Hospital

Hospital

Presently, the hospital offers round the clock emergency services, special care for women and children and people with eye diseases, separate clinics for Tuberculosis, diabetes & infertility. These services are strongly supported by well-equipped modern laboratory, X-ray and ultra-sonography units along with operation theatres and appropriate blood storage facility. Medicines are available in hospital campus at a low cost without compromising the quality. A well-stocked library offers reference facilities for doctors, who keep their knowledge updated through regular academic meetings. Medical students and interns from India and abroad come to this hospital for regular orientation and training. Moreover, opportunities are available to youngsters for various kinds of training in India and abroad. Thus, rural society and patients of interior areas are not deprived of benefits of modern science and its know how.

Kasturba Hospital (1980 to 2016-17)

OPD Patients

20,03,607

OPD by Consultants

12,26,803

Lab. Investigations

23,96,812

Indoor Admissions

2,63,083

Deliveries

45,196

Operations

1,58,662

 

However, doctors as well as modern equipments do not enliven a hospital. Dedicated and competent  Paramedical staff are equally essential. Since it was difficult to get formally qualified Paramedical personnel due to   remote   area,   in early eighties SEWA-Rural decided to train local rural tribal girls & boys by extensive practical training and demonstration. As a result in house trained nurses, Lab & xray assistant, counsellor, maintenance supervisor help managing hospital in an effective way. This brought a new and better change into their lives. The hands doing all sorts of labour began caring for patients and giving new hope of life to them.

A glance at the achievements of the hospital while it is in  the 4th decade, reveals that people of the 2000 surrounding interior villages take advantage of the hospital having about 24 full time doctors. About 400 patients from these villages receive medical treatment daily in OPD. Every year about 125000 OPD & 20000 Indoor patients are treated & about 5400 deliveries & 7500 operations are carried out. Despite of concessional charges, about 55% of OPD and 80% of Indoor patients are treated free.


About Rs. 5.0 Crores are being spent for hospital services per annum. Of this 50% is met from State Government grant.Various central government schemes like 
Chiranjivi, Balsakha, Rashtriya Swasthaya Bima Yojana Etc. meant for poor people help  SEWA Rural achieving  its objective of serving marginalized families. The expenditure of 2/3rd of the patients is borne by SR and only 25% expenditure is met by patients who can afford it. Hence, for meeting the deficit of about Rs. 180 lacs, support is constantly solicited. Every year the deficit is met by the co-operation and support of benevolent organisations like Lilavati R. Shah Medical Relief Trust & Ur Asha Javeri Foundation Trust (both from Mumbai) beside donations from other sources. In recognition and appreciation of the excellent management of this rural hospital, the Bajaj Group of industries and the Bombay Management Association bestowed a national award on the hospital in 1989 for innovative hospitals & health care management in non-Govt. Rural hospital category. SEWA Rural was awarded “Best First Referral unit” in tribal area in 2011, 2012 and 2013 consecutively for three years.

Recently the hospital has expanded in order to take care of its constantly increasing patients from the tribal area. A new ward of 50 beds has been constructed to accommodate the maternal patients. A neonatal intensive care unit of 20 beds has been made which is the biggest in Bharuch and Narmada districts.

 

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