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Healthcare Facilities in Lucknow

Lucknow is one of the most populated cities in India. Catering to the healthcare needs of this mass population is very crucial. Lucknow is known for its finest healthcare facilities in North India. The healthcare services are majorly provided by the department of medical, health and family welfare and Lucknow municipal corporation along with a wide network of public sector and private sector hospitals, nursing homes and clinics. Apart from these services there are several charitable hospitals which provide health care at subsidized rates and there are central government health facilities like railway hospitals, cantonment hospitals and dispensaries and ESI hospitals and dispensaries. Patients from the neighboring states often seek health care in Lucknow. The quality of the health care is at par with any other metropolis of India.

medical facilities in Lucknow

Many initiatives have been taken to cater to the large number of people who are below poverty line. Urban Health Initiative which is introduced to improve the urban health is one of them. Lucknow is a priority city for this initiative.

Distribution of Healthcare in Lucknow

First tier centres located in various parts of the city take care of the primary healthcare. This includes Urban Family Welfare Centres, Urban RCH (Reproductive and child health), School Health Dispensary, Medical Care Unit and Urban RCH Nodal Unit. Their duty is to provide outpatient services, annual check-ups, immunization, family welfare services, etc

Lucknow has one Government Medical University, seven other secondary health care facilities and several maternal and childcare facilities to the vulnerable population. In addition to these the central government initiatives such as railway hospitals, cantonment hospitals and dispensaries and ESI hospitals and dispensaries are also there.

The other private facilities such as nursing homes, maternity homes, diagnostic centres and charitable institutions play a major role in providing health care to the poor community in Lucknow.

Major Healthcare and Research Institutes in Lucknow

King George’s Medical University

King George’s Medical University is ranked 4th out of the 345 Medical universities in India. It is also known as Chhatrapati Shahuji Medical University. King George’s Medical College, which was established in 1911, was turned into a University by an act passed by government of Uttar Pradesh in 2002.

King George's Medical University
Shah Mina Rd, Chowk, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226003


Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences was established in 1983. The institute offers excellent super-specialty diagnostics and medical care facilities. SGPGIMS is a tertiary care centre which treats patients from Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chattisgarh, Odisha, Rajasthan and from neighboring countries such as Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan and Sri Lanka. This institute is an emerging destination for medical tourism.

Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences
Address: New PMSSY Rd, Raibareli Rd, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226014
Phone: 0522 266 8700
General Enquiry : 0522-2494070, 2494071
Intensive Care Unit (ICU): 0522-2495485/0522-2495486
Emergency : 0522-2494470, 2494660, 2494659, 2493993
BPL/Asadhya Rog Free Treatment Facility: 0522-2494069
Patient Relative Accommodation II  : 0522-2494787
VIP Patient Guest House : 0522-2495302 - 5303
Vishramalaya   :  0522-2494788
Patient Portal for online services: www.sgpgims.in

Central Drug Research Institute

CDRI is one of the first laboratories established in independent India in 1951. It is a multidisciplinary research centre with scientific personal from all arenas of biomedical sciences. This is an autonomous institute doing research and development in seventeen R&D divisions.

CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute
Sector 10, Jankipuram Extension,
Sitapur Road,Lucknow 226031, Uttar Pradesh, INDIA
Fax : +91-(522)-2771941
Email: director[AT]cdri.res.in

Indian Institute of Toxicology Research

Indian Institute of Toxicology Research established in 1965 to resolve problems of human health and environment. IITR is a leader in research and it stands to resolve problems of human health and environment. It has students doing research from all over India and it offers Ph.D. programs in various areas.

CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research
Vishvigyan Bhawan
31, Mahatma Gandhi Marg
Lucknow - 226 001
Uttar Pradesh, India.
Phone (Direct): +91-522-2613357, 2621856, 2628227
Fax: +91-522-2628227
Email: director[at]iitrindia.org

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