UNIVERSITY HEALTH CENTRE
Location: University Health Centre (UHC) is located about 300m from the north gate on South West of Ganga Hostel.
Staff: Dean of Students is the head of the Department. The staff of the University Health Centre (UHC) comprises of CMO (NFSG), I/C Health Centre, CMO (SAG) and Medical Officer. Part time doctors for General OPD, Specialists, aHomoeopathic Physician, a Staff Nurse, Pharmacists, a Senior Technical Assistant, a Technical Assistant and other supportive staff functions under the overall supervision and administrative control of the Chief Medical Officer (NFSG), I/ C Health Centre. It also has staff for control for mosquitoborne- disease.
JNU is an educational institute has its own Health Centre with modest medical facility. Students who wish to avail additional facilities are advised to obtain medical insurance cover or any other medical coverage at their own expenses to meet expenses on hospitalization, consultation in OPD of any hospital, investigation etc.
1. Doctors of the University Health Centre provide primary health care. The student can just walk in for consultations and treatment.
2. Specialist: Consultations with the specialists in Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, ENT, Ophthalmology, Dentistry, Skin, Orthopedic, Gynecology and Cardiology are available at the U.H.C.
3. Homoeopathic Physician provides services in homoeopathic system of medicine.
4. Medicines are provided free of cost to students from the pharmacy of the Health Centre as per university rules.
5. Laboratory facility provides spectrum of routinely available Hematological. Biochemical and Microbiology tests.
6. Routine Immunization (only for tetanus).
7. Referral services to public hospitals for specialized treatment/hospitalization and other services which are not covered by the U.H.C.
8. Medical examinations for academic pursuits in the University.
9. The facilities (wife and children only) of married students can avail of such medical facilities as are available at the Health Centre on payment of medical fees for the family. They are provided with medicines which are available in the Health Centre. The student may contact the Health Centre to get further information. In case of spouse of female student medical facility is provided up to the age 25 years or till they start earning. Whichever may be earlier.
10. When the Health Centre is not open, all the patients are advised to go to government hospital or any other hospital. No reimbursement is permissible for students as per UGC norms.
Ambulance:- An ICU Ambulance is available at the Health Centre for 24 hrs. With paramedic and a doctor is also available at night from 9 P.M. to 8 A.M. with the ambulance. Another vehicle is also available for transportation of patients, which is an ordinary transport vehicle.
Services not covered:
1. Dental services like making of denture, root canal treatment etc.
2. Medical examination/certifications for employment outside JNU, Insurance, legal and other non-academic purpose.
3. Laboratory tests and X-ray for purpose other than diagnosis and treatment.
Timing: The University Health Centre functions from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on all working days from Monday to Saturday. In the Evening the part time doctors provide services and essential medicines are provided to meet the immediate needs of the students. Holi, Diwali, Sundays and National Holidays presently are observed as closed holidays, Health Centre functions between 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Gazzetted holiday.
Health Service Fee: Payment of health service fee of Rs.9/- per annum is compulsory for all full time students Rs.12/- are payable by the students for medical booklets at the time of registration.
Medical Facilities for Foreign Students: Foreign Students are extended medical facilities at par with the Indian Students. The Foreign Student who wishes to avail of nursing home/ private hospital facilities may obtain medical insurance cover at their expense to meet medical expenses on hospitalization etc.
For New Admission:
(i) For Foreign Students: Minimum one lakh insurance cover will be mandatory for Foreign Students. They will be required to submit the copy of policy at the time of admission.
(ii) Indian Students: Indian Students who are admitted to JNU in future are advised to take insurance cover of one lakh at least or more if desired. All these records/information shall be maintained in the office of Dean of Students.
For already Registered Foreign Students of JNU: Foreign Students who are already registered in JNU should also get a medical insurance cover and submit the relevant documents latest by 31st August, failing which they will not be allowed to register in the following semester i.e. winter semester.
Health Education: Health Education is an integral part of University Health Service.
General Policy Regarding Confidentiality: Personal and medical histories of the patients are treated with utmost confidentiality. Notification to the parents and others is generally considered to be the responsibility of the students unless the condition of the student is serious or he/she is unable to assume responsibility for informing his/her parents. OPD Card/Health Booklets with details of prescription remains with the patient/students.
Health Advisory Committee: Student representation on the Health Advisory Committee provides a liaison between the provider and the users of the service. The committee assesses, recommends programmes for development of services for benefit of the students.
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