Serving the Mankind – M.P.Shah Medical College

Shri MP Shah Medical College , Jamnagar was established in 1954 by Shri Digvijaysinhji, the former ruler of Jamnagar. The college is amongst the oldest and renowned institutes of Medical Science in the state of Gujarat.

MPShah Medical College, Jamnagar

The Campus of the medical college is located in the city of Jamnagar. MP Shah Medical College aims at producing proficient Doctors, who can serve the humanity. Over the years, the college has fulfilled the academic needs of the state in the field of Medical Sciences.P Shah Medical College is affiliated to Saurashtra University and is approved by Medical Council of India (MCI). Till 1995 it was the only college in this region, however now Rajkot, Bhavnagar, Surendranagar are added. But, capacity wise – both annual intake and bed strength – M. P. Shah Medical College is the 2nd largest Medical College and hospital in the state of Gujarat. Medical campus is also one of the best amongst all Medical Colleges of Gujarat State.

Courses offered at M.P.Shah Medical College

It is affiliated with Saurashtra University and offers the following courses:

  • M.B.B.S. – 200 seats
  • MD – General Medicine – 20 seats
  • MD – Radio diagnosisRadiology
  • MD – Tuberculosis and Respiratory diseasesPulmonary medicine
  • MD/MS – Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • MD/MS – Ophthalmology
  • MS – Ear, Nose and Throat
  • MS – General Surgery
  • MS – Orthopedics

The Solarium

Unique to M.P.Shah Medical College is the Solarium, used for Natural Rays Therapy. Built in 1934, it is now the only existing solarium in the world, the other two being built in France and destroyed during World War II. The solarium consists of 10 cabins used for treating patients with natural rays. Three types of rays therapy (i.e. Ultraviolet rays, Infrared rays and total radiation rays) are given in the treatment cabin by means of the special large concentrator glasses, which can concentrate two and a half time (2 ½ times) the sun rays. Special wavelength filter glasses are placed below in order to cut off the unwanted rays, so as the patient receives only desired rays for the treatment purpose. Due to unavailability of the concentrator glasses and filter glasses in India and abroad, and as the above original glasses were broken during last cyclone, the natural ray therapy is not possible at present. Moreover all rays therapies are now available by prepared electrical gadgets. Therefore it has now only historical importance. It attracts large number of visitors from different parts of the country and abroad.

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