The state of Uttarakhand has been bifurcated on the 9th November 2000 from the erstwhile state of Uttar Pradesh. Having a distinct geography, socio-economic, cultural heritage and different health seeking behaviours, the state planned to establish a Government Medical College at Dehradun along with two more medical colleges in pipeline. The objective of creating a Government medical college is to not only provide cost effective health services to the entire Garhwal region of Himalayas specially the tribal and disadvantage area of the region. The districts Uttarkashi, Tehri and Dehradun where access is only possible for Dehradun apart from this medical college will help to improve access to health services for common people of this state, Dehradun is the gateway of the whole Garhwal region of Uttarakhand and it drains patients from all the seven districts of the region, A government medical college in Dehradun will not only help the population in this region to access for quality health care in a subsidized pattern but will also help in quality medical health services for the tribal and backward population of the region. It will produce quality doctors, which will help to reduce the gap of trained manpower required in the state. The medical college will also promote research and training in the mid and upper Himalayan regions specially related to health care and disaster mitigation.
The medical college is proposed in two pieces of Land, one in Dehrakhas and another in Central Dehradun. Land of 11.58 acres has been identified, demarcated and transferred to the medical education department at Dehrakhas in the city of Dehradun, around 4.5 km from the teaching hospital. Drawings and detailed DPR was approved by the Government of Uttarakhand vide letter no: 1457/XXVIII(I)/2010-32/2009 TC1 dated 24th December 2011.The construction of administrative block, Department of Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry and Community Medicine is going to be completed soon. Construction of Central Library, Accommodation for the Faculty and Students are in full swing.
The proposed teaching hospital, Doon hospital of the medical college was established in 1935. It is a fully functional more than 300 bedded hospital having Central Laboratory, ICU, Emergency, Modern OT’S, MRI, CT Scan, Colour Doppler and full strength of specialists staff is available in this state of art ISO certified hospital.