Healthcare Services in Assam
Assam, the gateway to the Northeast, is the most developed and advanced state in the entire northeast. Assam is a developed state in terms of the medical facilities it provides to the people. Patients from the entire northeast rush to Assam in case of medical emergency. Assam has state of art technology in hospitals where advanced health
facilities are available. There are government hospitals, private hospitals, eye hospitals, maternity hospitals, fertility clinics, dental hospitals, cancer hospitals and veterinary hospitals and private chambers and clinics in Assam to deal with hospital emergency in the state.
Health Schemes of Assam Government
For the overall benefit of patients the Government of Assam has launched many schemes which gives funds to patients. These schemes take care of the girl child, children and adults belonging to poverty line, patients suffering from speciality diseases like kidney disease, liver disease, cancer and so on. Know in details about the different beneficial health schemes launched by the government of Assam from time to time.
The ‘Mamata’ scheme seeks to reduce IMR and MMR, by insisting on a post-delivery hospital stay of 48 hours of the mother and the newborn. During discharge from hospital the mother receives a gift hamper called the ‘Mamata’ kit which contains essential products for the baby like baby powder, oil, mosquito net, flannel cloth and so on. Till date 10,01,923 ‘Mamta kit’ has been distributed since 2010-11 to 2013-14.
“Mamoni” is a scheme of the Government of Assam that encourages pregnant women to undergo at least 3 ante-natal checkups which identify danger signs during pregnancy. Cash assistance to pregnant women for nutritional support of Rs. 1000 is given in two instalments. Till 20013-14 a total of 36,50,453 numbers of cheques has been disbursed.
The Majoni scheme is under “Assam Bikash Yojana”. Under this scheme social assistance is given to all girl children. A fixed deposit of Rs. 5,000 is given to girl child for 18 years. Till 2013-14, total 3,08,109 numbers of Fix Deposit has been issued.
The Morom scheme provides financial support to indoor patients of Government Health Institutions for supplementary nutrition and compensation for wage loss during hospitalisation and post hospital expenses. Amount paid under Morom scheme till 2013-14 is Rs. 2061.66 Lakhs.
Under this Govt of Assam sponsored scheme free operations for children having congenital heart disease is given by the Assam government. Total 2,114 children have been treated till 17th July 2014.
Under “Sushrusha” scheme an amount of Rs. 1 lakh is granted as financial assistance to people who have undergone kidney transplantation after 1st April, 2010. So far 243 numbers of patients have been given one time financial assistance of Rs. 1.00 Lakh till 17th July 2014.
Assam Arogya Nidhi (AAN)
The Assam Arogya Nidhi (AAN) Initiative provides financial assistance up to Rs.1, 50,000 to BPL families and families having a monthly income of less than Rs. 10,000 for general and specialized treatment of life threatening disease and injuries caused by natural disasters. As on date, 822 patients have availed the benefits of the Assam Arogya Nidhi.
Launched by the Department of Health & Family Welfare, Government of Assam, Sneha Sparsha scheme aims at extending financial assistance for specialized treatment of children below 12 years of age afflicted with some serious ailments like thalessemia, Kidney Transplant, Liver Transplant, Cochlear Implant, Blood cance and so on.
Under this scheme free surgery is provided to children having cleft palate and lip. Till 14th July 2014, total 11,860 nos of children having cleft lip have been operated under “Operation Smile”.Sanjeevani: The services aims in early identification, screening, referral, follow-up and free medicines for effective Chronic disease management in the villages. From 1st March 2011 to 13th July 2014, total 26,56,136 patients visited Sanjeevani services.
Hospitals in Assam
There are various hospitals, nursing homes and clinics which are providing health services to the people in Assam since generations. The major hospitals in Assam are Guwahati Medical College & Hospital, Assam Medical College & Hospital, Jorhat Medical College & Hospital, Silchar Medical College Hospital, Down Town Hospital, Assam Medical College, among others. Listed below are the hospitals in Assam.
