DEPARTMENT OF PAEDIATRIC SURGERY
The Paediatric Surgery unit was started in Calicut medical College in November 1966 when Dr. George Thaliath FRCS Assistant Professor of Paediatric Surgery was transferred from Trivandrum Medical College to Calicut.
Dr. George Thaliath started the Paediatric Surgery unit in Ward IV in the Beach hospital. He started special clinics for treating children with burns and also started neonatal surgery. A brilliant surgeon, an eminent teacher and above all a noble and upright individual, his career was cut short by myocardial infarction. Due to ill health, he moved back to Trivandrum in 1970 and passed away in 1976.
Then the unit was successively manned by Dr. K.P.Rajagopal, Dr. Sankarankutty Warrier, Dr. S.M.Pillai all Assistant Professors in General Surgery.
On January 1st 1973 Dr. Karthikeya Varma was transferred to Calicut and assumed Charge as the head of the unit. A second unit was created when Dr. T.P.Joseph joined in 1978. In 1980 MCh training in Paediatric Surgery was started in Calicut Medical College. A third unit started functioning in 1984 with Dr. Gopalakrishnan Achari, as Associate Professor in Charge.
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