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Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Wardha, Maharashtra


Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Wardha, Maharashtra
Address:PO Sevagram,
10 Kms from Wardha Junction
6 Kms from Sevagram Railway Station
Sevagram (Wardha)
Wardha (District Wardha)
Maharashtra, India
Pin Code : 442102

Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Wardha Maharashtra is a recognised institute / college. Status: Grant in Aid. Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Wardha Maharashtra is managed by Society: Kasturba Health Society. Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Wardha Maharashtra was established on / in 1969.

Principal of Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Wardha Maharashtra is BS Garg, Deen, Dr KR Patond (Dean).

Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences is situated in Wardha of Maharashtra state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Wardha comes under Wardha Tehsil, Wardha District.

Fax # of Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Wardha Maharashtra is +91-7152-284333, 284220.

Contact Person(s) of the Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Wardha Maharashtra is (are): Dr Mrs P Narang, B.S. Garg.

email ID(s) is Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences Wardha Maharashtra

Website of Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Wardha Maharashtra is www.mgims.ac.in.

Chairman : Dhiru S Mehta, President.
General Secretary : Dr Mrs P Narang.

Contact Details of Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Wardha Maharashtra are : Telephone: +91-7152-284341 to 284355 (16 lines )


Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Wardha Maharashtra runs course(s) in Medical stream(s).
Diploma in Anesthesia
Diploma in Child Health
Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Diploma in Psychological Medicine
MD - Anaesthesiology
MD - Bio-Chemistry
MD - Community Medicine
MD - Forensic Medicine
MD - General Medicine
MD - Microbiology
MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
MD - Paediatrics
MD - Pathology
MD - Pharmacology
MD - Physiology
MD - Psychiatry
MD - Social & Preventive Medicine / Community Medicine
MS - Anatomy
MS - General Surgery
MS - Ophthalmology

Approval details: Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences is affiliated with Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur (Maharashtra)

Profile of Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences

Haritage and History
Medical College With A Difference

Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sevagram, is the first Institute of modern medicine that is placed in a rural setting in India. Based on Gandhian ideology, it was established in 1969 as a Gandhi Centenary Project and takes pride in the fact that its Kasturba Hospital, started in 1944, is the only hospital started by the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi himself. The Institutes inception goes back to the freedom struggle, when the seed was sown. Late Dr Sushila Nayar, the Founder Director of the Institute, was arrested along with Kasturba and Mahatma Gandhi during the Quit India Movement and was kept in detention with them in the Aga Khan Palace at Pune, where she had an opportunity to observe and understand Gandhiji from close quarters. She realized that he was a Statesman with a vision, longer than life. After their release from the prison when Gandhiji returned to Sevagram, he found that the village often faced a number of epidemics, resulting in high morbidity and mortality. So he asked Dr Sushila Nayar to have some health facility and the result was Kasturba Hospital in the memory of Ba who had passed away on 22 February, 1944 while in detention at Aga Khan Palace. The 15-bedded hospital was actually for the Women and Children of the village. The seed to serve the poor and needy was sown so deep in the mind of Dr Sushila Nayar that when she went to Johns Hopkins, USA to specialize in Cardiology, it did not interest her and she shifted to Doctorate in Public Health.

In 1962, when Dr Sushila Nayar became the Union Health Minister, she became aware of the difficulties in finding qualified doctors for serving in rural areas. She also realized that Primary Health Centres had been set up but the doctors were reluctant to go and serve the villagers. The Government had been trying to improve medical care in the rural areas but about 1/3rd of the Primary Health Centres, each catering to about 80,000 or more population, were without doctors. The then Prime Minister Late Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri, while addressing the Central Council of Health Care in July 1965, suggested to the Union Health Minister, to start Medical Colleges in rural areas so that young doctors trained in the rural settings would have better understanding of the rural health problems and would be better placed to attend to the health problems of the villagers. Dr Sushila Nayar a young medical graduate suggested that the first rural Medical College in the country should be started at Sevagram to be run by the registered Kasturba Health Society, Sevagram. The proposal was sent to the Planning Commission and was approved. The National Committee for Gandhi Centenary celebrations, with the President of India as the President and the Prime Minister as the Chairman of the Executive Committee gave their blessings to the proposal of Dr Sushila Nayar and the first rural Medical College of the country at Sevagram was included in the Gandhi Centenary Programme. It was resolved that the expenditure would be shared by the Government of India, Government of Maharashtra and Kasturba Health Society in proportion of 50:25:25, and in 1969 the first batch of 60 students was admitted. Specific reservations were kept for students coming from rural background and are still being kept, fulfilling the dreams of the great visionaries Dr Sushila Nayar, Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri and Gandhiji himself.

