Government Medical College, Kollam

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Government Medical College, Kollam
(ESIC Medical College Hospital)
Government of Kerala
Entrance of Parippally ESIC Medical College.jpg
Entrance of ESIC Medical College, Kollam
Geography
Location Parippally, Kollam, Kerala, India
Coordinates 8°48′40″N 76°44′56″E / 8.811°N 76.749°E / 8.811; 76.749Coordinates: 8°48′40″N 76°44′56″E / 8.811°N 76.749°E / 8.811; 76.749
Organisation
Funding ESI Corporation
(in 2016, Government of Kerala acquired the hospital)
Hospital type Medical College
Affiliated university Kerala University of Health Sciences
Services
Emergency department Yes
Beds 500
History
Founded 21 December 2013
Links
Website GMC Kollam

Government Medical College, Kollam is the first Government medical college in Kollam district, Kerala, India, The College was established by the Employees State Insurance Corporation, a Government of India establishment. It was originally named as ESIC Medical College, Parippally. Later it was taken over by the Government of Kerala and renamed as Government Medical College, Kollam.

History[edit]

Initially it was named ESIC medical College and was constructed by the ESI Corporation of India,[1][2] it was the second medical college project from ESI Corporation of India in the country and the first of its kind in Kerala state.[3] Rs. 480 crores worth ESIC Medical College was inaugurated by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy in Parippally on 21 December 2013, and was the largest Medical College in Kerala in terms of buildings (33 blocks).[4] With the inauguration of the ESI Medical College in Parippally, the demand of the people of Kollam district to have a medical college of their own in the government sector has been fulfilled.[5] Parippally ESIC Medical College is a 500 bedded medical college with a total built-up area of 12,029 sqmtr.[6][7][8]

The medical college was initially a project of ESI Corporation. Kodikunnil Suresh, the then Central Deputy Minister of Labour and Employment, announced the ESIC medical college project at Parippally in Kollam during 2012-2013.[9] The works for hospital has been completed and commissioned in December 2013, but in 2014, the NDA lead central ministry decided not to go ahead with ESIC Medical college projects based on a report of the sub-committee that, the projects would probably exhaust the ESI corporation fund.[10] Later in 2016, the UDF lead Kerala Government had decided to take over the institution, but the government failed to appoint needed faculties and other employees for the institution.[11][12]

Later, in the months of July–August, the LDF lead new government in Kerala had taken the necessary actions for staff appointments to get the first batch of MBBS at ESIC Medical College in 2016-17 year itself, they have created 108 additional posts at the medical college.[13]

On 14 August 2016, Chief Minister of Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan inaugurated the functioning of Kollam Government Medical College at Parippally.[14]

Location[edit]

ESIC Medical College's official stoppage notification on the wall of Paravur railway station. The station is about 8 km away from the hospital

The Medical College Hospital is located at Parippally, one of the southern border towns of Kollam District, it is very near to Paravur town. Paravur railway station is the nearest railway station to this hospital. Paravur town and Paravur railway station are 9.7 km away from ESIC Medical College.[15]

Dimensions[edit]

  • Total plot area - 33 acre
  • Total area of hospital buildings - 14,31,600 sqft(1,33,000 sqmt)
  • Total number of buildings - 28[17]

Facilities[edit]

First batch of students[edit]

The classes for the first batch of medical students at Kollam Government medical college was started on 23 August 2017. Health Minister of Kerala, K. K. Shailaja inaugurated the function in the presence of Chathannoor MLA, G. S. Jayalal, and MP of Kollam Lok Sabha Constituency, N.K. Premachandran.[19]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ESI Medical College, Parippally - Walk-in Interview Notification" (PDF). ESI Corporation. Retrieved 19 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "Result of AYUSH Scheme in ESI Medical College, Parippally" (PDF). ESI Corporation. Retrieved 19 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "Parippally medical college to open next year". The Times of India. Retrieved 20 February 2016. 
  4. ^ "HLL Lifecare - Construction of Medical College and Hospital for ESIC at Parippally, Kollam,". Retrieved 20 February 2016. 
  5. ^ "ESIC Medical College Inaugurated". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 20 February 2016. 
  6. ^ "ESIC Medical College Parippally - Home - Multi Speciality Hospital & College". Retrieved 20 February 2016. 
  7. ^ "Recruitment - Kerala - Employee's State Insurance Corporation". Retrieved 20 February 2016. 
  8. ^ "Tender - Kerala - Employee's State Insurance Corporation". Retrieved 20 February 2016. 
  9. ^ "Future of ESI Medical Colleges in State at Stake". TNIE. Retrieved 13 August 2016. 
  10. ^ "‘Save ESIC Medical College’". TNIE. 13 December 2014. Retrieved 13 August 2016. 
  11. ^ "Uncertainty over ESI medical college hospital". The Hindu. 10 October 2015. Retrieved 13 August 2016. 
  12. ^ "No MBBS admissions at Parippally, Idukki colleges". The Hindu. 29 July 2016. Retrieved 13 August 2016. 
  13. ^ "'Government all for starting MBBS classes at Parippally'". TNIE. 21 July 2016. Retrieved 13 August 2016. 
  14. ^ "Pinarayi to open Paripally medical college". The Hindu. 13 August 2016. Retrieved 13 August 2016. 
  15. ^ "Google Maps". Google Maps. Retrieved 20 February 2016. 
  16. ^ "Google Maps". Google Maps. Retrieved 20 February 2016. 
  17. ^ "ESI Medical College is getting ready at Kollam". Malayala Manorama- Malayalam Daily(27/02/2015). Retrieved 27 February 2015. 
  18. ^ "ESIC Medical College Parippally - Facilities - MCH Parippally". Retrieved 20 February 2016. 
  19. ^ "Total trauma care coverage for State soon". The Hindu. 23 August 2017. Retrieved 24 August 2017.