Hon'ble Medical Suprintendent in His Office Concertrating on Future Planning for Hospital Development

Dr. B.L. Kapur Memorial Hospital occupies a unique position in the Medical Scenario of the Ludhiana city, dedicated to the service of the people. Dr. B.L. Kapur Memorial Hospital, Ludhiana played a significant role particularly in the Maternity and Child Care during the last five decades.

Dr. B.L. Kapur, M.D. (Germany), started this hospital at Lahore in 1930 as a small Nursing Home which became later on a flourishing institution. It became a recognized maternity hospital in Lahore especially for the poor classes.

The partition of the country in 1947, forced Dr. B.L. Kapur to leave Lahore and with the help of Punjab Government, he started the Ludhiana Maternity hospital which received public donations and Government grants. The untiring efforts and fully devoted hard work of Dr. B.L. Kapur lifted the hospital in to a multi specialty institution. It started functioning in Naulakha garden, Ludhiana on evacuee property allotted the District authorities.

Later on finding that the building is inadequate for hospital, the then chief. Minister, Dr. Gopi Chand Bhargava was kind enough to allot a rehabilitation measure, land known as Roshini Ground under the Lahore Hospital Society Trust for the construction of this charitable hospital.

A large number of displaced friends from Punjab settled in Delhi requested Gynecologist to set up a Maternity Hospital in Delhi.

The central Government was kind enough to allot a land for this purpose and Dr. B.L. Kapur started the hospital at Delhi in1959. The foundation stone was laid by the Late Prime Minister Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru. Thus Lahore Hospital Society, a charitable society, in a short period had set up two Maternity Hospitals, one at Ludhiana and the second at Pusa Road, New Delhi. Dr. B.L. Kapur Memorial Oration which is delivered at the annual and biannual conference of the Association and Delhi Medical Association respectively.

In his professional work, Dr. B.L. Kapur attained a high degree of efficiently and earned excellent name and fame in his field of Gynecology and Family Planning. He was also the editor of Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology which was earlier started at Lahore in 1939. He worked actively in the field of Family Planning and started training courses for Family Planning workers, nurses and midwives. Dr. B.L. Kapur was a very amiable and devoted Gynecologist but was a strict disciplinarian as far as the care and welfare of the patient was concerned.

After he left for the heavenly adobe in 1969, Ludhiana Maternity Hospital in Ludhiana is largely catering to the public of Punjab especially of Ludhiana in all disciplines of medicine. The hospital is now enriched by the departments like General Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, Plastic Surgery, Orthopedic, ENT, Neuro Surgery etc.

The hospital has got a separate Family Welfare and Post Partum unit also. Our contribution towards Family Planning and Post Partum Programme has been appreciated a number of times by the Government and numerous shields, prizes and certificates have been issued. The hospital has well equipped facilities for all the investigation like Laboratory, Blood Bank, E.C.G, Radiology, Colposcopy, Ultrasonography & T.M.T. etc.

Educational Programme of this hospital was started in the year 1947-48 with Auxiliary Nursing and Midwifery course with a capacity of 60 students which later on was converted to a multi purpose Health Workers Training Course. The School of Nursing was upgraded to the ‘A’ grade diploma Nursing programme of general Nursing and Midwifery in the year 1993 with 5 promotional G.N.M. students and 35 general students. It is a 3 year registered Diploma Programme, under the Punjab Nurses Registration Council. From 1994 onwards, the school has been permitted to admit students each year. With effect from 2006-07 batch, this programme has been revised to 3 1/2 Years Diploma Course.

The eminent and well known plastic Surgeon of India, Dr. Wahigurupal Singh Sidhu (M.B.B.S., M.S. Surgery), M.Ch. (Plastic Surgery) joined Dr. B.L. Kapur Memorial Hospital in Dec.2005. He took as Medical Superintendent and Head of the department of Surgery Plastic Surgery & started Surgeries immediately the same day.

Recently, The Board of Management of Dr. B.L. Kapur Memorial Hospital Ludhiana has been reconstituted as follows:-
1. Mrs. Rita Choudhrie
2. Mr. Subhas Aggarwal
3. Mr. B.D. Arora
4. Dr. Mrs. Sunita Ahuja
5. Mr. Staish Kumar Dhanda
6. Col. D.S. Bhasin
7. Dr. Wahiguru Pal Singh Sidhu

Their love and compassion for the suffering humanity and service beyond lip-sympathy reflect benevolence and highest order.

The Hospital received excellent co-operation from Civil Administration specially the Deputy Commissioner, SSP, Commissioner of Municipal Corporation and Civil Surgeon from the time to time.