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Government Kilpauk Medical College and Hospital (GKMC), Chennai, Tamil Nadu


Government Kilpauk Medical College and Hospital (GKMC), Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Address:Poonamallee High Road
Chennai (District Chennai (Madras))
Tamil Nadu, India
Pin Code : 600010

Government Kilpauk Medical College and Hospital (GKMC), Chennai Tamil Nadu is a recognised institute / college. Status: Government. Government Kilpauk Medical College and Hospital (GKMC), Chennai Tamil Nadu is also known as GKMC Chennai. Government Kilpauk Medical College and Hospital (GKMC), Chennai Tamil Nadu was established on / in 1925, MBBS started in 1960.

Principal of Government Kilpauk Medical College and Hospital (GKMC), Chennai Tamil Nadu is Dr P Siddhan, Dr R Rajaraman, Dr. S. Geetha Laxmi.

Government Kilpauk Medical College and Hospital (GKMC) is situated in Chennai of Tamil Nadu state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Chennai comes under Chennai (Madras) Tehsil, Chennai (Madras) District.

Fax # of Government Kilpauk Medical College and Hospital (GKMC), Chennai Tamil Nadu is 044-26412979, 264031930, 28364950.

Contact Person(s) of the Government Kilpauk Medical College and Hospital (GKMC), Chennai Tamil Nadu is (are): Dr. S. Geetha Laxmi.

Residence Phone No(s) of concerned peron(s) of Government Kilpauk Medical College and Hospital (GKMC), Chennai Tamil Nadu is (are) : 044-5571422.

Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at Government Kilpauk Medical College and Hospital (GKMC), Chennai Tamil Nadu are 09840316050.

email ID(s) is Government Kilpauk Medical College and Hospital (GKMC) Chennai Tamil Nadu

Website of Government Kilpauk Medical College and Hospital (GKMC), Chennai Tamil Nadu is http://www.gkmc.in/.

Contact Details of Government Kilpauk Medical College and Hospital (GKMC), Chennai Tamil Nadu are : Telephone: +91-44-8255364, 8255331, 26431927, 26412979
email: deandyn.kmch@yahoo.co.in, kmc_tn@yahoo.com


Number of seats in Government Kilpauk Medical College and Hospital (GKMC), Chennai Tamil Nadu is 100.
Government Kilpauk Medical College and Hospital (GKMC), Chennai Tamil Nadu runs course(s) in Medical stream(s).
Diploma in Anesthesia
Diploma in Child Health
Diploma in Orthopaedics
Diploma in Oto-Rhino-Laryngology
DM - Gastroenterology
DM - Nephrology
M.Ch - Plastic Surgery
M.Ch - Surgical Oncology
M.Ch - Urology/Genito-Urinary Surgery
MD - Anaesthesiology
MD - Blood Banking & Immuno. Haem./Imm. Haem. & Blood Trans
MD - General Medicine
MD - Microbiology
MS - General Surgery
Diploma in Oto Rhino Laryngology
Diploma in Orthopaedics
MS - Orthopaedics
Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Diploma in Child Health
Diploma in Anaesthesiology
Diploma in Clinical Pathology

Approval details: Government Kilpauk Medical College and Hospital (GKMC) is affiliated with Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University, Chennai (Tamil Nadu)

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Media coverage of Government Kilpauk Medical College and Hospital (GKMC), Chennai Tamil Nadu, Tamil Nadu

Government hospitals: Condition critical

Rajesh Kumar is elated; his first baby, a boy, was born at the RSRM government hospital in Royapuram on Friday. Standing outside the hospital with a dozen other new fathers, Rajesh does not regret paying the ayah who handed him the crying infant a crisp new Rs 500 note. It might have been a bribe, but I am grateful to have my baby safe and sound. As my wife has to stay here under the care of these people for the next three-four days, why antagonise them? he asks.

People who are regular patients at the citys government hospitals are not new to the demands for tips or tokens of goodwill from the lower grade staff — Rs 500 if you are blessed with a boy, Rs 300 for a girl, Rs 20 every time a ward boy wheels you out of the ward, `10 to change your bedsheet, Rs 2 to use the stinking toilets.

The bribes are not the worst part about getting admitted to a government hospital. I was admitted for an emergency hysterectomy surgery at Kilpauk Medical College Hospital in January. All together I stayed in the hospital for 15 days, and not once during my stay was the ward swept or mopped, says Pushpa of Choolaimedu.

The doctors are very kind, and treat their patients with great care. We wouldnt mind tipping the ayahs and cleaners if they did their job. It is unfair to make sick people stay in such filth, she says. The bathrooms are unspeakably dirty, and relatives end up performing most of the duties of hospital staff, she adds.

Maintenance apart, most of the dilapidated buildings that our government hospitals are lodged in, are falling apart. Even as the government makes tall claims about enhancing the health budget every year, the money pumped in to expand hospitals like Royapettah Government Hospital and Stanley Hospital have not seen the light of day.

