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Medical Center

Overview

The Medical Centre is equipped with all kinds of facilities through which it not only caters to the medical needs of students & faculty of BITS but also to many other organizations like BET (Staff & Schools), employees of Government offices, Banks located in the Vidya Vihar campus and other people working or staying in the campus.

In the Medical Centre the services of the following persons are available:

  • Physician (M.D)
  • Gynecologist(M.D.)
  • Medical Officer (MBBS)
  • Dental Surgeon once a week
  • ENT Specialist twice a week
  • Homeopathic once a week
  • Ayurvedic once a week

Teleconsultation

Teleconsultation started at Medical Centre, BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus. To use this service,  kindly fill in the relevant google form and submit. Then give a call at +91-1596-25-5525 during OPD hrs.The receptionist will guide you further and you will be able to start a telephonic or video consultation with the doctor within a few minutes from the comfort of your home.

Clinical Laboratory Facilities

List of Laboratory Investigations available at Medical Centre BITS-PILANI

  • CBC- Complete Blood Count

  • Peripheral Blood smear examination

  • Dengue Test

  • Malaria Test

  • Blood Sugar –Fasting /Post –Prandial / Random

  • Glycosylated Haemoglobin (HbA1C)

  • Liver function Tests

  • Australia Antigen Test (HbsAg)

  • H.I.V Test

  • Lipid Profile

  • Kidney Function Tests

  • Serum Electrolytes

  • Urine routine and microscopic examination

  • Urine for Pregnancy test

  • ASLO Titre/ R.A Test

  • Mantoux Test

  • Sputum microscopic examination

  • Semen Analysis

  • Stool Test

  • Thyroid Function test (T3, T4, TSH- At Intervals)

  • Widal Test

  • VDRL Test

  • Urine ACR Test

  • Urine Comprehensive Test

  • Ultrasound (to be done at private centres)

    Cashless facility is provided to staff & students on presentation of their id card.

    Computerised E.C.G Machine

    Computerised Spirometry (Lung Function Test)

    Computerised Treadmill Test

    Medical Store

    The drug store, located in the Medical Centre sells all major types of medicines on prescription.Cashless facility is provided to staff & students on presentation of their id card.

    Ambulance

    Ambulance is available in the campus for 24 hours to take care of transportation of patients.

    Health Awareness Camps

    The Medical Centre organizes health awareness camps and disease detection camps for Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Asthma and other diseases.

    Indoor facilities

    A separate ward is reserved for students at Birla Sarvajanik Hospital(BSH), Pilani Staff members have access to wards, special wards and rooms according to the entitlements.

    Emergencies are attended 24X7 at Birla Sarvajanik Hospital (BSH).Services of Physician, Surgeon< Gynecologist, Orthopedic surgeon, Pediatrician, ENT specialist and other doctors are available at BSH.

    Note : BSH is not under BITS Pilani. But we have an arrangement with them.

    Eye Hospital

    We have an arrangement with M S Eye hospital for routine and emergency services. This hospital also has facilities for Dental problems.

    Other Medical facilities

    Tread Mill Test (TMT), Digital X-ray and Blood Bank are there at BSH. CT-scan facility is present in the BSH campus. Ultrasonography is done at two nearby centers. Echocardiography is done at one private centre nearby.

