B.R.Singh Hospital & Centre For Medical Education & Research
Eastern Railway, Kolkata
Background of B.R.Singh Hospital

In 1934, Baba Ramrick Singh, the first Indian Railway Agent and the then acting GM of Eastern Bengal Railway(EBR) established a small health unit near Sealdah Railway Station. B.R.Singh Hospital started off with just 36 beds but is now one of the best equipped railway hospitals in India which has specialists in all the departments except orthopaedics which is dealt by the speciality railway hospital at Howrah.
This hospital serves as:

Referral center for Eastern Railway and Metro Railway. Patients are also being referred from the adjacent Railway Zones e.g. South Eastern, East Coast, East Central and North Frontier Raiways.


Same Health care available for the retired staffs and their dependent family members from all over Indian Railways who has opted for the treatment at this hospital.

Besides being a referral hospital, it is also a Divisional Hospital of the Sealdah division of Eastetrn Railway, thereby provides 100% healthcare, starting from preventive and primary to all the staff and their dependent family members.
Basic Information of the Hospital

  • Sanctioned bed strength: 461
  • Average Indoor Admissions per day: 48
  • Average OPD attendance per day: 1230
  • Average number of deaths per day: 02
  • Average length of stay in days: 6.11
  • Total number of regular benificiaries: 45,024
  • Total number of Retired benificiaries: 18,697
This hospital is acredited for the DNB training in seven subjects namely:

  1. General Medicine
  2. General Surgery
  3. Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  4. Anaesthesiology
  5. Ophthalmology
  6. Pediatrics
  7. Pathology

Each year 10 trainees are inducted for the course through merit and interview based selection process.

Training of house sugeons and interns are also imparted in all major disciplines.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology is also recognized for MRCOG training.




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