The Government of Uttarakhand is committed to provide state of art medical facilities to the people of remote hills of the State. After successful establishment of State Medical Institutions at Haldwani (Nainital), Srinagar(Garhwal) and Dehradun during last one decade, a step forward, the State Government decided to establish another medical institute with capacity of 100 MBBS admissions annually in the name of “Soban Singh Jeena Government Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Almora” at district Almora of Kumaun hills of the State . The institute is under sponsorship scheme of Government of India.
The institute is located in two piece land. The Medical College campus of the institute is spread over 25 acres (9.90 hectares) of land known as Moth-free Estate, Pandey Khola, near Vikas Bhawan, Almora. The approach to the Medical College is through the State highway-37 which leads to Vikas Bhawan. The associated teaching hospital of the institute is the pre existing 200 bedded “Govardhan Tewari Government Base Hospital Almora” which is in the process of upgradation to 500 bed capacity. The Hospital is almost 7 Km. away from the medical college campus and is spread over 17.13 acres (6.85 hectares) land. The institute has applied for letter of permission from Medical Council of India for 100 MBBS admissions for the academic year 2019-20.