    Doctors

    Medical Staff

    Health Topics

    What to do if I fall sick
    In case a student has a health related issue, he/she should visit Medical centre(https://www.bits-pilani.ac.in/pilani/medicalcenter ) Two male doctors and a lady doctor are available during OPD hours( 8 AM to 12 noon and 5 PM to 7 PM all days except Sundays and Holidays mentioned in the BITS calendar) in Medical centre. Medical shop is there inside the premises of Medical centre.It remains open from 8 AM to 1 PM and 3 pm to 12 midnight.On Sundays timing is 9 AM to 10.30 AM. For routine emergencies,a paramedic(male nurse) is available 24 hrs a day and has his residence at the top of MedC building.He can be contacted at phone no. 8529335231 and there is a bell installed at the main gate of MedC to call him. Besides these ,an ENT specialist,a paediatrician,a dental doctor,an ayurvedic doctor, a homeopathic doctor visit the centre for OPD as per schedule below.
    • E.N.T MONDAY & THURSDAY 5.30 PM TO 7.00 PM
    • DENTIST SATURDAY 4.00 PM TO 7.00 PM
    • HOMEOPATHIC TUESDAY 5.30 PM TO 6.30 PM
    • PEDIATRICIAN WEDNESDAY 5.00 PM TO 6.30 PM
    • AYURVEDIC SUNDAY 9.00 AM TO 10.30AM
    *Consultation is free here, However the student has to pay for investigations and medicines. Cash less facility is provided to the students on showing their ID card
    Common Reasons of Pain Abdomen
    Is My Chest Pain Heart Pain
    Where is your pain located? Is it one of the following?

    Center of the chest, right or left sides of the chest, throat pain or tightness, center of the upper abdomen pain, pain between the two shoulder blades, both arm or left arm pain, jaw pain. Why this question? Because these are certain parts of the body that are most commonly associated with heart-related pain.

    Does your pain worsen with any of the following?

    Walking, chewing food, straining at stools or other forms of heavy work and gets better with rest * Why this question? Because typically heart pain is associated with one or more of these.

    Is the pain associated with any of the following?

    Shortness of breath, palpitation, dizziness, vomiting, cold clammy face or sweating none of these

    Why this question? Because if the pain is associated with one of these symptoms then chance of having a heart problem increases.

    Can your pain be described as one of the following?

    Severe pain or severe burning or severe tightness of chest or breathing difficulty which happens for a few minutes(not seconds) and which occurs for no reason or on doing some form of exercise like brisk walking, climbing stairs etc.

    Why this question? Because heart pain typically is for a few minutes to an hour and may come and go by itself but generally occurs during exertion in the forms described above.

    Have you ever shown to a doctor for this pain previously and diagnosed as Heart pain?

    Why this? Because if someone has been diagnosed as having a heart problem then the chance of having this problem again is more.

    Are you aged more than 25 years and one of these; smoker, Diabetic, Hypertensive?

    Why this? Because the risk of heart problems increases with age and before 25 years it is quite less. Smoking, Diabetes, and Hypertension increase the risk of heart disease.

    IF THE ANSWER TO ANY OF THE ABOVE QUESTIONS IS ‘YES’, YOU MAY BE HAVING A HEART RELATED PAIN AND MUST VISIT A DOCTOR.

    What to do if I fall sick and OPD is closed

    In case of any medical problem beyond the OPD hours , please contact your hostel superintendent.

    Name of the Superintendent Hostels Phone No
    1. MR. MAHAVIR SINGH SR,CVR 9694096464
    2. MR. K. N. DUGGAL  MALVIYA-A,B,C,EX.SAC 9694096466
    3. MR. ROHITASHWA SINGH RATHORE RANA PRATAP,AK 9694096465
    4. MR. SAMUNDAR SINGH RAM 9694096473
    5. MR. RANBIR SINGH RATHORE  GN,BG 9694096474
    6. MR. SANJAY K TOMAR KR,VK 9694096485
    7. MR. HARBANS LAL CHOUHAN BD ,VYAS 9785644053
    8. MS. RITU MEERA 9694096468
    9. MS. MALLIKA UPADHYAY MEERA 9694096469

    All hostel superintendents have a first aid kit including a thermometer and routinely required Over The Counter drugs.If needed they shall call Ambulance and take you for emergency consultation at BSH(Birla Sarvjenic Hospital)

    In case the situation is really bad(e.g. unconscious person, fits ,etc. please call IP ext.5555, 5556 directly.

    There is a parallel health facility running at BSH who run a OPD of Physician, Surgeon, Orthopedician, Gynaecologist, Paediatrician .There are some super speciality doctors who visit BSH as per schedule.

