When Honorable CM of West Benagl Mamata Banerjee declared RG KAR Medical College and Hospital’s new Trauma Building open from today, History created in terms of Government run medical facilities are concern.
Dr. Shantanu Sen Chairman Rogi Kalyan Samity of RG KAR MCH explained how it is nostalgic for him as a student of this college and witnessing the history being created.
Principal of the college Dr.Suddhodhan Batabyal, Dr. Manas Banerjee MSVP,Deputy Super Dr. Supriya Choudhuri all the professors, nursing staff and trainees were present.
This center will add 70 more beds for the critical trauma patients. Already 64 slice CT Scan center is ready and functioning.
But running this center with less number of emergency response team stuff who are already overloaded with present emergency duty will be a challenge for the management for sure.
Additionally transferring patients for Digital XRay to other buildings will be a challenge.
But conditions are improving day by day so far equipment are concern in terms of Free treatments.
Bengal government and specially CM needs to be appreciated for initiatives taken at health care.
About RG Kar MCH
Established – 1886
Principal – Suddhodhan Batabyal
Dean – Anup Kumar Das
Location Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Affiliations West Bengal University of Health Sciences
R. G. Kar Medical College and Hospital is a medical school and hospital in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. Though now a government college, it claims to be the first non-governmental medical college to be established in Asia.
It was founded to ensure self sufficiency(Swaraj)in medical education and services in the colonial era. It was earlier under University of Calcutta (1916-2003) and was affiliated to West Bengal University of Health Sciences when it was established in 2003.
It has the largest government run hospital in the state of West Bengal,India. R.G. Kar Medical college and Hospital completed 100 years of its service in the year 2016 (1916-2016).
Established in 1886 as The Calcutta School of Medicine, it had no affiliated hospital and practiced out of the small Mayo Hospital. In 1902, it moved to its own complex, including a school building and hospital.
In 1904, it merged with the National College of Physicians and Surgeons of Bengal and, after a period of further growth, was renamed as The Belgachia Medical College in 1916. From 1918 to 1948, the college was known as Carmichael Medical College in honor of Thomas Gibson-Carmichael, who was the Governor of Bengal when the college was inaugurated (1916).
The institution was given its current name on 12 May 1948 to honor Dr. Radha Govinda Kar who first conceived of it. In May 1958, the college came under the control of the government of Indian state of West Bengal.