First Batch of Doctors From Wayanad Medical College Enter Medical Services Soon
On Saturday, 6th April, Dr.Azad Moopen, Press Meet Governor Justice (Retd.), Shri P. Sathasivam, the Chancellor of KUHAS awarded MBBS degrees to the first batch students of the DM Wayanad Institute of Medical Sciences (DM WIMS), in a grand ceremony at Naseera Nagar. The chief guest of the function was Prof. M. K. C. Nair, Vice Chancellor, Kerala University of Health Sciences. DM’s of Wayanad Medical College has received permanent recognition of the Medical Council of India and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. This was announced on 6th April by Dr. Azad Moopen, Chairman, Aster DM Healthcare and DM Education and Research Foundation.
DM’s of WIMS Medical College could script great success in a short span of time as the first batch of students secured 96 percent pass in the final year of MBBS examination conducted by the Kerala University of Health Sciences in 2018 with 33 first class. Students of the batch who excelled in the examination were presented with gold medals on the occasion.
It is being told that the DM’s WIMS has also started Nursing & Pharmacy Colleges. The Trust is providing high-quality healthcare services, free of cost to many people in the district, by implementing many government schemes, through the Medical College Hospital as Wayanad has a large number of Tribal and BPL population. Bed capacity of the hospital is around 700 beds and nearly daily patient visit is more than 1000.
The institute has implemented various social welfare projects like Kudumbashree – WIMS Arogya Shyaktheekarana Scheme (KWAS), health protection scheme with Muppainad Grama Panchayat and free delivery treatment for tribal women, medical camps, BLS training, etc.
The institute is honored by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and Association of Health Providers of India (AHPI) at the national level for its social welfare projects.
In a short span of time, DM WIMS could make great inroads in the healthcare sector in Wayanad and neighboring areas such as Gudalur Gundalpet and Coorg. The desire of the Trust is to place DM WIMS to be one among the top 10 private medical colleges in the country by 2025.
Dr. Harish Pillai, CEO – Aster Hospitals & Clinics in India, was also present at the press conference. Aster DM Healthcare Limited is one of the largest private healthcare service providers operating in multiple GCC states and is an emerging healthcare player in India, under which there are 21 hospitals, 113 clinics and 219 pharmacies which are manned by 17,800+ employees from all over the world. They deliver a simple yet strong promise to its people: “We’ll treat you well.”
They reach out to all economic segments in the GCC states through their differentiated healthcare services across the “Aster”, “Medicare” and “Access” brands.