Meet the Superintendent

Medical Superintendent
A warm welcome from Civil Hospital!

As one of the leading healthcare providers in Gujarat, our hospital has a proud heritage of serving the community for over 160 years. It is quite satisfying to turn back the pages of history to see the thousands of smiling faces.

Our extensive infrastructure comprising of 2000 beds,  16 operation theatres,90 ICU beds, 20 Specialities providing treatment to over 9 lac OPD patients and more than 1 lacs indoor patients annually.

From the moment Patients enter our Hospital; our staff will extend a warm hand in welcome. They can be expected to be treated with great courtesy and looked after efficiently all the way through from registration to discharge. This is what we call “Total Patient Experience”, a key concept that sustains our development. Over the years we have earned a reputation that a patient who comes under our care gets Quality care at affordable cost.

The facilities at Civil Hospital provide QUALITY health care, and the same are backed by well trained and dedicated hospital staff. We do our best to give proper medical, surgical, nursing care and advice to each of our patients. We strive hard by constantly accruing newer knowledge, skills and upgrade our selves to keep pace with what is new in the field.

I hope this website reflects our mission, our spirit of service and most importantly is of assistance to you.

To learn more about our hospital, I invite you to explore our website and visit it regularly for updates.

I request you to send us valuable comments and quality suggestions for further improvement.

Wishing you good health at all times.




Dr. Prabhakar is specialized in various types of spine surgeries and doing all types of spine surgeries. Government Spine Institute has a well established modular operation theatre which is one of its kinds in Government set up in Gujarat.  Basic instruments like Power Drill, Laminar Air Flow, C-Arm IITV, Endoscopy spine instruments (anterior & interior), Arthroscopy instruments, Maquet operation table, Ventilator and other OT instruments are available.  Since this Institute is attached to The Orthopaedic Department of Civil Hospital, all Orthopaedic services are also available.  Along with regular major and minor Spine related surgeries, institute has introduced plastic surgeries for the patients.

After joining as Director, Govt. Spine Institute & Physiotherapy College, Ahmedabad, with his able efforts, New Physiotherapy College Building & Hostel building constructed and again the old Govt. Spine Institute renovated. He also took keen interest in starting Prosthetic & Orthotic College and Post-graduate course in Physiotherapy.

With the untiring efforts of Dr. Prabhakar, A Leg To Stand On Project was started at the Govt. Spine Institute in February 2003. This is a joint project by Government of Gujarat and A Leg To Stand On, New York. Under this project more than 900 good quality prosthesis & orthosis to children below 18 years.

Dr. Prabhakar has taken keen interest in starting Gujarat Club Foot Project at the Government Spine Institute. Organised training programmes for the Orthopaedics Surgeons of Gujarat,- teaching hospitals and district hospitals,- and resident doctors in orthopaedics to teach the Ponseti Method of treating the congenital clubfoot within the Gujarat healthcare system.

As Co-ordinator for the earthquake victims, with his able guidance and supervision from the beginning  along with his team from Civil Hospital done a tremendous rehabilitation work. Regular follow-up and camps organized.  With his recommendations and guidance, a noble project of pension scheme for paraplegia due to earthquake has been started by the Government by introducing monthly pension of Rs.2,000/- to each paraplegics.

With efforts of Dr. Prabhakar, “The Center of Healing Arts – Dr.Dinesh G.  Patel Psychomotor Laboratory”, the first of its kind in India and the Asian Continent was started at the Government Spine Institute, Ahmedabad with instruments on donation from Smith & Nephew. The Laboratory consists of a full operation theatre set up with all required arthroscopic instruments and accessories along with joint models to learn and do a mock surgery on the model.  At present this Laboratory is giving hands on training on knee and shoulder models free of cost and also conducting Hands on Workshop with live surgical demonstrations. Doctors from various corners of state and from other states are also attending for training.

Government Spine Institute has also associated for a Project on “Identification & sensitization of Disabled People in Gujarat” in association with Handicap International. Dr.Prabhakar. Director of Govt. Spine Institute has designated as Co-ordinator for the project and the Director and staff of this hospital was actively involved in the project. Project was implemented in all districts of Gujarat.

Government Spine Institute is selected for National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Health care providers (NABH) due to its excellent services.   Final assessment is expected in short period.

After joining Civil Hospital as Medical Superintendent, Dr. Prabhakar has taken keen interest in the development of the hospital.

Dr. M.M. Prabhakar has been instrumental in bringing various changes in Civil Hospital Ahmedabad. He has lead from the front in managing various natural and manmade disaster like Akshardham temple attack, Kandla cyclone, Surat flood , Bhuj earthquake etc. He has shown his leadership skills in managing various epidemics whether it was swine flu, Chickenguniya , Dengue in Gujarat.

He is credited for bringing modern technology and state of art equipments within the hospital. A special mention would be that of Robotic Surgery which is one of its kind in Gujarat state.

Civil Hospital boast of having the first, Blood Bank among Public Hospitals to get NABH accreditation. The Hospital received its NABL accreditation for its laboratory services with highest number of scope of services.

During his tenure as Medical Superintendent, Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad has received recognition and awards from various authority. Under his dynamic leadership Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad received “India Health care Awards 2013” by ICICI Lombard Health Insurance and CNBC TVI8 from Mr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission of India in the category of Best Hospital with Medical College (metro).

Dr.Prabhakar has attended many national and international courses/fellowships. Organized many national workshops/conferences and attended many national and international workshops and conferences and presented papers. Many articles published in international and national level. He is also associated with Medical Council of India as Inspector and inspected many colleges all over India. He is member of many medical associations in India. He is also examiner for UG & PG examination in various Universities. Also Ph. D. Guide of Gujarat University and examiner for various universities.


Dr. Mukund Motibhai Prabhakar did his M.S. (Orthopaedics) & M.B.B.S from B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad and Gujarat University.  After passing his M.S.(Ortho), he first joined in Government of Gujarat service at M.P. Shah Medical College, Jamnagar as an Assistant Professor in January, 1985 and  Associate Professor   from July, 1989. On his next promotion, he was posted at B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad as Professor  & Head of Orthopaedics department.  He joined as the Director of Government Spine Institute and Physiotherapy College in January, 1992 and continuing on the post. He was posted as Medical Superintendent, Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad from August 2009. He also acted as Additional Medical Superintendent, Civil Hospital & Dean B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad.