Prez to dedicate 1,800 bed hospital

Prez to dedicate 1,800 bed hospital

JSS hospital in the city in its new set up built at an estimated cost of Rs 450 crore on Mahatma Gandhi road claims the credit of being one among the biggest teaching hospitals in India with 1,800 beds, offering all the facilities under one roof. President of India Pranab Mukherjee will dedicate the new building on September 23 at 3 pm.

Announcing this to the media here on Friday, Executive Secretary of JSS Mahavidyapeetha B N Betkerur said Governor Hansraj Bhardwaj will preside over the inaugural ceremony, while Chief Minister Siddaramaiah will release the special issue of ‘Prasada’ annual magazine of Suttur Mutt. Union Minister for Surface Transport and National Highways Oscar Fernandes will release the special issue of the monthly magazine. Centenarian Seer Sri Shivakumara and Suttur Seer Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra will grace the ceremony.

Betkerur said that the seven storey building was constructed in the Indo-Islamic style of architecture spread over 12.48 lakh square feet on 11.50 acres of land. The hospital will be fully operational from mid November.

Director of the Hospital Col Dr R K Chaturvedi said that all superspeciality services besides diagnostic and clinical facilities will be offered. As many as 330 doctors and well trained staff will be on the job.


The facilities include 1,800 beds with general and special wards, state-of-the-art critical care beds, round the clock accident and emergency services, 24 major operation theatres, three modular operation theatres, MRI, CT scanner, sophisticated blood bank among others.

The hospital was recognised for Central and State sponsored insurance schemes like Yashaswini, Vajpayee Arogyashree, ESI to name a few.


Principal of JSS Medical College Dr H Basavanagowdappa said that in a bid to make the hospital more affordable to the common man, the hospital was planning to come out with an insurance scheme (with an exclusive service provider) where in the hospital will bear 50 per cent of the premium. Such policy holders can also get treatment outside the hospital, but recognised by the service provider. The hospital will continue to function on the lines of the existing hospital on Ramanuja road, which has 1,200 beds and mainly cater to rural masses. The number of beds at the hospital will be cut down to 250.

The remaining space will accommodate other wings of the educational institution like nursing school, speech and hearing institute.