Health in Punjab
Health and well-being are the most important aspects of human life. The state of being free from any illness or injury is an integral part of the working ability of people which leads to more productivity, thereby leading to a more developed nation. A healthy body leads to happy and well-maintained lives of the people which in turn leads to the growth of the country. As a consequence to this, the Government of India places much importance on the healthcare facilities available to all the people living in the country. The constitution of India works to fulfill a vision of an egalitarian society where freedom, dignity and justice to an individual is of paramount importance. Hence, many departments have been set up by the Government of India to look after the affairs of the society in order to create a new social order based on these principles.
With an aim to fulfill this vision of the Constitution of India, the state governments in various states of the country have separate departments which looks after the health affairs and the standard of living of the people. These departments strive to eliminate poverty, ignorance and ill-health among the people and take steps in order to raise awareness about healthy nutrition and proper growth and development among the men, women and children so as to promote the directive of 'Health for All'. With increasing technological innovations, there has been much advancement in the field of medical sciences and there are several attempts being made to provide the people living in India with these world class facilities and medical services.
The Health and Family Welfare Department in Punjab
The state of Punjab has also set up the Health and the Family Welfare Department which endeavors to provide precautionary, helpful and remedial health services of quality at economical prices to the people living in the state and belonging to different social classes. An expansive network of multifarious health institutions constituting a number of private as well as government hospitals, primary, subsidiary and community health centres comprising of dispensaries and clinics along with several government aided medical and dental colleges with attached hospitals. These health institutions employ well-trained and highly skilled medical and paramedical staff who strive to maintain the health and hygiene of the urban as well as the rural population of the state.
The Department of Health and Family Welfare in Punjab has categorically divided its functions into four, namely, primary health care, secondary level health care system, tertiary level health care system and delivery of family planning services.
Primary Health Care Services
The primary healthcare services in Punjab constitutes of a huge network of health institutions comprising of 2950 sub-centres, 1336 rural dispensaries and clinics, 395 primary health centres and 129 community health centres catering to the population. In addition to this, there are 507 Ayurvedic and Unani dispensaries, 17 Ayurvedic Swasth Kendra's, 5 Ayurvedic Hospitals, one government Ayurvedic college at Patiala and 107 Homoeopathic dispensaries which are also functioning in the state under the body of Indian Systems of Medicine & Homoeopathy (AYUSH). There have been a number of state health programmes organized and put into effect in the state as well in order to combat Malaria, Tuberculosis, Blindness, Leprosy and AIDS.
Secondary Level Health Care System
The secondary level health care system constitute of hospital services at the sub-divisional and the district levels which complement and provide support to the network of health institutions at the primary level.
Tertiary Level Health Care System
In Punjab, the tertiary level health care services are supplied by the highly specialized hospitals in the state along with a number of hospitals which are attached to the State Medical Colleges. These organisations aid the secondary level health care system and are the primary centres for carrying out research and manpower development for the health services in Punjab.
Delivery of Family Planning Services
The family planning services in Punjab
are primarily directed to the urban population with 23 Urban Family Planning Centers, 64 Urban Revamping Centers and 52 Post-Partum Units operating in the urban areas in the state.
Health Bodies in Punjab
The Health and Family Welfare Department in Punjab has a number of departments and organisations working under it, namely, the National Rural Health Mission, Punjab, the Punjab Health Systems Corporation, the Directorate of AYUSH, the Directorate of Homeopathy and the Punjab AIDS Control Society.
The National Rural Health Mission, Punjab aims to allocate easily accessible, economical, accountable, effectual and quality health care services to the poor, depressed and vulnerable sections of the population in rural areas. The Punjab Health Systems Corporation was formed in accordance to a special Act of Legislation which aims to establish, expand, improve and administer medical care in the state of Punjab. In total, there are 176 medical institutions operating under the PHSC, proffering preventive and curative health care facilities which constitutes of 21 District Hospitals, 2 Special Hospitals, 34 Sub-divisional Hospitals and 119 Community Health Centres.
