PATNA: Doctors from Bihar have pledged to make Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH), a premier government hospital located in the state capital, a “world class” hospital after chief minister Nitish Kumar sought their cooperation in this regard.
A vow to this effect was taken at a meeting of prominent doctors held in Patna on Thursday. The meeting was held at the residence of Dr Gopal Prasad Sinha.
“More than a health institute, PMCH is a heritage for us. We have decided to given top priority to help it emerge as a world class institute,” Sinha told the media.
He said the doctor fraternity was ready for total transformation of the PMCH the way Madan Mohan Malviya’s initiative led to the birth of Banaras Hindu University.
As per reports, it was decided at the meeting that the doctors will work in tandem with the state government to develop it as a world-class medical institute in days to come.
PMCH was established in 1925 and originally known as Prince of Wales Medical College. It is located on the southern bank of the river Ganges and is now affiliated to Aryabhatta Knowledge University (previously Patna University),
It boasts of more than 1,748 beds which is at par with AIIMS. The emergency ward called IGCE (Indira Gandhi Central Emergency), has 220 beds which has separate building in the campus and not included in the 1,748 bed counts of hospital
It is one of the busiest hospitals of state and in India with bed count of around 2000.