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King George Hospital (abbreviated as KGH) is an Indian government general hospital in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. It is Andhra Pradesh’s largest and busiest government hospital.
In the year 1923, the hospital was founded. Administrative buildings, wards, operation theatres, nursing school and college, students hostels, libraries, auditorium, lecture galleries, laboratories, and other facilities are all located within the precincts of about 27 acres on a sandy hill. There are 50 buildings with multiple entrances, some of which are surrounded by slums, all of which were built at different times.
Not only in Visakhapatnam city/district and surrounding districts, but also in neighbouring states of Orissa and Chhattisgarh, the Hospital provides health care to those in need.
The hospital has a bed capacity of 1037 beds, with an additional 240 beds in a Super specialty block that has not yet been officially sanctioned. On an average day, the hospital sees 1250 out-patients, 115 to 130 admissions, 110 emergency cases, and 60 to 70 surgeries, including those of critical nature. A total of 5000 to 7000 attendants visit the hospital on a monthly basis.
History of King George Hospital
In 1845, it opened as a civil dispensary, and in 1857, it was expanded to a 30-bed hospital. On July 19, 1923, Hon’ble Raja of Panagal, Chief Minister of Madras, officially opened the new hospital building.
Every day, the hospital sees more than 1250 outpatients in various departments. Inside the hospital, laboratory tests can be performed. Laboratory test results usually take three to four days to arrive. On a weekday, the average wait time to see a doctor is between one and two hours.
AMC College (AMC) Principal Dr. P V Sudhakar unveiled a 380 crore modernization plan for the college in 2020.
Ward of Emergency Medicine
Dr. P. V. Sudhakar, Principal, Andhra Medical College, and Dr.G.Arjuna, Superintendent, KGH, Visakhapatnam, inaugurated the Emergency Medicine Ward in the Emergency Medicine Department on the eve of WORLD HEALTH DAY on April 7, 2018.
The Emergency Medicine ward has 14 high-tech 5-way functional ICU cots, 11 ventilators, ten multi-channel monitors, a central oxygen supply, and suction apparatus, as well as 24-hour staff. Patients can be treated more effectively during emergency situations.
The Emergency Medicine Department’s Nodal Officer has been named Dr.C.Jayaraj, Professor and Head of the Department of General Surgery at AMC/KGH.
Location and Timings of KGH
King George Hospital is open 24 hours all through the week. The hospital is located opposite to the Collector office, Maharani Peta, Visakhapatnam.