Born under the influence of Gandhiji, the Institute endeavors to maintain and impart to its students values that form an integral part of a good human being. It envisages, to bring out doctors that would have a better community oriented health care approach and who would impart services based on ethical and moral values founded on the principles of truth, non-violence and love. Smoking, drinking of alcohol and non vegetarian food is strictly prohibited. Staff and students are expected to wear Khadi. Sarva Dharma Community Prayer and Shramdan also form a part of the Code of conduct. The college holds its own All India entrance test for MBBS course at MGIMS Sevagram that includes a special paper on Gandhian Thoughts. Sixty five students are admitted purely on merit every year. It also offers post-graduation in all the major medical disciplines, all most all recognized by the Medical Council of India. It is the first Institute in the country which started M.D. in Community Medicine in 1977. The course is similar to that of Preventive and Social Medicine but has an additional component of training medical doctors as family physicians capable of providing primary health care to rural masses. On the same principles, the hospital also runs a General outpatient department which is like a model Primary Health Centre and the interns posted there learn to deliver comprehensive health care not only in providing preventive and curative services but also in picking up the knowledge of when to refer a patient to a specialist.

The Institute follows all the norms laid down by the Medical Council of India and by the affiliating University, Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Nashik for quality Medical Education. However in order to achieve its objectives included in its curriculum, it has made some innovations which are unique and have stood the test of time now for many years. These innovations in no way hamper the academic results, which till date have always been commendable. Soon after admission to the MBBS course, the students live in Gandhijis Ashram at Sevagram for 15 days, where they are oriented to Gandhian ideology and learn the Gandhian way of life. In a rapidly changing society influenced by culture of consumerism and falling moral values, this period of 15 days in the Ashram leaves an imprint on the young minds and helps them in becoming more fore-bearing and better individuals. Drawn from different geographical and cultural backgrounds of the country, the students within a short span of time exemplify real unity in diversity by exhibiting respect for each others cultural values.

The post-graduate students are encouraged to attend continuation of medical education (CME) activities, conferences and workshops. They are also being deputed to other medical institutes for training on specialized tochnical aspects related to the subjects Radiology, Anaesthesiolgy, Medicine and Psychiatry. The results of the entire Post Graduate department are above 90%. India is primarily a country of the rural masses. This college was established with the concept to evolve a pattern of medical education that was best suited to the needs of the country and to bring out doctors with community oriented health care approach by training them in the community also rather than only in the four walls of the hospital. In this context, during the first year itself students adopt a nearby village (a new one for each batch) and live with the villagers for a fortnight in the village. Here they survey the village, understand their social and health related problems and impart health education. They help villagers in forming Self Help groups for health and economic empowerment of women, youth and the aged. The students are made responsible for the health care of the families allotted to them and they follow them till the end of their medical training. By the time they leave, they develop a bond with the villagers and the experience fills them with compassion and a sense of commitment towards the deserving poor rural communities.

Another step towards achieving the objective of rural services, the Institute has introduced a mandatory criteria of two years of rural service for eligibility to any post graduate course in the Institute. The same is now being adopted by many other States in India and at National level also. One Hundred Three NGOs with non profitable health facilities for the rural population all over India have been identified and the young graduates are posted there to help in providing services to the needy. Seven hundred and forty seven graduate doctors have so far completed their rural postings. In-order to achieve its objective of imparting health care to the rural poor at an affordable cost, the institute has evolved a unique health insurance scheme which envisages participation of the people in their own health care. It creates health consciousness in the community, gives more strength to Gram Sabhas and even takes health facility to the door steps. This scheme is available to individuals, families, institutions and even to entire villages. It is non profitable and is called Annual Family Insurance Registration Scheme.

