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Aarogyam (Medical Facilities)

The future of India, for that matter, of any country, lies with the youth of today. GLA University has taken on the onerous responsibility of imparting comprehensive and high quality education, which is both vocational-based, as well as professional in nature to boys and girls who desire to be part of the booming Indian economy.

Just as the University has evolved from a small institution (but with high aspirations) to its present size, the Health Care unit – aptly named AAROGYAM – too has grown. We now have four qualified and experienced physicians, ably supported by efficient nursing aides.

A sound mind and creative intellect can only flourish in a healthy body. Just as important as a good teacher is for stimulating the mind of a student or a sports instructor for physical fitness, there is a crucial role of a physician to keep the body healthy and disease-free.

The essential objective of Aarogyam, GLA University is to maintain a holistic approach to the physical well-being of our students, faculty and support staff. We aim to offer 24x7 prompt and effective medical, surgical and psychosocial support to all workers and residents within the GLA Campus.

The health-care facility is registered with the Chief Medical Officer of Mathura.

Routine complaints like coughs, colds, seasonal fevers, rashes, cuts, bruises, sprains, asthmatic attacks, and fainting fits are attended within the ambit of our existing facilities. Anything of a more serious nature is referred to a higher centre in Mathura, Agra or even Delhi, if the case warrants it. Serious patients are invariably accompanied by a Nurse (in the case of girls), Nursing Aide or Doctor. A fully equipped ambulance is always on stand-by to take students for referral or even ferry them to or from the Dispensary within the extensive University campus. Students are also sent for routine investigations to Mathura in case of unrelenting fevers or suspected fractures.

Medical records of all the students are on-line. This enables the management to comprehend demographic patterns of disease and medicine consumption. The software has been developed in-house and has been extended to meet the requirements of the faculty and other staff members.

Creating awareness about health related issues is also part of the Health Care Team’s responsibility; these would include:

  • The importance of exercise and yoga
  • Avoiding junk food and eating fruits and green vegetables along with a high fibre diet
  • Minimizing use of mobile phones and limiting use of head-phones to listen to music
  • Proper posture while working on computers/laptops
  • Eye care
  • Substance abuse
  • First aid measures

The main dispensary is now a six-roomed unit with attached toilets. There are eight Semi-Fowler beds for patients requiring in-patient care and the OP facility with basic furniture including examination couches. A more basic facility caters to the health-care needs of girls in the Ladies Hostel. Equipment includes:

  • Minor surgical instruments
  • Suction Machine
  • BP Apparatus (Aneroid)
  • BP Apparatus (Mercury)-Desktop/Bedside
  • Thermometer (Digital)
  • Stethoscope
  • Otoscope
  • Nebulizers
  • IV stands
  • Pulse Oximeter
  • Air-conditioned Ambulance with oxygen cylinder and battery-operated suction machine
  • Oxygen cylinders with regulators
  • Oxygen Concentrator
  • Alcohol Breathalyzer

Almost all basic medicines that may be required for managing commonly encountered conditions are available and dispensed as daily doses. Additional medicines are now available on payment from a newly opened pharmacist store which has been integrated with the Dispensary.

Bio-waste disposal is done through an authorized agency.

Profiles of doctors:

Dr. Manoj Kumar MBBS from BRD Medical College, Gorakhpur University. He worked as Medical Officer in Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi & St. Stephen’s Hospital New Delhi and at Tata Chemicals, Babrala, Dist. Badaun(U.P) He has been working in GLA University from September 2009.

Dr. Divya Pal Singh MBBS from University College of Medical Sciences, Delhi University and gained invaluable experience while working in Government Hospital in Zambia and Saudi Arabia. Following a stint in the Indian Army, he worked as a Palliative Care Physician with CanSupport and CanKids in Delhi. Joined GLA in July 2013.

Dr. Paramjeet Singh Kohli MBBS from GSVM Medical College, Kanpur University in 1980. Following a stint as a Medical Officer in ESI Hospital Faridabad he started his private practice in Ludhiana and has joined GLA in July 2015.

Dr Jeewan Sudhar MBBS from LLRM Medical College, Meerut University. Captain in the Army Medical Corps for seven years and has wide experience as a general practitioner and Joined GLA from Aug 2016.

Nursing Staff:

  1. Mr Hari Shankar
  2. Mr Devi Singh
  3. Mrs Rashmi Vijeesh
  4. Mr Vishw Alok Shekhar
  5. Ms Neha Chauhan
  6. Mr Ashish Deepak Das
  7. Mr Ravi Kant
  8. Mrs Santoshi Rajput
  9. Mrs Anjali Sharma
  10. Ms Girjesh