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The Genesis

Since the inception of J N Medical College (JNMC), the Government District Hospital, Belagavi (DHB) was affiliated to it  for clinical training. When the Belgaum Institute of Medical Sciences (BIMS) was started in 2004 , the DHB was disaffiliated from JNMC. Dr. Prabhakar Kore Charitable Hospital(PKCH) was commissioned in 2004 for clinical training of JNMC students. In consonance with the philosophy of the KLE Society, the PKCH provides free health care in the basic specialities to the poor people of this part of the country. At present, there are 1250 beds in the hospital and with 80 to 90% occupancy, it provides excelleant range of clinical material to the undergraduate(UG) and post graduate(PG) students and  researchers.

Charity at its best

The PKCH provides free health care in basic specialities. Any patient can opt for admission to PKCH. The stay, food, basic investigations, medicines, operations, deliveries, nursing and doctors  care are totally free. Free food is provided from the ‘Annapoorneshwari’ scheme which runs on the generous donations from the philanthropists.

Clinical  Facilities

Twelve  basic clinical departments viz. Medicine, Surgery, OBG, Orthopaedics, Paediatrics, ENT, Ophthalmology, Pulmonology, Dermatology, Psychiatry, Anaesthesiology and Radiology and three paraclinical departments viz.Pathology, Microbiology and Biochemistry are working in the PKCH. There are eleven major, and four minor operation theatres, fully equipped,  including laparoscopic surgical sets. In addition to the basic clinical specialities,  Mother and Child institute, Kangaroo mother care, NICU, PICU, OICU, paediatric nephrology including dialysis, paediatric physiotherapy, arthroscopy and GI Endoscopy are some of the specialised  tertiary level services rendered in the hospital. Nutrition Rehabilitation Centre is established in paediatrics dept to manage Severe Acute Malnourished(SAM) children. Pharmacology faculty look after Pharmacovigilance activities. Poison Detection Centre is another unique facility managed by the  Forensic Medicine department.  Clinical Skills Lab is also located in the PKCH.  Central laboratory performs all basic investigations. Basic imaging services like X-Ray and USG are free; CT and MRI are susidised.

Outreach Programs

Several camps are conducted on a regular basis in the PHCs and UHCs attached to JNMC. This provides opportunity to the students to aquaint with the primary level health care. In 2012-13, as a part of Golden Jubilee Celebrations of JNMC, twelve Mega Helath Camps were conducted in all the ten talukas of Belgaum District and two neighbouring areas of Maharastra; more than 35000 patients were examined, investigated and treated in the camps. These camps have improved the reputation of the hospital resulting in increased inflow of patients. Read More