    Visiting doctors in Birla Sarvajanik Hospital

    Name of the Superintendent Specialist Date and Time
    1. DR.VIJAY BIWAL NEPHROLOGIST EVERY MONTH - 2, 4 SATURDAY 2.00 TO 5.00 PM
    2. DR. ANIL SHARMA  UROLOGIST EVERY MONTH – 1,3 WEDNESDAY 12.00 TO 4.00 PM
    3. DR. ANIL JANGIR GASTROINTEROLOGIST EVERY MONTH -1,3 SUNDAY 10.00 AM TO 12.00 PM
    4. DR. RAJVEER SINGH GARSHA NEUROSURGEON EVERY MONTH -1, 3 SATURDAY3.00 TO 6.00 PM
    5. DR. SANDEEP DUDI PSYCHIATRIST EVERY MONTH WEDNESDAY 10 .00AM TO 1.00 PM
    6. DR. SURENDRA JANGI GASTROINTEROLOGIST /OBESITY SPECIALIST EVERY MONTH 2, 4 SUNDAY 10.00 AM TO 12.00 PM

    Besides this they also have Physiotherapy centre, a well equipped lab, X-Ray, Echocardiography,CT scan.

    Ambulance service to and fro Campus(for BSH only) ,OPD services and emergency services(at BSH) are free for students. ,However the student has to pay for investigations and medicines.

    The students get a priority in getting registered at the counter and in consulting the doctor, They have to show their ID card at the reception and to the attendant standing at door of OPD.

    If admission is required ,a ward is reserved at the BSH with 6 beds for boys and 2 beds separately for girl students. The admission charges ,doctor visit, nursing charges are all free, However investigation and medicines are to be paid for.

    HOW FAR BACTERIA IS SPREAD BY COUGHING /SNEEZING?

    DROPLETS WHICH ARE THROWN OUT OF MOUTH AND NOSE WHILE COUGHING /SNEEZING LEAD TO SPREAD OF CERTAIN INFECTIONS LIKE VIRAL FLU,SWINE FLU,TUBERCULOSIS,ETC.

    SPEED OF PARTICLES DURING COUGH IS 10Mts/SEC AND DISTANC TRAVELLED IS 2 METRES.

    SPEED OF PARTICLES DURING SNEEZING IS 50 Mts/SEC AND DISTANC TRAVELLED IS 6METRES.

    SINCE THE SPEED IS QUITE HIGH(SPEED OF BULLET IS 300Mts/SEC),THE RECEIVER HAS VERY LITTLE TIME TO PROTECT HIM/HERSELF. ONLY THE PERSON WHO IS COUGHING CAN HELP BY COUGHING /SNEEZING INTO A HANKY OR TISSUE PAPER TO PREVENT SPREAD OF INFECTION TO HIS NEAR (LITERAL NEAR ) AND DEAR ONES.

    How to prevent dehydration
    How much water is needed per day by our body?

    There is no definite value but rest assured the body has a fantastic sensor to detect need of water replacement and that is the ‘Thirst’. So don’t ignore thirst. If you are thirsty, take water and it should always be tumbler full of water instead of sips. Please always carry your water bottle and one can keep lime water (Nimbu juice, salt sugar in water) instead of plain water as this contains electrolytes and energy besides water.

    Besides dehydration, this is the season when Kidney Stones develop most ;so keeping yourself rehydrated helps preventing this too

    Correct posture at the computer table
    • Adjust the chair height so your feet are flat on the floor and your knees are bent less than 90 degree
    • Sit up straight and keep your hips far back in the chair.
    • Ensure the keyboard is close and directly in front of you.
    • To help your neck stay relaxed and in a neutral position, the monitor should be directly in front of you, a few inches above eye level.
    • Sit at least 20 inches (or an arm’s length) away from the computer screen.
    • Relax the shoulders.
    • The neck should be laid against the neck support, if available in the chair.
    Having trouble sleeping ? Here are few tips
    • Avoid exposure to bright lights right before going to bed (such as computer, and cell phone screens). The bright light emitted by these devices tells your body that it’s time to wake up!
    • Regular physical activity can improve your sleep but exercise should be at least 2-3 hrs. before bedtime.
    • Roommate keeping you awake? Roommates are a necessary evil, so can’t throw them out. Consider having a conversation with them about how you can accommodate each other’s sleep habits. Have a small chat with your roommate before sleeping as this promotes sleep.
    • If you find that your thoughts, worries, or to-do lists keep you up, consider writing it all out before turning in for the night.
    • Try coping with stress through meditation or deep breathing. Taking a short nap can improve alertness and performance without disrupting your nighttime sleep or making you feel groggy but keep it to a max of 30 mts.
    • Hit your bed only when you want to sleep and not as a multipurpose spot for eating, gossiping, playing, working on computer etc.
    • Try these little things and have a good night sleep.
      Antibiotics in sore throat : Yes or No ?

