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Healthcare Facilities in Shimoga

Health is a major aspect in our lives that can affect the way you perform a work each day. Indian cities are known for having a specialized and wide network of hospitals, nursing homes and clinics that offers the best medical care treatments to keep people hale and healthy. Like the rest of the cities across the nation, Shimoga also boasts of having many hospitals and health care centers that are owned by both the Government and the private sector.

The Government of Karnataka has been trying its level best in improving health and family welfare facilities in the city of Shimoga. There have been many change overs the years in the field of implementing family welfare and health services in Shimoga. The decentralized planning at the level of primary health care have been classified into four categories in the district of Shimoga such as health and medical, following the Indian system of medicine, promoting national health programmes, NGO approach and Community participation. The health care facilities and services in Shimoga have been established with an important objective of getting hold of goals like:
  • Bringing about a reduction in death rate
  • Bringing about a reduction in birth rate
  • Increasing couple protection rate
In order to be successful in achieving the above mentioned goals and in procuring the best healthcare services to people of Shimoga, various schemes have been successfully undertaken and some of the schemes have been mentioned below:
  • Pradhan Mantri Gramin Yojana
  • Zila Panchayat programmes
  • National health programme
  • Health intervention
  • Management and prevention of unwanted pregnancy
  • Maternal care
  • Child survival

Hospitals in Shimoga

Shimoga is a city that possesses a large number of hospitals and it is only because of this reason that medical and health care facilities in Shimoga are very good and up to the mark. Most of the hospitals in Shimoga are multi-specialty hospitals providing intensive care facilities, maternity rooms, operation theaters, small private rooms and even general rooms in dormitory fashion.

The hospitals are also equipped with twenty-four by seven pharmacy, diagnostics facilities and basic laboratory. The specialties served by most of the hospitals are Gynecology and Obstetrics, Pediatrics, General Surgery, Diabetology, Nephrology and General Medicine. These facilities have made many people to avail these facilities to take care of all their health issues.

Vaatsalya Hospital in Shimoga
Vaatsalya hospital in Shimoga is equipped with high end technology and treatments

Some of the best hospitals located in Shimoga are discussed below.

Nanjappa Hospital

Nanjappa life care hospital is a highly established cardiac and vascular care facility that offers world class treatments. With an efficient team of cardiac surgeons, specialty support staff and cardiac anesthetics, this hospital has the ability to accommodate over 150 patients at the same time.  The hospital specializes in offering full fledged cardiac surgeries and other cardiology services to diagnose, prevent, treat all the issues that is related to the heart and its blood vessels. Nanjappa hospital ensures that it offers treatments with global grade to its people at an affordable cost.

: No.660, Kuvempu Road Shimoga, Shimoga
: 221003, 222967

Vaatsalya Hospital

Another popular hospital in Shimoga is the Vaatsalya hospital that aims at cementing the gap that is prevailing in the healthcare services in both the semi urban and rural areas. This is the first hospital in India that focuses on both the Tier II and Tier III towns. Most families living across Karnataka and Andhra are benefiting through Vaatsalya hospitals located at various regions including Shimoga. There are neonatal ICU facilities, maternity rooms, operation theaters, diagnostic facility, rooms, pharmacy etc for treating the patients.

Park Extension Road, Opp Mahatma Gandhi Park, Shimoga - 577201
Phone: 08182 408100

Nursing Homes in Shimoga

There are even a large number of nursing homes located in Shimoga and all the nursing homes that are found in Shimoga provide state of the art facilities in health care and medicine. The main aim of the nursing homes located in Shimoga is to provide the best health care facilities to the people of Shimoga.

Usha Nursing home is a popular multi specialty hospital that specializes in maternal care, infertility treatment, high risk pregnancy treatments, advanced laparoscopy procedures and  general care.

Usha Nursing Home

Address: Neelasadan, 1st Cross, Ravindra Nagar
Savalanga Road Shimoga, Shimoga - 577201 View Map
Phone: (91)-8182-223355, 220155
Fax: (91)-8182-220155

Sridhar Nursing Home

Address: Rajendranagar, Shimoga-577 204,
Karnataka, India.
Phone No. : 918182274627, 918182274647
Fax No.: 08182-275239
Email: info@sridharnursinghome.com

Mallikarjuna Nursing Home

Address: 458/5, Durgigudi, Shimoga- 577201
Landmark:  Near Hotel Jewel Rock
Phone:  (08182) 223580, (08182) 277681
Mobile:  9448123580

Yoga Classes in Shimoga

Meditation and yoga are also found to be quite widespread in Shimoga and this fact is clear from the point that the people of Shimoga are health enthusiasts. There are various yoga and meditation classes providing institutes available in the city of Shimoga and they play an important role in safeguarding the health related requirements of the people of Shimoga.

yoga and yoga classes
Many health conscious people in Shimoga are turning their attention towards yoga

Some of the best organizations that provide yoga and meditation classes in Shimoga have been detailed below:

Sahaja Yoga Meditation Centers

Address: Rotary East High School, 3rd Cross, Rajendra Nagar,
Shimoga, Karnataka

Patanjali Yoga & Prakruthi Samsthe (R)

Address: Seegehatti Javaraiah Gowda Complex, Shanthi Nagara, Ragigudda Main Road,

Reiki Classes & Treatments

Address: Shreenivasa Nilaya, Llr Road, Shimoga

Psychologists and Psychiatrists in Shimoga

There are also a large number of psychologists and psychiatrists in Shimoga and most of them are found working in hospitals and nursing homes while some of them also have their private clinics. Some of the well-known psychologists and psychiatrists in the city of Shimoga have been listed below:
  1. Dr.K.R. Sridhar, Psychiatrist, Shimoga
  2. Dr.K.S. Pavitra, Psychiatrist, Shimoga

Medical Tourism in Shimoga

Medical tourism is a good sector in Shimoga because of the fact that the city possesses a large number of multi-specialty hospitals that provide all types of health care facilities. The cost of medical and health facilities in Shimoga are comparatively lesser than the cost incurred in some of the foreign countries of the world and it is only because of this reason that a large number of people travel all the way to Shimoga in order to get the best health care facilities at an affordable price. Many people who visit this city for tourist purpose also get benefits from the medical facilities found here.

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