The contact details of the Punjab Health Systems Corporation are as follows: Punjab Health Systems Corporation
Address: State Institute of Health and Family Welfare Complex
Near Civil Hospital, Phase VI, SAS Nagar
Mohali - 160056, Punjab (India)
Phone: + 91-172-2262938, + 91-172-2263938, + 91-172-2270533
Fax: + 91-172-2266938
The Directorate of AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy) in Punjab aims to integrate these ancient yet effective systems of medicine into the state health delivery system in order to strengthen them and increasing awareness about the treatment of a variety of disorders through Ayurveda. The Department of Homoeopathy in Punjab promotes the Homoeopathic System of medicines in the state by providing treatment at the primary health care level as well as purchases, maintains and allocates quality equipment and medicines to various Government Homoeopathic Dispensaries. There are 111 Government Homeopathic Dispensaries in Punjab where treatment is provided to general patients at a nominal fee and free medicines and treatment are provided to B.P.L families, Punjab Government employees, pensioners, past & present Members of the Legislative Assembly of Punjab, freedom fighters and prisoners under trial. There are a number of free Homoeopathic Medical Check-up Camps and Seminars organized in the rural areas throughout the State to make the people aware about this system of medication and treatment.
The Punjab AIDS Control Society started functioning in the year 1999 and has implemented a number of activities under the National AIDS Control Programme in order to create awareness about AIDS and its preventive measures. It has been able to achieve a number of its objectives, such as, creation of awareness and blood safety, strengthening of STD Clinics, intervention programmes through NGOs, condom promotion programmes, setting up of surveillance centres and counselling centres to reduce the emotional, mental and social tension created by the disease of AIDS on individual, family and community, training of committed medical workers in various Government hospitals in Punjab and preparation of multifarious education and communication materials by the AIDS Control Society which include posters, pamphlets, hand-bills, audio and video cassettes, TV Spots, Radio messages, TV talks/Radio talks and mass awareness programmes in the form of fairs, street plays, seminars, group meeting advertisements in newspapers, magazines, bus-panels, stickers and hoardings etc.
For more information, also see:Health in Ludhiana
| Health Care in Ferozepur
| Health in Bathinda
| Health in Ajitgarh
| Health in Amritsar
| Healthcare in Batala
| Health in Hoshiarpur
| Healthcare in Jalandhar
| Health in Khanna
| Healthcare Facilities in Moga
| Health in Patiala
| Health in Kapurthala
Major Health Schemes and Programmes in Punjab
The State Government of Punjab has launched several health schemes and programmes over the years to provide quality health care facilities to the people living in the state. A short description of these programmes and schemes are as follows:
National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP)
The NVBDCP is an all-encompassing programme for the prevention and control of six vector borne diseases, namely, malaria, dengue, chikungunya, Japanese encephalitis, lymphatic filariasis and kala azar.
National Leprosy Eradication Programme (NLEP)
In Punjab, the National Leprosy Eradication Programme endeavors to work towards disability prevention and medical rehabilitation, whereby, there is the detection and treatment of leprosy patients, hence limiting disabilities. In addition to this, the IEC also undertakes many methods to create awareness among general public about the stigma of this disease in various villages, blocks and schools through health melas, school rallies, folk shows and cultural shows.
National Programme for Control of Blindness (NPCB)
The National Programme for Control of Blindness (NPCB) was launched in the year 1976 with 100% central assistance. The functions of the scheme include steps taken to reduce blindness, identifying and treating blind people and improving infrastructure and eye care facilities in the state.
Revised National TB Control Programme (RNTBCP)
The Revised National TB Control Programme was started in the year 1966 in Punjab and it aims to reduce the number of cases of tuberculosis in the state as a part of its long term goal. The short term objectives of this scheme comprise of immunization of infants by the BCG dosage, to detect new cases and to treat them.
National Iodine Deficiency Disorders Control Programme (NIDDCP)
In order to combat the major public health problem of iodine deficiency disorders, the government of India established the National Goiter Control Program in the year 1962 which was later renamed as the as National Iodine Deficiency Disorders Control Program in 1992. NIDDCP is being effectively implemented in Punjab with the easiest solution being to consume iodized salt everyday so as to prevent a wide variety of iodine deficiency disorders such as goiter, still births, abortions, congenital anomalies, mental deficiency, deaf mutism, squint & dwarfism.
National Cancer Control Program (NCCP)
The NCCP in Punjab has achieved considerable success at preventing cancer by taking steps for the diagnosis and the free and cheap treatment of cancer and the setting up of the cancer registries and required infrastructure to provide treatment and therapy to the cancer patients in the state.
School Health Programme
The School Health Programme was launched in Punjab in the year 1981 and it undertakes regular and basic medical check-ups of children in various Government and Government aided schools and Anganwadi Centres for different types of health related problems in order to focus on their growth and development. The cost of the medicines and other emergency and treatment kits for various diseases like Thalassemia and Cancer under this program is funded by the NRHM.