Kasturba Hospital is today a 770-bedded well-equipped teaching hospital. Over 70% of the patients are rural, from Vidarbha region of Maharashtra and adjoining states, especially from Andhra Pradesh. The hospital is equipped with most of the modern gadgets necessary to provide affordable comprehensive treatment to the rural poor and best of education to the students. It now has state of the art Intensive Care Units, which are comparable to any ICUs in a modern hospital. The Institute has a well run Computerized Hospital Information System and an Accident and Emergency Centre which hosts the Trauma ICU, Operation Theatres, all under a single roof, so that life saving measures can be taken with minimum delay. The ten operation theatres in the hospital are well equipped and modernized with positive pressure air-conditioning and central suction and gas supply. Kasturba Hospital has an upgraded Radiology Department with Mammography, MRI, Spiral C.T. Scan, Ultrasound, Color Doppler and Image Intensifier along with other routine radiographic facilities. The Radiation Oncology Unit in the Institute is providing Cobalt - 60 treatments to cancer patients and has installed Linear Accelerator with 3D TPS system and Brachytherapy unit. The other investigative laboratories are also equipped with modern automatic analyzers, BACTEC Blood culture and other investigative systems. Forensic Toxicology laboratory is the only one in a Medical College in Maharashtra. It is being used for research and giving services for poisoning cases.

The de-addiction center, the only one of its kind in Vidarbha, is available to the patients wanting to get rid of their insobriety. The hospital is also extending facilities for indigenous medicine like Ayurveda and Naturopathy. Any Institute is recognized not by the pillars of its building, but by its faculty and their achievements. Drawn from all parts of India, MGIMS can boast of eminent full time teachers and physicians, many of whom have won prestigious National and International awards. In a short span of 37 years, five of our faculties have received the Dr B.C. Roy National award. While our Former Director, Dr Sushila Nayar, was the recipient of the highest award of Medical Person cum statesman, Ex Deans Dr J.S. Mathur and Dr P. Narang received the award in the category of eminent medical teacher, Dr B.C. Harinath for developing the specialty and Dr P.B. Behere in the category of Socio- Medical Relief. Two of the teachers, Dr S. Chhabra and Dr B.S. Garg have received best teacher awards from Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Nashik for the two consecutive years (2006 and 2007). Dr S. Chhabra has also received Distinguished Community Services Award for emergency obstetric care from International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics. The efforts of faculty have also been instrumental in getting funds for research projects, both Institute and community oriented, from many National and International agencies. The Jamnalal Bajaj Tropical Disease Research Centre is doing pioneering work on diseases like - tuberculosis and filariasis. It also hosts a fully Computerized Bioinformatic Centre funded by the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India and is one of the few centers in the whole of India? The faculty in Ophthalmology has resolved to treat all treatable blindness from the whole of the district, while the Obstetrics and Gynaecology department has done a commendable job in bringing down maternal mortality to nil in its 53 adopted villages. The staff in Community Medicine is engaged in innumerable community oriented health projects for the promotion of education in rural areas along with prevention of disease. Under the community led initiative in child survival it has, in association with Aga Khan Foundation USA, taken up 67 villages of the district. The Microbiology department has surveyed the whole Wardha district for the prevalence of bacillary tuberculosis and is now poised for a complete disease survey under the auspices of Central TB Division of India.

In one of its unique outreach activity, the hospital has posted two of its faculty members in Melghat Tribal Area, place known for severe malnutrition in Vidarbha. The unit annually draws almost 4000 outdoor patients and over 250 indoor patients. It also organizes diagnostic eye camps and motivates tribals to say no to alcohol and tobacco in addition to maternal child health promotion activities. The selfless service rendered by Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences has not gone unrecognized and the following awards/recognition has been bestowed on it. We do not believe that these are feathers in the cap, as our ultimate goal is extraordinary achievement in the field of service and education, but they are a boost.