      Sore throat is rampant in our campus these days. The tendency is to take antibiotics (e.g.Azithromicin)on our own or to request the doctor to prescribe one. Is it good or bad?

      Below is a link of CDC , the US govt. center for disease control. https://www.cdc.gov/antibiotic-use/community/for-patients/common-illnesses/sore-throat.html

      The highlight to take home :

      If an adult (past teen age) has sore throat associated with fever less than 101 F along with cough or along with running nose or sneezing, he/she is more likely to have viral or allergic cause rather than bacterial, so antibiotic is going to be of no help but rather be harmful.

      Please let your doctor examine you and decide the need for antibiotics.

      Headache

      Headache is a very common symptom, and although incapacitating, is almost, always benign.

      For most of the people, it has happened before also; and, some people correlate it with ‘High Blood Pressure, Sinusitis, Cervical (cervical spondylitis)’.

      To make facts straight:

      HYPERTENSION :

      The American Heart Association (AHA) supports research that claims ‘headaches are not a symptom of high blood pressure’. In fact, the AHA suggests that people, with high blood pressure, are less likely to have recurring headaches. There is only one condition, associated with raised BP which can cause headache. It is Malignant Hypertension. Here, the BP is 180/110 or more. Besides, malignant hypertension, usually, is also associated with blurred vision, chest pain and nausea.

      SINUSITIS :

      It is typically headache, just above eye brows – one sided or both sided, during or few days, after an episode of common cold. According to the American Headache Society, research shows that the majority of people who think they are having sinus problems, are, in fact, having a migraine.

      CERVICAL SPONDYLITIS :

      Migraine headache can mimic pain of cervical spondylitis, by affecting one side of the neck. But, the cervical pain is usually not very frequent (usually once in a few months), and usually radiates to arm.

      When to see a doctor: ?

      A severe headache, occurring for the first time, in life. ? Headache, associated with giddiness, blurring of vision, seizure, recurrent vomiting. ? Headache which may be associated with vomiting or giddiness which has happened many times, in the past and which gets well with an analgesic tablet, is NOT serious.

      Food Advisory for Summers

      Finally the winter is going away. With the weather warming up, food borne infections shall come along.

      Kindly take certain precautions to avoid getting hit by this.
      • Ice is a common source of infection. Ask the vendor not to add ice cubes to your cold drinks.
      • While purchasing fruit try to buy whole fruit instead of cut fruit
      • Ice creams: If the shape of ice cream block looks changed it shows that it has melted and refrozen. Avoid it.
      • Insist that the vendor (one who is serving food ) wear the gloves while serving food.
      • Canned food : although rare, even canned food can be a source of serious infection if the container is broken or leaky. Even containers that look fine on the outside might have contaminated food inside. Suspect contamination if:
        • The container spurts liquid or foam when you open it
        • The food inside is discolored, moldy, or smells bad
        • If your container or the food inside have any of these signs of contamination, throw it out!

      Winter Timings

      Weekdays

      • Morning: 9.00 AM to 9.00 PM

      Sunday

      • Morning: 9.30 AM to 11.30 AM

      Dentist

      • Saturday: 3.30 PM to 6.30 PM
      • ENT Specialist

      • Monday & Thursday: 5.00 PM to 6.30 PM
      • Homeopathict

      • Tuesday: 5.30 PM to 6.30 PM
      • Pediatrician

      • Wednesday: 5.00 PM to 6.30 PM

      Summer Timings

      Weekdays

      • Morning: 9.00 AM to 9.00 PM

      Sunday

      • Morning: 9.00 AM to 11.00 AM

      Dentist

      • Saturday: 4.00 PM to 7.00 PM
      • ENT Specialist

      • Monday & Thursday: 5.00 PM to 6.30 PM
      • Homeopathict

      • Tuesday: 5.30 PM to 6.30 PM
      • Pediatrician

      • Wednesday: 5.00 PM to 6.30 PM

      *Note: The Medical Centre remains closed only on National holidays.