Immunization Strengthening Program
The Immunization Strengthening Program in Punjab undertakes steps to bring down the child mortality rate, especially the Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) by innoculating the infants against seven life threatening diseases, namely, Childhood Tuberculosis, Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus, Measles, Polio and Hepatitis-B.
Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY)
This program in Punjab is being implemented so as to reduce maternal and neo-natal mortality by promoting institutional delivery among the poor pregnant women.
Integrated Disease Surveillance Project (IDSP)
The Integrated Disease Surveillance Project (IDSP) was launched in the year 2007 and has established 20 surveillance units in the 20 districts of the state along with upgrading the State and District Health Laboratories which can detect the early causes of disease outbreak by involving health personnel at various levels like medical officers, lab technicians and health workers, who have been trained in phases.
Intensive Dental Health Care Program
The state of Punjab launched the first of its kind Intensive Dental Health Care Program in 1989-90 for school children, school teachers and general public to reduce the occurrence of oral and dental diseases. The steps taken by this program include the imparting of dental health education training to the school children and detailed oral health check-up along with providing the necessary dental treatment to the people in the various Mobile Dental Clinic Vans travelling throughout the state.
Hospitals in Punjab
There are many reputed and well-known government as well as private hospitals in Punjab which offer the best medical facilities. These health care institutions in Punjab have highly skilled doctors, surgeons and nurses who provide the finest treatment facilities and devote the best services for the welfare and well-being of the patients. The wide variety of services offered by hospitals in Punjab range from emergency trauma centres, general medical care and to specialty treatments which include eye care, dental care, maternity and paediatric units, cardiac and orthopedic problems among many others.
Some of the top hospitals in Punjab are as follows:
Aastha Kidney & Super Speciality Hospital
This hospital in Ludhiana
is one of North India’s best hospitals providing treatment for a variety of urology and nephrology diseases. They provide treatment for severe and chronic kidney ailments with the top facilities available. The Aastha Kidney & Super Speciality Hospital has a dedicated staff constituting of urologists, nephrologists, surgeons, technicians and nursing staff who are extensively trained in advanced laparoscopic and minimalist surgery techniques and who provide excellent care to patients belonging from all over India as well as foreign countries. The address of the hospital is as follows:
Aastha Kidney & Super Speciality Hospital
Address: B-20-1197/1, Near Aarti Chowk
Krishna Nagar, Civil Lines
Ludhiana, Punjab - 141001
Phone: + 91-161-4646004, +91-98727-77573, + 91-8283807573
Fax: + 91-161-4646878
CMC Mohali Multi Speciality Hospital
The CMC Mohali is one of the best multi-specialty hospitals which has treated patients with world-class and effective healthcare procedures for a spectrum of diseases. The hospital has special departments for Orthopaedics, Paediatrics, Gynecology, Urology, Psychiatric, Joint Diseases, Renal Diseases, Neurosciences, Eye and Cosmetic Surgery which are well equipped to cater to the needs of patients effectively. It also has skilled specialists and surgeons who stay updated with the latest technology and healthcare procedures in the industry. The address of the hospital is as follows: Cheema Medical Complex
Address: Phase-IV, Near Telephone Exchange
S.A.S. Nagar, Mohali (Punjab) -160059
Reception: 98764-05771, 98154-00070, 80549-22340
Emergency No.: 0172-2226124, 0172-4008070, 80549-22340
Hotline No.: 98154-00070
SPS Apollo Hospitals
The Satguru Partap Singh Apollo Hospital in Ludhiana is a recently launched hospital with a capacity of accommodating 350 patients and which is staffed with a panel of eminent medical professionals who are leaders in their respective fields. This is supported by a highly proficient and skilled paramedical staff and well-trained nursing professionals along with the best infrastructure and state of the art equipment using the latest technology. The address of the hospital is as follows: SPS Apollo Hospitals
