5 top health care institutions in Guwahati, Assam


June 11, 2017: Public health is one of the critical infrastructures of a region aiming to  prevent disease, prolong life and promote human health through organized efforts and informed choices of society, organizations, public and private, communities and individuals. The dimensions of health can encompass a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity, as defined by the United Nations' World Health Organization. Public health incorporates the interdisciplinary approaches of epidemiology, biostatistics and health services. Environmental health, community health, behavioral health, health economics, public policy, mental health and occupational safety and health are other important subfields.

There is a great disparity in access to health care and public health initiatives between developed nations and developing nations. In the developing world, public health infrastructures are still forming. Here we highlight some of the institutions which are committed to provide such standards of healthcare in the region :

GNRC Hospitals

GNRC (formerly known as Guwahati Neurological Research Centre), the first super specialty healthcare centre in North East India, was established in 1987 by neurologist Dr. Nomal Chandra Borah. Born into the family of a marginal farmer in Sonitpur district of Assam, Dr. Borah has scaled professional and entrepreneurial heights through the sheer dint of his intellectual capability and indomitable spirit, steadfast in his pursuit of delivering 'Health for All, Smiles for All', through his social enterprises.

In 1984 , Guwahati Neurological Research Centre, the first Neurology Clinic in North East India was set up at Maligaon, in the outskirts of Guwahati, with EEG and Lab services. Then the journey continued with many milestones including the GNRC Epilepsy Clinic, the first dedicated Epilepsy clinic of North East India which  was launched in September 10. Then again in 2007 , GNRC Swasthya Magazine was launched. On  2012 , GNRC completed 25 years of its service to the people . Then on March 21, 2012 GNRC Medireach, a social initiative of GNRC Hospitals opened for the rural people of Assam.

The hospital went on to receive the World Bank Group Awards India Development Marketplace Grant To GNRC in 2014. And as of recently, two new programmes Swasthya Yatra and North-East Association for Road Safety (NEARS) have been launched.

Narayana Superspeciality Hospital

Narayana Superspeciality Hospital, Guwahati is a tertiary care hospital of the Narayana Health group in Guwahati, Assam, India. Its main medical specialities are cardiology and cardiac sciences, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopaedics and joint replacement, and critical care facilities for adults, the elderly and children.

It was commissioned in December 2013 under a public–private partnership with the Government of Assam, and treats patients from Guwahati and other areas of North East India.

The hospital provides primary healthcare for cardiology, and provides a dialysis unit, radiology, physiotherapy, diabetology, endocrinology, internal medicine, general surgery and critical care, and operates a 20-bed oncology wing with a medical linac. It also operates a coronary artery disease care unit, intensive therapy unit, and a digital catheterisation laboratory for both, the elderly and children.

NEMCARE Hospital

NEMCARE Hospital, a unit of North East Medical Care and Research Centre Pvt. Ltd. was established in the year 2001 by a group of doctors and businessmen from the Guwahati City, with a mission to bring quality healthcare within the reach of every individual. In doing so, the hospital has been committed to the continuous achievement and maintenance of excellence in research and health care for the benefit of the society. Centrally located in the heart of the city at Bhangagarh, G S Road, Guwahati, the hospital provides consultation with some of the leading Specialists of the region, creating a platform of comprehensive service offering in the Secondary Level of healthcare.

Swagat Super Speciality Surgical Institute  

Swagat Super Speciality Surgical Institute (SSSSI) is North East India's first surgical super specialty hospital, which aims to bring world's surgical excellence near to you complemented by cutting-edge technology, state-of-the-art infrastructure and service by leading specialists of the country. SSSSI has been initiated with the aim to provide advanced surgical care to the people in this part of the country in the comfort of a known environment without having to go to other parts of India or abroad.

The emphasis is on top healthcare and our use of top class technology will ease the process of diagnosis, treatment and aftercare.

Led by Dr. Khanna, the endeavour is to make world-class technology driven surgeries reachabale and accessible to the people of our region. At SSSSI , patients  get specialist surgeons under a single roof. Their surgical expertise and high sophistication comes out as the backbone of professional precision and care.

Hayat Hospital

Hayat Hospital is a 125 bedded, Multi-Super Speciality, tertiary care Hospital, scientifically planned and strategically located at Lal Ganesh, Odalbakra, Guwahati, 16 kms from the Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International airport, 5 kms from the Guwahati Railway Station, 4 kms from Dispur ( Capital Complex of Assam) and 4 Kms from ISBT.

Hayat Hospital is equipped with state of the art technologies and most advanced diagnostic tools sourced from top of the line global manufacturers backed by dedicated specialists with national and international expertise in the field of medical science.

The hospital aims at promoting patient safety, affordability, quality assurance, holistic healthcare, under the guidance of trained health professionals of the nation with international expertise, responsive to the needs and expectation of the people of the Northeastern part of India under a single roof.

It also to work in a public private partnership (PPP), sharing knowledge, talents & skills to achieve common goals. Its understands it mission as  research, development, evaluation & sharing new technology to create a global benchmark and national parameter for health practices.

-Compiled by Payal Bhattacharjee

The writer can be contacted at bhattacharjeepayal3@gmail.com