Deccan Medical Centre: Where Passion Meets Progress in Belgaum Healthcare


Deccan Medical Centre: Where Passion Meets Progress in Belgaum Healthcare

Deccan Medical Centre (DMC) in Belgaum stands as a testament to the unwavering dedication of Dr. Ramesh and Dr. Savitri Doddanavar, a doctor couple driven by a singular mission: serving the community. The Doddanavars’ journey began with their time at JNMC in the 1980s gaining valuable medical education. After years of private practice and teaching assignments at Medical Colleges, a yearning to establish their own hospital arose, but fate intervened. Dr. Ramesh’s near-fatal accident in 1996 forced a pause for over 5 years.  His resilience shone through as he endured several surgeries, recovered and returned to practice. Finally, in 2000, their dream materialized with the foundation of DMC at Goods Shed Road in Belagavi’s central location.

Overcoming Challenges, Embracing Growth:

Initial hurdles included securing a loan since nationalised banks hesitated to lend money to Hospitals back then. It was overcome with the support of Karnataka Vikas Grameen Bank. The hospital’s growth has been steady ever since, earning the trust of thousands of people of Belgaum and nearby areas. The Doddanavars’ commitment to providing cutting-edge care is evident in their continuous investment in modern equipment, expanding facilities and bringing in specialist care. This year alone saw upgrades to latest endoscopy machines, ventilators,  Ultrasound Machines, X-Ray machine, Pacemakers and C-ARM machine for advanced imaging in the OT.

A Multifaceted Approach to Patient Care:

As a multi-specialty hospital, DMC offers a comprehensive range of services, including Total Hip and Knee Replacement surgeries and advanced endoscopic procedures. Recognizing the growing concern of diabetes, they’ve established a dedicated Diabetes Center with a Diabetes Club that meets regularly to support patients. Their dedication extended to becoming a Covid care center during the pandemic and also administering vaccines to over 10,000 individuals.

Beyond the Walls of DMC:

The Doddanavars’ passion extends far beyond the hospital walls. They actively organize and support health check-up camps, vaccination drives, and medical camps in remote areas. Their philanthropic spirit inspires many, with their donations reaching institutes, organizations, and the field of education. DMC is the affiliate parent hospital to ParshwanathDoddanavarBharatesh College of Nursing and has also trained hundreds of doctors from Bharatesh Homeopathic Medical College for several years. Numerous doctors, surgeons and physicians have benefited from valuable experience at its hallowed portals over the decades.

A Beacon of Modern Healthcare:

Today, DMC boasts a sprawling 27,450 sq. ft. facility with 50 beds, including critical care units. Two well-equipped operation theatres ensure world-class surgical procedures. The recent addition of advanced X-ray units and ventilators further strengthens their diagnostic and treatment capabilities.

Deccan Medical Centre isn’t just a hospital; it’s a culmination of passion, dedication, and a relentless pursuit of progress in advance healthcare for Belgaum. It goes on to show how people with relentless passion can accomplish wonders in life.


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