Address: Sherpur Chowk
G.T. Road, Ludhiana – 141001
Phone: +91-161-6617111/ 6617222 / 6617333 / 6617444
Fax: + 91-161- 6617171
Sibia Medical Centre
Sibia Medical Centre in Ludhiana is primarily a no-surgery clinic dedicated to treating various diseases such as cardio-vascular diseases and cancer, etc. without surgery. The address of the hospital is as follows:Sibia Medical Centre
Address: B/XIX-568 A, Near Fountain Chowk
Civil Lines, Ludhiana - 141001
Phone: 0091-161- 2444818, 0091-98140-34818
Christian Medical College & Hospital, Ludhiana
The Christian Medical College & Hospital in Ludhiana
is one of the best hospitals in the state of Punjab providing treatment for a wide spectrum of health ailments. With a capacity of accommodating about 557 patients, the critical care areas in the hospital are well-furnished with the latest technological equipment and infrastructure and are used by well- skilled doctors, nurses and technicians. The hospital also has an attached college aimed at training and instructing young people into proficient doctors. The address of the hospital is as follows: Christian Medical College & Hospital
Address: Brown Road
Phone: + 91-161-2229011-21
Fax: + 91-161-2228416
BBC Heart Care Pruthi Hospital
This multi-speciality pioneer hospital located in Jalandhar
provides ultra-modern cardiac care to its patients and is equipped with the most sophisticated and ultra-modem computerized equipment and gadgets for performing heart surgeries and procedures associated with Cardiac Catheterization, Bypass Surgery (CABG), Open Heart Surgery for Valve repair / replacement & other Congenital Heart Defects, Coronary Angiography, Coronary Angioplastv, Atherectomy, Rotablator, 2D Colour Doppler and 24 Hour Ambulatory Holter Monitoring. These procedures are performed by extremely qualified and professionally experienced cardiologists & cardiac surgeons who are assisted by well-trained nursing and paramedic staff. The address of the hospital is as follows: BBC Heart Care & Pruthi Hospital
Address: 301, Lajpat NagarJalandhar
City, Punjab-144 001
Phone: + 91-181-2222244, + 91-181-2222266, + 91-181-2222288, + 91-181-2222299
Fax: + 91-181-2222211
Fortis Hospital, Amritsar
Established in the year 2003, the Fortis Hospital in Amritsar
is a multi-specialty hospital with specializations in the cardiac sciences and looks after the healthcare requirements of the people. It is the only NABH accredited hospital in the region spreading over a region of over 5 acre. The address of the hospital is as follows: Fortis Escorts Hospital
Address: Majitha-Verka Bypass Road
Amritsar - 143004, Punjab
Phone: + 91 183 3012222, + 91 183 6662222
Tagore Hospital and Health Care Centre
This hospital is a renowned multi-specialty hospital of North India with the most advanced medical facilities in the fields of General Medicine, General Surgery, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Orthopedics and Skin & VD. The Tagore Hospital and Health Care Centre offers high quality and cost effective patient care which help in saving and enriching human lives. The address of the hospital is as follows:
Tagore Hospital & Heart Care Centre Pvt. Ltd.
Address: Banda Bahadur Nagar, Mahavir Marg
Jalandhar City – 144008
Phone: + 91 181 4685700, 4685777
Fax: + 91 181 2204123
Sri Guru Harkrishan Sahib Charitable Eye Hospital Trust, Sohana
This hospital located in Mohali
provides quality eye care and helps in eradicating all types of eye diseases with the latest scientific and modern techniques to all patients irrespective of their economic status. It has gradually expanded into a multi-disciplinary hospital and provides excellent care and other medical facilities by specializing in other medical fields such as Dentistry, Orthopaedics, General Surgery, General Medicine, Ear Nose Throat, Paediatrics, Gynaecology, Skin, Neurosurgery, Gastroenterology, Psychiatry and Radiology. With a highly trained staff, the SGHS Hospitals in Mohali
has become a major centre of providing vital ophthalmic care in the Northern India. The address of the hospital is as follows: Sri Guru Harkrishan Sahib Charitable Eye Hospital Trust
Address: Sector 77, Ajitgarh
, Punjab -140 308 (India)
Phone: + 91 0172-2295000
Fax: + 91 0172-2295100
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Thind Eye Hospital
The Thind Eye Hospital (T.E.H.) in Jalandhar
is a super speciality eye-care hospital that is equipped with the latest diagnostic and therapeutic surgical instruments which impart high quality eye care including low stress surgery and provides a number of services such as cataract services, refractive surgery services, vitreo-retinal and uveitis services, squint and paediatric ophthalmology and strabismus services, neuro-ophthalmology, orbit and oculoplasty services, cornea and external disease services, glaucoma services, contact lens and low vision aids, Lasik eye surgery and general ophthalmology. The address of the hospital is as follows:Thind Eye Hospital
Address: 701-L, Mall Road
Model Town, Jalandhar - 144 003
Phone: + 91-181-4697500, 4697501, 4697525, + 91-887-207-0002, 887-207-0003, 887-207-0004
Fax: + 91-181-4697555
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Brar Eye Hospital
The Brar Eye Hospital in Punjab has two branches in Kotkapura and Bathinda
which are super-speciality eye hospitals that provide excellent precautionary and corrective services in various disciplines and sub-specialties of ophthalmology such as cataract and refractive surgery, vitreo retina, glaucoma, cornea, oculoplasty, pediatric ophthalmology and general and medical ophthalmology. The addresses of the two branches of the hospitals are as follows:Brar Eye Hospital, Kotkapura
Address: Faridkot Road
Kotkapura - 151204
Phone: 01635-222250, 221150, 504450
Lasik Helpline: 098555-35750Brar Eye Hospital, Bathinda
Address: Near Rose Garden Chowk
Bathinda – 151001
Phone: 0164-2221150, 2211150
Mahajan Eye Hospital
The Mahajan Eye Hospital in Jalandhar is one of the best specialized treatment centres which provide high quality services in the treatment of the most important part of the human body, that is, the eye. The hospital is staffed with highly skilled surgeons, ophthalmologists, optometrists and opticians who are well trained to deal with the various eye disorders like cataract, scleritis, hyphema, conjunctivitis, myopia, hyperopia among many other eye diseases and their requisite treatments. The address of the hospital is as follows: Mahajan Eye Hospital
Address: 111, Shaheed Udham Singh Nagar
Near Rock Garden, Jalandhar – 144001
Phone: 0181- 2242418, 2227608, 5074560, + 93165-11222
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Apart from these top hospitals, there are several other hospitals in Punjab such as Deol Hospital in Ludhiana, DMC Ludhiana, Emergency Medical Care Hospital (EMC), Amritsar, Ivy Hospital - Multi Specialty & Cancer Research Institute in Mohali, Jattinder GH Hospital in Ludhiana, Jammu Hospital in Jalandhar, JP Hospital in Zirkpur, Kapil Hospital in Jalandhar, Khosla Stone, Kidney & Surgical Centre, Patiala Heart Institute, Rattan Multi-specialty Hospital & Diagnostic Centre in Ludhiana, S. A. S. Grewal Memorial Multi-specialty Hospital in Ludhiana, Samrala Surgical and General Hospital in Ludhiana, Sankura Eye Hospital in Ludhiana, Rotary Eye Bank and Corneal Transplantation Centre in Hoshiarpur, Punorjot Eye Bank in Ludhiana and Shivam IVF Centre at Kapurthala Chowk in Jalandhar among many others which provide excellent healthcare facilities to the people living in the state.
For more information, also see:Eye Hospitals in Patiala
| Columbia Asia Hospital in Patiala
| Sadbhavana Medical and Heart Institute in Patiala
| Eye Hospitals in Ludhiana
| Dental Hospitals in Ludhiana
| Psychiatrists and Psychologists in Ludhiana
| G.S. Memorial Prem Hospital in Moga
| Savera Eye Hospital in Moga
| Capitol Hospital in Jalandhar
| Bharaj Hospital and Trauma Center in Hoshiarpur
| Ivy Hospital in Hoshiarpur
| Health Street Hospitals in Bathinda
| Max Super Specialty Hospital in Bathinda
Nursing Homes in Punjab
There are quite a number of nursing homes in Punjab which are privately operated establishments that provide nursing care for people of all age groups, especially, women and their health problems as well as the aged or the chronically ill, who are unable to care for themselves properly. These nursing homes have well-trained staff comprising of doctors, surgeons and nurses and other technicians who provide excellent quality care to the patients. Some of the best nursing homes in Punjab are as follows:
Iqbal Nursing Home and Hospital
