The Department of Medicine was established in 1963 and it progressed steadily since then. In the year 1993, three new departments namely Psychiatry, Dermatology and T.B. & Chest Diseases were separated out from Medicine Department.
There is continuous increase in clinical and teaching load of the department. The Annual intake of MBBS students has increased from 50 to 150, M.D. students from 6 to 12. Staff members of the Department are also involved in teaching and training of BDS students and Diploma in Dialysis Techniques and other diploma courses of Surgery and Orthopedic departments. Presently, there are 6 units with 3 consultants in each unit. Academic activities in the form of seminars / Case Presentations / Journal Clubs /Interesting Inverstigations are held daily, from 8 - 9 a.m. (Monday to Saturday except Fridays). All postgraduates and all teaching staff members, participate in the seminar.
Postgraduates are given full facilities and responsibilities; in OPD, IPD and casualty, where they work under the direct supervision of consultants & senior residents. The department organizes regular conferences, symposia and seminars of national and state levels. Also, extension and invited lectures are organized on regular basis.
To establish superspecialities, teachers were sponsored to get DM in cardiology, Nephrology and Endocrinology and services of these superspecialists were utilized to establish Centre of Cardiology and R.G. Centre of Diabetes and Endocrinology in 2010. Besides this following special clinics are managed by the department for superspeciality care.
Various Sub- Speciality Clinics functioning in the Department:
1.Nephrology Clinic : Monday and Friday
2.Neurology Clinic: Wednesday
3.Rheumatology Clinic: Saturday
4. Gastroenterology Clinic: Friday
Nephrology division is providing dialysis facilities for the last thirty years with a well established dialysis unit providing round the clock dialysis support to critically ill patients.
Gastroenetrological Endoscopic facilities are being provided at the state of the art Gastroenterology Lab of the department.
Recently, state of the art Medical ICU has been established and operating very effectively under the department.
The Medicine OPD caters to the maximum number of patients attending the hospital.