Government Spine Institute located in the Civil Hospital campus, Ahmedabad, is one of the biggest hospitals of its kind for Spinal cord related treatment in the country. It was inaugurated on 13th of October, 1978 by Shri. Morarjibhai Desai, the then Prime Minister of India.
The Government Spine Institute has one of the finest facilities, equipments, machineries, technologies and qualified staff to offer best possible treatment to the persons with disabilities and patients with Spinal Cord Injuries. The institute has indoor capacity of 80 beds. It is one of the well known destinations for Spine related injuries for patients from neighbouring states like Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Maharashtra and also for far away states like Uttar Pradesh along with patients from Gujarat. On an average, annually more than 500 Spinal Cord Injury patients are treated for duration of 3 to 4 months by this institute. Along with this, twice in a week, special Out Patient Department is run by hospital for follow up of discharged patients.
The motto of hospital is to provide comprehensive rehabilitation to patient by 'One Window Service Approach' through Orthopaedic, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Nursing Care, latest Physiotherapy, Occupational therapy, Prosthetics & Orthotics, Public Relation and Medical Social Service, X-Ray, Pathology, Psychomotor Laboratory and Administration departments. The Institute has one female, two male and one special ward with accessible features.
Government Spine Institute has a well established modular operation theatre which is one of its kind in Government set up in Gujarat. Basic instruments like Power Drill, Laminar Air Flow, C-Arm IITV, Endoscopy spine instruments (anterior & interior), Arthroscopy instruments, Maquet operation table, Ventilator and other OT instruments are available. Since this Institute is attached to The Orthopaedic Department of Civil Hospital, all Orthopaedic services are also available. Along with regular major and minor Spine related surgeries, institute has introduced plastic surgeries for the patients. One of the unique feature about Government Spine Institute is, it extends spectrum of services from pre, during and post Spinal Cord Injury treatment; and emphasize not only on improvement of physical condition of patients, but also support them to stand on their own feet through vocational rehabilitation by developing their skills for economic independence by collaborating with varied corporate and non government agencies. Some of the special initiatives include A Leg to Stand On Project, Gujarat Club Foot project, Jaipur Foot Center, Smile Train Project and Vocational Rehabilitation Training Center. The Government Spine Institute also serves as knowledge academy through Government Physiotherapy College (intake capacity of 100 UG and 15 PG )and Government Prosthetics and Orthotics College (10 UG) students.
Accreditation with National Accreditation Board for Hospital and Health Services (NABH) and affiliation with national and international stakeholders in the sector makes Government