To shine an example of all that the profession of Medicine requires us to be*,* noble, deeply rooted in providing solace to the suffering and continually updating ourselves to serve humanity.
the Charutar Arogya Mandal, which was established at Karamsad in 1972 manages the Shree Krishna Hospital which has been providing rural health-care to the people of the region, especially from Anand and Kheda districts. The hospital was set up in 1981 with a motto : Solace to the suffering. As a policy, we do not turn away a single needy patient because of their not being able to afford treatment. Being a self-financed institution, it is only the support from corporates, philanthropic organizations & donors that strengthens our resolve to reach out to more and more indigent patients with quality health-care and thereby do the kind of work which benefits the community at large.
With its state-of-art Cardiac & Cancer Centres, excellent diagnostics, Operation Theatres & Dialysis facility to name a few, the 900 bed Shree Krishna Hospital has achieved the distinction of becoming one of the best teaching rural multi-speciality Hospitals with NABH accreditation, modern equipment & facilities that match any large Hospital in a metro. The Hospital now treats 5,00,000 outdoor & 55,000 indoor patients, with annually over 11000 surgeries being performed. Most of these patients are from rural families who belong to the underprivileged sections of the society. In its 450 beds in the 'Aashirwad Wards', patients admitted bear only the cost of medicines and consumables. Overall, concessions in treatment cost provided by the Mandal to such needy patients amount annually to Rs 33 cr.
The Mandal would love to help more people in need. It is our mission and our passion, but in order to lend a helping hand, we need a helping hand. Which is why, we seek the support of Individuals and Corporate donors.
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We look forward to receiving your support.
Supporting the Community
What defines the Mandal today, however, is not its infrastructure or its facilities. Over 5,00,000 patients who come to the hospital annually for outdoor consultations, largely from the villages around, over 50,000 in-patients admitted to its various indoor services, and over 11,000 patients who undergo surgeries at the Hospital, experience health-care as it was always meant to be; humane, rational, efficient and affordable. As a policy: “Those who are indigent and not in a position to pay for their treatment are not turned away just because they cannot afford treatment costs”. They are provided uniform quality treatment alongwith those who can afford it.
To make health-care affordable, for outdoor consultations, we offer free registration and medical advice. Under our Aashirwad services aimed to provide affordable health-care to the needy and indigent families, we offer 2 health-care schemes, 'Jan Arogya Yojana' and 'Lok Aashirwad Yojana', which cover families with annual income less than Rs 1.8 lakhs and those with income ranging from Rs 1.8 to Rs 4 lakhs. At a nominal annual fee of Rs 200 & 400 respectively for a family, any member of the family can avail free in-patient services in the 450 Aashirwad ward beds, like free stay, food, doctors/nurses' services, ward services X-ray, Sonography, lab investigations & surgery. They can avail 50-75% concessions in CT scan/MRI tests as also a few other benefits as per Scheme provisions for a one year period. Patients admitted in these wards have to bear only the pharmacy costs. In addition, its operations at the Secondary Health-care facility at Sevaliya and four extension centres also bring succour to the needy.
The Mandal collaborates with the Government for schemes such as Ayushmaan Bharat, Mukhyamantri Amrutam (MA) Yojana, and Chiranjivee Scheme. However, the reimbursement obtained under government schemes covers a small part of the overall treatment cost in most procedures covered.
The annual burden to the Mandal towards concessions and free-ships given to patients amounts to more than Rs33 cr. annually mainly covering needy patients with Cancer, Cardiac diseases, malnourished women undergoing complicated delivery, prematurely born & underweight neonates and accident victims. Many of the patients treated here would not have pursued treatment for their life-threatening ailments, had they not been supported by the Mandal and its Donors.
Management Centre, Gokal Nagar, Anand,
Kararmsad, Gujarat 388325