Mrs. Kanakavalli Shanmuganathan & Dr.J.G. Shanmuganathan

About Ganga

Ganga Hospital was started in 1978 by Dr J G Shanmuganathan and Mrs Kanakavalli Shanmuganathan with 17 beds and 2 Operating theatres at Ramnagar, Coimbatore. The hospital underwent multi-staged expansions and was converted to a specialty centre in Orthopaedics and Plastic Surgery after their sons Dr S Raja Sabapathy and Dr S Rajasekaran returned to India following specialist training in UK and USA. In 1991. The hospital moved over to its present premises in Mettupalayam Road, Coimbatore in 2007 and also had added expansion to a separate block in 2020.

At present, with a bed capacity of 650 beds and 36 Operating theatres dedicated to the field of Orthopaedics, Plastic Surgery and Trauma Surgery, the hospital stands as one of the largest speciality units in this field in South Asia.

In 2019, the hospital catered to 2,05,392 outpatients and 26,672 surgeries.

The hospital functions on the four pillars of Clinical Work , Academics , Research and Corporate Social Responsibility

Our Vision

To showcase to the world the best in patient care, surgical expertise, academics, medical ethics and state of the art technology. To be a centre which will be a pride of our country.

Our Mission

To provide quality treatment at an affordable cost so that the expertise will be available to every citizen of our country.

Ganga Hospital - The Journey

1978 - 1991

The hospital is named after Shri.J.S. Gangadharan, father of the founder of the hospital, Dr.J.G. Shanmuganathan.

  • 17 beds
  • Two Operating Rooms
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    1991 - 1996

    The First Expansion

    speciality centre for Orthopaedic Surgery and Plastic Surgery.

  • 42 beds
  • Four Operating Rooms
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    1996 - 2007

    The Second Expansion

    Sub-speciality niche areas Spine, Arthroplasty, Pedaitric Orthopaedics, Sports medicine, Brachial plexus injury, etc.

  • 135 beds
  • Six Operating Rooms
  • care

    2007 - 2019

    The Third Expansion

    Cutting edge technology for "safe surgery" Intra-operative CT navigation (AIRO) Navigation assisted Spine & Arthroplasty

  • 560 beds
  • 20 Operating Rooms
  • Intensive Trauma Care Unit
  • Regional Blood Bank
  • In-house radiology department with 1.5 T MRI and 16 slice CT scan
  • In-house Conference facility with 425 seated Auditorium
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    The Fourth Expansion
  • 150 Extra beds & 10 Operating Rooms
  • Total 655 Beds
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • Additional of 3 T MRI and 16 slice CT scan
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    Ganga Spine Injuiry & Rehabilitation Centre
  • 38 Beds Inpatient capacity
  • 6 Private Rooms
  • 4 Semi Private Rooms
  • 2 General Wards
  • Free Vocational Training Units to learn tailoring, embroidery and umbrella making are available to in-patients and their caretakers
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    Ganga Research Centre (GRC)

    The basic science research wing of GOREF to seek solutions for musculoskeletal diseases at molecular level through OMICS approach.



    Ganga Institute of Health Sciences
  • 10 Courses
  • 32 Class rooms
  • 13 labs
  • 2 “State of the Art” Auditoriums
  • In Campus Hostel Facility
  • Comprehensive Infrastructure
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