In a vastly diversified and highly populated country such as India, it is essential to have a comprehensive range of medical facilities across its twenty eight states and eight union territories. Hence the Government of India is doing its level best to establish primary health care centres, civil hospitals and medical facilities across the country.

If we glance at the state of Madhya Pradesh with Bhopal, its capital city, the Government is handling nearly 52 district hospitals, 1459 primary health centres, 11623 sub health centres, and 394 community centres. Also, in the year 2018-19, it has launched the Swasthya Kshetra Nivesh Protsahan Yojana in order to encourage establishment of more hospitals and dispensaries in rural areas. Under this scheme, the government contributes up to 40% of the total investment along with remaining 60% invested by private bodies.

In this segment, the government has launched many schemes for the poor and financially weak members of the society such as Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel Free Drug Distribution Yojna and Free Pathology Diagnostic Services. These schemes enable the poor and the lower income people get access to medical diagnosis services along with medicines which otherwise they could not afford.

Bhopal as the capital of Madhya Pradesh has 3 main government hospitals viz.

• Hamidia Hospital
Hamidia Hospitals is associated with Gandhi Medical College and is considered to be the best hospitals facilitated by the Madhya Pradesh State Government. The hospital caters to nearly 525 beds and offer multi-speciality tertiary care treatment

• Bhopal Memorial Hospital and Research Centre
This hospital was established after the misfortunate Bhopal Gas Tragedy that happened in 1984. It has a bed capacity of 350 beds and offers advanced tertiary level superspeciality treatment to victims of the Bhopal Gas Tragedy along with the general public. The hospital was set up on the directive of the Supreme Court of India.

• Gandhi Medical College and Hospital
Established in 1955 by Shri. Lal Bahadur Shastri, the Gandhi Medical College is known to be the most reputed and reliable medical college and hospital in Bhopal as well as Madhya Pradesh.

Private Hospitals and Medical Services in Bhopal
Bhopal has its share of private medical services and hospitals as well. Most of these hospitals are well facilitated and equipped to cater a large number of patients as well. It can be mentioned that
orthopaedic hospitals in Bhopal
are equally well established. They are equipped with state of the art diagnostic and imaging services and hence accurate diagnosis and treatment can be undertaken.

The orthopaedic doctors and surgeons in Bhopal are very well qualified and experienced in handling all types of cases related to bone health and trauma as well. The residents of Bhopal and Madhya Pradesh can conveniently approach them for total knee replacement procedure, hip replacement, arthroscopy, trauma cases, spine issues and much more.
People residing in nearby cities of Madhya Pradesh such as Indore, Gwalior, Ujjain, Sagar, Dewas, Satna, Ratlam, Rewa and even Jabalpur can conveniently seek bone health and related treatment in Bhopal. The extent of orthopaedic medical services is exemplary and reliable. In fact, they need not venture out long distance destinations such as Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi, Chenani seeking medical treatment for their bone related ailments.
In fact, Bhopal has its share of orthopaedic surgeons specialised in treating sports injuries, trauma and even paediatric bone disorders, defects, spinal corrective procedures and so on. With remedial and corrective measure and treatment options available within Bhopal, it makes sense to take advantage of them rather than undergoing a laborious journey across the country for the same treatment. For more details on medical facility and hospitals across Bhopal visit ClinicSpots.

Also, with the availability of teleconsulting options, the doctors can begin to interact with their patients and then invite them over to the hospital or clinic facility for taking treatment. This does save upon a great deal of mental hassle, trauma along with the physical distress encountered during an actual travel.
Advantages to Bhopal;
Bhopal being a state capital of Madhya Pradesh and a top historic city of India is well connected by road and rail network within the state as well as with other parts of India. Its airport is located at Bairagad which is just 15kms north of Bhopal. The airport caters to domestic as well as international flights. From Bhopal, visitors can take direct flights to Jaipur, Ahmedabad, New Delhi, Surat, Mumbai, Pune, Raipur and Hyderabad to name a few of them.

The city of Bhopal is all set to expand and develop across its broders as it under the flagship program of Smart Cities Mission which is currently in implementation by the Prime Minister of India. For the past three years 2017, 2018 and 2019, Bhopal has been rated as the cleanest capital city of India.

It will be a dream come true for the State Government of Madhya Pradesh to witness Bhopal emerge not only as the Smart City but also as a medical tourism hub considering the whole hearted effort taken by them in this direction.

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