The Karnataka Medical College Hospital, Hubli (KIMS) started on 1st January 1960. Dr. (Smt) Kasbekar was posted soon after as Assistant Professor and Incharge of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and there was only 12 beds and there was no Obstetric wing at that time. In the month of August 1960 Dr. Ratnabai Moaray took over as Associate Professor and head of the department, the Obstetrics wing of the department was added in the month of May 1961. On 29th June 1961 Dr. Jhriead took over as Professor and head of the department and at that time there were only 100 beds and there were two units. One was headed by Dr. Jhirad and second was headed by Dr . Lalitha Lingaiah. In 1964 the 3rd unit was added to the department when Dr. Jayalaxmi Iyer as Associate Professor and the beds also increased to 150.
Dr. Rajlakshmamma succeeded to Dr. Jhirad in the early part of the year 1967. She continued in the position till 1969. Then Dr. Lalitha Kumar took over as head of the department, she continued in the position till December 1975. Then Dr. R. H Kulkarni, took over as head of the department till 30th April 1976. Subsequently Dr. S. N. Kaulgud took over as head of the department till June 1984. Then Dr. Savitri Chavan, took over as Professor & Head of the department till June 1996, further Dr. K. S. Patil, Was Head Of The Department till April 2004, further Dr. U.S. Hangarga was Head of the Department till February 2011.
At present DR. M.G. HIREMATH, is the professor & Head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, KIMS Hubli.
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, KIMS (KMC) was the only recognized Lap. Sterilization Training Centre in the state by the Govt. Of India, in the year 1982. (First in the state).
The first batch of MBBS students appeared examination in the year 1961 December. In the year 1965 the department was up-graded with the assistance of Karnataka University, Dharwad in their Post-Graduate courses both MD (OBG) and DGO. Presently the department is teaching the under-graduates and post-graduate MD (OBG) and DGO and given active help to the run of school of Nursing both general and as well as Midwifery Nursing. Recently the college is added with BSc, Nursing.
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