University: Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences
Address: Punjagutta, Hyderabad, Telangana 500082
Phone: 040 2348 9000
Courses: Diploma in X-ray Technology, Anesthesia Technician Training, E.C.G. Technician Training, Vascular Surgery Technician Training
University Type: Institute under State Legislature Act
Founded Year: 1961
The Nizam's Charitable Trust in 1961 thought of starting a specialty Hospital for orthopaedic patients with an initial investment of Rs. 55 Lakhs. The foundation stone was laid on 16 July 1961 by Sri Morarji Desai, Minister for Finance, Government of India.
The Nizam's Orthopaedic Hospital was inaugurated by Sri S. K. Patil, Union Minister for Railways and was declared open by Her Highness, the Princess of Berar on 22 December 1964. The first Superintendent of the hospital was M. Ranga Reddy, a well known Orthopedic Surgeon, who convinced Nizam to build a specialty hospital for Orthopedics and played an important role in its construction. The Hospital was under the Nizam charitable trust until it was handed over to AP Government. Dr Ranga Reddy was the administrator of the hospital also till then.
Objectives are To create a Centre of Excellence for providing medical care, educational and research facilities of high order in the field of medical science in the existing superspecialties and such other superspecialties that may develop in future, including continuing Medical Education and Hospital Administration. To develop patterns of teaching in postgraduate level and in superspecialties so as to set a high standard of medical education. To provide for training in paramedical and allied fields, particularly in relation to superspecialties, To function as a referral hospital and To provide for postgraduate teaching and conduct of research in the relevant disciplines of modern medicine and allied sciences, including interdisciplinary fields of physical and biological sciences.
There is a two floor Emergency Block in the institute to deal with emergencies. It was established under the PMSSY project in 2012. It consists of a Tier I trauma center and acute medical care unit with a bed capacity of 96 beds. There are 3 intensive care units with fully equipped triage facilities for disaster management. The EMD facilities are managed and monitored by the Department of Emergency Medicine consisting of 6 faculties, Senior Residents and 12 Emergency Medical officers. There is round the clock availability of doctors from supporting Departments of Medical and Surgical branches.
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