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My experience at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Delhi

Published on: February 23, 2013 | Updated on: April 16, 2015

Nobody wants to go to a hospital, except for doctors and hospital staff of course. Recently due to a medical call my doctor recommended Sir Ganga Ram Hospital for an amniocentesis test as in Delhi it is the only hospital where amniocentesis is performed with great care and speciality.

My husband and I reached the hospital very early to avoid any kind of rush. But the doctor who I was supposed to meet came at 11:30 pm. So my advice would be better to take a prior appointment to avoid any kind of rush, sitting idly and waiting for your turn. Anyhow, we waited for our turn. There were patients from all strata of society and almost all across the country and foreigners as well. A female sitting just next to me was very talkative and so talking to each and every patient. I was sad to see one and a half years old child whose height was not growing but was active otherwise. His mother was worried and they from Jabalpur. Then, another female, about 36 years of age came and sat just next to me on the other side. She made an initiative to talk as I usually do not talk to strangers so easily. She was expecting her third child. She has gone for the third pregnancy as earlier she had two daughters and her family now wanted a son. Frankly I got very angry on this but did not show it, though I asked her that if boys and girls are equal then why are you are taking the pain and risk associated with the test and pregnancy itself. She said that it is the mentality of Indians who always wish for a boy not girl.

Then she asked me, “Do you have any child?” I said, “yes”. “Male or female?” another question. “Son”, I said. “Oh then you don’t have to worry.”, she said. But for me and my family there were no such pre-thoughts that we needed a boy or a girl, as all we wanted was a healthy baby. But just having daughters should not make you sad. Once I read a survey on the happiness of the families and it was concluded that a family having two daughters is the happiest of all. But our mind is not at all trained to think like this. We keep on wandering for one or another thing in life. That is why most of the Indians have such a mentality and can do anything for the birth of a male child. Why do we need a male child? Only because he will be a support and take care of his parents in their old age and girls after marriage will move to another home. Not only this but many parents feel that they will get dowry on his marriage along with bride no doubt. But I have seen that after marriage girls care for their parents more and always there whenever they need her, although not staying with them. But most of the boys after marriage become a third party and listen to their wives. So just because it was perceived like this by our forefathers so we have to act according to that only. Is it right? Remove these shackles, change your thought and let your girl child breathe the life and live strongly in so called male-dominated society.

Coming back to hospital, it is a well managed and a multispecialty hospital with very experienced teams of doctors in various departments. One complete wing is dedicated to research and development. Doctor I.C. Sharma, Head of the Department of Genetics whom I met was a real master in his field. Also the doctor who had performed amniocentesis was very experienced that I didn’t even feel the needle going inside. But on the other hand the hospital is very expensive. Total cost of amniocentesis is Rs 13000 + Rs 1000 consolation fee of doctor (for private visitors) + Rs 3000 for ultra sound. Normal ultrasound that cost you around Rs 800 costs Rs 3000 there. So how a normal person would afford these expensive tests and the hospital?

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Very very rude staff at Opd reception.no proper guidance.confusing patients.
Harassing patients


They need to sort out allotment of rooms to patients. It’s a nightmare’ and poorly managed. one has to wait nearly 12 hours to get confirmed rooms. Very poor administrative skills I guess


Is sir ganga school nursing is government approved is ornot


My gosh horrible experience to share sir Ganga ram hospital not to b recommended for anybody 100% sure never and ever in life . My cousin was admitted as she was suffering from h1 n1 flu which finally took away her life. But the amount that was charged for her treatment was exhorbitantly high which almost was forcing her husband to sell his hard earned property. Even though there was peer pressure from ministry and media personnels but the chairperson and management still made their way for personal gains. They just try to play with the sentiments of the people. After charging around 25 lacs still failed to save lifeafalse promises things. Will b ok . Finally all in God’s hands. I would request the health ministry the govt of India allagencies police media and of course the mass to come forward and. Join hand for this common cause and stop this mental harassment financial disturbances caused by these people. Pls get awaken ………


Well every think is fine in hospital
One thing I miss is
Which I miss during admission, specially on counter 8. Pls have smile it’s cost nothing, but encourage people


Horrible expensive experience………..PAP test done without informing us. taken 3000 rs for that……in Pvt OPD


Doctors are good but everyone is trying to make money.
I get register in Ent and they asked me to take card later . it took long in consultation n test and when i get back not get card .
I have to leave for office and next time when i have appointment with same doctor receptionist is asking again for registration fee

