Government General Hospital
Government General Hospital, officially named Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital (RGGGH), is a major state-owned hospital situated in Chennai, India. The hospital with 3,000 beds is funded and managed by the state government of Tamil Nadu. Founded in 1664 by the British East India Company, it is the first medical institution in India. In the 19th century, the Madras Medical College joined it.
In January 2011, the hospital was renamed Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital.
The hospital has a reputation of being one of the best in the state and ranks among the top ten in the Indian subcontinent. The entire hospital block has been remodelled with the reconstruction of the massive twin towers. These replace the original hospital buildings, which were more than a century old.
While the hospital is managed by the medical superintendent, the dean is the head of the Madras Medical College (MMC) attached to the hospital.
By 2006, the hospital started treating about 8,000 to 10,000 outpatients every day. The hospital also performed three open-heart surgeries free of cost daily. By 2013, the number of outpatients per day increased to 10,000 to 12,000.
The hospital contributes to the second largest number of deceased organ donations in Tamil Nadu. In March 2012, the hospital performed its 1,000th kidney transplant, the highest in any government hospital in the country, of which about 90 were cadaver transplants. As of 2013, the hospital has a 22 percent share in organ transplants, the highest among hospitals in the city.
Accident and Trauma care services
The hospital provides round the clock Accident and Trauma care services. The ward specially meant for it is provided with trained Medical personnel to care of the patient management and it is well equipped with critical care equipments to save the life of the patients.
Ortho Trauma Care
A separate Emergency Trauma Ward for orthopaedic trauma cases is being run by one qualified orthopedic surgeon, two M.S. Ortho and two D.Ortho post graduates, round the clock. On an average, there are about 15 admissions per day in this trauma ward alone, not mentioning the numerous Orthopaedic cases seen in the Surgical Trauma ward. All these patients need closed reduction / minor or major emergency surgeries which are done on day one with zero delay truly establishing the emergency trauma care concept.
The hospital provides round the clock Casualty services where Medical Officers are available round the clock to take care of the patients
Master Health Checkup
Government General Hospital, Chennai was the pioneer in introducing the concept of Master Health Checkup as a screening and primary prevention of preventable and undiagnosed problems in otherwise healthy individual. It provides a comprehensive check up of health parameters of an individual. Started as early as in 1996 and later on the concept was accepted and spread throughout the State including other Government Medical College Hospitals and other private institutions. An average of 30 – 40 cases per day is screened in this scheme.
General Hospital Road, Park Town, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600003
Phone: 044 2530 5000
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