Surat is in lockdown from 25th March 2020 due to the global pandemic COVID19 caused by novel-corona virus SARS-CoV-2. As we all stay at home and take care of our family and dear ones, it is good to visit some episodes in the history of this city, that has always risen after challenging situations be it floods, plague or epidemics.
LESSONS FROM HISTORY
As we adopt to new way of living with the rise of corona cases across the world, we can learn some valuable lessons from the chapters in history. Here is one such story of an hospital in Surat, which was constructed during the 1864 Cholera outbreak with the help of donations. Such stories create a sense of motivation for us to know, we as human kind have always learn to thrive and survive even some of the dangerous situations. With hopes to curb the current issue in hands, we bring to you this inspiring story from Surat.
In 1864, there was an outbreak of Cholera in Surat, due to which many people were killed. The Collector of that time could convince the donors of Surat to open a new dispensary to serve the poor and needy people of Surat. With generous donations from a Parsi gentleman named Mr. Khursedji Pardumi Parekh, a dispensary called C.F. Parekh dispensary was born. It was laid open by the then Collector of Surat, over period of years, it has developed into a 330 bedded well equipped hospital.
Similarly in 1955, Vohra Maskati family of Surat donated generously to this institute, Then after it became MASKATI CHARITABLE HOSPITAL & C. F. PAREKH DISPENSARY.
At present it is working as non teaching 120 bedded Hospital.
1864 : Established as C.F. Parekh Dispensary.
1865 : Completed construction.
1896 : Saved lives during plague epidemic.
1966 : Recognised for under graduate Medical Student and internship training.
1984 : Blood bank started.
1986 : A.C. I.C.C.U. with all modern Instrument and telematry monitoring system.
1996 : Latest A.C. Burns unit started with 16 separate cabin (A.C.)
2003 : New building of SMIMER Hospital is available, so Maskati Hospital is now non teaching hospital of 120 beds.
Blood bank shifted to SMIMER Hospital.
SMC is distributing over 9 lakh food packets daily to the needy citizens of Surat, with the help of over 400 NGOs & Akshayapatra.
Surat is under lockdown since 25th March 2020, along with other districts of India due to the COVID-19 pandemic caused by novel corona virus SARS-CoV-2. Currently there is no known solution to treat this disease and social distancing along with rigourous hygiene practices like frequently washing hands, avoiding touching of surfaces and faces, using sanitizer, covering faces with masks, wearing gloves are at the highest priority. City corporation in this fight to protect it’s citizen is constantly on the move by disinfecting the areas were corona positive cases are found as well as all public areas like shops, malls, marts, vegetable marts, ATMs etc.
PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE
When we are fighting with a new disease, the best medicine is to reduce the impact of spread by following the preventive measures. In this fight with Corona virus, Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) has taken up many preventive and precautionary measures to tackle the outbreak and keep the city safe and secure.
SMC keeps a check on the cleanliness of Surat under the door-to-door waste collection regime.
TRACK, IDENTIFY, ISOLATE, CONTAIN AND TREAT
SMC constantly identifies corona virus infected localities and immediately disinfects the entire vicinity with disinfectents. By active survelliance, SMC has managed to identify the corona infected cases by reaching out to every nook and corner of the city and determine the flow of infection across the city. By keeping a tap on rising cases, identifying the clusters and isolating those clusters from other areas of the cities, restricting the movement across the city as well as applying curfew in heavily infected localities, SMC is carrying every possible move to contain this corona virus spread as well as restrict the spread of this disease.
Disinfections carried out today in locations : 4484 Disinfections carried out till date : 117250+
SMC under it’s SAMVEDNA care for citizens regime provides relief to needy citizens by distributing over 9 lakh food packets daily along with the help from NGOs and Akashaypatra.
Medical Colleges in Surat have following courses offered in the streams of MBBS, BDS, BAMS, BHMS primarily. We will list the colleges which offer these courses, both government as well as self-financied (private) colleges. Entire admission process is managed online via MCC for MBBS & BDS in All-India-Quota where as for Ayurvedic, Homeopathy and Naturopathy it is managed by AAYUSH online under the ministry of central government. All India Quota is 15% for all the seats, while state quota is 85%, which are filled by ACPUGMC (Admission Commitee for Professional Under-Graduate Medical Courses). To get admission in Gujarat state quota, the applicant must have completed SSC & HSC in gujarat as well as possess domicile certificate. Further details are available on the link below.
GOVERNMENT MEDICAL COLLEGE, SURAT
All India Quota
37 Seats (15%)
213 Seats (85%)
25000 Rs per year
SURAT MUNICIPAL INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH (SMIMER)