Chandigarh, 21 November : PGIMER has been judged as the second best for medical education, research and also multispeciality patient care amongst fifteen best Institutes in India. All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi stands first. As a hospital PGIMER once again stands second best amongst the top fifteen multi-speciality hospitals in India and also having second best research facilities by The Week-NIELSEN BEST HOSPITALS SURVEY 2017 published in The Week. The cover story of the latest issue (November 26, 2017) of the weekly magazine THE WEEK is about INDIA’S BEST HOSPITALS. Amongst the best hospital specialities PGIMER stands second in Pulmonology ; third in Diabetic Care, Gastroenterology and Neurology. Specialities of Orthopaedics, Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Paediatrics are fourth and Cardiology and Ophthalmology are eighth. The Hospital is also the second best public hospital in the North Zone of the country.
City-wise amongst eleven best multi-speciality hospitals in Chandigarh, PGIMER is first, Government Medical College & Hospital is second, Ivy Group of Hospitals is third, Max Hospital is fourth and Fortis Hospital Mohali is fifth. Other hospitals taken into account are Government Multi Speciality Hospital, Mayo Hospital, Mukut Hospital and Heart Institute, Alchemist Hospital Panchkula, Indus Hospital Mohali and Inscol Hospital.
The Week-Nielsen Best Hospitals Survey 2017 was conducted among specialists and general practitioners from 18 cities in October. The average experience of respondents- general practitioners and specialists was 16 years. City-wise sample size – Ahmedabad (114), Bangalore (121), Bhopal (125), Bhubaneswar-Cuttack (twin cities considered as a single entity in the survey :122), Chandigarh (120), Chennai (85), Coimbatore (120), Delhi-NCR (120), Hyderabad (123), Indore (128) Jaipur (121), Kochi (118), Kolkata (120), Lucknow (121), Mumbai (125), Nagpur (121), Pune (123) and Thiruvananthapuram (108).
The doctors were asked to rank :
· Top five multi speciality hospitals at all-India level and at zonal level.
· Top five multi-speciality hospitals and critical-care hospitals in their cities.
· Top five hospitals in their respective specialities.
· Top five institutes for medical education in India as well as in their respective zones
· Top five hospitals in terms of research facilities and outputs.
Vital parameters for selecting multispeciality hospitals were : competency of doctors (such as years of experience), infrastructure of the hospital, patient care, hospital environment, innovation in treatment and the accessibility of the hospital.