The management of K S Hegde Medical Academy is committed to provide every facility needed for the institution, at present and in the future. The college building houses pre-clinical and para-clinical departments, teaching and research laboratories, the central library and the administrative offices.
The K S Hegde Medical Academy has adequate laboratory facilities for teaching, clinical and research activities.
The pre-clinical and para-clinical departments have well-equipped laboratories for students. All these facilities meet the stringent criteria of the Medical Council of India. The research laboratories have instruments such as Spectrophotometers, Physiograph, Stereotaxic equipment, Expirograph, tissue homogenizer etc. With the establishment of the Regional Research Centre for Communicable Diseases, the PCR and other facilities will be available.
Histology Laboratory of the Department of Anatomy : The Histology Lab. is well-equipped for the students to learn basic histology (Study of Human Tissues). It has student microscopes, binocular microscopes, dissecting microscopes and other related equipment.
Physiology Laboratories : The Department of Physiology has four laboratories - the Haematology Lab, Clinical Physiology Lab, Amphibian Lab and the Human Physiology Lab. Apart from the basic equipment required for teaching, the laboratories are also equipped with research tools like Physiograph, Stereotaxic equipment, Expirograph, Perfusion Sets, water bath etc.
Biochemistry Laboratories : The Biochemistry Department has a fully equipped student laboratory with all the basic requirements like the colorimeters, pH meters, distillation apparatus etc. The department also has a Clinical Laboratory in the hospital premises to carry out routine and special biochemical investigations on the patients. Instruments like the Blood Gas Analyser, Electrolyte Analyser, Spectrophotometer are used in the investigations.
Clinical Pathology Laboratory : The Clinical Pathology Laboratory is equipped with semi-auto analyser, arterial blood gas analyser, electrolyte analyser etc. The department is also furnished with research tools like the Spectrophotometer, tissue homogenizer etc.
Pathology Laboratory : The Pathology Laboratory has a teaching lab for the students in the college premises with all the required facilities like the microtome tissue homogeniser to train them in haematology, clinical pathology and histopathology.
The clinical laboratory has facilities like the cell counter and the MP fluorescent technique (for malarial and filarial infections) to perform haematological, histopathological, cytological and clinical pathology investigations. The department is also equipped to conduct clinical autopsies.
Microbiology Laboratory : The Microbiology student laboratory is equipped to teach students routine microbiological investigations. The clinical laboratory has facilities for staining, culture and sensitivity and serological tests. The department also has an ELISA reader and has plans to develop research facilities with Polymerase Chain Reaction.
Pharmacology Laboratory : The Pharmacology Department has a student lab for teaching Experimental Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacology. The department also has research facilities for Neuropsycho Pharmacology and Biochemical Pharmacology.
Bedside Laboratories : All the wards in the hospital have bedside laboratories to conduct routine investigations on the in-patients.
The K S Hegde Medical Academy has a well stocked library. With a floor area of 892 sq.m, the library can comfortably accommodate more than 200 students at a time.
The library has a main reading hall and a reference section for the staff. It has the latest editions of more than 7,500 text and reference books, besides reports, WHO publications, thesis and 140 Indian and international medical journals, direct link with Rajiv Gandhi University Consortium (Helinet) with an access to over 700 online journals. Bound volumes of earlier issues of journals too, are available. The books are catalogued based on A.A.C.R. and classified as per D.D.C. The library is open on all days from:
Monday - Saturday : 08:30 am. to 11:00 pm
Sunday & Gen Holiday : 09:00 am to 01:00 pm.
The library has an audio-visual section with cassettes, CD-ROMs and slides available on various topics and a reprographic section where photocopies of literature are available for a nominal fee.
The library has a well established computer centre with a dedicated leased line for the staff and students" access to the Internet & e-mail facility. The library also has Medline on CD-ROM since the year 1966. The Medline is a valuable reference tool for both students and faculty. Some of the other services provided at the library are reference and consultation service, J-gate service with access to all E-journals on the net, information retrieval service, lending services for staff only, routing of journals and current awareness service.
The Physical Education Department at KSHEMA has, badminton, volleyball and basketball courts for outdoor games while indoor games include table tennis, chess and carrom. The college provides students, faculty and the non-teaching staff members with facilities for the same.
The Medicare scheme entitles students to free medical and dental treatment.
The hospital has its own catering division, which caters to the needs of the patients and staff members. The food is carried to the wards at specified times for Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner and afternoon tea. This food is provided at a subsidised rate of Rs. 15/- per day. The attendants of the patients can also avail this facility by paying Rs. 5/- per meal. The hospital staff can avail the facility of the canteen at subsidised rates in the cafeteria.
The kitchen is maintained in a hygienic fashion and required precautions to work, distribute and store the food and articles are meticulously observed under the supervision and regulatory control of the hospital.
The College has a fleet of 14 buses providing adequate transport facilities for the staff as well as students. The ambulance service can be availed for the use of patients at a reasonable rate.