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First Impression : DNB General Medicine at South Eastern Railway hospital, Kolkatta

Edited by Dr Varsha Ukrani

Central Hospital of South Eastern Railway, Garden Reach, Kolkata is a premier 303 bedded multidisciplinary, multi-specialty, tertiary care centre established on in 1963. This is not only  the zonal referral hospital but also a referral centre for the Eastern, Metro, North-East Frontier and East Central Railways in certain specialties. Dr Gopal hajare who joined DNB General Medicine an year back is satisfied with his choice and answers a few key questions about this place to guide you about it. If you still have doubts you can reach out to him on 9561650148 or email him on [email protected]

DISCLAIMER :  This information is for Guiding DNB /MD Aspirants only. This is not a review of Overall Patient care in These hospitals which may not be affected by what is being discussed here. The Information Provided here cannot be used for any other purpose or to asses the patient care in these hospitals. This is just a review of a postgraduate course running in the mentioned hospital and is meant for guiding medical aspirants only.

What was your rank in NEET PG?

NEET 6464

How many consultants are there in Medicine department?

5 consultants of hospital itself, rest 4 come from outside on a weekly basis

What are the usual working hours??

Daily in morning 9am to 12pm ward rounds then OPD 12pm onwards depending on no. of patients. There is no separate SR for ICCU, DNBs only posted in ICCU.

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How many emergency duties per week?

1st yr. 10 per month

2nd yr. 4 per month

3rd yr 2/3 per month

Emergency duty timing 5pm to 9am, Sunday 9am to next day 9am,Saturday 2pm to next day 9am    

Are you allowed to touch the patient??

Yes, 1st resident have to see then consultant. I have done Central line, intubation, 2D echo, even temporary pacing itself in 1st year.

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How are the academics? Any case presentations done?

Weekly clinical case presentation (sat), Weekly Journal presentation (tue)

How is the pass rate??

Almost 90%

How satisfied are you with your choice?

Very satisfied

Any other departments at your institution good for MD/DNB??

Surgery & Obgy

Stipend and accommodation details:

67k +, Accommodation is available

Any other info you would like to give?

Hospital has tie up with most of the top private hospitals in Kolkata for advance investigations and consultation and has Daily OPD (Mon-Fri)

Why did you choose this hospital?

  1. Govt. Hospital (central govt.)
  2. Good Stipend
  3. No political interference unlike other Kolkata hospitals
  4. Free hands

Note : The information provided here may change over a period of time eg. the stipend may increase/decrease over a period of 1-2 years . Please confirm these details from a resident if the date of publishing of the blog is more than one year old. 

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