When I was admitted to Stanley Hospital with a fractured arm, I had to wait an hour for the casualty doctor even though it was before lunch time. They finally treated me and gave me a bed, but a few hours later, I found another patient in my bed when I returned from the toilet. The doctor told me that the new patient had broken his leg, so he needed the bed more than I did, recounts G. Selva, former head of the Students Federation of India.

They gave me another bed, in a room teeming with insects, late in the evening.

Hospitals unsafe for mentally ill patients?

The recent death of Azhagarmalai, a 55-year-old mentally ill convict at Institute of Mental Health in Kilpauk, has raised questions about the safety of patients at the institute.

Azhagarmalai who was being treated at ward no. 1 (prisoner s ward) had on Saturday consumed acid mistaking it to be a bottle of soft drink.

The patients who are mentally unstable are akin to children. The institute authorities are normally briefed about safety arrangements in the hospital and they should have been clearly instructed not to leave any sharp objects or poisonous substances within the reach of the patients as they may harm themselves. What happened at IMH is very unfortunate but it also shows the carelessness of the hospital staff, says Dr Shanmugam, head of anesthesiology at the Kilpauk Medical College Hospital.

Elaborating on the disastrous effects of consuming acidic substances, the doctor says, As acid enters the throat it erodes all the tissues and burns every part it touches. As soon as it nears the windpipe, it will damage it badly thereby making the patient unfit even to scream for help. The chances of survival for such patients are extremely low.

Pointing out that leaving such harmful substances unattended shows the lackadaisical attitude of the hospital staff, Dr Ravindranath, a private practitioner says that the seniors should give strict orders to nurses and sanitary workers on how to keep the hospital premises safe for the patients who are prone to extreme mood swings.

Even a small careless act can have extremely regretful consequences in the medical field. So it is up to the hospital staff to be responsible, he added.

Medico fractures leg after fall in KMC flooding

Besides the citys arterial roads and prime areas, the well-known Kilpauk Medical College too has not escaped the wrath of the recent rains.

The college and hostel are flooded and recently a medical student fractured her leg after she slipped and fell into the stagnated water while trying to wade through it.

The authorities had declared on Friday that the college would remain closed until the situation restored to normalcy.

The injured girl is a first year student and a resident of the college hostel. On Friday, the students were returning to the hostel from college and the entire premises were flooded.

There was no choice but to wade through the water and while I was walking, I accidentally stepped into a hole and fell into the water, said the student adding that she was immediately taken to KMCH for treatment.

Are Tamil Nadu hospitals safe?

With each patient bringing along an average of four attendants, Chennai Government hospitals are perpetually crowded. — DC
With each patient bringing along an average of four attendants, Chennai Government hospitals are perpetually crowded. — DC

Hospitals are places where people go in the hope of delaying death, if not beating it. But these very places, which are supposed to sustain and extend life, sometimes turn out to be death traps, thanks to negligent managements that ignore basics such as fire safety. Kolkatas AMRI hospital, where 91 people were singed in a recent blaze, was one such trap. DC surveys TN hospitals.

Chennai hospitals need treatment

Chairs jostling for space along narrow stairways and cramped corridors. Walkways and entrances filled with stretchers, wheelchairs, tables, statues, potted plants, kuthuvellakus and what not. Ask a nurse or a ward boy where fire exits and unbarred windows for emergency exits are and you get a blank look. This is the scene in most Chennai hospitals.

A round-up of major city hospitals in the wake of the Kolkata tragedy revealed disturbing unpreparedness to deal with disasters, both manmade and nature.

Most hospitals surveyed were functioning out of dilapidated buildings and some old government ones had rickety elevators that gave one a sinking feeling.

While some new buildings had ramps for patients to be wheeled in and out, hospitals constructed decades ago lacked even basic facilities.

Said Saravanan, consultant physician and expert in occupational safety, Except for a few corporate ones, most private hospitals are located in crammed residential areas. Several hospital buildings have managed to acquire government permits despite not being safety-compliant. In the event of a disaster, fatalities at these hospitals that try to cram as many patients and doctors as possible will be huge.

Several private hospitals have kitchens in the main building and store LPG and oxygen cylinders in a dangerous manner, making them vulnerable to fire accidents.

Dr Saravanan said fire safety could not be judged by the number of hoses or fire extinguishers in a hospital. It was important that hospital staff is trained in using fire safety equipment and knows techniques to evacuate patients in times of emergency, he said.

Understanding that prevention is better than cure, the TN fire and rescue services department has ordered safety audits in all city hospitals above 15 metres in height.

Safety has to be the keyword whenever a government hospital is built, but it is also necessary to keep upgrading safety measures every year. While new buildings keep coming up, the strength of staff that maintains the buildings remains the same. There is always scope for improvement, said a PWD official.

Kovai fire department cracks the whip on hospitals, clinics

The fire and rescue services department in Coimbatore has pulled up its socks in the wake of the AMRI blaze in Kolkata that claimed 91 lives. It has decided to keep tabs on private as well as government hospitals and ensure they comply with fire safety norms.

R.G. Jayakanthan, Western region deputy director of the department, said circulars had been issued to divisional fire officers (DFO) in the nine districts of Coimbatore, Nilgiris, Tirupur, Erode, Salem, Namakkal, Dindigul, Krishnagiri and Dharmapuri to inspect hospitals.

