About the College
It was like a dream come true for citizens of Eastern part of Uttar Pradesh state, that is Purvanchal, when the first seed of inception of this medical college was sown in November of 1969. Its foundation stone was laid by the then Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Late Shri Chandra Bhanu Gupta. It was named after a devoted freedom fighter Baba Raghav Das who was a prominent Sarvoday Leader of this area and close associate of Mahatma Gandhi and Acharya Vinoba Bhave. Initially the teaching started in government polytechnic and later shifted to college and hospital buildings under the dynamic leadership of Prof P.L. Shukla as first principal of this college. First batch of MBBS students was admitted on 7th August 1972. Since then this college has grown and now runs post graduate courses in various specialties.
BRD medical college includes Administrative Block, Central Library, Examination Hall, Auditorium, Lecture Theatres and various departments of non clinical and para clinical subjects of medical education, etc. It forms the base for medical career of future doctors and provides research backup in basic medical sciences.
This hospital forms the backbone of patient care in this institution. This Hospital is a 700 beded hospital, with an additional 108 beds in Epidemic Ward. It accommodates various departments of clinical subjects, X ray facilities, central registration of patients (indoor and outdoor), emergency services, intensive care unit, epidemic ward, blood bank, drug distribution centre, ART and VCTC Centre for treatment and diagnosis of HIV positive patients, DOTS and microscopy centre for diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis patients. The hospital also manages a diagnostic centre as public private partnership for advanced investigations like computerized tomography scan (CT Scan) and Doppler ultrasound.
Baba Raghav Das
Baba Raghav Das was born on 12th December 1896 in Pune in Pachhapurkar family. He was youngest in his family of eight siblings, and was named Raghavendra. His entire family died in first plague epidemic of 1902- 1904, and the five year old child was compelled to take primary education at Bombay. He traveled various places including Haridwar, Tehari, Allahabad and Banaras, but started living with Yogiraj Anant Mahaprabhu at Barhaj town of Deoria district since age of 16 years.
He later on got dedicated to National Movement for Independence of the country. He participated in Non Cooperation Movement in 1920. With the help of Sri Moti Lal Nehru and Sri Madan Mohan Malviya he succeeded in getting 96 of 114 accused acquitted in Chauri Chaura Case. He worked in an organized way since 1924 and especially worked economic development of villages, cultural upliftment of country, service of down trodden, education and spread of Hindi as a national language.
He participated in various movements like namak satyagrah , boycott of Simon Commission, etc. After independence he worked for spread of education among children, women and elderly. He participated actively in service of leprosy patients and bhudan yagya . After serving his motherland in various ways, he died in the lap of Bharat Mata on 15th January 1958.
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