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Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Kerala
Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) (District Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum))
Kerala, IndiaPin Code : 695011
Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) Kerala is a recognised institute / college. Status: Government.
Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) Kerala was established on / in 1948.
Principal of Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) Kerala is Dr.Ramadas Pisharody.
Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) Kerala is situated in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) of Kerala state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) comes under Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) Tehsil, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) District.
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Website of Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) Kerala is http://www.govtmedicalcollegetvm.net (expired domain), www.mctrivandrum.com.
Contact Details of Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) Kerala are : +91-471-2528383
CoursesM.B.B.S., B.Pharm B.Sc. (MLT)P.G Degree Courses - Medicine, M.D (Anaesthesiology, Bio-Chemistry, Forensic Medicine, Dermatology & Venereology, General Medicine, Microbiology, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology, paediatrics, Psychiatry, Radio-therapy, radio - diagnosis, Community Medicine, Social & Preventive Medicine, TB & Respiratory Diseases) PM & R., MS (Anatomy, ENT, General Surgery, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics)Diplomas : Anaesthesia (DA) Child Health (DCH), Clinical Pathology (DCP), Dermatology & Venereology (D&V), Laryngology & Otology (DLO), Medical radiodiagnosis (DMRD), Medical Radiotherapy (DMRT), Obstetrics & Gynaecology (DGO), Ophthalmology (DO), Orthopedic Surgery (D Ortho), Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (DPMR), Public Health (DPH) TB & Chest Diseases (DTCD) Psychiatric MedicinePost Doctoral Courses : M.Ch (Urology Genito Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Paediatric Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Neuro - Surgery, Surgical Gastro-entrology)DM (Cardiology, Neurology, Gastroenterology, Nephrology)Paramedical Courses : M.Pharm (Pharmacology, Pharmaceutical Technology, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry) - Pharmacy PracticeM. Phil. (Epidemiology)
Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) Kerala runs course(s) in Medical stream(s).
Government Medical College is affiliated with Kerala University, Trivandrum (Kerala)
Profile of Government Medical CollegeThe Government of Travancore, in 1948, appointed a committee to formulate proposals for starting a Medical College at Trivandrum. The Committee submitted its report and the scheme was sanctioned in October 1948. Dr. C.O. Karunakaran was appointed Special Officer for the implementation of the scheme. The topographical layout and the architectural designs were prepared by Mr. J.A. Ritchie from Bombay. The foundation stone of the College was laid by His Highness the Raja Pramukh of Travancore â€“ Cochin at 11:45 AM on 26-01-1950. The first batch of sixty students was admitted in August 1951. The College was formally inaugurated by the then Prime Minister Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru at 8:00 AM on 27th Nov. 1951. In January 1952, the Sri. Avittom Thirunal Hospital ( SATH ) was inaugurated by Smt. Rajkumari Amrit Kaur. In 1952, menâ€™s hostel and a year later womenâ€™s hostel was also inaugurated. The Medical College Hospital was inaugurated by Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru in 1954. The School of Nursing was inaugurated by Her Highness Sethu Lakshmi Bai in 1954 and upgraded to College of Nursing in 1963. The Cancer block, inaugurated in 1958 grew into the Regional Cancer Centre, one of the premier cancer care centers in South India, two decades lagter.The BDS course and the first PG course commenced in 1959. The sixties saw the establishment of the library. The artificial limb center, Mental hospital and Ophthalmic hospital were brought the under Medical College administration. Later, in the nineties, the Regional Institute of Ophthalmology came into existence. Over the years, the campus saw establishment of Sree Chithira Thirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Priya Darsini Institute of Paramedical Sciences, Silver Jubilee Auditorium and the various hostels. The institution has thus grown to one of the biggest in the country. It is financed and administrated by the Department of Health and Family welfare, Govt. of Kerala.
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Imbibe humility, medicos toldScience, with its immense developments in technology, has an arrogance that it is invincible. But all this knowledge humbles before an unknown power and it is this humility that young medical graduates should understand and imbibe first, Chief Secretary K. Jayakumar has said.
He was addressing young medical graduates at the Medical College Hospital, Thiruvananthapuram, at the Endowment Awards ceremony here on Thursday. The endowment awards were instituted by the College PTA. Your knowledge should humble you. But at the same time, you should go out to serve society, armed with self-confidence and firmly holding on to your values, Mr. Jayakumar said.
The opportunities and lucrative options awaiting todays youngsters as they complete their studies are immense. Though money is important, the lure of money should never make a young doctor forget that his life should be dedicated to the health and well-being of those around him, he said. The patient sitting before you reposes so much faith in you. Your attitude should not mar the flow of knowledge from you, the Chief Secretary said. Recognition, fame, wealth, and foreign assignments will all come on its own if young doctors did their duty, with total dedication, he added.
Selfless service Aswathi Tirunal Gouri Lakshmi Bayi, member of the ruling family of erstwhile Travancore, inaugurated the ceremony. A medical student achieves true success when he selflessly services society, she said. The human body and mind with its immense complexities, was posing newer challenges by the day to the medical profession, she added.
