Charutar Arogya Mandal was set up in the year 1972 by the late Dr. HM Patel, India’s former Finance and Home Minister, to create an example of how the health-care needs of the rural community can be met. The annual burden to the Mandal towards concessions and free-ships given to patients amounts to more than Rs. 35 crores annually.
The motto of 1000-bed NABH accredited Shree Krishna Hospital is to provide “Solace to the Suffering”. Today we serve over half a million OPD patients, 50 thousand in-patients, 8 thousand Surgeries, of which 50% were supra-major/major surgeries, per year. To make health-care affordable, for outdoor consultations, we offer free registration and medical advice. Since April 2017, for indoor patients (excluding ICU and Emergency services), the hospital started it unique facility named Aashirwad. Shree Krishna Hospital has earmarked 650 beds of its 1000 beds under its Ashirwad services offering free indoor treatment to needy patients where they are only required to pay for the medicines & consumables. Aashirwad has an active membership base of about 68000 members. Over a period of 6 years, So far, Aashirwad has provided medical assistance to over 23000 indoor patients and 100000 outdoor patients over a 6-year period. With the Aashirwad wards concept in place for over a few years now, it has been possible to reach out to 6583 needy patients in FY22-23, however this puts a burden on the Hospital which has to be coped with. While fund support on a sustainable basis is being planned in the long run, the shortfall for the Programme, i.e. 2022-23 which is to the tune of Rs 7.90 crores needs to be met with external fund support. It is in this backdrop that we seek your help.