National Award for Innovative Hospital and Health Care Management: Bombay Management Association (1990)
Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative Certificate: Family Welfare, IMA, IAP, TNAI, FOGSI, IHA, CHAI, CMAI, VHAI, ACASH, IBFAN, BPNI, NNF, UNICEF, WHO (1994)
Dept of Psychiatry was listed in International Directory of distinguished leadership in Mental Health by American Biographical Institute USA -1997 edition
Neonatology Unit of MGIMS received accreditation as Level 2 Special Care Neonatology Unit from National Neonatology Forum (NNF) (1998)
MGIMS has been included in the first 20 best Medical Colleges of the country by the INDIA TODAY survey in May 2008.
Global Safe Motherhood Award (2001): White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood and Global Council, USA to Department of Community Medicine in recognition of Suraksha Aichi campaign in nearby villages.
12th Bhagwan Mahavir Award bestowed for excellence in the sphere of Education and Medicine
The Dept of Orthopedics received recognition for the care of handicapped from ALMICO Kanpur, Government of India
The Department of Ophthalmology is recognized as Training Centre for Ophthalmic Surgeons in IOL Micro Surgery by Government of India
The Department of Radiotherapy received the Roll of Honor from Indore Cancer Foundation in 2005
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology has been chosen as the Nodal centre for Training of Trainers and faculty members under the Emergency Obstetric Care Project, under NRHM, Government of India, FOGSI, Government of Maharashtra coordinated by Avni Foundation.
The Cytopathology Laboratory of MGIMS has been accredited by Indian Association of Cytologists.
The Dept of Pathology of MGIMS is one of the ICMR Centres, which runs population based cancer registry and this is the only centre in India that collects both rural and urban data.

A survey conducted by the National Medical Journal of India (Vol. 9, 3, 1996) had ranked the Institute as second in Research in Maharashtra. The Institute is progressing by leaps and bounds. Any re-survey will definitely show further improvement in our grading. The zealots of the past have shown us the sunrise, the visionaries of today look towards the noons of tomorrow.

Aims and Objective
To Evolve An Integrated Pattern of Medical Education and Health Care by using Rural Medical College and Hospital as a Base for Delivery of Such a System .

To provide value based and cost effective medical education.
To train for serving urban as well as rural masses in a cost effective way.
To train in and out of the hospital walls in rural communities for better understanding and learning for the needs of society.

To train for research by learning through - Service oriented research for the local needs and global health issues.

To provide state of art health care facilities at affordable cost
To evolve a comprehensive health care delivery system consonant to needs of communities.
To encourage use of modern modalities only when essential.
To have an in built system for service to the needy in emergency without any financial road blocks.
To reach those who can not reach the Health facilities for needed health care.
To encourage and empower communities and village workers for primary health care
To create health consciousness by creating a system of Annual Family Registration/Non profit Insurance Schemes.

To conduct facility as well as community based research in areas like maternal, neonatal, child health, infectious, nutritional, lifestyle disorders etc.

To explore Traditional Indian systems of Medicine.

Digital Subtraction Angiography and Brachytherapy now available at MGIMS

A new digital subtraction angiography unit has been acquired by the Department of Radiotherapy. The new addition helps in vascular imaging and simultaneously provides treatment through interventional radiology. The Department of Radiation Oncology has received a grant-in-aid of Rs 2 crore from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India to develop the Oncolongy wing under the National Cancer Control Programme. The HDR Brachytherapy machine, Micro Selectron, has been installed and is functioning since 20 Aug 2008. All mould room equipment is being utilized since Mar 2008 for care of cancer patients.

Diploma in Public Health Management
The Government of India had launched a new one-year PG Diploma in Public Health Management. MGIMS was among four institutions selected from all over the country to conduct this course. The first batch of students for Diploma in Public Health Management joined in July 2008. The batch comprises of six students from Karnataka Health Services, nominated by Government of Karnataka. The course is for one year including dissertation to be conducted in the setting where the candidates are posted. The Course is sponsored by NRHM.