The Iqbal Nursing Home in Ludhiana is the first IVF centre in North India and deals specifically with problems related to women’s health. The highly skilled team of doctors, physicians, surgeons and nursing staff are specialized in the treatment of all types of obstetric and gyneacological problems. The nursing home has a Test tube baby centre which is fully equipped with the latest technological machines and offers services like IVF, ICSI, Semen bank and Cryopreservation of semen and so on. There is also a clinic devoted to taking curative measures for problems faced by pre-menopausal and menopausal women and for the counselling and the treatment of infertile and childless couples. The address of the nursing home is as follows: Iqbal Nursing Home and Hospital
Address: 74, Club Road
Civil Lines, Ludhiana
Punjab – 141001
Phone: + 91 1612444753, 2444757
Fax: + 91-161-2444752
Chawla Nursing Home and Maternity Hospital
This hospital located in the city of Jalandhar is one of the best nursing homes in Punjab providing excellent maternity facilities for women. The services include advanced laparoscopic surgeries which are carried out for all gyneacological procedures like Myoma (Fibroid) removal, Endometriosis, Adhesions, Ovarian Cyst and Tubal Recanalization, diagnostic and therapeutic Hysteroscopic Transcervical resection of the endometrium and Balloon Therapy, which is offered for women suffering from heavy and excessive periods and Infertility treatment facilities comprising of Intra Uterine Insemination (IUI), In-vitro Fertilization and Embryo Transfer (IVF-ET), Semen Banking, Endometriosis and PCOD Clinic. The Chawla Nursing Home and Maternity Hospital also offers excellent facilities in other sub-specialties such as antenatal and post natal physiotherapy, pediatrics, dietary medicine and clinical psychology. The address of the nursing home is as follows:Chawla Nursing Home and Maternity Hospital
Address: 9, Lajpat Nagar
Link Road, Jalandhar City – 144001
Phone: + 91-181-2224374 / 5072323
Fax: + 91-181-2236662
Mittal Nursing Home
The Mittal Nursing Home in Ludhiana is one of the top orthopedic nursing homes in the country specializing in the treatment of complex orthopaedic conditions and joint replacement surgeries. Over the years, the nursing home has also specialized in providing the latest medical care in critical and life threatening areas such as Oncology, Cardiology, Orthopaedics, Nephrology and Neurosurgery and is staffed with proficient physicians, surgeons, nursing professionals and technicians who have quite a lot of international experience. The address of the nursing home is as follows: Mittal Nursing Home and Trauma Centre (P) Ltd.
Address: 71-B, Main Road
Kitchlu Nagar, Ludhiana
Phone: 0161-2301410, 2305777, 9814027085
The addresses of some other nursing homes in Punjab are as follows:Bhatia Nursing Home
Address: 533, Dalima Vihar
ESI Road, Rajpura
Punjab - 140401
Phone: 01762 – 224021Bhupinder Nursing Home
Address: 261, Mota Singh Nagar
Main Road, Near Bus Stand
Jalandhar - 144001
Phone: 0181 - 223376 / 226965
Fax: 0181 – 224745Deep Nursing Home And Children’s Hospital
Address: 481-R, Model Town
Ludhiana – 141002
Phone: 0161 – 5013874
Fax : 0161 – 5013879Dr. Talwar's Nursing Home
Address: Lajpat Nagar
Punjab – 152116
Phone: 01634 - 20077 /21277
Fax: 01634 – 25886Aarti Nursing Home
Address: 57-E Tagore Nagar
Civil Lines, Ludhiana – 141001
Phone: 2470689Ahuja Nursing Home
Address: 234, Pakhowal Road
Ludhiana – 141002
Phone: 2455801Bagga Nursing Home
Address: Urban Estate Phase – I
Dugri Road, Ludhiana – 141002
Phone: 2492322City Nursing Home & Hospital
Dr. Sham Singh Road, Civil Lines
Ludhiana – 141001
For more information, also see:Clinics and Nursing Homes in Patiala
| Nursing Homes in Khanna
| Nursing Homes in Amritsar
| Nursing Homes in Ludhiana
| Maternity Hospitals in Ludhiana
| Ayurveda Centres in Jalandhar
| Diagnostic Centres in Jalandhar
| Occupational Therapists in Ludhiana
| Physiotherapists in Jalandhar
Did You Know?
- In order to provide the state of Punjab with well-trained, highly professional and proficient nursing staff, a number of nursing colleges and institutes have been opened in Punjab which help people to develop an aptitude for nursing so as to practice comprehensive nursing and acquire the knowledge and understanding about working in a hospital and in a community. The nurses trained in these colleges develop skills in critical thing and provide quality nursing care to patients belonging to different economic backgrounds.