Additional Director-General of Police B. Sandhya, addressing students, told them to embrace their profession with pride and joy, which alone will help them excel (in their field) and find true happiness in life, she added. Medical College Principal Ramdas Pisharody pointed out that Medicine was not just a science, it had a humane and artistic side, which students should explore. Knowledge alone did not make a good doctor, it was the way in which he communicated with his patients and understood them, which was more important.
As you go out of the portals of this institution, be a good human being first, before being a doctor, Dr. Pisharody told his students.
Convicts face death threats in or out of jailNot only police stations, but prisons and even prison cells in hospitals are becoming insecure. The death of a 56-year-old man after being allegedly attacked by a co-prisoner at the prison-cell of Thiruvananthapuram Medical College hospital (MCH) recently is the latest instance.
Over the years, there has been a series of incidents of tension among prisoners in various jails. However, no deaths had occurred, except for the death of Sreedharan, 56, of Maranaloor near here on December 20.
The Kannur central jail is notorious for clashes between CPM and RSS prisoners. Even terror-accused Thadiyantavide Nazir was shifted from the Viyyur central jail in Thrissur to the Poojapura central prison in June last year after he complained of threat to his life at Viyyur prison.
The Attakkulangara sub-jail here witnessed frequent fights even between prisoners and jail warders till a couple of years ago.
With only six warders for every 100 prisoners, we are constrained in ensuring a total trouble-free situation in the prisons. It is a fact that tensions between prisoners take place in the prisoners frequently, says Additional DGP (Prisons) Mr. Alexander Jacob.
He also added that the installation of surveillance cameras on jail premises had brought the situation under control here and Kannur central jail to a certain extent.
Arrest: Meanwhile, the Medical College police on Sunday arrested a history-sheerer, Hakkim alias Gym Hakkim, from his a residence at Poonthura on charges of the murder of Sreedharan.
The latter who was a remand prisoner in an Excise case, died from serious head injuries in the prison cell of MCH on December 20.
Though the initial suspicion was that the injuries were a result of police torture, the Poojapura police has a different version.
Sreedharan was hospitalised following a suicide bid while undergoing remand at the Poojapura Central prison. He was kept in the prison cell along with three other prisoners, including Hakkim who was held under the Goonda Act. On December 20 evening, Hakkim attacked Sreedharan following a dispute over taking food, which eventually led to the death of the latter, says city police sources.
Since there was no suspicion on Hakkim initially, he was released after his term of preventive detention under the goonda act ended.
During the subsequent inquiry, two other prisoners in the prison cell at MCH revealed the incident.
Kerala kids high on blood pressureThe blood pressure of teenagers in Kerala is high when compared to their counterparts in other states as well as the rest of the world, studies have revealed.
Doctors ascribe this to the unending academic regimen of teenagers including early morning tuition, the long hours they slump on the couch in front of the television and the near-total lack of physical exercise.
Dr Sunitha Viswanathan, head of the cardiology department of the Thiruvananthapuram Medical College Hospital, said she was stunned to find systolic pressure of 114.5 mm and diastolic pressure of 74.3 mm in a study conducted among plus two students of Kazhakkuttam.
Dr Sunitha told Deccan Chronicle that same blood pressure values were thrown up in a survey conducted by another physician among plus two students in Varkala and a comprehensive study conducted among around 16,000 students across Kerala by the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences.
This may look okay since we are told that normal adult blood pressure levels are in 120-80 range, said Dr Sunitha. But in adolescence this is abnormal.
The diastolic blood pressure among teens in other parts of the world hovered around 50 to 55 mm and the systolic pressure around 100. The solution is for schools to ensure 30 minutes of physical exercise every day.
I think the BP of kids will come down if parents curb this tuition marathon, Dr Sunitha said.
New mortuary, a pipe dreamThe mortuary at Thiruvananthapuram Medical College Hospital is too small to accommodate rush. — DC
Despite the alarming need for enhancing the mortuary facilities at the Thiruvananthapuram Medical College Hospital (MCH), the effort by the authorities to set up new mortuary has been hit with resistance.
At present there is facility to keep 30 dead bodies in the mortuary attached to the hospital, which is more than half a century old. However on an average 20 new dead bodies reach the mortuary daily. Hence the authorities find it difficult to accommodate all the bodies.
MCH sources said that efforts were made to set up a new mortuary complex under the Central-assisted Modernisation of mortuaries scheme.
Though we had identified a couple of spots to set up a mortuary, we could not proceed further owing to stiff resistance either from the Medical College departments or local people near the identified spots, MCH superintended Dr. A. Nizarudeen said.
Since a number of road accident and other unnatural death cases take place every day, the need for facilities to preserve more dead bodies for postmortem examination is very high. Moreover, in case of sensational deaths, there would be heavy crowd of political activists at the mortuary premises.
The existing mortuary premise is too constrained to accommodate such heavy rush. Moreover, lobbies that fleece the public by charging exorbitant rates for various services such as ambulances is also thriving near the MCH mortuary unchecked, sources flay.
Though there is mortuary facility at the Government General Hospital here, all the four freezers have been defunct for the past many months.
Steps are being taken to repair the freezers, the hospital authorities said.
Owing to insufficient mortuary facilities in the government hospitals, many private hospitals are now offering facilities but at quite higher rates.
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