Amritsar Health Care

The government of the state of Punjab has made continuous efforts to ensure that the Amritsar health care is well maintained in the city. To achieve the objective of the government, several hospitals and sanatoriums have been established furnished with the required infrastructure.

The hospitals of Amritsar serve indoor and outdoor patients. Specialized doctors are present to treat the patients who arrive at the hospitals of Amritsar for consulting the doctor. The hospitals are well furnished with automated and digitally operated instrument required to administer the patients.

The Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, Amritsar is one of the oldest hospitals of the region established in the year 1891. The hospital is furnished with specialized surgical instruments and laboratory instruments used to conduct medical examination prior to the treatment of the individual.

The T.B Santorium in the city of Amritsar was established in the year 1936 with 255 beds dedicated to the treatment of patients with lungs and chest diseases. The hospital is reputed for the treatment of patients with tuberculosis. Two other eminent institutes dedicated in maintaining the Amritsar health care are the Punjab Government Dental College and Hospital, Amritsar and the Punjab Mental Hospital situated in the city.

Dedicated and eminent doctors and specialists of the city serve the hospitals in Amritsar. However, there is a stark gap between the ratio of doctors and patients in the city. A small number of nurses are present in the hospital to aid the doctors in the treatment of the patients. Although the region has not been able to bridge the wide ridge between the doctors and their patients, it has been able to ensure that no patient leaves without being tended with care.

Punjab Government Dental College and Hospital

Punjab Government Dental College and Hospital, Amritsar is a renowned college and a dental hospital of the state of Punjab. The college offers a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (B.D.S.) course. The duration of the course is four years. The students who have attained 17 years of the age on 31 December of the year of admission are eligible to take admission in the college.

Other eligibility criteria's for admission in the institute are the students have to be the residents of the state of Punjab and should have passed the Pre-Medical Examination of Punjab universities or an equivalent examination held by another Indian University or the candidate should have qualified Senior Secondary (10+2) examination with at least 50% marks in aggregate of Chemistry, Physics, Biology and English and 45% for SC/ST candidates. To get admitted in the college tha students have to qualify in theCommon Competitive Entrance Examination (PMT) held in the month of June. The examination centers for the examination are at Gurdaspur, Ludhiana, Faridkot, Hoshiarpur, Bhatinda, Amritsar, Chandigarh, Patiala, and Jalandhar. The Dental college is recognized by the Government.

The Punjab Government Dental Hospital, Amritsar was established in 1952. The dental hospital has ten beds in total for both males and females. Since 55 years the hospital has been serving the patients suffering from various dental problems. It provides all types of dental medical facilities to its patients that is carried on by the by the 25 efficient Doctors, and 6 dedicated Nurses and also the fourth class staff members. Punjab Government Dental College and Hospital, Amritsar is equipped with various modern medical equipments required for dental surgery.

Punjab Mental Hospital in Amritsar

Punjab Mental Hospital in Amritsar was established in the year 1949 and encompasses a huge area of 90 acres. The hospital is highly specialized with modern facilities and efficient and dedicated doctors to cure psychiatric problems. The hospital is so famous that patients from the state of Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Chandigarh and Haryana come here for medical aid.

Punjab Mental Hospital in Amritsar has 811 beds of which 512 beds are for males and 299 beds are for female patients. Besides these, the hospital.has 100 beds in the O.P.D. family care Units. The wide variety of medical facilities catered the hospital to its patients are child guidance clinic, occupational therapy, family care unit, electro convulsive therapy, psychotherapy and addiction clinic etc. 14 Doctors, 23 Nurses and other third and fourth class staff are employed in the hospital to serve the ailing patients.

Punjab Mental Hospital, Amritsar is one of the well-known psychiatric hospitals of the state of Punjab. The hospital specializes in the treatment of people suffering with mental illness. As per 2001 Census, the total population of Amritsar is 2152182 constituting of a rural population of 1050102 and urban population of 1102080. The huge population is dependent to a large extent on the health department for medical facilities.

The health department of Amritsar is very developed with many well-equipped hospitals and well-trained doctors and nurses. Some of the popular Government organizations providing excellent medical services other than the Punjab Mental Hospital are as follows:
  • Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, Amritsar
  • T.B. Sanatorium (T.B.& Chest Diseases Hospital) Amritsar
  • Punjab Government Dental College and Hospital, Amritsar

Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital

One of the premier Amritsar health care institutes is the Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, Amritsar. The hospital is one of the oldest medical institutes to be established in the region. The medical facilities of the hospital were opened for the general people of the state of Punjab in the year 1891. Visited by the most reputed doctors of the city of Amritsar, the hospital provides the people with the best health care facilities available in the region.

The hospital was formerly called the V.J Hospital and was later renamed by the Government of Punjab to commemorate the birth anniversary of the Sikh saint. The hospital is well furnished with digitally operated machines and specialized apparatus that is used to administer the patients. The Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital in Amritsar is well equipped with surgical and laboratory instruments that are used to conduct operations and clinical examinations on the patients. Specialist doctors are present to function in the separate sections of pediatrics, gynecology and obstetrics. Radiology and nuclear medicines are used in the hospital to treat the patients suffering from cancer.

The Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital of Amritsar has both indoor and outdoor sections that are visited by the most eminent doctors of the region. There are 951 beds in the hospitals of which 504 bed are for the male patients while 447 beds are for women. The hospital premises are furnished with the 24 hour blood bank services.

There is a stark difference in the doctor-patient ratio in the Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, Amritsar. While the number of patients increases everyday in the hospital, there are only 13 doctors available to tend the patients. The hospital administration has employed 365 well trained nurses to aid the doctors in treatment of the patients.

T.B. Sanatorium

The T.B. Sanatorium, Amritsar was established in the year 1936. The hospital is dedicated to the treatment of patients infected with the disease, tuberculosis. The hospital also treats patients with other chest diseases. Furnished with the best facilities, the sanatorium is one of the premier Amritsar health care institutes of the city.

The hospital has testing apparatus in the laboratories that are clinically adept in detecting the infections in the chest and lungs. The hospital has facilities for tomography, x-ray and bronchography. The T.B. Sanatorium in Amritsar is equipped with the apparatus and instruments required to conduct surgical operations. The hospital is manned by eminent doctors and well trained staff who maintain a cleanly and flawless environment required for the patients who suffer from tuberculosis.

The doctors who visit the T.B. Sanatorium of Amritsar have specialized in the treatment of tuberculosis and other chest diseases. The patients may seek to consult the doctors in both the outdoor and the indoor sections of the hospital. There are 255 beds for the indoor patients of which 155 are dedicated to the male patients while 100 are reserved for the female patients. The doctors are aided by the nurses and the housekeeping 3rd and 4th class staff who help to maintain the hospital. The T.B. Sanatorium, Amritsar has 14 visiting doctors and 5 house surgeons. There are 29 nurses who are well trained in their profession. In the past years, it has been recorded that more than 2000 patients visit the indoor section of the hospital every year while there are more than 16,000 visitations made in the outdoor section.

Last updated on 07/24/2013