Healthcare Services PrayagrajA network of government and private hospitals, community health centres and charitable clinics cater to the health needs of the citizens from every strata in Allahabad. In addition, there are homeopathic, ayurvedic and unani clinics that offer alternative healthcare systems to address the health needs of the people.
The health authorities in Allahabad carry out regular pulse polio campaigns with door to door campaigning in the city as well as in villages in the district to spread awareness. Thousands of polio booths are set up to enable people to get their children immunized at their door step. To deliver better pre and ante-natal care, a Mother & Child Tracking System has recorded more than 60 per cent of expectant mothers in the city.
During Kumbh Mela the authorities make elaborate health arrangements to cater to the lakhs of visitors. These arrangements are supervised by the Special Secretary, Department of Health and the Additional director, Health and Family welfare Board.
Allahabad has many government and private hospitals catering to the various need of its people. Many of them offer state-of-the-art multi-speciality facilities manned by well qualified professionals. They offer everything from highly specialized care to routine health check-ups. This includes joint replacement surgery, laparoscopic gynaecological surgery, arthoscopy, infertility treatment, maternity care, high risk pregnancy management, neonatology, cancer care and cardiology.
Some of Allahabad's best known hospitals include Dwaraka Hospital, Jeevan Jyoti Hospital, Kamala Nehru Memorial Hospital, Nazareth Hospital, Saket Hospital, Swarup Rani Nehru Hospital, Tej Bahadaur Sapru Hospital and Yashlok Hospital and Research Centre. These multi-speciality hospitals have upto 500 beds are are equipped with the ;latest equipment and highly trained staff.
Healthcare in Allahabad is supplemented by a range of diagnostic centres in Allahabad. They offer a range of services including mammography, colour Doppler services, CT scan, ultrasound, MRI and X-ray. Patients can also avail of a range of laboratory services. These diagnostic centres are centrally located and include Kirti Scanning Centre, Allahabad Diagnostic Centre, Advance Diagnostic Centre, Kohinoor Diagnostic Centre and Indra Diagnostic Centre. They offer the citizens of Allahabad the latest in testing and diagnosis.
Asa an alternative treatment homeopathy is popular in Allahabad and many people resort to it whenever necessary for many ailments including colds and coughs, hair loss, weight loss, asthma, psoriasis, eczema, arthritis, tonsils, kidney stones, piles, tumours of the ovary and breast. Homeopathy is popular for its non-invasive approach and less radical form of treatment as compared to allopathy. These homeopathy practitioners in Allahabad include True Health Homeopathy, Maa Homeo Chikitsa Kendra, Balsons Homeopathy, Dr. Batra’s Positive Health Clinic and Om Shanti Homeo Hall.
Catering to the health concerns of people are a variety of weight loss and sliming centres in Allahabad. They offer a range of treatments for those who want to loose weight for health reasons, especially if they are suffering from chronic obesity. Some of these are VLCC Healthcare, The Body Care,
Sanjeevani Wellness Care, Ansur Healthcare, Active Life Health Solution & Nutrition Centre.
A range of health food stores in Allahabad deliver organic and ayurvedic food and supplements to customers. Becoming more and more popular with consumers for their health benefits, these stores are centrally located. They include Eat Healthy Stay Healthy, Patanjali Chikitsalaya, Sri Prasad Foods and Sri Prayag Ayurvedic Store and offer customers wholesome and healthy options to regular mass market products produced commercially.