Kasturba Hospital, Manipal attached to the Kasturba Medical College with a bed strength of 1700 is among the top hospitals in the country. In view of its location in a village surrounding, Kasturba is considered the single largest hospital in the world with a rural background. This is also one of the very few integrated medical centres offering oriental, modern & Ayurvedic medicines and Holistic therapy depending upon the need and demand.
Kasturba’s state-of the-art which compares well with facilities provided in Bombay or New Delhi, is in a position to undertake complicated surgeries including bypass.
The Hospiial’s distinction is in its ability to reserve a large number of beds for lower income groups.
The Hospital’s equipment like Ureteroscope and Urodynamics has made Kasturba a pioneer in Urological Sciences.
A 200 bed Cancer Hospital is now being added to Kasturba. Elevating the cancer unit into a major cancer care centre. The cancer unit at Kasturba Hospital includes Cobalt/Chemotherapy and Nuclear Medicine.
The Orthopaedic Clinic with 100 beds offers facilities for hip replacement, joint repairs and correction of conigenital abnormalities and a host of other bone disorders.
The Eye Unit of Kasturba with a bed strength of 60 carries out over 2000 cataract operations a year. The unit has all sophisticated equipments including Laser Therapy in diabetic retinopathy. This unit works in close collaboration with Operation Eyesight Universal of Calgary, Canada.
The Paediatric Unit with a 110 bed strength has been developed into a fine unit to treat congenitai anomaly cases in addition to the paediatric needs of South Kanara. Kasturba also has a full fledged department for Paediatric Surgery.
The recent addition of the Neonatal Unit with 20 beds to the Paediatric Department has made a remarkable impact in Paediatric services.
Kasturba has a well equipped Trauma Centre as an answer to the long felt need of the region.
Kasturba has the distinction of educating and providing immediate services to keep the size of a family small and improve conditions of mother and child. The Post Partum Programme at Kasturba accounts for 15% of the total sterilisation in South Kanara district. This is probably the only private hospital with facilities for Anganwadi training.
The recent addition of an Operation Theatre Complex comprising 11 operation theatres covering an area of 38000 sq. ft. with an outlay of over Rs.10 crores has made the Manipal Health Complex to grow in stature. The Operation Theatre Complex is environmentally controlled by a Central Air-condition with filters to prevent the high rate of O.T. infection and connected with piped medicinal and anaesthetic gasses, T.V. circuit remote control offering exposure to Post Graduates, Undergraduates and researeh students.
The Biochemistry Department carries out all the essential Clinical Chemistry Tests, thus immensely contributing. to proper and efficient patient management. This department has computerised fully automated Technicon Autoanalyzer Systems which catry out the various routine and other tests in blood, urine and other biological fluids. This is an
excellent analytical system which offers fast, precise and accurate results. Delfia System helps in carrying out estimation of various hormones and tumour monxerrs with high sensivity.
Kasturba’s network of hospitals with a combined bed strength of 4000 includes
Kasturba Hospital-Manipal, TMA Pai Rotary Hospital-Mangalore, Manipal Hospital-Bangalore, TMA Pai Hospital-Udupi, Koppa Hospital, TMA Pai Hospital-Karkala, Northside Hospital-Bangalore Athavar Hospital – Mangalore, Abhaya – Ashram – Mangalore, Chandra Hospital, Mangalore Sri Sirdi Sai Baba Cancer Hospital, Manipal, Rural Maternal and Child Welfare Homes.
Manipal – 576 104, Karnataka, India
Tel: 91 820 2571200 Fax: 91 820 2570062
Web site: www.manipalgroup.com