Udupi: Kasturba Hospital Manipal unveils new state-of-the-art healthcare facilities

Media release

Udupi, Jul 20: KMC hospital Manipal is celebrating 2019 year as ‘Patient centricity’ year through providing many facilities at one center. In an attempt to offer world-class facilities and make the medical care, comprehensive Kasturba Hospital Manipal unveiled several new initiatives today, said by Dr Avinash Shetty, medical superintendent.

He was speaking in the press meet and interaction with media persons, held at Banquet hall, Ocean pearl hotel Udupi here on Friday, July 19 said, “It is facilitate better patient centricity homecare services, blood collection center at medicine OPD, 24X7 pharmacy, referral desk, self-registration kiosk, baby feeding kiosk, digital information display, and patient dining area will be available. This will simplify process and make the experience better for patients visiting the Hospital for treatments or to seek medical consultation.”

The Comprehensive Cancer Centre will now be equipped with Pediatric Haemato oncologist and Palliative Medicine department to make treatment more comprehensive. The Cardiac Centre has been made more robust with Paediatric cardiac intensivist and Paediatric cardiac surgeon and Heart transplant facilities. The Burn care unit is equipped with Comprehensive burns care unit with state-of-the-art infrastructure.

The Gastroenterology department has been enhanced by adding trained Gastroenterologist and GI Surgeons, GI physiology LAB and motility Clinic. Additionally 24/7 emergency and critical care department is available to address any emergency or trauma cases. Skill lab for doctors training has been set up.

Dr Avinash Shetty further said, “Kasturba Hospital Manipal is known for its excellent pool of doctors and its commitment towards offering the best of the healthcare services to its patrons. As a part of this we introduced many new departments and division in the hospital recently like, Palliative care medicine, Fetal medicine, Geriatric clinic, Motility Clinic, Paediatric Cardiology, Paediatric Haematology, Surgical Gastroenterology and Heart failure clinic. The additional facilities that has been added to make the Hospital more robust and provide world class healthcare solutions to the people of Manipal. This will save their time and money as they can access quality healthcare services at their doorstep without having to travel far. We will continue to add such milestones.

“Manipal health card term was extended for two years and health card can be done through online app also. An online app is developing to get registration of file. An information center is also opened in Kundapur and Brahmavar and in other districts. As many as ten new divisions has been opened to provide better service to the patients. A help desk is also opened in hospital to guide people, who come across from different places,” he said.

C G Muthana, chief operating officer, Dr Padmaraj Hegde, Dy MS, and Sachin Karanth senior manager marketing were present.

About Kasturba Hospital

Kasturba Hospital, Manipal is a leading Quaternary Care Hospital, with more than 2000 beds and associated with one of India’s premier University – The Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) Manipal. Kasturba Hospital is biggest Private Hospital in Karnataka attracting 2500 outpatients daily from over 3 states and 2.5 million patients treated annually. A Quality council, consisting of both clinical and non-clinical professionals, help ensure the utmost quality of healthcare provided to patients. Patient Centricity is key at Kasturba Hospital and is accredited with NABH for Clinical Services, NABH for nursing Excellence, NABL for Laboratory Services and ISO Certifications.


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  • Evans C. Sumitra, Udupi/ New York, USA.

    Sat, Jul 20 2019

    Kasturba Hospital Manipal is growing up leaps and bounds. One of the best hospital in Karnataka serving with good treatment to the people of Karnataka, neighboring states and beyond. This new state-of-the-art healthcare facilities will be a boon to all. Very good professional doctors, nurses and well-trained staff is what hospitals need.

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  • Valerian Menezes, Kota

    Sat, Jul 20 2019

    One can see lot of developments in the Hospital since last 70 years. It has a pride of place in the medical field. We, the locals, are really proud of such an institution in this area.

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  • Frederick Sequeira, Kallianpur

    Sat, Jul 20 2019

    Amazing. From where at the inception of this prestigious Hospital in rural, barren background to its present position. Surely, Divine Providence has bestowed Its August blessings.

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Bangaluru

    Sat, Jul 20 2019

    Good development and hope many will do benefit out of this new medical service adopted by the hospital.

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