In the late 1980s the government felt the need to start a new medical college to cater to the needs of Vidarbha region. It was the tireless efforts of late Shri. Sudhakarraoji Naik, the then Chief Minister of Maharashtra and health minister Shri. Jawaharlalji Darda, Yavatmal was selected for the purpose. It was named after late Shri Vasantraoji Naik who was the first chief minister from this region also known as Father of Green Revolution (Harit krantiche pranete) as a tribute to his contribution to farming. The Vasantrao Naik Government Medical college (SVNGMC) was lucky to have visionaries as Dean Dr. V.S.Gosavi as the first Dean from 17/05/1989 to 31/07/1993. Others who later occupied this chair were Dr. N.K. Deshmukh, Dr. H.R.Nagarle, Dr.B.G.Waghmare, Dr. R.K.Ayachit, Dr.V.K.Bhutada, Dr.A.A.Pathak, Dr.N.N.Ambhore, Dr.S.K.Bobhate, Dr.A.P.Dongre, Dr.A.D.Rathod. All the above dignitaries tried their level best to improve the medical college and hospital administration. The college got rejuvenated when the very enthusiastic & dynamic Dr. Manish Baburao Shrigiriwar joined this institute as Dean on 10th October 2017. He is working hard to upgrade the medical education and patient facility at our institute. Being strict administrator, he is student/patient and environment friendly. .
Every person holding the post of dean has tried his level best to upgrade the medical college as a result of which currently we have 150 MBBS seats approved by MCI. We offer post graduate courses in almost all subjects.
This college is affiliated to Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, NASHIK.
Being established for over a span of more than three decades, the college boasts of a very impressive infrastructure which includes a grand well furnished Administrative and Academic building, OPD building, Lecture halls, well equipped separate Library building, Auditorium, Hostel facilities for students with Gymnasium, Residential facilities to the teaching & non teaching staff. The teaching staff is experienced & excellent.
Patient care has been a priority of this institute, A large number of patients from surrounding area as well as patients from adjoining region of Andhra Pradesh are benefited by the institution and hospital. Nearly 1300 patients are registered daily in the OPD, with full information of patients available at a click in HMIS (Healthcare Management Information System).
We have attached Hospital with indoor facilities for 765 beds, well equipped Operation Theatres, Specialty clinics, ART centre, Sickle cell unit, Family planning unit, Immunization centre, fully equipped Intensive coronary care unit with central monitoring system MICU, NICU & surgical recovery room. (Post operative cases). We have a state of ART Central Sterilization Unit (CSSD).