Healthcare is an absolute necessity for human beings. People are getting more and more conscious about their health to lead a good life. Neglecting one’s health could be fatal and may give rise to serious illness. Fortunately, there have been some major developments in the field of healthcare in past decade and people are getting access to better healthcare facilities within their reach. More than 70% population in India lives in villages where the economic condition is poor, hence, despite of available healthcare facilities in private hospitals, most people cannot avail them due to high cost. Apart from private hospitals, there are many government hospitals in Kolkata which are equally efficient and well equipped with modern facilities. Some of these hospitals are more than 100 years old and have been serving mankind for ages. The facilities provided by these hospitals are affordable by all. Here is a list of the best government hospitals in Kolkata, have a look:
1. Nil Ratan Sircar (NRS) Medical College and Hospital
This is one of the oldest hospital in Kolkata serving mankind for 142 years. This hospitals have some of the best doctors in Kolkata who are serving more than thousand patients daily, The hospital has more than 1000 beds with 12 beds for ICCU and 4 beds for surgical ICU. The hospital also provides services like blood bank,padeatric department, payclinic, newborn care unit which works 24×7. NRS hospitals have 17 operation theatres for different purposes like neurosurgery, orthopaedic and eye operation.
2. (Radha Gobindo) R.G. Kar Medical College and Hospital
3.Chittaranjan Seva Sadan and Shishu Sadan
Address: 83, S.P. Mukherjee Road, Kolkata-700026
Phone: (033) 2475 4584
This hospital has 164 beds with 8 cabin facility for patients. Located at a convenient place, this hospital is preferred by many due to availability of best doctors and special outdoor multispeciality clinic People of Asembly constituencies like Niali, Kakatpur, Nimapara, Jayadev (Balianta), Cuttack sadar ,Jagatsinghpur also come for treatment and checkups. This is undoubtedly one of the best government hospitals in Kolkata for women and child treatment. Chittaranjan Sevasadan is also a state government recognized Sterilization centre.
4.Bidhannagar Goverment Hospital
Address: CD 36,Sector 1, Salt Lake City, Kolkata – 700064
Active Since: 1991
There are 100 beds in this health facility. For residents living in the extended areas of the Bidhannagar township such as Naobhanga, Sukantanagar, and Mahishbatan, this is the best option for an affordable treatment for the common people. Even patients from far places like Bashirhat and Sundarban come here to get affordable treatment There is an operation theatre available in the hospital with 2 air-conditioned VIP rooms.The Bidhannagar Government hospital now has transfusion facilities for Thalassemia patients of the city.
5. SSKM (Seth Sukhlal Karnani Memorial) Medical College and Hospital
Address: Harish Mukherjee Road, Bhowanipore, Kolkata, West Bengal 700020
Established: 1707, reconstructed in 1769