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• All India Institute of Medical Science, Delhi

Creating a country imbued with a scientific culture was Jawaharlal Nehru's dream, and immediately after independence he prepared a grand design to achieve it. Among the temples of modern India which he designed, was a centre of excellence in the medical sciences. Nehru's dream was that such a centre would set the pace for medical education and research in Southeast Asia , and in this he had the wholehearted support of his Health Minister, Rajkumari Amrit Kaur. The health survey and development committee ,chaired by Sir Joseph Bhore, an Indian Civil Servant ,had in 1946 already recommended the establishment of a national medical centre which would concentrate on meeting the need for highly qualified manpower to look after the nation's expanding health care activities . The dreams of Nehru and Amrit Kaur and the recommendations of the Bhore Committee converged to create a proposal which found favor with the government of New Zealand. A generous grant from New Zealand under the Colombo Plan made it possible to lay the foundation stone of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in 1952.The AIIMS was finally created in 1956,as an autonomous institution through an Act of Parliament ,to serve as a nucleus for nurturing excellence in all aspect of health care.




• Christian Medical College, Vellore

Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore (CMC) is a private, minority-run educational and research institute that includes a network of primary, secondary and tertiary care hospitals in and around Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India. It is one of the most respected medical destinations in India and internationally. It is also one of the top-ranked medical colleges in India. Founded in 1900 by an American missionary, Dr Ida S. Scudder, CMC has brought many significant achievements to India, including starting the first College of Nursing in 1946, performing the first reconstructive surgery for leprosy in the world (1948), performing the first successful open heart surgery in India (1961), performing the first kidney transplant in India (1971), performing first bone marrow transplantation (1986) in India and performing the first successful ABO incompatible kidney transplant in India (2009).


• Gujarat Cancer & Research Institute, Ahmedabad

The Gujarat Cancer Society (GCS) was established in 1960 with donation of 5000 rupees as seed money collected from a charity cultural event organized by Inner Wheel Club of Ahmedabad (Rotary Club). The then Governor of Gujarat, H.E. Mehndi Nawab Jung suggested to utilize the donation money as seed value for establishing a cancer hospital in Ahmedabad under Gujarat Cancer Society. Later on with a donation of 55000 £ from Shri M P Shah, a philanthropist from London, and leasing of land from Govt. of Gujarat jointly germinated the seed into M. P. Shah Cancer hospital in the year 1962, which later metamorphosed over years and evolved into an institution of national and international repute as The Gujarat Cancer & Research Institute (GCRI). It is an exceptional and most successful example of Public Private Partnership (PPP) model depicting a symbiosis between State Government, Non-Government Organization – GCS.


• Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, Delhi

The Institute of Liver & Biliary Sciences (ILBS) has been established by the Government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi as an autonomous institute, under the Societies act. The mission of ILBS is to become a dedicated international centre of excellence for the diagnosis, management and advanced training and research in the field of liver and biliary diseases. The Department of Radiology and Interventional Radiology provides comprehensive imaging and interventional services, dedicated to the subspecialty of hepatobiliary and abdominal radiology. The department is actively involved in Transplant imaging and interventional support to liver and renal transplant programs.

• Kovai Medical Center and Hospital, Coimbatore

Kovai medical centre and hospital was started in the year 1990 with the vision to bring state of the art medical care to the southern part of India. Over the years, this 1000 bed hospital has established itself to be a leader in interventional radiology, cardiology and cardiovascular surgery, transplant medicine, neurosurgery and minimally invasive surgery. The hospital has an active post graduate program with DNB in nine specialties at both the post graduate and post doctoral levels. The Department of interventional radiology performs 4-5 vascular interventions every day and has a post doctoral fellowship where students are trained for a period of two years before the fellowship is awarded to them. The department and the hospital are actively involved in research and have published several papers in neutral interventional and beneficial interventional procedures.

• Maulana Azad Medical College & G B Pant Hospital, Delhi

This institute currently ranked 3rd in the country by India today & Times of India is spread over a campus in 122 acres. Attached to the college are 4 other institutes – Lok Nayak Hospital, GB Pant Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research, Maulana Azad Institute of Dental sciences and Guru Nanak Eye Center. It is one of the best place for learning with 2800 beds, 7200 daily outpatient attendance and 47 operation theatres running daily. It caters to 290 undergraduate students, 245 post graduate and post-doctoral students per year being trained by 426 faculty members and 810 resident doctors.

• North-Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences, Shillong

North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health & Medical Sciences was established by the Government of India in 1987. It has been designed as a Postgraduate Medical Institute in lineage of AIIMS, New Delhi and PGIMER, Chandigarh. It is the First Postgraduate Medical Institute in the North Eastern Region and the Third in the Country established by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. The Institute was registered as a Society on 12th January 1987 by the Registrar of Societies, Meghalaya, Shillong.

• Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh

The Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) Chandigarh was conceived in 1960 as a center of excellence which would endeavour to develop patterns of teaching in postgraduate medical education in as many branches as possible and attempt to produce specialists in several disciplines of medicine. It was also envisaged that these specialists would spread out in the country in various medical colleges and medical institutions and impart medical education of highest standard to the students and set up nucleus of excellence in their own institutions.  The PGIMER was also given the responsibility to broaden the horizons of medical knowledge by intensive research in the field of health.

• Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute, Lucknow

Sanjay Gandhi postgraduate institute of medical sciences is a superspeciality tertiary care referral hospital with emphasis on clinical care, academics and research. SGPGIMS began its clinical services in 1987. It has about 1000 beds and caters to about 90,000 opd patients every year. Organ transplantation ranks among its major thrust areas, especially renal, bone marrow and liver. Interventional services offered by the department of Radiodiagnosis date back to 1988 and include both vascular and non vascular fields. In the forefront are the neurointerventions, and hepatobiliary interventions. The department is well equipped and offers MD (Radiodiagnosis) and 1-year Post doctoral certificate courses   in Neuroradiology, Gastro radiology and Vascular radiology.

• Sri Ramachandra University & Medical Centre, Chennai

Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre (SRMC) is a quaternary care multi-specialty hospital. The medical Centre was founded as a teaching hospital of Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute in 1985, with the intention of translating the experience and expertise in medical education into tangible and affordable health care to the community. It was founded by Late NPV Ramasway Udayar in 1985. It is now functioning under the dynamic leadership of VR Venkataachalam, Managing Trustee of the Hospital and Chancellor of Sri Ramachandra University. Today, SRMC is a leader in health care delivery in South India providing cutting edge state-of-art care for patients who walk through its portals daily. The Medical Centre is located in a sprawling 175-acre campus that is lush green throughout the year. Sri Ramachandra has the best physicians, surgeons and health care providers across all medical and surgical specialties and sub specialties.


• Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum

Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST) is an Institute of National Importance under the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India. The joint culture of medicine and technology pioneered by its founders more than three decades ago, has come of age and gained unprecedented acceptance in India. The institute has the status of a university and offers excellent research and training facilities. It has three wings: a tertiary referral super specialty hospital, a biomedical technology wing and the Achutha Menon Centre for Health Science Studies.




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