Healthcare Scenario of Guwahati

Healthcare Scenario of Guwahati

Are you planning to build or restructure or venture in any healthcare venture in Guwahati? Looking for information about the major healthcare players in Government, Private diagnostic centers that are available in Guwahati? Are you looking to find out which part of the of the city’s is best to venture in or what all facilities are available and what all should be planned for new setup? In this article Hospaccx Healthcare Consultancy has mapped all on major players in terms of medical facilities and healthcare scenario in Guwahati, Assam India.

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Healthcare Scenario of Guwahati

Guwahati is the largest city in Assam and Northeast India. Dispur, the state capital, is situated within the city. The city is the second-largest metropolitan area in eastern India after Kolkata and one of the fastest developing cities in India. It is a major riverine port city and is situated on the south bank of the Brahmaputra.

Population Mix

Population of Guwahati in the year 2018 as per estimated data is 2.2 Million. The percentage of child population of Guwahati is 9.40%. The average literacy rate is stated to be 91.47% with male literacy at 94.24% and female literacy at 88.50%. The sex ratio has been recorded to be 933 females per 1000 males. Hindus comprise of 84%, trailed by Islam of around 12.5% and alternate religions incorporate Sikhism, Jainism, Buddhism and Christians.


Airway: Guwahati is served by the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, in Borjhar, about 20 kilometres (12 mi) west from the heart of the city. It is the 13th busiest airport of India & is a major hub for flights to North-East India.

Railway: Guwahati is connected by train with all major cities of India. Guwahati railway station became the first railway station to run entirely on solar power.

Roadway: The length of surfaced roads within the city is 218 km (135 mi). The national highways connects Guwahati with rest of India. It is a three-hour drive to the Bhutanese border town of Samdrup Jongkhar.

Waterway: The Inland Water Transport Department is headquartered at Pandu port in Guwahati. The waterways transportation services in Guwahati are used for transporting bulk goods and cargo, and for movement of passenger and tourist vessels.

Some major Corporates in Guwahati


Indian Oil

HCL Infosystems


Bharti Airtel

Educomp Solutions

Asian Paints

Growth Plan of Guwahati

The Guwahati metropolitan area is all set to expand by 66 sq. km within 2025 to cope with the population boom in the next decade. Three new towns have been planned in the newly included area. Apart from new roads, transport systems and water supply networks, the master plan has proposed 70 neighborhood centers, each having two senior secondary and two primary schools, 16 general colleges, four additional technical centres, a new university campus at Kharghuli and a new medical college in a proposed education and research hub.

Healthcare scenario in Guwahati

As per the growth rate of Guwahati, it is expected that the city will have nearly 3 million population upto 2025 but this city is still way behind in water & sanitation facilities contributing in poor health conditions. The state Assam have 4,592 Sub-Centres, 844 Primary Health Centres, 108 Community Health Centres and merely 22 District Hospitals serve about 31.2 million populations. This is indicative of the shortage of 471 Sub-Centres and 98 Community Health Centres in the state. The case is same with Assam’s largest city, Guwahati lacking adequate medical facilities & infrastructures.

Medical Colleges in Guwahati

Gauhati Medical College & Hospital – 2185 beds

Established in 1960, MCI approved Medical College with 156 UG seats & 160 PG seats. The medical college has a 2185 bedded tertiary care multi-specialty hospital.

Apart from this Guwahati has 2 Homoeopathic Medical Colleges & several nursing colleges.

Government Ayurvedic College & Hospital, Guwahati – 450 Beds

Established in 1948 with 50 UG Seats & 20 PG Seats. It is the most famous Ayurvedic college in North-East of India.

Some Major Private Hospitals in Guwahati

Narayana Super specialty Hospital – 350 Beds

It is a unit of Narayana Health & is a super specialty hospital with 33 specialty departments with CCU, ITU & advanced diagnostic facilities.

International Hospital

A Multi-Specialty Hospital with emphasis on Renal, Gastroenterology, Medicine, Pediatric and Non interventional Cardiac services.

Nemcare Hospital – 100 Beds

“A Multi-Speciality Hospital” with modern diagnostic equipment & specialist in General Surgery, Neuro Surgery & Laproscopic Surgery.

Sri Sankaradeva Nethralaya

A postgraduate teaching hospital, having primary eye clinics, modern well equipped operation theatres, extensive outpatient department with a wide range of sub specialty clinical & non-clinical support services, indoor wards and community outreach center.

GNRC Hospitals – 135 Bed

Established in 1985, it offers Multi-Specialty care with specialization in Neurosurgery & Neuromedicine. They are also equipped with latest technology for medical investigations with OT & ICU units.

Pratiksha Hospital

A super specialty hospital specializes in IVF & minimal invasive surgeries & also have ICU, NICU & PICU along with 12 OPDs of different specializations.

Down Town Hospital – 300 beds

A multispecialty tertiary care corporate hospital, established in 1989 with super specialty services providing medical care not only to the people of North East but also to the neighbouring countries like Bhutan, Nepal and Bangladesh.

Drain Areas

Primary Area

Secondary Area

Some major Diagnostic Centers

  1. Sun Diagnostics
  2. Ultracare Diagnostics
  3. Primus Diagnostics
  4. Phoenix Diagnostic Centre
  5. Bliss diagnostics
  6. Friends Diagnostic centre
  7. SRL Diagnostics
  8. Apollo Diagnostics


Guwahati is the most important state of North-east India & its medical infrastructure not only serves the patient of North east India but also is a potential hub for medical tourism for patients of Bhutan & Bangladesh. Guwahati, at present has limited medical infrastructure but has to deal with a high burden of patients giving a lot of scope to new multi-specialty hospitals to emerge & serve the patients.

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