(Last Updated on : 04-01-2012)
Vastu shastra is an age-old science, which lays some basic guidelines before constructing a hospital.
Hospitals should be placed in the east as far as possible and the main entrance should be in the east or the northeast corner. Enquiry window should be in the south-east direction and the waiting room should be placed in the south side.
Room for checking the patients should be in the north direction. Doctor should sit with face towards the east or the north. The patients should be made to lie down with head towards the south or the west side. The head in the east is also tolerable.
The racks of medicine and books should be kept in the south or the west. Cash counter should be placed in the south or the west and opening in the north or the east.
Operation theatre should be placed in the west direction. The patient should sleep with his head towards the south. The doctor should operate with his face towards the east or the north.
The rooms for the patients should be in the south or the north-west. Overhead tank should be in the west. Drinking water should be in the north-east corner. Toilets should be in the south or the west. Bathrooms should be placed in the east or the north side.
X-ray room and electrical appliances should be placed in the room in the south-east corner. The emergency and serious patients should not be kept in the south-west corner. They should be kept in the north-west corner.
The nurses quarters should be situated in the south-east or the north-west direction.
The central square should be kept open for air and light. The parking should be in the east or the north. The colour of the wall of the hospital should be white, off white or light blue.
The downward slope of the flooring should be in the east or the north. The staircase should be present in the west, the south-west, the south-east or the north-west direction.
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