Healthcare in Ahmedabad

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Healthcare in Ahmedabad is provided through several hospitals and medical colleges - both government and private. In addition to providing healthcare to the Gujarat population, Ahmedabad also focuses on medical tourism and in 2009 received about 1,500 visitors from outside the state, including some from abroad.[1]

Ahmedabad Civil Hospital[edit]

Opened in 1953, Ahmedabad Civil Hospital is the largest hospital in Asia.[2] Civil Hospital is housed in a sprawling 110-acre (0.45 km2) area, has 2,800 beds facility where over 1,300,000 patients are treated and nearly 80,000 surgeries performed annually. It also has autonomous kidney, cancer, heart, eye, paraplegia, dental and TB hospitals located on the same campus, if all are taken into account, the number of beds goes up to 3,500. A proposal has been drawn up by Gujarat government to seek World Bank aid for a nine-storey 2,000-bed building on Civil Hospital premises, raising its capacity to 4,800 beds - making it the world's largest hospital.

Sheth Vadilal Sarabhai General Hospital (VS Hospital)[edit]

VS Hospital is a multi-activity and multi-specialty hospital, which was the vision of Vadilal Sarabhai. The hospital was founded in year 1931 with an initial capital of 400,000 Rupees. It has 1,115 beds and is run by AMC and a committee consisting of members of the Sarabhai and Chinai families who had donated the hospital to the city. Over 500,000 patients are treated here annually, averaging 1,600 patients a day. Also 25,000 surgeries are performed every year. Plans are underway to expand the hospital capacity by building two new towers which will increase capacity by 2000 beds.[3] The hospital caters to areas in and around Ahmedabad with an average radius of 180 kilometers. Being near to the national highway, VS hospital is the center for significant trauma management. Moreover, it is the only government hospital in Ahmedabad which caters to vascular injuries ( limb salvage). It has a significant patient input by emergency 108 services in Ahmedabad .[4]

Other prominent/major hospitals in the city[edit]

Sorted alphabetical [5]

  • ADORN cosmetic surgery & hair transplant centre
  • Akhandanand Ayurvedic Hospital
  • Apex Heart Institute
  • Apollo Hospital - SPS Apollo Hospital
  • Bapunagar General Hospital ESI
  • Care Institute of Medical Sciences (CIMS Hospital)
  • Dr Jivraj Mehta Hospital and medical research
  • Eklavya ayurved multispeciality panchkarma centre
  • Gujarat Research & Medical Institute Rajasthan Hospitals
  • Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital
  • HCG Cancer Hospital
  • Krishna Heart Institute
  • Mental Hospital
  • Nova Pulse IVF Clinic
  • Pulse Women's Hospital
  • Rajasthan Hospital
  • SAL Hospital
  • Seth L.G. Municipal General Hospital
  • Seth C.H. Nagari Eye Hospital
  • Sharda Ben Municipal General Hospital
  • Sterling Hospital
  • The Gujarat Cancer Society
  • Zydus Hospital
  • Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Hospital (SVP Hospital)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Priya Adhyaru-Majithia (3 December 2010) Booster for medical tourism in Ahmedabad
  2. ^ M, Sunil (25 September 2008). "Civil Hospital planned as world's biggest hospital". The Times of India. Retrieved 24 December 2008.
  3. ^ Himanshu Kaushik, TNN 1 Sep 2011, 01.09am IST (1 September 2011). "VS Hospital will soon have twin towers - Times Of India". Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 5 October 2013.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)
  4. ^ Goel SA, Bhavsar NM, Makwana H, Lil NA, Patel PR (6 June 2015). "Epidemiology and Patterns of lower limb injuries at a tertiary care hospital in Ahmedabad". International Journal of Medical Research and Review. doi:10.17511/ijmrr.2015.i5.094.
  5. ^ "The Times Group". epaperbeta.timesofindia.com. Retrieved 17 January 2017.