily.

Jorhat Medical College is situated in Jorhat, Assam. The college was established in 2005 by the state government with an aim of imparting quality education and supporting healthcare system. Jorhat Medical College is affiliated to Dibrugarh University of Dibrugarh, Assam. It is approved by Medical Council of India (MCI) of New Delhi. It offers Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) course of 5½ years including last year as a period of internship. Jorhat Medical College is fully equipped with all basic infrastructural facilities.
Phone : 0376-2935370,2370107
EMail : principaljmch@gmail.com
Website : www.jmch.org.in

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