It was in 1975 when ‘Sangat’ of Model Town including some progressive gentlemen, thought of starting a charitable Hospital in the memory of Guru Teg Bahadur Sahib.
These devotees then met Giani Zail Singh, the then Chief Minister of Punjab and he was generous enough to allot a plot of land measuring 4000 sq. yards for the proposed hospital. On the persuasion of Giani Zail Singh, Shri Dev Raj Urs – the then Chief Minister of Karnataka came to Ludhiana along with Giani Ji and laid the foundation stone of the hospital on April 4th, 1976 after the ‘Kirtan’ and ‘Ardas’. He also donated Rs. One Lakh for the hospital. Giani Zail Singh, contributed a sum of Rs. One Lac for the construction of the hospital. Late Sant Kartar Singh Khalsa and Late Sant Sewa Singh performed the digging ceremony of the plinth, both of them have been well known for their selfless services.
With the cooperation of the ‘Sangat’ and their generosity, a three storied building came into existence, on 29th October’ 1978. S. Parkash Singh Badal the Chief Minister of Punjab performed its inauguration ceremony.
A Registered Society was set up on 05-02-1976, presently the society has 14 permanent members, 5 associate members and three special category members. The permanent members do manage and remain busy in running the day-to-day affairs of the hospital and connected institute.
In the present time, the hospital is Four-storied complex; it has modern upto date facilities for the care and comfort of the patients. With the fundamental source of inspiration of Gurbani leading to service and sacrifice, a mere dispensary started with meagre amount of Rs. 8460/- has gained a status of full-fledged hospital. It has built up assets worth many crores and with its annual budget of Rs. 2.5 crores. Beside this, institute is well equipped with latest medical technology and infrastructure, highly dedicated and committed team of doctors, nurses and other Para Medical staff, headed by untiring Dr. R.S Sodhi, Medical Supdt., who is superspecialist in orthopedics.
Now the hospital has 300 beds with all the facilities which meet the objective of providing high quality medicare with value-for-money for under privileged patients and the same time offers its charitable services for economically weaker sections of society.
Guru Teg Bahadur Sahib Charitable Hospital is the first charitable Hospital to start Super Specialties in Ludhiana i.e. Plastic Surgery 1989, Gastroenterology in 1992 and Urology in 1997. Hospital has 5 fully air conditioned operation Theatres with central oxygen supply, with latest equipment, attached with this is a 8 bedded Recovery Room. Newly constructed 13 bedded centrally air conditioned Emergency Ward which caters to all the emergencies for 24 hours 36 bedded Intensive Coronary Care Unit centrally air conditioned with central and peripheral Cardial Monitors other specialties which include are cardiology, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics and Neonatology, Obst & Gynae, E.N.T, Orthopedics, Eye, Psychiatry, Skin, X-Ray with 4 machines and Dental Department with 5 Chairs. In addition to above facilities the latest equipment like Computerized T.M.T., Computerized Pulmonary Function test machine, Ultrasound, E.C.G., Laparoscopic Surgery, Reimplantation Surgery, Micro Surgery, Treatment for cancer patients, Endoscopy, Arthroscopy, Laser Therapy and Cosmetic dentistry. Other than above-mentioned facility a full-fledged physiotherapy and speech therapy unit is also established.
The hospital has 3 private wings, with well furnished private rooms, Super delux rooms having air conditioner, Refrigerator, Telephone and T.V facilities. There are separate general wards of the all specialties, carrying the essential facilities.
Residential accommodation for doctors, married nursing staff and unmarried staff nurses are also available within the hospital complex. In addition the hospital has lift, ambulances, tube wells and generators, to keep up the continuous flow of energy and services. Hospital also provides bank services, drug store and canteen services. GTB Hospital having its own approved blood bank since 1995.
The institute of Nursing Education came into existence in October’ 1989, it is recognized both by Punjab Nurses Registration Council, Chandigarh and Indian Nursing Council, New Delhi. This is only Private Nursing Institute of Punjab, which has got the permission to admit 60 students annually. There is usually intake of 50 students annually. But keeping in view the results and other achievements, our institute has been permitted by Punjab Govt. to admit 60 students annually since 1997.