Veerasivabalan S

Madras Medical College - MBBS

College Info:

The Government General Hospital, one of the premier Institutions in the country was started on 16th November 1664 as a small Hospital to treat the sick soldiers of the East India Company. It was the untiring inspired efforts of Sir Edward Winter who was the agent of the company that materialised in the first British Hospital at Madras.In its early days the Hospital was housed at the Fort St. George and in the next 25 years grew into a formal medical facility. Governor Sir. Elihy Yale was instrumental in the development of the Hospital and gave it a new premises with in the Fort in 1690.

The Hospital moved out of the Fort after the Anglo French War and it took 20 long years before it could settle in the present permanent place in 1772. By the year 1772 the Hospital was training Europeans, Eurasians and natives in allopathic methods of diagnosis and treatment and methods of preparing medicines. These trained personnel’s were posted to various dispensaries in the district head quarters of the then Madras Presidency to assist the qualified doctors. By 1820 the institution had the recognition as the model hospital of the East India Company. So in 1827 Dr. D.Mortimar was appointed as the Superintendent of the Hospital.

College Info:

The Department of General Medicine was started as a separate unit in 1930 headed by the famous Physician, Professor Dr. M.R.Gurusamy Mudaliar. It took nearly 60 years for this department to be upgraded to the status of an Institute. The first Director and Professor of Medicine of the Institute was Professor G. Ananthasubramaniam. For the past 80 years this Institute has been served and guided by various eminent personalities and doyens in the field of medicine. Presently the department is functioning in the Tower Block I wherein all the general medical wards are located. In Tower Block II, the emergency medical ward is functioning round the clock to tackle all the admissions including emergencies. In the first floor of Tower Block II, the critical care wards viz. Medical Intensive care unit and Toxicology wards are functioning round the clock.