GOVT, VELLORE MEDICAL COLLEGE,·VELLORE -11.
Vellore Town is the capital. of Vellore District Geographically; this hlstortcal town. is situated about 140 km from Chennai City and has easy accessibility by Road, railway route. The Govt.Vellore Medical College is just 15 km away from katpadi Junction.
The town is as ancient as 1500 years. The town was very popular during Pallava and Cholas period. During Nayakar Dynasty this town became more popular with fort and temple.
The town was placed in the history of independence as the place where seppoy mutiny started probably because of its safe location protected from natural calamities and availability of food sources, this town remained as a battle field for various dynastic.
The present century has placed the town for the famous Christian Medical College and in the recent past becoming town for Education of various fields.
The statement given by the former collector of this town "Sri. belliappa stands true even now" the presence' of the renewed, Christian Medical College in the same town has not in the least diminished the presence on the Govt. Pentland Hospital this is evident by the large number of patients who came for treatment and expenses of facilities in the. various branches of Medical Sciences" Golden Jubilee of GPH 1968.
At presence this institute stands a referral centre, for neighboring districts including chittoor of Andhira Pradesh,
Kanchipuram and Thiruvannamalai District.
HISTORY OF GOVT., VELLORE MEDICAL COLLEGE HOSPITAL, VELLORE-11.
The seed was sown in 1882, when it was started as a small municipal dispensary at Aroct Road of Vellore town. 23 years, later it was transferred to the new building at the heart of the town in 1915. It was inaugurated by the Governor of Madras Lord PENTLAND, hence known as PENTLAND HOSPITAL and started functioning as one of the major District Headquarters Hospital in the State.
Apart from 541 Bedded in patient care it also housed center for District Tuberculoses Control Program, ANM nurse training school for Family welfare clinic, ward for prisoners, ESI Ward, Blood Bank and training centre Paramedical courses.
During the evaluation the presence for further growth arose. The need for converting the Head quarters Hospital to Medical College arose and in 2000 July G.O. was issued to start a new Medical College at Vellore and the premises were shifted to Adukkumbarai to accommodate expansion.
Total Area of the Campus 1,37,516.00 sqm (33.95 Acr) Total Built-up area:
College. : 7651.27 sqm
Hospital : 5230.23 sqm
300 Bedded H-Block : 1604.00 sqm
300 Bedded X-Block : 1650.00 sqm
At presentthe following amenities are available in this college
7thbatch.MBBS students and CRRI
Para Medical course students strength is doubled as DMLT
100 and other certificate course are also doubled and the fee structure is reduced to the minimum so as to enable the poor to avail the facility.
The Vellore Medical College Hospital caters to population from Vellore District & adjoining Thiruvannamalai District.
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There are well established Departments of General Medicine, General Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pediatrics, Respiratory Medicine. Ortho Pediatric, Physical Medicine, Radiology & Intensive -Care Units, Special Clinics for Cardiology, Neurology, Hypertension, Diabetics, Plastic Surgery ENT, Ophthalmology andART Clinic are functioning.
Cemonc Centre is functioning in this Hospital to give special care to the Labour patients.
ART Centre is functioning in this Hospital with sufficient facilities to identify and Counseling of the AIDS patients. ICMR, TRC, IDSP schemes are effectively carried out in this institution.
- Nursing School is functioning with 45 students.
Trauma care centre is sanctioned under centrally sponsored Scheme.
OG Blocks & NICU - Under World Bank.