Health Care Centre

Health Care Centre is a Medical Service Centre of NITK - Surathkal. This is situated in the Centre of the campus, opposite to the main playground and is convenient to all the staff, students and the residents of the campus.

Available Facilities

Approximately 10,000 population of NITK community which includes the students, Institute Staff and dependents, Mess employees and their dependents, retired employees and their spouses and temporary employees are given free treatment in the Health Care Centre. Three Full Time Medical Officers are available for general consultations and treatment during the day.

Visiting Consultants are available for different specialties in Allopathy, Ayurveda and Homeopathy. A full-fledged Dental unit with Dental X-ray facility is operating in the Health Care Centre. Two Visiting Dental Surgeons are available for Dental Consultation.

Besides, night casualty is operating with one Medical Officer and one staff nurse till midnight.

Ambulance service is available 24x7 with basic facilities and a first aider.

Medical Diary

Medical Diaries are issued at the Reception counter to all the permanent employees and dependents, retired employees and the students of the institute. These medical diaries enable the doctors to maintain Medical Record of the patients. Appointments are given at the reception counter in person/over telephone to consult different visiting specialists.


The Pharmacy at the Health Care Centre is outsourced since 2007. Outsourced pharmacy makes available all the medicines prescribed by the institute medical officers and visiting consultants.

Nursing Facility

Two Full time staff nurses are available during the day. Along with the regular nursing care day care facilities like Nebulization, Oxygen Inhalation and Intravenous Fluid Infusion are carried out in the Heath Centre.

E.C.G. Facility is available for the needy patients.

Clinical Laboratory

All the basic blood, urine and stool tests are carried out in the laboratory. Investigations like blood sugar, Lipid profile, blood urea and creatinine etc. are conducted using the Modern Biochemistry analyzer and blood count analyzer.

Dressing Room

Wound Dressing, suturing of wounds, incision and drainage procedures and other minor surgical procedures are carried out in the dressing room.

Medical Facility outside campus

Fourteen hospitals in Mangaluru and Udupi have been recognised by the institute for the specialized treatment in Allopathy and Ayurveda for the NITK community.

Facility for Direct Payment from Institute for out-patient and in-patient treatment is made available at KMC Mangaluru.

List of Institute Recognised Hospitals:

1. Padmavathi Hospital, Surathkal

2. Chirashree Nursing Home, Surathkal

3. Srinivas Institute of Medical Sciences, Mukka

4. AJ Institute of Medical Sciences, Mangaluru

5. KMC, Ambedkar Circle and Attavar, Mangaluru [Cashless Facility]

6. Prashanth Nethralaya, Mangaluru

7. Mangalore Nursing Home

8. Unity Hospital, Mangaluru

9. Yenapoya Hospital, Mangaluru

10. Father Muller’s Medical College Hospital, Mangaluru

11. KMC Hospital, Manipal

12. SDM Ayurvedic Hospital, Udyavara, Udupi

13. Atharva Ortho Care Hospital, Surathkal

14. Manashanthi, Counseling Research and Training Centre, APS Complex,    
      Highlands, Mangaluru - 575001 [Cashless Facility]   (Dr. Rameela Shekhar, Psychological Counselor can be consulted on prior appointment basis.)


Medical Insurance Card

In case of in-patient treatment (admission for more than 24 hours), students can get cashless facility on producing the Medical Insurance Card at the Hospital where they are admitted. Students may seek the advice of Medical Officers in selecting the hospital for admission and treatment. In case of out-patient treatment in any of the hospitals, (as referred by Institute Medical Officers) all the bills towards medical expenses have to be submitted for reimbursement at the hostel office duly signed by the Institute Medical Officer.

Institute Medical Officers with their contact numbers

1. Dr. Shrimathi B: 9448333179, 8867587947

2. Dr. M. L. Balabhaskara: 9449102647

3. Dr. Sulochana J Nayak: 9449663909


Visiting consultants and their visiting hours


Visiting Consultants Name

Visiting hours


Dr. Pradeep Kumar J.



From 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM


Dr. Y. N. Shetty

Ayurvedic consultant

From 2.00PM to 5.00 PM


From 9:00 to 12:00 Noon



Dr. Anil Kumar


From 8:00 to 9:00 AM

Tuesday, Friday


M/S Fr. Muller’s Homeopathy

Hospital, Mangalore

From 9:30 to 11:30 AM

Wednesday, Saturday


Dr. Kishore Krishna


From 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM



Dr. Nithyanand Chowta

General Medicine

From 3:00PM to 5:00 PM



Dr. Gatha Upadhya


From 3.00PM to 5.00 PM



Dr. Ajay Kudva

Eye Specialist

From 4.45PM to 5.45 PM



Dr. Rukma Bhandary

ENT Surgeon

From 4.45PM to 5.45 PM



Dr. Bhaskar Bhandary

Orthopedic Surgeon

From 4.45PM to 5.45 PM



Dr. T. Susan Mani


From 4.30PM to 5.30 PM



Manipal Health Enterprises P. Ltd., Mangalore.

Psychiatrist (Dr. Keshav Pai )

From 3.00PM to 5.00 PM



Dr. Neyma B. S.


Monday to Friday

9.00AM to 1.00PM


Dr. Aravind Bhat


Monday, Thursday, Friday (2.00PM-5.00PM)

Sat (2PM-4PM)

Ambulance Driver Contact Number: 9880375287, 8105520077

Patients can contact the Institute Medical Officers and the Ambulance Driver in case of Emergencies.


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