Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation(PMR) at Safdarjang Hospital, New Delhi is one of the oldest Rehabilitation Centres where comprehensive medical rehabilitation services are available for short and long term cases. Short term cases are those who have problems of pain in joints and muscles like various soft tissue conditions, spondylitis, arthritis problems, posture problems etc. while long term cases are disabled children and adult affected by polio, spastic cases, amputation, stroke cases, and spinal injury cases. Department has complete physical medicine and rehabilitation setup including:
Contact: Telefax No. 011-26164887
Location: D Wing, OPD Block, Entry from door opposite Nursing
School & Main Entrance of OPD Block.
Assistance for Entry: Wheelchair & Stretcher can be obtained from
Room No.29 on deposit of Govt. I.Card, Passport, Driving
Licence, Ration Card, CGHS Card or any such document.
Medical advice- OPD & Referrals
Indoor Services- Spinal Injury Ward
Spinal Injury Rehabilitation Section
Medico Social Work Section
Clinical Psychology [not available presently because of non filling of post of Sr. Psychologist.]
Prosthetic & Orthotic Workshop
Vocational Guidance & Training
Rural Rehabilitation Services.
Department caters to patients reporting directly to OPD and referred cases from other departments of hospital. Patients coming to Rehabilitation Department are first examined by a specialist doctor in OPD who investigates the case, diagnoses it and advises treatment which is then provided in various sections. For chronic cases, management planning is done in special clinics like:
Spinal Cord Injury Clinic
In addition to above Clinics, Department also provides service of Disability Certification, for which disability assessment clinics are held once a week every Friday 2.00 PM by appointment. Only those cases which are primarily treated in this hospital are considered for disability certification and other cases are referred to various hospitals of Delhi according to prevailing orders of Delhi Government.
(As on 14.7.12)