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M.A.M.C : a historical perspective
M.A.M.C. : Institutional Profile

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Maulana Azad Medical College


Maulana Azad Medical college and associated hospital complex consist of four integral units, namely, Maulana Azad Medical college, Lok Nayak Hospital, Govind Ballabh Pant Hospital and Guru Nanak Eye Centre. The college was established 22 years after the commissioning of the Irwin hospital, a well established general hospital drawing patients mainly from Delhi and from neighbouring states of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan. This idealy situated general hospital, with long years of reputation paved the way for realization of this medical college. The college made its humble beginning in hospital block of Irwin (Lok Nayak) hospital in 1958. In 1964, Govind Ballab Pant Hospital was added to the complex to provide training facilities and superspecialities. The Guru Nank Eye Centre came into existence on 20th December, 1977 with the commissioning of a separate out patient department for ophthamic diseases. The wards for the indoor patients were added in 1986. The long awaited demand of the residents of Union Territory of Delhi for a Dental wing was met with the establishment of separate Dental Wing in 1983. Plan for a fullfledged Dental College has materialized with the formation of the Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences.

The Medical College is named after a great patriot and educationist, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. The foundation of main building of the college was laid by Pandit Govind Ballabh Pant, the then Home Minister of India, on 2411 October,1 959. This building was declared open by the first Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru on 261" February, 1961.
The steady growth of MAMC is the outcome of sound traditions, established by the leadership in the formative years, reinforced with a relentless and continuing struggle by the dedicated faculty and the disciplined students. The primary aim of this institution is to produce competent basic doctors, specialists and superspecialists. It has encleavoured to promote all facilities conducive to learning and furtherance of knowledge by:

·Contribution towards national health care delivery system providing efficient and expert medical services through the associated hospitals.
·Establishing routine and specialized laboratories of excellence and other investigative facilities.
·Pursuance of objectives of medical education by improving course contents, continuing education and strengthening research activities.
·Extending medical support to the local authorities for health programmes.
·Extending health care facilities to the 30,000 rural population of Delhi through its organised centres in the community.



Established in 1936 as " IRWIN HOSPITAL" with a bed strength of 320, Lok Nayak Hospital is a premier public hospital under Govt. of N.C.T. of Delhi with a present bed strength of 1400. During these six decades of its existence this hospital has grown enormously in its size and volume so as to cope with the growing needs of the ever increasing population of this capital city. The catchment area of this Hospital includes the most thickly populated old Delhi areas including Jama Masjid and Trans Yamuna Area. However with the opening of G.T.B. Hospital, the pressure from the population of Trans Yamuna Area has reduced. On the other hand, patients attending this hospital from the neighbouring states and other part of the city have increased manifolds. This shows the popularity of the hospital in terms of various services provided by it. The hospital provides the general medical care encompassing ail the departments like Medicine, Surgery, Gynae, Paediatrics, Burns & Plastic etc. It also provides specialised services like Dialysis, Lithotripsy, Respiratory care, and others. It also provides tertiary care connected with National Programmes including family welfare, maternity and child health care.

The hospital provides various services for health care of the public. These are (a) Casualty/Emergency (b) Out patient (c) Indoor care & (d) Investigating and other ancillary services. In casualty/ emergency services; 1,21,316 were attended to with 16,228 admission and 12,567 operations done on emergency basis. Total cases attending the OPD. were 7,72,399. Total number of admissions were 54,279 during the year. Extensive Investigating Services were provided including 3,85,378 Investigations in pathology lab and over 5,00,000 Investigation in biochemistry laboratory. Over 2,00,000 Xray were done and around 15,000 Ultrasound and over 4,000 C.T. Scan were undertaken. Over 10,000 Units of blood were issued by the blood bank after screening the units various infections including H.I.V.

Major Achievements of Lok Nayak Hospital include the following:

·Sushruta Trauma Centre at 5, Metcalf Road, Delhi has been made fully functional.
·New Casulaty and Emergency wings have been madefully operational.
·Additional whole body C.T. Scan for emergency has been made functional.
·New building has been constructed for 160 beds for patients care in various wards.
·Senior citizen's clinic on Sunday has been started.

Department of Surgery, Maulana Azad Medical College