Patna Medical College and Hospital

Patna Medical College and Hospital (abbreviated as PMCH) was established in 1925 and originally known as Prince of Wales Medical College, is a medical college located in Patna, the state capital of Bihar, India.[1][2][3]

Patna Medical College Hospital
Other name
Former name
Prince of Wales Medical College
MottoSarve Santu Nirāmayāḥ (Sanskrit)
Motto in English
Let all be healthy
TypePublic Medical college
Established25 February 1925 (98 years ago) (1925-02-25)
FounderBritish India
PrincipalDr. Vidya Pati Choudhary
Location, ,
25°37′15″N 85°09′37″E / 25.620914°N 85.160317°E / 25.620914; 85.160317
AffiliationsAryabhatta Knowledge University

It is located on the southern bank of the river Ganges and is now affiliated with Bihar University of Health Sciences (previously: Patna University and Aryabhatta Knowledge University). The exact location is on Ashok Rajpath which is also home to other colleges of Patna University. It has more than 1748 beds which is at par with AIIMS. The emergency ward is called IGCE (Indira Gandhi Central Emergency) and has an additional 220 beds. It is one of the busiest hospitals in India. The average daily outpatient load is one of the highest in India.[citation needed]

Campus Edit

Patna Medical College is situated in Ashok Rajpath. The nearest airport is the Patna Airport which is around 10–11 km from the campus. The nearest railway station is the Patna Junction around 5 km from the campus. Gandhi Maidan Bus Stand is 2  km from the campus.[citation needed]

A 2000 postage stamp commemorating the 75th anniversary of Patna Medical College

Upgradation Edit

PMCH is currently being upgraded to be a 5462-bed hospital.[4] This was one of the 37 proposals approved by the cabinet of Government of Bihar in November 2018.[5] The new PMCH premises will be spread over 72.44 lakh square foot area. The new PMCH will have 250 MBBS seats (against the existing 150 MBBS seats), and 200 PG seats (against the existing 146 PG seats). The Rs 5,540- crore project will be executed by the Bihar Medical Infrastructure Structure Corporation Limited. The new hospital will be linked with the under-construction double-decker flyover along Ashok Rajpath and Loknayak Ganga Path (Ganga Expressway). The new building will be constructed employing the Seismic base isolation technique that would protect it from earthquakes, equipped with a helipad on its top.[6]

PMCH Metro station Edit

PMCH will soon get Metro connectivity as the upcoming PMCH metro station under Patna Metro Rail Project (PMRP) will pass beneath the hospital premises.[7] PMCH station will be part of the 14.45km long Patna Railway Station - Patliputra ISBT Corridor (Corridor-2) of the Patna Metro. PMCH metro station will have 4 entry and exit gates, two inside the PMCH campus and the other two towards the opposite side of road on the Ashok Rajpath. A small subway of 30 metre will also be constructed to provide connectivity towards the entry/exit gate on either side. PMCH metro Station having a length of 225 m, is coming partially inside the campus of PMCH and partially inside the campus of Anjuman Islamia Hall.[8]

In July 2022, the main gate of Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) on Ashok Rajpath was shut to undertake construction work for metro corridor-2.[9] An old gate that led to the emergency department building on its western side, which was closed several years ago, has been reopened to facilitate the movement of doctors and other staff, patients, attendants, ambulances and general public.[10]

Notable alumni Edit

See also Edit

Notable faculty Edit

References Edit

  1. ^ Sinha, Nishant (16 October 2012). "Medical Council of India team inspects Patna Medical College and Hospital". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 17 May 2017. Retrieved 24 December 2016.
  2. ^ "PMCH juniors doctors on strike". Hindustan Times. 14 June 2012. Archived from the original on 24 December 2016. Retrieved 24 December 2016.
  3. ^ Bhatia, Banjot Kaur (13 April 2014). "No incubator in Patna Medical College and Hospital paediatrics department". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 24 February 2018. Retrieved 24 December 2016.
  4. ^ "CM lays stones for Patna's first double-decker flyover".
  5. ^ "PMCH to be made 5,462-bed world's biggest hospital".
  6. ^ "Patna Medical College Hospital to be made world class: Nitish".
  7. ^ "Patna Metro's PMCH station to be underground; two gates will be in campus".
  8. ^ "Patna metro alignment slightly changed".
  9. ^ "Patna: Main gate of PMCH closed to pave way for metro rail work".
  10. ^ "PMCH campus main gate shut for Patna Metro work".
  11. ^ "Dr. Gaya Prasad, Retired Principal PMC, Dean". Retrieved 27 April 2022.

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