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Dr. Aparna Agrawal

Dr Aparna Agrawal  M.D
Director & Director Professor (Medicine)
Lady Hardinge Medical College
& Smt Sucheta Kriplani and Kalawati Saran Children's Hospital

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LHMC, the one and only medical college for girls in the country, has already celebrated its centenary on the 17th of March 2016. Situated in the heart of the city, in a heritage building, it is now into its 106th year of excellence.

Increase in undergraduate intake from 16 in 1916 to 240 now speaks of its exponential growth. Postgraduate courses started in 1954 and  the current  intake  is 174 seats, with superspeciality intake being eight. We hope to start new superspeciality  courses  in  the coming years.

The bed strength has increased from 80 beds in 1916 to 1272 now. There will be immediate expansion of the bed strength with commissioning of a 45 bedded Oncology block and a new 906 bedded Inpatient block with new Accident Emergency and OPD areas to cater to the increasing patient load. New structures have been added in the campus with a new Academic block. I am hoping to have a new separate Superspeciality block and Maternal and Child Health blocks in the next phase of the redevelopment plan. To keep pace with the technological advancements in teaching techniques, a state of art Skills lab for both undergraduates and postgraduate students is expected to be established during the present academic year.

LHMC as a team has played a major role during the Covid-19 pandemic. The LHMC faculty have been in the forefront at the National level in all Covid related and unrelated activities - be it preparing the different guidelines , study of Adverse Events following Immunization, Causality Assessment, Public Advisories and media interactions from time to time. Every segment of LHMC - faculty, residents, students, nursing officers, technical staff, CPWD, drivers, group C and D staffs, security, ministerial staff and office personnel have played their active role in combating the pandemic. It will not be out of place to recognize the contribution of each and every one of our team, including their family members.

While the pandemic has taken a toll on both the mental and physical health of all those around us, thanks to our Covid warriors, for standing resolute and providing quality care to all the Covid patients.

We could do it not just because of a significant improvement in our diagnostic infrastructure, procurement of different equipments in adequate numbers for the care of these patients under the careful guidance of my predecessor, but also a very dedicated team of doctors, nurses and support staff. Per Ardua Ad Astra{through adversity and stars} has never seemed more appropriate for LHMC than now.

LHMC has produced many luminaries in the field of Medicine over the years and I pay homage to the stalwarts we lost to Covid-19 over the last one year or so.

Ranked 8th  in the country amongst all the medical institutes - our recent goal is to bring it in the top 5 bracket with state of art infrastructure  for not just the UG students  and residents but also the patients thronging to the hospital.

I wish that as we pass through this pandemic we become stronger and stronger, the academic facilities take a leap, the infrastructure keeps pace as per plan and we achieve our goal of serving the needy patients in all the four dimensions of health.

 

Jai Hind.