Government Medical College, Kozhikode

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Government Medical College, Kozhikode,[1] also known as Calicut Medical College, is a public medical college in Kozhikode, in the Indian state of Kerala.

Calicut Medical College
Location, ,
CampusSuburban, 1.1 km2 (0.42 sq mi)

History edit

The medical college was established in 1957 as the second medical college in Kerala by Dr. A. R. Menon MBBS, FRCH, Minister for Health, EMS ministry. With over 3025 beds, it is currently the largest hospital in India and tenth largest in the world.[2][3] It is also one of India's largest hospitals by area, covering more than 270 acres of land in the outskirts of Kozhikode city. Formerly affiliated to the University of Calicut, the college is now attached to the Kerala University of Health Sciences (KUHS).

Publication edit

It publishes the Calicut Medical Journal.[4][5] The Institute of Palliative Medicine of Kozhikode is part of it.[6]

Institutes edit

Institute of Maternal and Child Health edit

Institute of Maternal & Child Health

The Institute of Maternal and Child Health (IMCH) is a 1100 bed[7] tertiary care center dedicated to maternal and child health care.[8] The Institute of Maternal and Child Health of Medical College is a regional diagnostic centre for Primary Immunodeficiency Disorders.[9] This collaborative centre provides clinical care[10] as well as genetic diagnosis for patients with Primary immunodeficiency disorders.[11] This collaborative centre is part of the Genomics for Understanding Rare Diseases India Alliance Network (GUaRDIAN) Initiative.[12]

Institute of Palliative Medicine edit

The Institute of Palliative Medicine (IPM) is a WHO collaborative centre for Community participation in Palliative Care and Long term Care[13] It was initially set up in 1993, as a pain relief clinic for terminal cancer patients, run by Dr M. R. Rajagopal and Dr Suresh Kumar. Today, it is the nodal institution for palliative care in Kerala, providing training to doctors, nurses and volunteers. Since the vast majority of India's palliative care sites - 841 out of 908 - are located in Kerala, the Institute of Palliative Medicine leads the largest palliative care network in India.[14]

Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences edit

The Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (IMHANS) is an autonomous institute under the government of Kerala.[15]

Government Women and Children hospital, Kozhikode edit

This was established in 1903 by Raja Sir Savalai Ramaswamy Mudaliar and was handed over to the Government on 22 September 1903[16]

Notable alumni edit

The Calicut Medical College Alumni Association was established in 2003. The association publishes the Calicut Medical Journal, an online open access medical journal. The founding editor-in-chief was P.V. Ramachandran, and the current editor is Varghese Thomas. The journal is indexed by CAB International. It was established to provide local physicians an opportunity to report their research findings to an international audience.[4][5]

Notable alumni include:

See also edit

References edit

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  2. ^ "The 10 Largest Hospitals In The World". WorldAtlas. 3 November 2022. Retrieved 23 April 2023.
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  6. ^ Manoj, Rohan (14 March 2020). "Palliative care in Kerala: a success story". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 22 June 2020.
  7. ^ "Government Medical College Kozhikode". Retrieved 1 September 2020.
  8. ^ Mukhopadhyay, Kabita. "Kozhikode Medical College as a shining contrast to Gorakhpur". Mathrubhumi. Retrieved 1 September 2020.
  9. ^ Staff Reporter (25 March 2019). "Diagnostic centre for primary immune deficiency disorders". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 29 August 2020.
  10. ^ Jayanth, A. s (17 July 2017). "An anomaly that could kill". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 29 August 2020.
  11. ^ "Pediatric Immune Disorders / Govt. Medical College Kozhikode - Rare Disease Genomics India - GUaRDIAN | Genomics for Understanding Rare Diseases - India Alliance Network". Retrieved 29 August 2020.
  12. ^ Bajaj, Anjali; Mathew, Samatha; Vellarikkal, Shamsudheen Karuthedath; Sivadas, Ambily; Bhoyar, Rahul C.; Joshi, Kandarp; Jain, Abhinav; Mishra, Anushree; Verma, Ankit; Jayarajan, Rijith; Nalini, A. (25 September 2019). "Genomics of rare genetic diseases—experiences from India". Human Genomics. 13 (1): 52. doi:10.1186/s40246-019-0215-5. ISSN 1479-7364. PMC 6760067. PMID 31554517.
  13. ^ "Institute of Palliative Medicine". Retrieved 1 September 2020.
  14. ^ Devi Vijay (18 May 2023). "Kerala: an exemplary story in palliative care". The Hindu. Retrieved 19 May 2023.
  15. ^ "Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences". Retrieved 1 September 2020.
  16. ^ "Government Women and Children Hospital".
  17. ^ "India confers Padma Shri on Dr Moopen".
  18. ^ "After human genome sequence, scientist duo looks ahead". The Indian Express. 10 December 2009. Retrieved 20 February 2010.