Director's-desk

Since its inception in 1978, The Government (CL& SC) Spine Institute (GSI), Ahmedabad has completed 39 years of its excellence and contribution towards bringing smile on faces of thousands of people from across rural and urban areas of Gujarat and many other states. From a small institute it is now established as internationally reclaimed super specialty hospital for spine injuries and rehabilitation services. Along with recent NABH accreditation, it has acclaimed various prestigious awards for its splendid contribution in the sector of spine surgery and quality improvement programs.

Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) refers to an injury to the spinal cord that is caused by direct trauma or secondary damage to the surrounding bone, tissues, or blood vessels. Worldwide more than 1,00,000 new acute cases of SCI are reported every year and the key reasons are fall, road traffic accidents and weight falling on back. The Government Spine Institute has continued its contributions in the field of treatment and rehabilitation of patients with Spinal Cord Injuries and paraplegic conditions through strengthening its service delivery mechanisms and being compatible with private health care facilities in Gujarat.

Along with latest modular operation theater, which is first of its kind in such super specialty hospitals, it has all modern equipment and highly qualified staff. The capital for spine surgeries in Gujarat, different departments of this institute serve thousands of most underprivileged patients from remote areas of Gujarat and many other states such as Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and neighboring countries like Nepal and Bangladesh.

Besides hospital based services the Government (CL & SC) Spine Institute, also serve as knowledge sharing and learning institute through two colleges i.e. Government Physiotherapy College and Government P & O College which offers bachelor and master degree in respective field. Since few years it has also been recognized as Nodal center for various innovative initiatives in health care sector such as capacity building for quality improvement program, implementation of government schemes, public private partnership and research. Each and every team member of this institute strives to make it a model institute at global level, through best quality affordable hospital services to the patients and quality educational services to the students.

Dr. M.M. Prabhakar is patron of this institute. DR. Manish Shah is Director of Government(CL & SC) Spine Institute.