Healthcare Services in Meghalaya
The beautiful state of Meghalaya provides many health facilities and medical services to the people of the state. These medical facilities are every well equipped with the modern health care technology equipment and tools to provide advanced medical emergency treatment. There are many hospitals, clinics and health facilities located across the state of Meghalaya.
Department of Health and Family Welfare Meghalaya
The department of Health and Family Welfare in Meghalaya maintains the health and welfare of the people of Meghalaya. Routine Curative Services, Preventive and Promotive Healthcare Measures are some of the important services offered by the department.
Department of Health and Family Welfare
Red Hills, Laitumkhrah
Shillong - 793003
DHS (MI) : 2224354
DHS (R) : 2590563
DHS (MCH&FW) : 2228493
Health Care Schemes in Meghalaya
The Government of Meghalaya has launched many schemes for the overall benefit of patients. These schemes take care of the children and adults belonging to poverty line, patients suffering from speciality diseases like malaria, TB, Blindness and so on. Know in details about the different beneficial health schemes launched by the government of Meghalaya from time to time.
National Leprosy Eradication Programme (NLEP)
NLEP is a scheme launched by the government to reduce the Leprosy burden in the state of Meghalaya. The main objective of the programme is to provide high quality Leprosy services for all people affected by Leprosy through general Health Care System. Another objective is enhancing disability prevention and Medical Rehabilitation (DPMR) and strengthening the monitoring and supervision component of the surveillance system.
National Malaria Eradication Programme (NMEP)
The primary objective of the NMEP is early detection and Prompt Treatment (EDPT) through Surveillance activities which involve Government as well as Non-Government functionaries. Some other functions include:
- To identify all high risk Malaria areas and Epidemic Prone Villages.
- To interrupt Malaria Transmission by two rounds of residual insecticidal spray of DDT 50% in malaria prone areas.
- To distribute insecticide Treated Bednets (ITBN) in high risk in accessible villages.
- Workshop and Training on Malaria
- Public-Private Partnership to involve CBO’s, FBO’s NGO’s, and other Governmental and non-Governmental Sector, Military and Para Military forces in Malaria Control.
National Programme for Control of Blindness (NPCB)
NPCB is another government scheme for control of blindness. The regular activities NPCB include OPD’s School Eye Screenings and Eye Camps. Cataract Cases detected in the Camps and OPD are brought to the base Hospital and operated. NPCB also prescribes school children detected with refractive Errors with suitable spectacles and for these who could not afford, free spectacles are offered through the societies.
T.B. Control Programme
TB Control Programme in Meghalaya has been launched under DHS (M.I), Meghalaya, through the technical head of Meghalaya TB officer. The RNTCP Programme was launched in Meghalaya on the 23rd October in the year 2003. The main objective of the Scheme include:
- Achieving and Maintaining Cure rate of 85 % among newly detected Infective cases.
- Achieving and Maintaining the Case Detention rate of 70% as per 1 lakh population.
- Achieving the Conservation rate of 90%.
Integrated Disease Surveillance Project (IDSP)
National Surveillance Programme for communicable diseases was launched in the year 1997-98. The main objective of the program is to establish a decentralized state based system of surveillance for communicable and non-communicable diseases, so that timely, proper and effective public health challenges in the country at the state and national level. Another aim is improving the efficiency of the existing surveillance activities of disease and controlling programs and facilitate sharing of relevant information with the health administration, community and other stakeholders so as to detect disease trends over time and evaluate control strategies.Some other Health schemes
- Universal Immunisation Programme (UIP)
- Reproductive & Child Health Programme (RCH-II)
- Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP)
- National Disease Control Programme (NDCP)
- Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP)
- National Vector Born Diseases Control Programme (NVBDCP)
- National Leprosy Eradication Programme (NLEP)
- National Iodine Deficiency Disorder Control Programme (NIDDCP)
- National Programme for Control of Blindness (NPCB)
Ayurvedic, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathic (AYUSH)
AYUSH section is under the Directorate of Health Services. AYUSH is
responsible for monitoring of Homoeopathic and Ayurvedic amenities
within Meghalaya. Presently there are 54 AYUSH doctors in the Meghalaya
health department. Of these 35 are on contract from NRHM and 19 are
permanent employees from the state. The main functions include:
- To Develop and Propagate of AYUSH System
- To register Homoeopathic practitioners within Meghalaya
- Providing Health Care to the people of the state particularly in the rural areas
- To purchase and supply of homoeopathic medicine to the people
Hospitals in Meghalaya
Hospitals play a major role for the well-being and safety of the people in terms of health. The state of Meghalaya has number of good hospitals, nursing homes and clinics that provides best services to the people of the state. Some of the major hospitals in Meghalaya are:
Find below a list of all private and public/Government hospitals and Clinics in Shillong along with their address and contact number.
