Cantonment Act obligates Cantonment Board to provide basic health services to all the citizens residing within the Cantonment. For this purpose Cantonment Board has established a Cantonment General Hospital which is functioning for more than 75 years to cater to the health needs of residents of the Cantonment, employees of the Cantonment Board and nearby areas of the Cantonment where no medical facility of comparison exists.
Cantonment General Hospital is a 14 bedded hospital, providing non-dieted indoor facility mainly for maternity cases and the labor room is functional for normal deliveries conducted by MO and staff nurse (trained birth attendant). Nominal charges are charged for the above facility.
The hospital has a general OPD and Specialty OPDs which include –
• Paediatric OPD
• Ophthalmic OPD
• Dental OPD
• Homeopathy OPD
• Gynaecology OPD
Recently to meet the shortage of free drugs supplied by the Cantonment Hospital, a “Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadi Kendra” is opened to provide generic drugs at affordable price.