Rajendra Hospital Patiala was named after the Maharaja Rajendra Singh (1856–1900) of erstwhile state. The foundation was laid down byMaharaja Yadvinder Singh on 15th April 1950. Government Medical College,Patiala was started on 29th September, 1953 at Patiala, the capital oferstwhile Pepsu State, at that time a separate State from Punjab, under theGovernment Of India President’s rule . This was the first Medical College inPepsu State with a population of over 20 lacs. The Rajendra Hospital, Patiala, wasunder construction when the college started. The foundation stone of thecollege building was laid by Dr. Rajendra Parshad then President of India on21.12.1953. The opening ceremony of Rajendra Hospital, Patiala was performed bythe Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru, in 1954.
It started as a 500 bedded hospital and presently it houses1009 bedded in Rajendra Hospital Patiala and 121 bedded in T.B.Hospital,Patiala. The T.B.Hospital, Patiala has been designated as Zonal Task ForceCentre of North India for involvement of Medical Colleges in RNTCP. TheHospital is also working as State T.B.Training and Demonstration Centre for theState of Punjab and U.T.
Apart from Basic/Clinical departments some super specialty departments are also functioning. Cardiology, Neurology, Nephrology, ICCU arefunctioning in Medicine Deptt. and Urology, Pediatrics, Surgery, PlasticSurgery, I.C.U are also functional. Psychiatry Deptt.of this Institution has been upgraded. In addition to itDe-addiction Centre, ART Centre /EDUSET, Telemedicine, I.T.Cell are alsofunctional. The college has 4 hostels for UGs and one hostel for PGs. It hasbeautiful auditorium, vast play grounds, swimming pool, and gymnasium andcollege canteen. The college has a separate library building with in the campushousing IT Cell. There is an ME Cell to
The present college building was constructed in 1953 for the admission of 50 MBBS students whereas at present: – 150 M.B.B.S., 90 Post Graduate, 4 MSc.(Biochemistry, Anatomy) 50 Bsc. Nursing, 30 Post Basic Nursing, 10 Bsc. Medical (Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry), 40 D.M.L.T, 60 D-Pharmacy, 11 Radiographer Diploma students are being admitted in this Institution.