Chittagong Medical College (also known as CMC) is situated in the port city of Chittagong, Bangladesh and is the oldest medical college in the south-eastern part of the country. It is affiliated with a... more tertiary level hospital where clinical students are trained in Medicine, Surgery, Obs & Gynae and other sub-specialties. Currently, students from Bhutan, India, Iran, Malaysia, Nepal, Palestine, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka are studying in various phases of MBBS course alongside the native students.
Chittagong Medical College Hospital was established at the present site in 1960 with only 120 beds and the outpatient services. At that time the young hospital housed only the Departments of Surgery and Gynecology and Obstetrics. Chittagong Hospital Housed the department of Medicine and allied specialties still 1969 and thereafter it remained affiliated with Chittagong Medical College Hospital as one of its teaching hospitals.
Construction of the present purpose-built six-storied CMCH was completed in 1969, which now accommodates all the clinical Departments including all their subspecialties. The hospital, which had a capacity of 500 beds initially, gradually increased its strength to 750 and finally to 1000. It runs big outpatient departments in the specialties like Medicine, Paediatrics, Psychiatry, skin and venereal diseases, Clinical Pathology, General surgery, Otorhinolaryngology, Paediatric Surgery, Ophthalmology, Obstetrics, Gynaecology, Radiotherapy, Radiology and Dentistry with an average turnover in excess of 2000 a day. The independent turnover in 1999 was about 50,000. Over 18,000 surgical operations were performed that year.
As years passed, new treatment facilities kept being added and at present a Nuclear medicine Centre for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes, a Coronary care unit, an endoscopy Unit, a kidney dialyzing unit, a Model Family Planning Centre, a Centre for Extended Program for Immunisation (EPI) are among the many facilities available to the in- and outpatients.
Maiden Principal Professor Altaf Uddin Ahmed, Minister of Health and Social Welfare (East Pakistan) Dhirendranath Datta, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Prime Minister Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy, District Magistrate MA Rashid, Police Super, Central Health Minister Zahirudddin (left to right) was present during the inauguration ceremony of Chittagong Medical College, 20 September 1957
1901 – Chittagong General Hospital at Anderkilla on the top of a hill.
1927 – Chittagong Medical School in CGH premises and had Four years long L.M.F Licentiate Course there.
1957 – Chittagong Medical College (CMC) in its present location and MBBS was the undergraduate degree given here.
1969 – Chittagong Medical College Hospital was transferred to 7 storied building.
1990 – Dental Unit establishment and starting of BDS course.
1992 -Diploma in 3 subjects Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics and anaesthesiology.
2002- Post Graduation in 29 subjects became available, Notably M.D, M.S, MPhil, MPH, Diploma.
2010- Post Graduation Courses are conducted under supervision of BSMMU.
2015- Declaration of Chittagong Medical University.
Up to 1960 – Chittagong General Hospital was used as affiliated hospital for Chittagong Medical College.
1960- Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynaecology Department was established in present-day location of Chittagong Medical College Hospital.
1969- Present building was established.
2007- Newer facilities were added like MRI, CT, FNAC, PAP, ICV, CATH LAB, CASUALTY, ESWL, ANGIOGRAM, ENDOSCOPY, MRCP, LAPAROSCOPY, ENDOSCOPIC NEUROSURGERY and many more.
2016 – At present it comprises 44 units of different specialities and sub-specialities and sophisticated Imaging and Diagnostic facilities and facilitates complex surgical procedures including Open heart Surgery, Bypass surgery, Laparoscopic procedures etc. on a daily basis
It is not known exactly when and how the practice of the western medicine started in Chittagong, the extreme southeastern part of the Indian Peninsula. No reliable information is available before the establishment... more in 1901 of a 200-bed “Chittagong General Hospital” over a hilltop at the downtown Anderkillah overlooking the river Karnafuli- the only modern hospital in the region at the time. This hospital served the entire population of Chittagong Division.
With the passage of time it was felt necessary to enhance healthcare facilities as well as the quality of healthcare. Consequently, a four-year Licentiate course in Medicine was introduced in the subcontinent to produce sufficient number of mid-level physician to serve mainly the rural population. The institutes that conducted this course were called “Medical School”. One such institution, Chittagong Medical School, was established in Chittagong in 1927.
In 1956, the after government decided to establish a medical college in Chittagong. It was to be the second of such institution after Dhaka Medical College established eight years earlier in 1948, in the... more Eastern province of the erstwhile Pakistan, which later on went on to emerge as the independent state of Bangladesh in 1971. In 1957, the Chittagong medical College came into being. Befittingly, this instruction has earned the admiration of all by actively participating in the great Liberation war of BANGLADESH in 1971. Many students and teachers of this college fought gallantly to significantly contribute towards achieving the final Victory.
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