India Today


- by Prashant Srivastava

KGMU has had a glorious past. We are determined to continue in that path and have improved infrastruc­ture, human resources. We encourage innovation at undergradu­ate, postgradua­te levels too DR BIPIN PURI, V-C, KGMU, LUCKNOW

The chapter you are learning today is going to save someone’s life tomorrow. Pay attention.” It is what teachers often tell medical students at the King George’s Medical University (KGMU) in Lucknow. Quality education is a foremost priority for future doctors and KGMU Lucknow is committed to providing it. One of the oldest medical institutio­ns in India, KGMU is the leading medical university in Uttar Pradesh.

King George V, then the Prince of Wales, laid the foundation stone of King George’s Medical College in 1906. The college opened its gates in 1911, though the official opening ceremony was delayed to January 1912. The college was directly under the Government of the then United Provinces, and degrees were awarded through Allahabad University. In 1921, the college came under the purview of Lucknow University. Since 1922, the college and hospital has expanded in several directions. In 2002, the government of Uttar Pradesh granted university status to the college.

The university campus is spread over an area of roughly 100,000 square metres, with separate buildings for medicine, surgery, paediatric­s, obstetrics & gynaecolog­y, cardiology, neurology, psychiatry, neurosurge­ry, plastic surgery, rheuma

tology, geriatric mental health, surgical oncology, chest medicine, pathology, pharmacolo­gy, anaesthesi­ology, ophthalmol­ogy, urology and community medicine. The cardiothor­acic surgery department is in the chest medicine building, microbiolo­gy along with pathology and biochemist­ry along with physiology.

KGMU provides fellowship­s in several programmes: in burn and reconstruc­tive surgery, child and adolescent psychiatry, cleft orthodonti­cs craniofaci­al surgery, sleep medicine, sports medicine, spine surgery etc. A new certificat­e course for community health for nurses in collaborat­ion with the government of India and the National Health Mission has also been introduced. A training module for healthcare workers in Hindi and English is available on the KGMU website and is used by institutio­ns across the state.

Among the new initiative­s at KGMU are the Advanced Mycology Diagnostic­s and Research Centre (Department of Microbiolo­gy) and a genetic diagnostic unit under the National Inherited Diseases Administra­tion (NIDAN).

The first human milk bank of the state was inaugurate­d on March 5, 2019 at KGMU. The university also imparts soft skills training for paramedica­l students and has started a community radio service to make people aware of healthrela­ted issues and their possible solutions.

As a third-generation doctor from KGMU, I was born and brought up on campus. The institutio­n has nurtured us, laid a foundation stone for our future. Teachers helped us a lot during our studies DR SANJEEV MISHRA DIRECTOR, AIIMS, JODHPUR

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 ?? ?? BACKGROUND GLORY Students flank a teacher at KGMU, Lucknow
BACKGROUND GLORY Students flank a teacher at KGMU, Lucknow

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