Bhubaneswar: Five disciplines of the Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital, the faculty of medicine of the SOA Deemed to be University here, have been ranked the number one such facilities provided by private/corporate hospitals in the multi-specialty category locally while three of its departments were placed among the top 20 in the country in the annual Times Health Survey published on Wednesday.

As per the findings of the survey, conducted for nine disciplines at the national, regional and local level, the departments of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Urology, Neuro Sciences, Obstetrics and Gynecology and Emergency and Trauma Care, were ranked number one in the city, the positions they held in the survey last year.

The departments of Pediatrics, Oncology and Cardio Sciences were placed second while the department of Nephrology was positioned third in the ranking. As per the survey, the hospital’s departments of Pediatrics, Urology and Neuro Sciences were ranked 13th, 17th and 20th respectively at the national level. IMS and SUM Hospital’s department of Urology was ranked 2nd in the eastern region while the departments of Pediatrics, Neuro Sciences and Emergency and Trauma Care were ranked 3rd at the regional level. The department of Gastroenterology and Oncology were placed 4th in the eastern region followed by Cardio Sciences (5th) and Obstetrics and Gynecology (6th)