Recognition and Increase in postgraduate seats
The Medical Council of India has granted recognition to MS Orthopaedics, MD Psychiatry, Diploma Orthopaedics PG Diploma in Ophthalmology (DOMS), Diploma in ENT (DLO). It has recommended increase in 2 MD seats in Community Medicine, 3 in Microbiology and 2 seats in Pharmacology. MUHS Nashik has permitted the Departments of Anatomy, Biochemistry, Physiolology, Pathology, Microbiology, Community Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology to conduct PhD courses
Adolescent Resource Center at RHTC, Bhidi

An effort to develop an adolescent resource center for girls is already underway at RHTC at Bhidi in Gaul sector. The resource center will serve as platform for empowerment of adolescent girls in the area. A stock of books and study material including materials for communication and training has also been purchased. In this regard several adolescent girls melawas and selection of girls to be members of the resource center is almost complete. Several focus group discussions at village level have also generated interesting inputs as to what purpose have the center should cater have also evolved over a period of time.

Renovation of Departments and Hospital area
A sum of Rs 20, 00, 000 was sanctioned by KHS to renovate the Pathology department and upgrade the laboratories. The renovation is now complete. Renovation of the Department of Community Medicine is in progress. A new wing is being added to the existing building to give scope for expansion of the Department after its upgradation as Dr Sushila Nayar School of Public Health. The General OPD which is a unique feature of MGIMS, Sevagram got a new look. Separate cubicles were created for the attending OPD Physicians to provide more privacy to patients during their examination. The Satya Sai Trauma Centre was upgraded with new wards for male and female orthopaedics patients. The centre now has a seminar room and a side lab. The Central Sterilization Supply Department has also been renovated.

Investigation of Child Death in Melghat region of Maharashtra
On request of UNICEF, Mumbai, the Department of Community Medicine initiated investigation into the causes of child death in Melghat region of Maharashtra. The report for the same was submitted to UNICEF, Mumbai in Jan 2009.

Lead center for State Level Monitoring of ICDS
The Department of Community Medicine has been designated the lead center for State Level Monitoring of ICDS activities in Maharashtra. Dr BS Garg, Dr Subodh S Gupta and Dr PR Deshmukh have been appointed State ICDS Consultants. They monitored the activities of ICDS in six districts of Maharashtra during the year 2008-09; viz. Wardha, Yavatmal, Amravati, Chandrapur, Akola, and Buldhana. They also coordinated the monitoring of ICDS activities throughout the state to be done by selected medical colleges identified for this purpose.

Clinical Epidemiology Unit
The Clinical Epidemiology Unit was expanded to include more members after it got approved by IndiaCLEN. The Clinical Epidemiology Unit started its first activity with capacity building program of its members. The unit has also started orientation program for all the new post-graduate students who take admission at MGIMS, Sevagram.

Upgradation at Arogyadham
Yoga Hut and Pyramid for meditation were constructed at Arogyadham

Accommodation constructed for students and Faculty members
A new hostel has come up for married postgraduate students on the campus. Twenty new quarters have been constructed for the faculty members as well.
Sevagram is in the state of Maharashtra, and is located right at the centre of Indian Map. It is 80Kms from Nagpur, which is nearest airport. The district headquarter, Wardha is 10Kms from Sevagram.

By Air
Nagpur airport is about 80kms from MGIMS. Direct flight connections are available from Delhi, Mumbai, Ahemadabad, Pune, Hyderabad, Raipur, Bhubneshwar, and Kolkata. The airport is served Indian Airlines, Jet Airways, Kingfisher, Deccan, and Sahara.

By Rail
There are two railway stations located near MGIMS Sevagram, The sevagram Station (Delhi-Chennai Route) and Wardha Junction (Howrah-Mumbai Route).

Sevagram station is about 6 kms from MGIMS has train connection with Delhi, Itarsi, Lucknow and Patna in the North, and Hyderabad, Chennai and Banglore in the South. [ See all train which halt at Sevagram station. ]

Wardha Junction is about 10kms from MGIMS, located in the heart of district headquarter of Wardha. Trains from Mumbai, Nashik, and Ahemdabad in the weest, and Howrah, Rourkela, Raipur, and Gondia in the east stop here.[ See all train which halt at Wardha station. ]

By Road
Direct bus services are available from Nagpur, Amravati, Akola, Latur, Nanded, Chandrapur, and Gadchiroli.

Taxis are available at Nagpur Airport as well as railway station. Auto-rickshaws connect from Sevagram and Wardha station to the institute.


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