Bel-Air Red Cross Hospital

Missionary Hospital | Pangchani, India

Hospital description

Bel-Air is a unique Red Cross Hospital in the Panchgani (literally meaning ‘Five Hills’) region.

This gem of an institution initially appears more like a picturesque village than a hospital. But it is the bedrock of the surrounding towns, with 250-beds, a 24-hour accident and emergency department, an intensive care unit and a regional referral centre for HIV and TB.

Whether you want to find peace in the beautiful hillside setting, or understand the true value of the Red Cross, don’t be surprised if you fall in love with this remarkable place.

Undertaking your medical elective at the Bel-Air Hospital will provide you with a life changing experience. Celebrating its 100th year it continues to provide medical treatment to the poorest communities and specialises in treating patients with HIV and infectious diseases, in addition to most general medical and surgical conditions.

Of note, it was one of the first hospitals in all of India to provide medication to patients with HIV and continues to be at the fore front in the treatment of the condition. The Bel Air was visited by the Indian President recently to recognise the amazing work the hospital carries out.

Boasting an impressive 250 beds, it features a small emergency department, a three bedded ITU and two operating theatres.

The blend of medicine on offer at the amazing institution, coupled to the beautiful location, makes it a unique and memorable elective destination.


Hospital type Missionary Hospital
Local language English
Funding Status NGO/Charity


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