Nursing Home & Maternity Hospital, was started under the stewardship of Dr.
Mrs. Sushma Chawla M.D. (Obstetrician & Gynaecologist) from PGI in 1985. The
growth of the hospital has been a story of steady progress based on dedicated
compassionate and professionally competent service to the community always keeping
the patient interest above everything else.
Hospital started an Obstetrics & Gynaecological Centre and over a period of
time grew into an advanced centre for Gynaecological Laparoscopy (Diagnostic &
Operative), Hysteroscopy (Diagnostic & Operative) and Infertility treatment.
unit expanded its services to provide semen banking services, Intra-uterine insemination,
In-virto fertilization & Embryo transfer (Test Tube Baby) procedures. It is
a Cancer detection centre for CA-Cervix, Uterus & Ovaries and breast with
Sonomammography. Hospital acquired a reputation as a teaching centre following
recognition by ICMCH. Post MBBS doctors keen to pursue Gynaecological practice
go through intensive 1 year (Diploma in Family Welfare) & 2 years (Diploma
in Gynae. & Obst. - ICMCH) affiliated to International Association of Maternal
& Neonatal Health (IAMANEH) Geneva. The Hospital has actively organized Colposcopic,
Laparoscopic & Infertility workshops.
hospital under the leadership of Dr Sushma Chawla (President NARCHI Jalandhar
Branch) is the base of NARCHI (National Association of Reproductive and Child
Health of India), Jalandhar Branch which is a voluntary organization actively
working towards maternal & child care & carrying out Adolescent programmes
in schools, camps in villages, menopausal awareness programmes and early cancer
1985 - Diagnostic Laparoscopy introduced
1989 - Scanning
1989 - Hysteroscopy introduced (Diagnostic)
1991 - Recognized
as teaching centre for One year Diploma in Family Welfare (D.F.W) & Two year
Diploma in Gynae & Obstetrics
(Dip G.O) under the aegis of Indian College of Maternal & Child Health (ICMCH-Calcutta)
1991 - First student enrolled for D.F.W. Dip G.O. (ICMCH)
1991 - Centre recognized
as Headquarter, Jalandhar branch of National Association of Voluntary Sterilization
& family welfare
of India with Dr. S. Chawla as its President.
1991 - Operative Video Laparoscopy
1996 - Hysteroscopic surgery introduced (Operative)
1993 - Breast Cancer detection services started with Sonomammography.
- Cervical Cancer detection services started with Colposcopy. (First centre in
Punjab to start Colposcopy)
1997 - Ultrasound Bone Density detection centre
started. (First in North India & fourth in India)
1998 - Infertility Clinic
started with I.U.I, GIFT & I.V.F
2002 - Balloon Therapy introduced.
2002 - Expansion of the hospital taken up and a new wing added with:-
of laboratory facilities.
- Addition of Deluxe rooms.
- "Beyond Looks", a comprehensive fitness centre started with the following
- Physiotherapy Centre
- Dietary Department
- Slimming Centre
- Beauty Parlour
- Dermatology &
2003 - Centre provided training to
candidates to provide voluntary house to house health programme as per UNICEF
2004 - In-house Paediatric department started
2004 - Urogynaecology started
TVT-O being done for patients with stress incontinence.
2005 - Infertility
services upgraded with addition of latest equipments like;
5% Co2 Incubator (Germany)
- Craft Ovum Aspiration Pump (Rocket
- Integrated Laminar Flow (Supraclean)
- Stereozoom Microscope
- Semen Banking
Dec 2005 - Infertility services
carried forward under the banner of;
Infertility Clinic & Research Centre"
Dec 2005 - Till December,
15 students have completed DFW; DIP G.O from NARCHI, Jalandhar Centre. There is
an ongoing course
for the 16th & 17th student for D.F.W
- General surgery Unit started. Medical OPD started
July 2007 - Assisted
reproduction techniques upgraded with introduction of ICSI (Intra Cytoplasmic
Sperm Injection) using
OPERATIVE VIDEO LAPAROSCOPY
It is the visualization of abdominal cavity by a telescope. It is a surgical procedure
in which small incision is given near umbilicus & telescope is introduced
through it for visualizing the uterus & ovaries. Small incisions are given
on sides for introducing the other instruments such as probes, scissors, biopsy,
forceps, coagulators and suture materials.
Laparoscopy can lead to the
diagnosis of many problems which cause infertility including any abnormality of
uterus, ovaries and tubes fibroid, ovarian cysts, adhesions, tube testing, endometriosis.
It is useful in operating Ovarian Cystectomy, Myomectomy, Salpingmectomy, Adhesionolysis,
Tubectomy, Salpingostomy, Hysterectomy, LUNA for pain abdomen.
It is an optimal method for
assessing for all cases where visualising the cervical canal uterine canal &
tubal ostea will improve diagnostic accuracy and guide therapeutic management.
It is a procedure that visualises the uterine cavity with a telescope.
It is useful in diagnosing the fibroids, polyps, septum, adhesions, tube testing.
