Ahmedabad Civil Hospital

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Ahmedabad Civil Hospital
Ahmedabad Civil Hospital is located in Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad Civil Hospital
Location in Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Ahmedabad Civil Hospital is located in Gujarat
Ahmedabad Civil Hospital
Ahmedabad Civil Hospital (Gujarat)
Geography
LocationAsarva, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Coordinates23°03′05″N 72°36′18″E / 23.051362°N 72.605075°E / 23.051362; 72.605075Coordinates: 23°03′05″N 72°36′18″E / 23.051362°N 72.605075°E / 23.051362; 72.605075
Organisation
Care systemGovernment
TypeGeneral
Services
Emergency departmentYes
Beds2000+
History
Opened1841
Links
Websitecivilhospitalamdavad.org
ListsHospitals in India

Ahmedabad Civil Hospital is a public hospital located in Ahmedabad, India, with facilities for specialised diagnostic, therapeutic and rehabilitative patient care. The hospital campus spans 110 acres (45 ha) of land and houses the Gujarat Medical Council and Gujarat Nursing Council. It is affiliated to B.J. Medical College in Ahmedabad.

History[edit]

The hospital traces its origins to 1858, when it was founded with the help of donations given by Shri Hutheesing, Shri Premabhai and Surgeon General D Wyllie, for a total cost of 96,000. It had rooms for 92 inpatients.[1] Every year, the hospital admits around 70,000 patients, conducts 26,000 surgeries, and performs 6,500 deliveries.[2]

Working[edit]

In 2019, the hospital inaugurated a new 1,200-bed building within the campus, built at a cost of Rs 395 crore.[3] Earlier that month, hundreds of contractual employees of the hospital protested the incomplete payment of salaries.[4]

In 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Gujarat High Court highlighted the poor health infrastructure of the hospital, calling conditions in the hospital "pathetic" and "as good as a dungeon", highlighting the lack of ventilators and lack of accountability by senior physicians. [5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gazetteer of the Bombay Presidency: Ahmedabad. Printed at the Government Central Press. 1879.
  2. ^ "Top 10 largest hospitals in the world". healthcareglobal. 15 June 2018. Retrieved 2 December 2018.
  3. ^ "PM Narendra Modi inaugurates 1200-bed New Civil Hospital in Ahmedabad". DeshGujarat. 4 March 2019. Retrieved 27 February 2020.
  4. ^ "PM Modi to inaugurate 1,200-bed hospital in Ahmedabad city". The Indian Express. 5 February 2019. Retrieved 27 February 2020.
  5. ^ Ghosh, Sohini (24 May 2020). "Civil Hospital worse than dungeon, says Gujarat HC". The Indian Express. Ahmedabad. Retrieved 1 June 2020.
  6. ^ Langa, Mahesh (24 May 2020). "Ahmedabad civil hospital conditions pathetic, painful: Gujarat HC". The Hindu. Retrieved 1 June 2020.