North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS)
NEIGRIHMS is an autonomous institute set up by the Government of India in the year 1987 under the Meghalaya Registration of Societies Act 1983. Late Rajiv Gandhi, the then Prime Minister dedicated the Institute to the memory of his mother Late Indira Gandhi.Address
: Neigrihms Road, Mawdiangdiang, ML 793018
Phone: (0364) 2538025, 2538011
Civil Hospital Shillong
Shillong Civil Hospital is the largest hospital in Meghalaya. The facilities provided by this hospital includes surgery, medicine, ENT, orthopedic, cardiology, Dentistry, Psychiatrist, ophthalmology and Radiology.
Agartala - Shillong Rd,
Laban, Shillong, Meghalaya 793001
Phone: (0364) 2224100
KJP (Gordon Roberts) Hospital
The founder of this hospital was Dr. H.Gordon Roberts. In the year 1913 he began work with a small Dispensary at Mission Compound near the KJP Girls’ High School. On 25 March, 1922 the hospital was officially opened by Sir William Marris, the then Governor of Assam, as a 90 bedded hospital.Address:
Phone: (0364) 2223053, 2242198, 2546699
Nazareth Hospital in Shillong was started in 1959 as an outpatient
treatment centre by the Missionaries of Christ Jesus, Spain. In the year
1965, indoor facilities were provided with 60 beds and began to
function as hospital. The facilities provided by the hospital includes
23Hrs.Accident and Emergency, General Medicine, General and Paediatric
Surgery, Obestetrics and Gynaecology, Intensive Care Unit (ICU),
Paediatrics, E. N. T, Orthopedics, Neo-natal Care Unit (NICU), Neuro
Surgery, Anaesthesiology, Haemo-Dialysis ,Opthalmology and Community
Phone: (0364) 2224052
Meghalaya Institute of Mental Health & Neurological Science (MIMHANS)
MIMHANS in Shillong, provides mental Health facilities to the people. The institute provides the mental health mental Health services by indoor Hospitalization (Indoor Patient) and Outdoor (OPD) patient services to the new patients and the discharged patients of the institute for follow- up treatments. Address:
Pasteur Hills , Lawmali,
Shillong, Meghalaya 793001
Phone: 1800 345 3644
Some other hospitals in Meghalaya
Number of Medical Institutions in Meghalaya
Community Health Centres: 29
Primary Health Centres: 108
Availability of beds: 3696
Tura Civil Hospital
Address: Dermile Road, Tura-794001
West Garo Hills
Phone: 09612106369Jowai Civil Hospital,
Address - Medical Superintendent,
Jaintia hills, Jowai: 793150
Phone: 03652-220735, 9436107342Khonglam Dental Clinic
Address: 96/36, St. George Secondary School Building
Ram Bazaar, Shillong, Meghalaya - 793102
Phone: (0364) 2536658Woodland Hospital
Phone: (0364) 2225240, 2224885Norton Tunnel Hospital
Address: Jowai-Dawki Roadd,
Meghalaya 793150Civil Hospital Nongpoh
Address: Ri-Bhoi, Nongpoh -793102