Justice K S Hegde Charitable hospital, is a 1000 bedded teaching hospital for the constituent institutions of NITTE (deemed to be University) with 12 broad specialities and 15 super specialities. Situated at Deralakatte, about 16kms from the heart of the city of Mangaluru, the hospital is a calm and ideal place for ailing patients to get the best of the treatment from our experienced and skilled professionals. The hospital houses a dedicated centre for treatment of cancer and neurological disorders. With a footfall of over 3 lakh outpatients and 30000 inpatients every year, the hospital is catering to the people of DK and adjoining districts of Karnataka and Kerala.

The hospital stands out with its speciality services which include IVF lab, level-1 sleep lab, comprehensive tissue bank, burns care unit and a dedicated children’s ICU complex. Growth and community service being its primary motto, new services like radio frequency ablation therapy, catheter induced thrombolysis, ERG testing, menopause clinic, childbirth education unit are now available in the hospital. Hospital has also received licenses for liver transplant, amnion transplant, bone marrow transplant, skin and bone tissue transplant. To add to the credit, hospital is now recognized as adverse drug reaction monitoring centre under PVPI, approved training centre for advanced trauma & life support (ATLS) course of the American College of Surgeons and Emergency Abdominal Surgery Course. The Central laboratory and the Virology laboratory of the hospital is NABL accredited. The hospital underwent the final assessment of NABH and is in the process of getting accredited. Hospital has also introduced PACS and Electronic medical records as an initiative to go green. Hospital takes pride as one of the first hospitals in the district to start telemedicine services, medicine delivery services during the COVID pandemic. It is also the first hospital to receive DCGI approval for starting Convalescent Plasma Therapy and the first hospital to start a Comprehensive Post COVID Care Clinic in coastal region.