- Some of the nursing institutes and colleges in Punjab are the Phoenix
Nursing Institute in Jalandhar, Punjab Public College of Nursing in
Bhatinda, Sandhu Institute of Nursing in Nawanshahar, Amar Professional
College of Nursing in Mohali, Desh Bhagat College of Nursing in
Fatehgarh Saheb, National Institute of Nursing Education in Chandigarh,
Khalsa College of Nursing in Amritsar and Swift Institute of Nursing in
Patiala among many others. These institutes of nursing in Punjab help in
the training of highly efficient nurses and promote equality in the
nursing profession while simultaneously empowering the women from weaker
sections of the society by providing opportunities for quality
- The branch of the Indian Medical Association in the state of Punjab is the only accredited and national voluntary organisation which deals with the affairs and the interests of the doctors and the medical community at large. The association aims to maintain the honor and the dignity of the medical profession and to work in cooperation amongst the members. It also undertakes many steps in order to attain equality among all members of the profession and for the promotion and advancement of all medical and allied sciences with their different branches so as to improve the conditions of public health and medical education in Punjab.
- The Government of Punjab set up the Department of Medical Education and Research in the year 1973 with an endeavor to advance the quality of medical education in the state so as to produce highly competent and professional doctors. The primary aim of this directorate was the development of manpower in the field of medicine so as to provide high quality medical facilities in the hospitals attached to the medical and dental institutes and colleges in the state.
The achievements of this department constitute of the establishment of three medical colleges, two dental colleges, one Ayurvedic college, two nursing colleges and six hospitals run by the Government of Punjab along with the setting up of ten medical colleges, sixteen dental colleges, twelve Ayurvedic colleges, four Homeopathic colleges, nine physiotherapy institutes and several nursing schools and colleges which are being operated in the state by various welfare societies and trusts in the private sector following the approval and no-objection certificate from the Government of Punjab.
- The Punjab Health Systems Corporation, which is an organisation working under the Department of Health and Family Welfare in Punjab, has organized quite a number of schemes and programs to improve and advance the health conditions in the state. The programs include the following:
- RSBY Scheme: The Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojna has been set up by the PHSC to provide health benefits to the Below Poverty Line (BPL) families in the form of free medical treatment up to INR 30,000/-.
- Jan Aushadhi Program: Launched in the year 2008, the PHSC collaborated with the campaign started by the Government of India, under which all the district hospitals in Punjab were supplied with cheaper, non-branded essential medicines through dedicated outlets.
- Rogi Kalyan Samiti: This scheme is also known as the Patient Welfare Committee (PWC) whereby public institutions and hospitals in the state are managed through community participation. The RKS has successfully launched 18 district hospitals in the state which include two special hospitals, 37 sub divisional hospitals and 117 community health centres.
- Punjab Nirogi Yojna: This program provides financial assistance to patients who are under the Below Poverty Line (BPL) and who are suffering from major life threatening diseases which enables them to receive treatment at any of the multi-specialty hospital which is working under the Government or other any Government hospitals.
- BMW Scheme: The ‘Bio-Medical Waste Management’ program is followed by 173 hospitals under the PHSC presently, whereby they make provisions of color coded bags for the storage of bio-medical waste generated in the hospital and the collection of the bio-medical waste from the concerned hospital and then disposing it as per the guidelines issued by the CBWTF (Common Bio-Medical Waste Treatment Facility).
- Sanitation Program: The services of sanitation in the hospitals in Punjab are provided under contract in 59 hospitals in the state. The contracts are awarded after the process of tenders and consequently, the contractors recruit people for sanitation services in the hospitals along with providing material for the cleaning of the concerned hospital.
- Tele-Medicine Program: Under this program, the patients living in far off areas in the state are provided with the requisite medical care and treatment from specialty hospitals, thereby overcoming limitations of distance, time and money.
- Blood Bank Program: The state of Punjab has set up 40 blood banks and 28 blood storage units in the various hospitals operating under the PHSC.
Thus, there are quite a number of healthcare facilities available in the state of Punjab
which helps the people in the treatment of small ailments as well as major diseases so as to keep healthy and have an overall sense of well-being and happiness. The Government of Punjab
along with the help of various subsidiary bodies like the PHSC has undertaken many steps to provide quality healthcare facilities to the people living in the state belonging to the various social classes. The state of Punjab
proves true the old adage, ‘Health is Wealth’, thereby making health and welfare of the residents of the state to be one of the most important affairs that are looked and worked upon towards advancement by the Government and its departments.
So come to Punjab to experience world class services and health care treatments for your loved ones.