      Referrals

      Birla Sarvajanik Hospital, Pilani

      All kinds of Indoor facilities are available in Birla Sarvajanik Hospital.A special ward is reserved for the students of BITS.

      Mahadev Singhi Eye Hospital, Pilani

      The hospital has latest technology by which it takes care of all major eye problems.

      Fortis Group of Hospitals

      BITS has tie-up with Group of hospitals for all kinds of emergency referral services from Pilani. BITS Students are given priority in case of emergency.

      > Click here for more information

       

      MEDANTA

      BITS has tie-up with MEDANTA hospital, Gurgaon for all kinds of emergency referral services from Pilani.

      > Click here for more information

       

      Santokba Durlabji Memorial Hospital (SDMH)

      BITS has tie-up with SDMH, Jaipur hospital for all kinds of emergency referral services from Pilani.

      > Click here for more information

       

      Other Referals

      Hospital /Institute Specialization Address Located
      A B Eye Institute Eye Hospital - Patna
      Aadhar Multispeciality Hospital-ICopp General Medicine, General Surgery, Multispecialty & ICU, Endoscopic/ Laparoscopic procedures; Gynaecology & Obstetrics, Orthopaedic Surgery, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Urology & Nephrology, Gastroenterology and GI Surgery, Paediatrics, Eye & ENT, Cancer treatment (Surgery, Chemotherapy), Diagnostics. and other available facilities Bank of India, Mumbai Pune Old Highway, Dehu Road, Pune Pune
      AARTHI SCANS PVT LTD DIAGNOSTIC LAB AND IMAGING SERVICES 60,100 FEET ROAD VADAPALANI CHENNAI 26 Chennai
      Aastha Lok Hospital General Purpose N/4, Near, Kendriya Vidyalaya Rd, Professor Colony, Jogipur, Kankarbagh, Bankman Colony Patna
      Abhinav Drishti Eye Hospital Lucknow Eye Care Centre - Lucknow
      ACE HOSPITAL Nephrology (Including Dialysis), Urology & Urosurgery including Kidney Transplant, General Medicine, General Surgery, and Endoscopic/ Laparoscopic procedures; Gastroenterology and GI Surgery, Cancer treatment (Surgery, Chemotherapy), Diagnostics. and other available facilities. Behind Mehandale Garage Near Hotel Abhishek, 32/2 A, Gulawani Maharaj Rd,Pune - 411004 Pune Pune
      Action Cancer Hospital Cancer treatment (Chemotherapy Cancer Surgery & Radiotherapy) H-2/FC-34, A-4, Paschim Vihar, New Delhi New Delhi
      Adhunik Dental Clinic Dental Clinic B-10 Shyam arcade Malviya Chowk, Jabalpur Tel. NO. 0761-2413829 Jabalpur
      Aditya Hospitals General purpose,neurosurgery, orthopaedics, incl. joint replacement, laproscopic and endoscopic surgery, gastroenterology - Hyderabad
      Advanced Neuro Diagnostic Center - - Patna
      Agarwal Eye Foundation Eye Care Centre - Lucknow
      Aggrawal Eye Institute Exclusive Eye Care Centre A-235, Shivalik, Malviya Nagar, (Near Bus Terminal), New Delhi-110017. Tel.No. 011- 2668 0397 New Delhi

      Contact Us

      • In case of medical emergencies

      • Dial 5555 using the intercom, if you are in any of the Institute buildings.
      • Dial 255555 if you are dialing from a local landline (e.g. BSNL etc.).
      • Dial +91-1596-255555 if you are calling from a mobile.