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Hospitals Affiliated with MAMC
The Maulana Azad Medical College is attached to three premier hospitals which serve as centers of medical excellence to the whole of of North India. Besides these, the college is also attached to three peripheral Primary Health Care centers and is implementing various national health care plans.
The Lok Nayak Hospital (LNH)
Established in 1958, the Lok Nayak Hospital (formerly Irwin Hospital) is the main associated hospital for providing practical training and is one of the biggest hospitals in India, with 1530 beds. 24 hours casualty and emergency cover is provided by LNH.
In addition to general OPD services, 45 special clinics are also run to cater to OPD treatment of renal disorders, chest pathology, etc. LNH also imparts training in radiological assistant course and has a nursing college for B.Sc. (Nursing and Midwifery) course. The blood bank has been recently upgraded to the regional blood transfusion center.
Under the center. for occupational and environmental health, a clinic of Occupational and Environmental Medicine is also functioning in the hospital.
791,170 patients attended the OPD at LNH in 1994-95, and 55,860 were treated as inpatients.
The Govind Ballabh Pant Hospital (GBPH)
The GBPH was established in 1964 and has turned into a prestigious institution in the country as well as the whole of Asia. The hospital is a tertiary care referral center. meant to provide superspeciality level Medical and Surgical facilities in the fields of Cardiology, Cardiac Surgery, Neurology and Neurosurgery, Gastroenterology and Gastrointestinal surgery, and Psychiatry. It presently has 481 beds (1995). A new 110 bedded ward block is near completion.
GBPH also hosts an Electron Microscope and Oxygen Concentrator, and a Nursing Home providing care to VVIPs and paying patients. The Library provides Medlars reference facilities and the kitchen was recently upgraded in consultation with Hospital Consultancy Services.
181,838 patients attended the GBPH OPD and 8,781 were admitted and treated, in 1994-95.
The Guru Nanak Eye Center (GNEC)
GNEC houses the Maulana Azad Medical College Department of Ophthalmology. Established on 20th December, 1977, it provides most modern and sophisticated treatment for eye diseases free of charge.
It holds 184 beds, 4 operation theaters and independent eye OT with facility for microsurgery. Various special clinics viz. Contact Lens Clinic, Glaucoma Clinic, Fluorescent Angiography Clinic, Trauma Clinic, etc. are also run by the hospital.
The hospital is currently being expanded to hold an additional 6 OTs and 28 bedded special ward. 170,501 OPD patients and 8,679 inpatients came to GNEC during 1994-95. 7,493 major operations were performed, out of which 5,841 were cataract extractions.
(Perhaps this doesn't belong here, but I didn't want to put it under 'Facilities Available to Students'.)
The central animal house is engaged in the breeding, maintenance and upkeep of experimental animals required for the purpose of teaching and research work. A sizable number of different species of laboratory animals of standard breeds/strains viz Mice, Rats, Guinea Pigs and Rabbits are raised under controlled climactic conditions. Also this supplies high-grade animals to sister institutions. Experimental surgical and research procedures are carried out in the same building.
(Source: MAMC Annual Report 1995, Information Bulletin 1999)
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