The Office of The Surgeon General of Maharashtra state was seperated on 1st May 1970, into two independent directorates namely The Directorate of Medical Education and Research & The Directorate of Health Services.
Directorate of Medical Education and Research supervises the working of 42 institutions including Medical and Dental Colleges, Teaching Hospitals and Health Units under its purview in order to achieve optimum academic standards.Promotion of research in instituitions is encourages. Despite existing financial constraints, efforts are made to provide maximum facilities required for students' education(Under Graduate, Post Graduate, Super Specialities), hospital services and research.
The Directorate of Medical Education and Research controls and regulates the administration of 11 Government Medical colleges and Hospitals along with Urban & Rural Health centres attached to them. It also regulates 3 Government Dental colleges & Hospitals. The Directorate supervises the Medical Education i.e.Under Graduate , Post Graduate and Super Specialisation.It also co-ordinates the Research activities in Fundamental Research , Applied Research & Operational Research in the Institutions under its control and through Out-reach Services. This enables the Government to improve Health Status of the people in the society.
The Director is the head of the Department and is assisted by The Joint Directors. The Superintendent of Nursing Services is in charge of Nursing Education and works under the Director.
The Director Medical Education and Research is the competent authority for Common Entrance test for admission to Health Science Courses(MH-CET).
The Former Directors
Major Additions :
Medical Postgraduate Institute and Super-speciality Hospital is started at Nagpur. The Superspecialities available for patient care are Cardiology, Neurosurgery, Nephrology and Diabetology.
M.R.I. and Spiral C.T. Scan unit started at J. J. Group of Hospitals, Mumbai during 1997-98. Critical Care Unit - work is under progress at J. J. Hospital, Mumbai. Mammography facilities have been initiated at Cama Allbless hospital, Mumbai in January 1999.
C.T. Scan Unit also began functioning at G.M.C., Aurangabad from November 1998. A 30 bedded hospital has also been started at Health Centre, Paithan. Work for Lithotripsy Unit is in progress in Aurangabad Govt. Medical College.
Major constructions are done at G.M.C., Yeotmal. Operation Theatres, Hostels for boys and girls, Animal House, and also the construction work is in progress for Auditorium, Library Building, Dharmashala.
Budgetary provision is made in the current financial year for the construction of 288 bedded hospital at S.R.T.T. Medical College, Ambajogai.
Cobalt Unit is already functional at G.M.C., Nagpur, G.M.C., Miraj, G.M.C. Aurangabad and S.R.T.R. Medical College, Ambajogai.
Advanced Dental Treatment Centre for all dental problems at one place has already started at Government Dental College, Mumbai and Ceramo-metal hollister laboratory for fabrication of dental prosthesis is expected to start within few months.
Research Activities :
Research is carried out at all institutions as a part of Postgraduate training. Independent research is also carried out by staff members of various disciplines. Research is collaborated with national/international organizations. Research undertaken by staff members is presented in national and international conferences and is also published in national and international conferences and is also published in national and international journals. About 500-600 research papers are presented/published. Conferences and Academic Workshops are regularly conducted at various institutions. Details of these for reference can be made available if required.
OF MEDICAL EDUCATION & RESEARCH
Govt. Dental College & Hospital Building, St. George's Hospital Compound, Near V.T., Mumbai - 400 001.
Tel. No. +91-22-22620361-65
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