Maharashtra University Health Sciences (MUHS) based at Nashik had prepared the vision document in 2001. The document was presented to the Honourable Governor and then Chief Minister. The imbalance of medical seats in 6 zones of Maharashtra was high-lighted stating that Mumbai, Pune zone had double or triple no. of seats when compared to Vidharbha(Nagpur), Marathwada (Aurangabad) and South Maharashtra. The issue was discussed in the assembly and decision to three medical colleges at Kolhapur, Akola and Latur was decided. This Govt. Medical College was started in 26.4. 2002 in the premises of existing district Hospital. Extra land of 13 acres was made available by acquiring the land of old and discontinued narrow gauze railway.


Decision to merge the old district hospital of 200 beds, Kasturba Gandhi women Hospital of 60 beds and 60 beds of Eye hospital was taken in 2002. The essentiality certificate was obtained in Oct 2002 and MCI permission was obtained in Jan 2003. First batch of 100 MBBS students was admitted in July 2003. The college was affiliated to MUHS, Nashik. Then onwards every year 100 students are admitted to this institution (85% from state CET and 15% from All India PMT).


The Hospital was finally merged with GMC, Latur on 1.10.2007 with it immovable, movable property, manpower and all infrastructure. The bed strength was increased to 510 beds. ICCU and NICU was started as per local needs. The graph of indoor as well outdoor patient is steadily increasing. Presently patient turn over has gone up three folds and transfer to higher centers has practically stopped.


The First batch of 2003 admission appeared for the final year examination in the Nov / Dec 2007 and successfully completed the internship in Feb 2008. The final approval from MCI was obtained in Feb 2009. So far two batches have passed out and 2005 batch is doing internship.


Post BSC diploma in medical laboratory Technology was started in 2005 with intake capacity of 10. The first batch of post graduate courses in ten subjects was admitted in May 2010 (24 PG degree and 6 Diploma). It has been proposed to start the PG courses in 6 more subjects in the year 2011 as based below.


Subjects 2010 Subjects Proposed for 2011
P.G. Diploma P.G. Diploma
Anatomy 02 ** Gen Surgery 04 **
Physiology 02 ** Orthopaedics 02 02
Pharmacology 02 ** Ophthalmology 01 01
Pathology 04 01 Ophthalmology 01 01
Microbiology 02 ** Radiology 02 02
Forensic Medicine 02 ** Anesthesia 03 03
Community Medicine 02 02
General medicine 04 **
Paediatrics 02 01
Obst. & Gynae 02 02

The MUHS inspection for proposed PG courses is over. The deficiencies have been high-lighted. Hope to get the expected course to begin soon.



Dean

Govt Medical College, Latur


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