Gauhati Medical College and Hospital
The Gauhati Medical College and hospital is the topmost hospital in Assam. Established in 1960 the hospital enjoys a prestigious status in the country for its academic pursuites and patients care and as a referral centre for speciality and superspeciality treatment. Address:
Tel: 0361-2139219 (Casualty Officer Room)
Tel: 0361-2139220 (Enquiry counter of Emergency Department)
Assam Medical College and Hospital in Dibrugarh
The Assam Medical College in Dibrugarh is one of the premier and oldest medical institutes of the NE region of India. Established on 3rd November 1947, Assam Medical College excels in the field of medical education, research and patient care.Address:
Phone: 0373-2300080 (Principal)
0373- 2302994 (Community medicine)
Silchar Medical College and Hospital
Established on 15th August, 1968, Silchar Medical College and Hospital is the only referral hospital in the southern part of Assam and is the sole custodian of health care system of the entire Barak Valley. The hospital also renders services to the ailing community of the neighbouring states like Mizoram, Tripura, Manipur and Meghalaya.Address:
Silchar 788014, Assam, India
Hospital Superintendent: 03842-229112
Jorhat Medical College and Hospital
Established in 2005, Jorhat Medical College and hospital is a state-of-the-art medical institution and tertiary health care centre known for trained human resources in all spheres of health care delivery in Assam.Address:
Kushal Konwar Path, Barbheta
Pincode - 785001
Phone : 0376-2370107
Out Door: 0376-2372282
Hospitals in Guwahati
Guwahati, the most important city in Assam, has some of the best hospitals in the state. Find here the hospitals located in GuwahatiMahendra Mohan Chaudhry Hospital
Source: Assam Rural Health Mission
Address: Panbazar, Guwahati - 781001
Phone: 2541477/2543998Down Town Hospital
Address: G S Road, Guwahati - 781005
Phone: 0361- 2336906/2330695/2331003/2337114GNRC Hospitals
Address: Six Mile, Guwahati - 781001
Phone: 0361- 2227700, 98640-64437International hospital
Address: Lotus Tower, G S Road, Guwahati- 781005
Phone: 0361-2347704 Nemcare Hospital
Address: GS Road, Bhagagarh, Guwahati
Phone: 0361- 2455906/ 2528527Marwari Maternity Hospital
Address: AJ Road, Athgaon, Guwahati
Phone: 0361- 2541202Pratiksha Hospital
Address: VIP Road, Borbari, Guwahati
Phone: 0361- 7101600B. Borooah Cancer Hospital
Address: Gopinath Nagar, Guwahati
Phone: 0361- 2472366/ 2472636/ 2472364For hospitals in Guwahati click here
Hospitals in Dibrugarh
Dibrugarh in Assam is also another important city. The hospitals located in Dibrugarh are well equipped to handle patients from nearby towns and villages. Srimanta Sankaradeva Hospital & Research Center
Address: Near Chowkindingee, Mancotta Road, Dibrugarh HO, Dibrugarh - 786001
Phone: +(91)-373-2327717/ 2327715Brahmaputra Diagnostic & Hospital Limited
Address: Near Air India Office, Paltan Bazar, Dibrugarh
Phone: +(91)-373-2303476/ 2303477J J Memorial Diagnostic & Hospital Pvt Ltd.
Address: LGB Avenue, near Circuit House, Dibrugarh
Phone: 0373 2302470, 2300147Astha hospital
Address: Graham Bazar, A T Road, Dibrugarh-786001
Phone: +(91)-373-2322537For hospitals in Dibrugarh click here
Hospitals in Jorhat
Jorhat has some of the best government and private hospitals in Assam. They all have the state of the art facilities with best staff.JDS Civil Hospital
Address: Jorhat, Assam
Phone: 0376-3320052Sanjivani Hospital
Location: Near Punjab National Bank, A T Road, Jorhat Ho, Jorhat – 785001
Phone: 09435731198For hospitals in Jorhat click here
Hospitals in Tinsukia
Tinsukia has a number of private hospitals and clinics for the people of Tinsukia and nearby villages. Find below the list of hospitals and nursing homes in Tinsukia.Aditya Diagnostics and Hospitals
Address: Rungagora Road, Tinsukia- 786125
FAX: 0374-2340470Borthakur Nursing Home and Research Centre
Address: Gillapukhuri Road,Tinsukia, Assam
Email: email@example.comBiroja Hospital
Address: Rungagora Road,Opposite Women's College, Tinsukia
Phone: 0374-2337366City Hospital & Research Center
Address: GNB Road, Near Bujhuri
Phone: (0374) 2333349/2337474For hospitals in Tinsukia click here