Healthcare Scenario of Kolkata

Healthcare Scenario of Kolkata

Are you planning to build or restructure or venture in any healthcare venture in Kolkata? Looking for information about the major healthcare players in Government, Private diagnostic centers that are available in Kolkata? 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 Kolkata, West Bengal India.

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Kolkata also known as Calcutta, is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal. It is the principal commercial, cultural, and educational center of East India, while the Port of Kolkata is India’s oldest operating port and its sole major riverine port. It is a major commercial and military port, and is the only city in eastern India to have an international airport. ITC Limited, Coal India Limited, National Insurance Company, Exide Industries and Britannia Industries rank among the companies headquartered in the city.

Population Mix

Kolkata has an estimated population of 15,119,000 of which 7,924,032 are males and 7,194,968 are females. Hinduism is majority religion in Kolkata city with 76.51 % followers. Islam is second most popular religion in city of Kolkata with approximately 20.60 % following it. In Kolkata city, Christianity is followed by 0.88 %, Jainism by 0.47 %, Sikhism by 0.31 % and Buddhism by 0.31 %. Kolkata has a literacy rate of 87%, which is higher than the Indian average of 74%.


Kolkata is well connected with major cities as well as many countries by air in Northeast and Southeast Asia. Kolkata is well-connected to the rest of India by extensive railway network of the Indian railways. The two major railway stations of the city are at Howrah and Sealdah. Kolkata is connected to other parts of India by the National Highways 2, 6, 34 and 117. The Belghoria Expressway connects NH 34 with NH 2 and 6 via the Nivedita Setu while the NH 117 is connected to NH 6 by the Kona Expressway via the Vidyasagar Setu.


  1. Balmer Lawrie & Co Ltd.
  2. ITC Ltd.
  3. Britannia Industries
  4. Coal India Ltd.
  5. Exide Industries

Growth Plan of Kolkata

1.Kolkata Airport Expansion Plan

Kolkata airport is all set to increase its passenger capacity by 100% to handle up to 40 million passengers annually within the next four years.

2.Country’s longest Flyover

On a day Bengal got its longest flyover connecting Park Circus with Parama Island, chief minister Mamata Banerjee vowed to go one better and mooted the country’s longest flyover linking Batanagar to Joka and Garia and spanning more than 30 km.

Healthcare in Kolkata

Government Hospitals in Kolkata

1.R.Singh Hospital – 461 beds

It was started in 1934 as a small health unit but now it is one of the best equipped railway hospitals in India. The average number of OPD patients per day is 1230.

2.IPGMER and SSKM Hospital – 1775 beds

IPGMER is a premier tertiary care teaching hospital of the Govt of West Bengal located in the heart of the city of Kolkata spread over an area of 34 acres. It well connected by roads and railways.

3.R.S Medical College and Hospital – 1890 beds

The foundation stone was laid on the 1st of December in the year 1873 at the Sealdah Market and was named Sealdah Medical School. After independence from the British rule this college was renamed after the famous alumnus physician Sir Nil Ratan Sircar.

4.Calcutta Medical College and Hospital – 1324 beds

It is one of the biggest govt. medical colleges of West Bengal having extensive OPD and advanced health care services with more than 10,000 patients per day.

Major Private Hospitals in Kolkata

1.Columbia Asia Hospital – 100 beds

It is a multi-specialty Hospital located in Salt Lake, Kolkata. The hospital has been in operation since 2008 and is the most preferred healthcare provider by the citizens of Kolkata.

2.Apollo Gleneagles Hospital – 510 beds

It is a joint venture of India and Parkway Health in Singapore. It is the only hospital in Eastern India to have accredited with JCI accreditation.

3.Calcutta Medical Research Institute – 400 beds

This is one of the best hospitals in Kolkata, which is being run by the CK Birla group for about 45 years now. The hospital charges much less for its occupants and specialties in cardiology and is thus the best heart center in Kolkata.

4.Ruby General Hospital – 300 beds

The Ruby General hospital is one of the best hospitals in Kolkata, and was established in the year 1995. It is located at Ballyngunj, Ruby More and is one of the best multi-specialty NRI hospitals.

5.P. Poddar Hospital and Medical Research Ltd

B.P. Poddar Hospital and research center is located at New Alipur and offers excellent health care services for decades. The hospital is known for its specialized oncology and Traumatology services

6.Woodlands Multi specialty Hospital Ltd. – 200 beds

The hospital was founded in 1947 and is known to offer “Ethical Treatment with Care”. The hospital is teamed by the most renowned doctors and nurses who offer excellent patient care 24×7.

7.Belle Vue Clinic – 271 beds

This hospital has the motto of offering the best service with a smile and offers care and cure with the best Human Touch. The hospitals meet the best medical requirement of its citizens since1967.

8.AMRI Hospital (Saltlake) – 214 beds

The Advanced Medical Research Institute, headquartered in Kolkata is one of the best private hospitals for the citizens in Kolkata.

Medical Colleges in Kolkata


The institute was inaugurated by Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru, the then Prime Minister of India, on 16th January, 1957. Since then the institute is best known as a Medical Learning Centre of Excellence and a Specialty Hospital, with the following objectives.


It was established by the amalgamation of National medical institute (Estd. 1921) and Calcutta medical institute (Estd 1907) at 32 Gorachand Road, Calcutta-14


It was established in 1835 and is the second oldest medical school to teach European medicine in Asia and India, after Ecole de Medicine de Pondicherry (now JIPMER).


KPC Medical College and Hospital was the first private-public-partnership (PPP) model medical college of West Bengal. It was founded by Kumud Shankar Ray, in the premises of Dr. K. S. Ray TB Hospital.


It has been set up by the Government of West Bengal in 2010 and started M.B.B.S. courses from 2011 to reduce the shortfall of doctors in the state. It is affiliated to the West Bengal University of Health Sciences and recognized by Medical Council of India (MCI).

Drain Areas:

Primary Area

  1. Howrah
  2. Maheshtala
  3. Raypur
  4. Sonarpur
  5. North Dumdum
  6. Baranagar

Secondary Area

  1. Basirhat
  2. Hasnabad
  3. Kalyani
  4. Ghatal
  5. Raidighi

Diagnostics Centre in Kolkata

  1. Medinova Diagnostic Services
  2. Eastern Diagnostics
  3. Metropolis Healthcare LTD
  4. Suraksha Diagnostic
  5. Span Diagnostics Ltd.

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