History of NMU
History of NMU
The idea of establishing a medical teaching institution in Multan was first forwarded by Dr. Mohammad Jamal Bhutta in 1945. At that time, there was only one medical college in Punjab, that is, the King Edward Medical College in Lahore. The ratio of Muslim students in this college was very low. After the birth of Pakistan on the 14th of August, 1947, the Hindu doctors migrated to India. There was need for more doctors for the health care of people. The government of the Punjab decided to establish a new medical college and hospital at Multan.
On 31st December 1950, at a largely attended public meeting held at Lahnge Khan’s Garden adjoining the Civil Hospital Multan, the Governor of the Punjab Sardar Abdur Rab Nishtar made the announcement of the decision by the government of Punjab to establish a medical college and hospital at Multan.
It was named as Nishtar Medical College and Hospital to honor Sardar Abdur Rab Nishtar.
A donation of 1.815 million rupees was presented to the governor by the people of Multan for the construction of the college. This donation increased to 3.3 million rupees later on.
THE NAMES TO REMEMBER:
Sardar Abdur Rab Nishtar laid the foundation stone of the college on 28th April 1951.
The construction work for the college started on 10th July 1951, when the ground was first broken to dig up the foundation on the south west corner of the Anatomy department. The eminent names of founders of Nishtar are:
|1||Sardar Abdur Rab Nishtar||The Governor of Punjab.|
|2||Dr. Muhammad Jamal Bhutta||Founder principal responsible for planning, development, organization and administration of Nishtar Medical College.|
|3||Dr. Colonel S.M.K. Mallick||Director General Health Services, Punjab.|
|4||Mr. Inyat Ullah Khan (I.U Khan)||Commissioner, Multan Division.|
|5||Mr. Inam Ullah Khan||Super intendenting Engineer, Building department.|
|6||Mr. Ismail Shah||Executive Engineer.|
|7||Mr. Allauddin Arshad||Secretary, Medical and Local Government, Government of the Punjab.|
|8||Mr. Habib J. Somjee||Architect for the college building.|
|9||Mr. Murat Khan||Architect for the hospital building.|
- Foundation stone of the College was laid by Sardar Abdur Rab Nishtar on 28th April 1951.
- Construction of the Nishtar Hospital block started in 1953.
- On 1st of October, 1953, Nishtar Hospital started functioning with 80 beds.
- Inauguration ceremony was held on the 1st of October, 1951 by the then commissioner Mr. Inamullah Khan.
|The First Batch||52 Students|
|Currently Over||325 Students per year|
|1st MBBS Batch Graduated||May, 1956|
History of Nishtar Medical College/University
|Hospital & Allied Institutes||Established/Upgraded|
|Nishtar Hospital Started with 80 Beds
Currently over 1700 Beds
|Nishtar Institute of Dentistry||2009|
|Nishtar Medical University||May, 2017|
|College/School of Nursing||3-6-2005|
|Pak-Italian Modern Burn Unit||Inauguration Dec 2005
Functional 16th Nov 2016
|College of Allied Health Sciences||Approved on 23rd June 2019|
|Pakistan Health Research Center||14th Nov 1979|