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Introduction

Medical services are functional in the state since the last five decades (1951-52) under the administrative control of Health and Family Welfare Department. Commissioner is the head of department and Additional Director (Medical) is the program officer of medical services. Chief District Medical Officer cum Civil Surgeon is the head of district hospital and technical supervisor of all the government hospitals of the district including CHC and Grant-in-aid hospitals. Superintendent is the head of Taluka hospital. Dispensaries are run by class-II Medical Officers.

Hospital Network of Medical Services

Medical services are meant for curative care via diagnosis and treatment. Medical Relief services mainly are centered in the urban areas of the state and are delivered through the following hospitals.
Sr.No. Item Unit 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08
(1) General Hospitals Class - I No. 25 25 25 23 23 23
Beds 4286 4286 4286 3932 3932 3932
(2) Government Hospitals Class - I No. 21 21 21 23 23 23
Beds 1444 1444 1444 1809 1809 1809
(3) Infectious Diseases Hospital No. 1 1 1 1 1 1
Beds 50 50 50 50 50 50
(4) Mental Hospitals No. 4 4 4 4 4 4
Beds 683 683 683 683 683 683
(5) Eye Disease Hospital No. - - 1 2 2 2
Beds - - 50 120 120 120
(6) Govt. Hospitals Class - II No. 6 6 6 6 6 6
Beds 54 54 54 54 54 54
(7) Grant-in-Aid Institutions No. 125 93 100 125 125 123
Beds 5030 4027 5030 5486 5486 5161
(8) Dispensaries
(a) Government No. 41 41 41 41 41 41
(b) S.R.P. Group Hosp. No. 11 11 11 11 11 11
(c) Govt. Police Dispen. No. 4 4 4 4 4 4
(d) Dam Site Dispen. No. 4 4 4 4 4 4
  Total Beds (1to7) No. 11628 10625 11678 12080 12080 11809

District Hospitals

All district hospitals have Indoor-Patients and Outdoor-Patients departments. Round the clock casualty services with post-mortem facilities are provided. Patients are carefully treated by the specialist Doctors and Para Medical staff of the hospital. Latest equipments and Operation theatres are also available at the hospitals.

Taluka Hospitals

In taluka hospitals limited specialists like surgeon, gynaecologist, pediatrician & dental surgeon are available. More over the department approaches the local specialists who are ready to serve people on honorary basis.

  • Training Programme ( 7 Articles )
    The training programme pertains to the strengthening of Nursing services.

    There are 17 General Nursing Schools run by the State Government to provide qualified nursing services in the State. Out of 17 schools, 13 Schools are attached with district hospitals and 6 schools are attached with medical colleges. Total 370 trainees seats are sanctioned in 17- General Nursing Schools.

    One college of nursing affiliated with Gujarat University has also been started at Ahmedabad . Four year Post graduate B.S.C.(Nursing) course and Basic B.S.C. (nursing) course is conducted by this college.

    13 Female health worker training schools are also being run by the Government to provide Multi- Purpose worker services in rural areas.