In recent times, especially in the last two decades, India has emerged as one of the most famous medical tourist destinations. This boost in the medical sector is due to the high-end medical facilities that are available at the lowest of costs. With the largest number of super specialty hospitals, India emerges at the top of all the countries. Following are the top 10 hospitals in India.
1. AIIMS – New Delhi
The All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi was established in the year 1956. With a total of 1766 beds comprising the newly build private and emergency wards and 1323 doctors, the institute is still the topmost hospital in the country. Being a teaching medical hospital, it delivers the brightest and the most skilled set of doctors. Boosting around 9000 patients in the OPD on a daily basis and 49 departments, the hospital provides the best of the facilities. It also has special centers which serve as cancer hospital and trauma center.
2. Apollo Hospitals – Chennai
With the brand name of Apollo hospitals, the one at Chennai was established in 1983. Comprising of over 60 departments, this Apollo hospital has the best trained medical experts coming from different parts of the world. The hospital also contains 600 beds and 15 centers of excellence in fields ranging from heart and cancer care to plastic surgery and robotics. This facility is famous for its excellent transplant team, especially for the cases of heart and liver transplants.
3. Fortis Escorts Heart Institute – Okhla Road.
As the name suggests, it is the foremost institute of the country for heart care. Established in the year 1988, this facility is armed with the most cutting-edge technology in the medical field along with clinical expertise. Having around 310 beds and 9 highly equipped operation theaters, the hospital provides a 24×7 facility of the blood bank. For providing critical care in remote areas, the institute has launched an e-ICU programme to deliver this kind of care timely to the patients. The hospital enables 27 clinical
specialties, ranging from bone marrow transplant to neurosurgery. It also comprises of 6 diagnostic services, such as Electrophysiology, Foetal medicine, Laboratory services, nuclear medicine, radiology services and transfusion medicine.
4. NIMHANS – Bangalore
The National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences is a super specialty teaching – cum training hospital which focuses its main patient care center in the area of mental health and neurosciences. Dating its origin back to the year of 1847, this teaching hospital has produced more than 1,000 highly skilled psychiatrists and clinical psychologists. Recognised by the central government as an ‘Institute of National Importance’ in 2012 due to its high contributions in the field of academics related to mental science. It was also declared as a ‘Deemed University’ in the year 1994.
5. CMC – Vellore
The Christian Medical College is a large medical – teaching facility with several areas of super specialization. It was established in the year 1900. CMC has over 9,000 staff which comprises of 656 doctors and approximately 2700 nurses. Having an abundance of 2600 patient beds, this hospital is a pioneer in providing patient care in rural areas with a low-cost effective patient care. It is best known for its facilities in the department of gastroenterology, neurosciences, and hematology. The facility in total composed of 106 wards with 11 ICUs and 6 HDUs. More than two-thirds of the beds are present in the
general ward and are given to the patients at a subsidized rate. The hospital performs an average of 175 operations per day with the help of its vast infrastructure of 39 OTs for major procedures and 14 for minor ones.
6. PGIMER – Chandigarh
The Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research was founded in the year 1960 with the mission to encourage and develop teaching areas in the field of postgraduate medical studies. It follows the vision of ‘Service to the Community, Care of the Needy and Research for the Good of all’. This institute has emerged as one of the bests in enabling recent technologies in the area medicine and patient care. Being the first institute to introduce Robotic Assisted Surgery in India in November 2014, it also has an excellent in-house pathology and radiology diagnostic testing unit. It also has the
country’s best known Paediatric Orthopaedic division with has more than 2500 in – patients and total of 5000 out-patients on a yearly basis.
7. Tata Memorial Hospital – Mumbai
The Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai specializes in cancer treatment and research. It is the country’s foremost hospital for cancer-related patient care. It was established in 1941 by the Sir Dorabji Tata Trust for the welfare of common people of India. In association with various types of cancer, the institute has best facilities in the field of acute lymphoblastic leukemia. On a yearly basis, the institute receives 30,000 new patients and more than two-thirds of the patient are fully cured of cancer and the treatment is free of cost. With an OPD inflow of 1000 patients daily and various other large facilities, this
cancer hospital is one of the finest in Asia.
8. Lilavati Hospital – Mumbai
The Lilavati Hospital is maintained through a charitable trust by Lilavati Kirtilal Mehta. It started in 1997 and comprises of 323 beds with one of the largest Intensive Care Units (ICUs), most advanced 12 Operation Theaters, more than 300 consultants and manpower of nearly 1,800. Hospital attends to around 300 In-patients and Out-patients daily. It was acclaimed with the award of the ‘Best Multispeciality Hospital of the Year 2017’. It also has the best-known facility for organ transplantation and the most integrative biomedical department.
9. Sankara Nethralaya – Chennai
The Sankara Nethralaya is a dedicated charitable hospital for eye care. It was founded in the year 1976. It has been awarded the best managed charitable organization in India. It boasts of more than 1000 employees and serves 1200 patients per day, performing 100 surgeries per day. It is one the first institutes that implemented electronic medical record facility for all its in-patient and OPD patients. It specializes in cataract and IOL surgeries with the replacement of eye lenses. Almost 90% of the surgeries are done free of cost at this center. Premium IOLs like Aspheric IOL, Aspheric-with-blue light filtering
IOLs, Toric IOLs and Multifocal IOLs are available at the institution.
10. Bombay Hospital
The Bombay Hospital was established in the year 1952 and comprises of tertiary care facilities that constitute all specialties and super specialties in this one center, performing the entire range of diagnostic, therapeutic and interventional procedures. The Hospital has a total of 725 beds, plus 141 beds in critical care unit. It has one of the best and most numerous numbers i.e., 24 of operation theatres. To fulfill this enormous infrastructure it has 2500 full-time employees, 240 eminent consultants, and 200 skilled resident doctors. These doctors are internationally renowned and have the latest cutting-edge technology at their disposal.