About Us

The City Hospital Research & Diagnostic Centre was born 20 years ago with the vision of a dreamer in the medical field of Dakshina Kannada, Dr. K. Bhaskar Shetty, a dynamic surgeon. Mr. Nithyaranjandas Hegde, a businessman of repute, joined him as the other director. The sole aim of these visionaries was to provide total Health Care to the people of this part of the country at an affordable cost with the best medical attention and affectionate care.

The hospital started in 1987 with 60 beds has grown today into a 200 bedded multi-specialty hospital catering for all types of specialized treatments to patients.

All types of joint replacements, laparoscopic and endoscopic surgeries and interlocking nails, spinal surgeries and also brain surgeries are routinely done.

In addition to Medical and Surgical facilities, it has a full fledged casualty and Trauma Centre.

The cardiac I.C.U. with 4 beds with the latest cardiac monitoring devices and life saving equipments is well managed by trained staff. Trauma ICU caters for all types of trauma and accident cases backed by a good ambulance service. The anesthesia department manned by the top anesthesiologists of the town is one of the best we can boast of.

The hospital is run by experienced managerial staff with unique record keeping and computerized services. Experienced and well-qualified staff with the most modern computerized laboratory equipments heads the histopathology, hematology, biochemistry and microbiology departments.

Taking into consideration the importance of Physiotherapy and the nursing care, the board of directors founded the City Hospital Charitable Trust in 1989 and started the School of Nursing and the City College of Physiotherapy. The Nursing School is recognized by the Indian Nursing Council and the City College of Physiotherapy is affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi Medical University. In the year 1999, the Trust started B.Sc. (Nursing) College and now with the admission capacity of 80 students per year. In the year 2002, we had started Post Certificate B.Sc. Nursing and from this year B.Sc. Medical Laboratory Technology Course, Masters Degree course in Physiotherapy (MPT) and Nursing (M.Sc.).


Our future aim is to run with time, progress with the latest medical and scientific innovations and to provide our patients with the best of medical care. In recognition of this commitment, we will strive to deliver high quality, cost-effective healthcare in the communities we serve.

We strive to improve the healthcare of our geographical healthcare district and beyond. The Department of Medicine is well known to the city of Mangalore. It also attracts patients from neighbouring Districts such as Udupi, Uttar Kannada, Mercara, Chikkkamangalur, Hassan and Northern part of Kerala as well as Mumbai and the Gulf countries too.


City Hospital endeavors to provide the highest standard of patient care and takes Clinical Governance very earnestly. City Hospital has earned a reputation for excellence by offering the highest quality services delivered by compassionate, experienced healthcare professionals.

We recognize and affirm the unique and intrinsic worth of each individual. We treat all those we serve with compassion and kindness. We put patients first; we take pride in what we do; we respect others; we strive to be the best; and we act with integrity.


Since its founding in 1987, the hospital’s management has been directed by a board of men and women chosen for their devotion and civic leadership.

City Hospital Charitable Trust, the sister concern of the City Hospital Research & Diagnostic Centre, was founded in 1989 with the singular objective to promote medical and paramedical education in this coastal region.

The Trust today has the following Institutions under its banner:

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