1st Edition

Planning & Designing Health Care Facilities in Developing Countries

By Shashikant Sharma, Saurabh Singh Copyright 2025
    370 Pages 157 Color & 113 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    370 Pages 157 Color & 113 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Building a clinically integrated workplace with a high level of clinical competence requires careful considerations of Hospital Planning. For greenfield or brownfield hospital projects, clinicians and C-Suite executives need to acquire capabilities to address the planning needs of any organization.

    This book aims to provide both theoretical and practical inputs for the Planning & Designing of Health Care Facilities in Developing Countries. It clearly indicates the steps to be followed, facts to be weighed, and components to be considered to arrive at a correct planning solution. With health reform looming and the revenue base shifting rapidly, we need to integrate patient safety concerns in the design process.

    Key Features

    • Liberal use of tables and figures to support conclusions, illustrate concepts, and display quantitative information, making it easier for readers to understand and refer to large quantities of data

    • Integrates the international norms for planning and designing health care facilities into the developing country setting

    • Handbook and ready reckoner for C-Suite executives, hospital engineers, project consultants, and hospital administration students



    01. Unit I: Concepts of Planning & Designing

    C 1 Planning a hospital: Phases, Steps & Feasibility Study 1a & 1b. C 2 Planning Machinery & Architect’s Brief. C 3 Issues to consider while planning & designing a hospital. C 4 Preparing DPR for Hospital . C 5 Site Selection & Site Planning. C 6 Functional and Space Programming. C 7 Anthropometric Measurements. C 8 Schematic design of the hospital. C 9 Design and Construction Drawings. C 10 Construction documents. C11 Construction of Hospitals. C12 Commissioning of Hospital. References.

    02. Unit II: Planning & Designing of Individual Department/Unit/Areas

    C 13 Emergency Services. C 14 OPD. C 15 ICU. C 16 OT. C 17 Maternity Unit. C 18 Inpatient Units. C 19 Radiodiagnosis & Imaging. C 20 Clinical Laboratories. C 21 Blood Bank. C 22 Rehabilitation Unit. C 23 Day Care Unit. C 24 Pharmacy Unit. C 25 CSSD. C 26 MGPS. C 27 Dietary Unit. C 28 Laundry Unit. C 29 MRD. C 30 Mortuary Unit. C 31 Administrative Unit. C 32 Engineering & Maintenance Unit. C 33 Supply Unit. References.

    03. Unit III: Planning & Designing of Support Services

    C 34 HVAC. C 35 Electrical Services. C 36 ELV & ICT Services. C 37 Water Supply System. C 38 Sanitary Drainage System. C 39 Vertical Transport System. C 40 Pneumatic Tube System. C 41 Signage System. C 42 BMWM Services. C 43 Housekeeping Services. C 44 Fire Safety. C 45 Green Hospitals. References.

    04. Unit IV: Equipment Planning & Outsourcing

    C 46 Equipment Planning. C 47 Outsourcing in Healthcare Organisation. References.

    05. Unit V: Regionalization of Healthcare

    C 48 Healthcare Facilities in India. C 49 Sub Centre. References.

    06. Unit VI: Legal & Patient Safety Aspects

    C 50 Laws Applicable to Hospital. C 51 Enhancing patient safety through design. References.


    Dr Shashikant Sharma is a clinician turned administrator, a TEDx Speaker, an Educator with over 19 years of experience in Armed Forces Medical Services. Besides his vast experience in Hospital Planning & Designing, Hospital Operations, Quality & Accreditation, he is an External Consultant to NHSRC, the policy making arm of Min of Health & Family Welfare. The author is associated with premier Health Care Institutes like Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal & School of Business Management, NMIMS Mumbai. 

    Dr. Saurabh Singh is an alumnus of prestigious Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, India, with rich experience of 13 years in Armed Forces Medical Services. Key areas of work experience include Hospital Administration, Operations & Quality Management. The author is concomitantly involved in scientific publications, various training & research activities. After a stint at PGIMS Lucknow, he is currently working as Assistant Professor, Department of Hospital Administration at NEIGRIHMS, Shillong, India.