The Calicut Medical College is also Known as Government Medical College Kozhikode, was established in 1957, by Government of Kerala. The College is affiliated to University of Calicut and approved by Medical Council of India, New Delhi. The vast and sprawling Medical College complex is spread over an extensive area of 270 acres located in picturesque surroundings about 10km from the heart of Calicut. The main college hospital with 1183 beds was commissioned in 1966 and the Institute of Maternal and Child Health with 610 beds was commissioned in 1975. The latest addition to this hospital city is the multi-storied specialty complex inaugurated on 23rd September 2006.