Atleast she should check her record if there ia entry registered or not or they get paid or not
I am shocked to see that for a small amount of 100 rs they are destroying name of hospital

I think management should keep their eye on such instance to maintain hospital repo


Very Bad Experience, doctors play game with patients for making money ( sale sab ke sab chor hein kabhi bhul ke bhi is hospital mein mat jana )


Lab tecain


My brother is sufering from gastro problem kindly inform me advice me
Suggest doctor spl


it was a different experience for me I wanted to consult gastrologist well I was given a token asked to wait I waited for one hour and was told to wait for another half and hour but then I met the boy at the door of the doctor who managed it within minutes through the Indian system of give and take. Well without any check-up only listening the story of my version I was asked to undertake a test called sigmoidoscopy of for verifying the causes of constipation and its effects which the doctor told me will cost approximately rs2500/= was asked to bye a kit for cleaning from the market for just rs50/= which took me one hour to go to the outside market
then the test was conducted but I was asked to pay rs5400/=
by the concerned bill official latter reported to doctor what is the difference he told me I don’t know however on my demanding to give me the prescription of the doctor they told me the bill was wrongly asked to pay rs5400/= instead of rs3700/= moreover the doctors fee was asked to be paid through the attendant at doctors room as rs700/= but no receipt was issued. I got confused to know that there was no organised and based on the truth and facts system in the hospital when I enquired it was done outside the hospital on more lesser charges

shailesh saxena July 2, 2014 at 10:59 am

Pl correct the nameof doctor , read it as dr i.c. verma


Saale chor hai, kahne ko saare govrnment ke fayde le rahe hai Nursing school se free me kaam karne wale mil jate hai.
Pakistan se aakar basa ek businessment ne apne sasur ke naam, congress ke support se khola tha kyoki congress ka neta tha wo.

Aaj saale trustease 10000 thousend coror ke maje le rahe hai.

Government ko iska trust take over karna chahiye zamin govt ki, funding govt ki, naam ki seva.

Maje trusties ke.

shailendra Mohan Pathak April 4, 2014 at 5:10 pm

sir Ganga ram hospital is like a “loot ka adda” where “lutere” are sitting in the guise of doctors. No ethics, no treatment in pvt opd. no transperency either. i suggest instead go to RML.


Me rxperiance is not good at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital. There are so many financial frouds and illigal trade practice that patients sufffer. Because every patient is already suffering from their own disease and personal problems they never go against their so called ” bhagwan ka doosra roop.– (the god on earth.) and that is bypassed on the cost of receiving experts consultancy. The Ganga Ram Hospital Charity Trust and The Consultants are equaly involved in this practice .
If anyone also is suffering or sufgered so, My request is to come forward …….


this is true that the doctor of ganga ram hospital is p[lay a dual game with the patients once he show that ur patient is very critical and we are try to safe his life and the other side they start making the bill building. the expensies u never met if u are not belong to a rich family.after they try to explain a very normal way that we swifted ur patien to the iccu to observation.another way to make bill. normal person couldnot afford such kind of expens

govt should take the action of this and make the way for normal person(middle class) to go and get the treatment easily in that kind of hospitals.


if we dont prefer male child, when how can any girl give birth? Do you have any answer of my question?

abhishek chaubey November 3, 2013 at 3:31 pm

Don’t go ever to gangaram hospital for a treatment bcoz u will not comeback on ur legs 4 people will be reQuire..bcoz ur death is conform and ur financial conditional also become worst….


yes the amniocentesis test is very very expensive. But the doctor who performed the test was very good. Total cost was 13000+3000 u/s +1000 dr fee.
About the hospital, its not good. No proper direction, dr is somewhere else test room is somewhere else, billing on different floor. It was too was hectic and chaotic. Pregnant woman cant move here n there, that was too much. I was there at 10 am met the doctor n then to the test room.the test started at 2 pm.it was a very long waiting time without any solid reason.


    pathetic hospital.

    2 times ,they conducted amniocentesis to me & always,it was positive.

    how cud it be possible ? shocking.

    they are there only to make money.

    emotions-hardly matters to ganga ram hospital


      Only money minded hospital…..very pathetic and emotionless……doctors r not concerned about the patients health they just want to make money… I am now regretting why I have taken my mom there.

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