He said DFOs would personally inspect hospitals to ensure ramps, lifts, and emergency exits, besides functional fire extinguishers and hosepipes connected to overhead water tanks at strategic locations.

Mr Jayakanthan said the officials would also ascertain if nursing assistants are trained in fire safety and organise training workshops on the request of hospitals.

Meanwhile, Kovai district collector M. Karunakaran said revenue officials would be directed to inspect private hospitals next week to see if fire safety norms are being adhered to.

chennai hospitals unsafe?


In July this year, four patients were gassed to death when an air conditioner caught fire in Kilpauk Medical College hospitals IMCU ward, where critically ill patients were kept. While the entire room was charred black, the patients died due to asphyxiation on inhaling smoke and chemical fumes from the AC. Even though hospital staff and duty doctors acted heroically that morning, four lives were lost because the room was pitch dark, and filled with smoke, and ward boys and nurses had to grope in the dark to remove tubes and wires connecting patients to the monitoring systems, to bring them out of the IMCU ward.


The old blocks at the Government general hospital may be crowded and filthy, but the British-style buildings with wide corridors, high ceilings and open ventilators are any day better in times of disasters. With large campuses, government hospitals always have their canteens and kitchens in a separate block, away from patients. Since space in the city is a premium, newer private facilities have their cooking areas in the basement, alongside stores of chemicals, radioactive materials and oxygen cylinders.

Hospitals need to take steps to prevent untoward events

Every hospital must have well marked emergency exits and properly demarcated safe assembly point(s) with access to them from every floor or zone of the hospital. Every employee must have knowledge about emergency exits, assembly points and dos and donts in times of an emergency.

Every hospital must have its own Emergency Response Protocol in place. Various training programmes must be given to the employees with regard to the various emergencies that can pose the serious threat to the normal functioning of the hospice.

A qualified safety-HSE engineer and an occupational health physician must be consulted to formulate the strategies and observation of the responses by various departments to these mock drills.
Roads leading to and from a hospital must be devoid of unnecessary traffic- vehicular movement. Support of the local law enforcement must be taken into consideration.

Every employee must be aware of the contents of the MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) of the chemicals. This sheet contains all the information on a chemical being used, including effects on human exposure, and measures to be taken in case of exposure. It is mandatory MSDS is kept for common viewing by the concerned employees.

MCI nod for admitting 200 more students

The State government has received approval from the Medical Council of India to admit 200 more students in its medical colleges, Health Minister V.S. Vijay announced on Wednesday.

Approval has been received from the Medical Council of India to admit 100 students to the newly started Sivaganga Medical College and 50 more students each to Kilpauk Medical College (KMC) and Chengalpet Medical College. From this year, the KMC will admit 150 students, while the Chengalpet Medical College will admit 100 students. The Health Department authorities received letters of intent a fortnight ago.

Following this addition, a total of 1,823 students from the State will be admitted to the MBBS course in 17 government medical colleges, while 321 seats will be reserved for students competing under the all India quota. A total of 28,275 candidates have applied for medicine this year.

The State government had sought to increase the number of seats to the Madras Medical College and the Stanley Medical College but with little success.

Though these colleges received Central funds to expand their facilities several years ago, the classroom capacity has not been raised to accommodate more students, say senior Health Department officials.

The plan for new buildings was drawn up in 2008 when the MCI had not mooted the proposal to increase the number of seats in medical colleges. By the time the MCI revised its guidelines, the construction work had begun. Institutions that had planned for the increase benefited. Thus Sri Ramachandra University increased its intake to 250 students while the government medical colleges have been unable to raise their intake.

A senior official said even the Karnataka government-run Bangalore Medical College and West Bengal governments Calcutta Medical College had increased their student intake. The official cited lack of funds for not increasing the classroom size. The plans were drawn up in 2008 but it was in 2010 that the MCI decided to increase the number of seats. In order to expand the classrooms we need more funds from the government, he said.

MBBS forms sold out in two days

CHENNAI: In two days, the sale of application forms for MBBS and BDS courses crossed 20,800, sending officials in the directorate of medical education into a frenzy.The health department has now ordered for 10,000 more forms.

On Tuesday, a total of 11,040 applications were sold in government-run medical and dental colleges. On Wednesday, another 9,840 applications were sold.Last year, 22,000 forms were sold in all.

While general category students had to pay 500 for application form, SC -ST students, who produced two photocopies of their attested community certificate, got it for free.

The deans of some of the government hospitals have told the selection committee that they had exhausted the forms. We have been repeatedly telling people that forms can be downloaded from the web pages, said a senior health department official. The applications can be downloaded free of cost from www.tn.health.org.

Some parents, who stood for more than one hour in the queue at the Government Kilpauk Medical College, said they werent able to download forms from the internet. I have been trying to download the form since yesterday (Tuesday ). I came here today because of that, said N Ganapathy, employee of a nationalised bank.

Summary: Government Kilpauk Medical College and Hospital (GKMC), Chennai Tamil Nadu website, mobile, contact address and approval / recognition details.