Healthcare 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.
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.
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.
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.
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