Introduction: Gomal Medical College GMC Dera Ismail Khan (D I Khan) Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa (NWFP) Pakistan

Published on July 6, 2010 at 12:51 am

Introduction: Gomal Medical College GMC Dera Ismail Khan (D I Khan) Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa (NWFP) Pakistan

The chief minister of NWFP announced Gomal Medical College for D.I.Khan in a session of Provincial Assembly on 26th August 1998. The college was temporarily established in a portion of Central Library of Gomal University. Fifty seats were sanctioned for session 1989-1999 and the college started on 11th January 1999.

Presently, it is located on North circular Road with enough space and laboratories. Future Building of the college is under construction near Mufti Mehmood Memorial Hospital for which Govt. of NWFP has allotted 300-canals of land. Gomal Medical College has two teaching hospitals i.e. DHQ Hospital and Mufti Mehmood Hospital.

The College has been regularly publishing its scientific journal “Gomal Journal of Medical Sciences (GJMS)” since April 20003, recognized by Pakistan Medical and Dental Council of Pakistan. (PM  & DC), Islamabad. (GJMS is Biomedical Journal of International repute, published by the Medical Research Society of Gomal Medical College, Dera Ismail Khan (NWFP) and a student’s, magazine HAYYAN regularly.

The Gomal Medical College has formally recognized by PMDC in 2007.

Announcement: Made on 26th August 1998 by then Chief Minister NWFP in Provincial Assembly session.

Establishment: First established in 1998 in a portion of Central Library Gomal University. Then shifted to Nursing Training School on Daraban road.

Formal Academic start: First session for 1998-1999 started from 11th January 1999.

Present Location: Yet temporary arrangements on North Circular Road having reasonable space and previously built in structure of female PTC training school of Provincial Education Department, developed in the course of time according to requirements.

Two major Hospitals of the District with almost all specialties.

  • District Head Quarters Teaching Hospital D.I.Khan.(Having 250 Beds)
  • MMM/Teaching Hospital D.I.Khan.

(MMM/Teaching Hospital is yet to be commissioned. Due to premature take over some of the core deficiencies were left intact which are hindering the operationilization of the MMM/Teaching Hospital and which are yet to be covered.

Achievements by the College:

  • No. of Graduates successfully passed out from the college till date.
  • Distinctive positions of Gomal Medical College students in various Professional Examinations throughout NWFP.
  • Formal PMDC recognition in 2007.

About Dera Ismail Khan

  • D.I.Khan is the southern most district of NWFP, situated on the right bank of    River Indus, about 300 Km south of Peshawar, on main Indus highway from Peshawar to Karachi.
  • Population is more than 1.2 Million.
  • To the North East of it lies District Mainawali and to the East District Bakhar of Punjab across the River Indus. It is attached to District Dera Ghazi Khan in the South where as bounded by South Waziristan Agency in the West along Afghanistan border. In the South West it is attached to District Zobe of Balochistan Province.

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