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HISTORY OF MEDICINE DEPARTMENT

The Department of Medicine, Rangaraya Medical College, Kakinada was started in 1958 with the appointment of Lt..P.N.Rao, M.D. as the first Professor of Medicine, who was also the Superintendent of the Government Hospital, Kakinada. Starting with 2 units it was subsequently expanded to 4 medical units. In February 1999, 5th & 6th units were created. It is now having seven units.

Starting of Postgraduate course in General Medicine (MD.,) with four seats from the year 1976 is an important milestone in the history of this Department. Nearly 110 Postgraduates obtained M.D., Degree from this institute during the last 3 decades. The number of postgraduate seats in Medicine was subsequently increased to ten since 2010 and then to 20 since 2017

HEADS OF THE DEPARTMENT IN PAST

 

1. Dr.P.N.Rao, M.D.  --- 16.09.1959 to 15.05.1964
2. Dr.K.KosandaRamaiah, M.D.  --- 08.07.1964to 14.07.1965
3. Dr.K.Suryanarayana, M.D.  --- 24.07.1965 to 08.04.1968 
4. Dr.G.RamachandraRao, M.D.  --- 09.04.1968 to 13.02.1969
5. Dr.P.Kotaiah, M.D.  --- 14.02.1969 to 31.01.1970
6. Dr.K.Pitchaiah, M.D.  --- 01.02.1970 to 29.05.1972 
7. Dr.L.G.Krishnaiah, M.D., DCH. --- 30.05.1972 to 21.06.1973
8. Dr.T.Srinivasan, B.Sc., M.D.  --- 22.06.1973 to 25.09.1976
9. Dr.L.G.Krishnaiah,M.D., DCH.  --- 26.09.1976 to 31.07.1977 
10. Dr.V.Satyanaraya Murthy, M.D.  --- 03.02.1978 to 21.11.1979
11. Dr.C.MallikharjunaRao, M.D.  --- 30.11.1979 to 31.10.1983
12. Dr.N.V.S.Nayudu, M.D.  --- 01.11.1983 to 06.09.1986
13. Dr.B.Suryanarayana, B.Sc..M.D. --- 01.11.1986 to 01.07.1987
14. Dr.N.V.S.Nayudu, M.D.  --- 01.07.1987 to 31.12.1989
15. Dr.M.VirebhadraRao, M.D.  --- 01.01.1990 to 31.07.1990
16. Dr.V.V.RamaRao, M.D.  --- 01.08.1990 to 31.03.1997
17. Dr.M.V.SanyasiRao, M.D.  --- 01.04.1997 to 31.05.1997 
18. Dr.M.Siva Shankar, M.D.  --- 01.06.1997 to 30.09.1998
19. Dr.S.Krishna Murthy, M.D. --- 05.12.1998 to 04.05.1999
20. Dr.S.Venkat Prasad, M.D. --- 05.05.1999 to 30.03.2001
2 l .Dr.M.Parvatisam, M.D. --- 01.04.2001 to 31.12.2002.
22. Dr.I.VenkateswaraRao, M.D.  --- 01.01.2003 to 25.11.2004
23. Dr.M.B.R.Sarma, MD., i/c --- 25.11.2004 to 05.09.2006
24. Dr.M.B.R.Sarma,MD.,  --- 06.09.2006 to 
25. DrK.S.R.Swamy, MD., ---                      to 28.02.2014
26. Dr.M.V.V.TirumalaRao --- 01.03.2014 to till date

At present the Head of the Department is Dr.M.V.V.TirumalaRao, MD.

The Department renders both out-patients and in-patient service regularly.
Apart from providing basic facilities, the Medicine Department has also acquired latest facilities like Acute Medical Care Units, ICCU, Dialysis Unit and specialty clinics like Diabetic Clinic, Epilepsy Clinic, Headache Clinic andGeriatric OP.

ACUTE MEDICAL CARE UNIT :-
12 bedded Acute Medical Care Unit is commissioned in November,2001 with facilities for continuous and intensive monitoring of seriously ill patients round the clock with Central Oxygen & Ventilators and cardiac monitoring facilities. AMCU was expanded to 24 beds on 31.12.02 with the same facilities and subsequently to 26 beds at present.

HEMO DIALYSIS UNIT:-
A Haemodialysis Unit was commissioned in July, 2001 with three Haemodialysis Machines and with a trained technician and nursing staff to take care of patients with renal failure.

DIABETIC CLINIC :-
Diabetic Clinic is being run on every 3rd Saturday from March 2002 onwards for the regular screening and monitoring of Diabetic patients and supply of antidiabetic drugs with free of cost.