It is also used for early cancer uterus and the reasons for scanty or excessive
is the visualization of the uterine cavity with Hysteroscope. The hysteroscope
is inserted through the cervix to reveal the inside of uterus. Hysteroscope has
ports, which allow the physician to insert operating tools such as scissors, cautery
or a laser fibre these may be used to resect or cauterize specific abnormalities
under direct visualization. It is useful in operative procedures such as TCRE
(Resection of endometrium in excessive bleeding), Breaking the adhesions, Resection
of septum, opening of the tubes, taking guided biopsy to rule out early cancer.
is a procedure that uses an instrument called Colposcope to look at the cervix
with magnification. A bright light at the end of the Colposcope makes it posible
to visualize the cervix. This allows the physician to see the outer portion of
the cervix better. Magnification helps to see abnormal areas clearly so that biopsies
(pieces of tissue) can be done precisely. The tissues are looked at in the laboratory
under a microscope. A Colposcopy is done when abnormal cells are seen on a pap
It is Breast
cancer screening with ultrasound. Ultrasound imaging is based on Acoustic impedance
( a product of the density of the observed tissue and the ultrasound velocity
along that tissue). It looks for shape, texture. It detects whether a lump is
maligant mass or a benign cyst. It can also be used for screening & diagnosis.
This is a safer procedure with very low power and very short exposition mechanical
waves. It is the best for dense breast.
ULTRA SOUND BONE
It is the most cost effective method of screening
bone mass. It uses sound waves to determine bone mass, usually in your heel. It
is rapid, painless and does not use potentially harmful radiation like X-rays.
The sound waves pass through air. Ultrasound measurements taken during an ultrasound
may provide data on the structural integrity of bone.
Excessive menstrual bleeding is a relatively common
occurence in many healthy women, especially as they approach menopause. This therapy
system utilizes a balloon catheter inflated with hot, sterile fluid to remove
the endometrial (or inner) lining of the uterus and reduce the flow. The system
is designed for pre-menopausal women whose excessive bleeding is due to benign
causes and who have completed childbearing. It is completed in less than 10
I.U.I (INTRAUTERINE INSEMINATION)
is a basic step towards fertility treatments. It is also called artificial insemination.
This fertility treatment can be done using partner's sperm or sperms from donor.
The woman is given some medications for stimulation. On the other hand semen is
collected, washed with special chemical and then the healthy and motile sperms
are separated. Then these are injected into the uterus on ovulation day. It
is a successful method.
I.V.F (IN VITRO FERTILIZATION)
TEST TUBE BABY
It is a method of assisted reproduction
in which man's sperm and the woman's egg are combined in a laboratory dish, where
fertilization occurs. The resulting pre-embryo is transferred to the woman's uterus.
The basic steps in an IVF treatment cycle are;
- Ovulation Enhancement
(stimulating the development of than one egg in a cycle)
- Egg harvest
- Enbryo transfer
IVF is a resonable choice of
treatment for couples with various types of infertility. Initially it was only
used when the woman had blocked, damaged or absent fallopian tubes (tubal factor
infertility). It is now also used for infertility caused by endometriois or for
any problem in the male.
TVT-O FOR STRESS INCONTINENCE
Incontenence is an involuntary loss of urine that occurs during physical activity,
such as coughing, sneezing, laughing or exercise. It is a bladder storage problem
in which the strength of urinal sphincter is diminished and the sphincter is not
able to prevent urine flow when there is increased pressure from the abdomen.
With TVT-O this problem is treated. (TVT is Tension Free Tape - Obturator).
& GYNAECOLOGY SERVICES
Obstetrics & Gynaecology
services have been established with the singular aim of providing quality composite
medical care to mothers and children under one roof. We offer complete health
care for women including;
- Adolescent health
management including high-risk pregnancies
- Antepartum and intrapartum
- Antenatal counselling and painless delivery
and post natal exercises
- 24 hours emergency obstetric services backed
up with neonatal care services
- Infertility clinic
- Diagnostic and
therapeutic laparoscopy & hysteroscopy
- Medical management of dysfunctional
- Thermal balloon ablation
- Trans cervical resection
of endometrium (TCRE)
- Laparoscopic management of infertility, endometriosis,
myoma & ovarian cysts
- Laparoscopic assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH)
descent vaginal hysteroscopy (NDVH)
- Ultrasound scanning, Interventional
ultrasound & Transvaginal sonography
hospital has a well-stocked and organized medical library. The collection of books
covers all specialities with special emphasis on Gynaecology, Obstetrics, surgery,
Cancer, Paediatrics, Physiotherapy and Anaesthesiology. In addition to the books
available in the library, the hospital subscribes to various related medical journals
regularly. This helps the staff to keep abreast of the latest developments in
their respective fields as well as assists in the research work.
The hospital has a well-organized internal
communication system enabling any person to be contacted or communicated within
seconds whenever needed. Various components of the communication network include;
- Inter-com communication
- External telephones
- Cell phones
for all consultants
hospital has taken up a project of total computerization of the patients visiting
the hospital. Towards this end, the hospital has 8 dedicated computers.