Safdarjung Hospital

Safdarjung Hospital [SJ Hospital] is a 2900-bed multi-specialty hospital, the largest Central Government hospital in India by bed strength associated with Vardhman Mahavir Medical College. It is located in the heart of New Delhi on the Ring Road, right opposite the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).[1][2] Until the inception of All India Institute of Medical Science in 1956, Safdarjung Hospital was the only Tertiary care hospital in Delhi. In 1962, it became a centre of training and teaching of Post-graduate students of the University of Delhi. From 1973 to 1990, the hospital and its faculty was associated with University College of Medical Sciences. But with the establishment of Indraprastha University in 1998, the college and hospital were later associated with the Vardhman Mahavir Medical College.

VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital
Willingdon Hospital (1939-1945)
Mottoशरीरमाद्यं खलु
Motto in English
Body is indeed the primary instrument of dharma
TypePublic
Established1939
Endowment11.24 billion (US$160 million) per annum
PresidentMinister for Health and Family Welfare, Government of India
Academic staff
550
Location
New Delhi
,
India

28°33′54″N 77°12′36″E / 28.565°N 77.21°E / 28.565; 77.21
WebsiteSafdarjung Hospital & Medical College Official website

AcademicsEdit

The courses offered by the institute are:

DNB

  • BSc (Hons.) in Nursing (Annual intake of 70 students in BSc Nursing)

Medical facilitiesEdit

  • Anatomy[3]
  • Anesthesiology
  • Anti Retroviral Treatment (ART)for HIV & AIDS treatment[4]
  • Biochemistry Clinical (SJH)
  • Blood Bank and transfusion and Pathology
  • Biochemistry ( VMMC )
  • Burns and Plastic
  • Cardiac Surgery – CTVS
  • Cardiology
  • Central Institute of Orthopaedics(CIO)
  • Community Medicine[5]
  • College of Nursing[6]
  • Cancer surgery
  • Dental Surgery
  • Dermatology
  • ENT
  • Endocrinology
  • Forensic Medicine
  • Haematology
  • Homeopathy
  • Maxillo-Facial Surgey
  • Medicine Department
  • Medical Oncology
  • Microbiology
  • Neurology
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Nephrology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Paed Surgery
  • Paediatrics
  • Pathology
  • Pain & Palliative Care
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiology and Imaging
  • Radiotherapy
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Pulmonary Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
  • Regional STD Teaching Training and Research Centre[7]
  • School of Nursing
  • Surgery
  • Sport Injury Centre
  • Urology

HistoryEdit

 
A 2018 stamp dedicated to the 60th anniversary of Safdarjung Hospital

American troops came to India during the Second World War and landed at the nearby Safdarjung airport, the only airport in Delhi at that time and then known as Willingdon Airfield. There was no hospital in the area where this hospital is situated. Some barracks were rapidly constructed south of the airport to establish a medical centre for American troops fighting in this region. The hospital was well equipped, with x-ray machine, a laboratory and other facilities for various emergency procedures. After the Second World War was over, America handed over the hospital to the Indian government and it is now known as Safdarjung Hospital. Later a medical college was started there by Central Government Health Scheme of the Health Ministry.

AIIMS was started in 1956 but there was no medical college in old Delhi until 1959 when Maulana Azad Medical College was started at Delhi Gate.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Directorate of Health Services. Vardhman Mahavir Medical College & Safdarjung Hospital Archived 21 June 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Hospital Profile". Vardhman Mahavir Medical College & Safdarjung Hospital. 16 November 2007.
  3. ^ "Anatomy". Vardhman Mahavir Medical College & Safdarjung Hospital. Archived from the original on 28 June 2014. Retrieved 24 May 2014.
  4. ^ http://www.vmmc-sjh.nic.in/index2.asp?slid=279&sublinkid=280[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Community Medicine". Vardhman Mahavir Medical College & Safdarjung Hospital. Archived from the original on 28 June 2014. Retrieved 24 May 2014.
  6. ^ "College of Nursing". Vardhman Mahavir Medical College & Safdarjung Hospital. Archived from the original on 28 June 2014. Retrieved 24 May 2014.
  7. ^ "Regional STD Teaching Training and Research Centre". Vardhman Mahavir Medical College & Safdarjung Hospital. Archived from the original on 28 June 2014. Retrieved 24 May 2014.

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