Every monthly donation helps women like Kokilaben have a safe pregnancy
Kokilaben, 23 was married at a young age and soon after was expecting her first child. Unfortunately, she was not healthy enough to carry a pregnancy to full term. She had multiple miscarriages, induced abortions and even lost a three- day old child. All this took a toll on her physical and mental health. Due to social pressures, she got pregnant again.
The Patient Support Group counseled led her to get treatment at Charutar Arogya Mandal hospital. With inpatient care for over 70 days through her pregnancy and access to blood transfusion at the critical time, she delivered a healthy child. Kokilaben is now enjoying the little joys of motherhood.
A little medical help can bring this joy to many women who suffer like Kokilaben.
By donating to this program
you will be sponsoring the overall costs incurred to support the beneficiaries
What the beneficiary gets
Charutar Arogya Mandal (CAM) works in rural areas of Gujarat helping women with high-risk pregnancies. The villages do not have proper maternal health care and it is difficult for patients to travel to the hospital due to lack of transportation. CAM works with Shree Krishna Hospital to provide quality care for safe deliveries in high-risk pregnancies.
The Patient Support Group (PSG) conducts background checks to determine the socioeconomic condition of the patient to ensure that the patients in need are getting the aid. CAM works with both fundraising and monitoring the treatment of the patients.
Donations received to this program used towards concessions or waivers given to pregnant women who have to undergo critical care during delivery. Many poverty-stricken women lose their lives not being able to afford the cost of high-risk pregnancies. Help in gifting a woman a safe pregnancy by donating to this program.
Charutar Arogya Mandal
23 March, 2021
Treatment support to poor/underprivileged women patients in the Obstetrics & Gynecology section of the Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad, managed by the Charutar Arogya Mandal
Problem :The hospital has since long focused on the two socially vulnerable groups; women and children. Women who belong to the less privileged families generally suffer from under-nutrition. This assumes more significance when a woman is in her pregnancy, since many a times, this leads to Complicated deliveries and premature deliveries endangering the life of both, Mother and Child. It also results in birth of babies vulnerable to myriad infections, who suffer from problems such as low birth-weight, failure to thrive and sepsis, to name a few. As a consequence, both mother and infant need critical care in ICUs which is cost intensive.
Other common ailments for which women are provided treatment include Conditions such as Malnutrition and morbidity, Reproductive health issues, Cancers of the Breast, Bone & Cervix, Cardiovascular health, Urinary Tract Infections etc.
Solution :We at the Charutar Arogya Mandal, believe that a healthy mother and a healthy baby is the route to a productive, developed nation. Hence, Charutar Arogya Mandal is specially focused upon providing comprehensive solutions to address public health issues related to women and children. We promote essential new born care and immunisation, reduce malnutrition, prevent infant and maternal deaths.
Impact :Annually, the hospital receives around 4000 Gynaec cases who require such treatment.
The proportion of patients from these groups over the years is more than 40-45% which translates to around 2000 patients annually. As a result, the hospital incurs a significant financial burden on account of concessional treatment provided to them. For the year 2019-20, concessions provided to these patients amounted to Rs 3.59 cr. or about 54% of the total treatment charges. One of the measures of success in achieving the Mandal’s vision of “Solace to the Suffering” is its ability to provide quality treatment to all patients who come to the hospital, irrespective of their financial condition. Considering the burden of concessions provided to needy and indigent patients across the Hospital, we believe that it would be difficult for Charutar Arogya Mandal to meet the cost of indigent women patients without help from generous supporters like you.
5 July, 2020
A Smile of Hope
A Smile of Hope
Charutar Arogya Mandal has been managing the 30-bed Sonaba Hospital and Sadaba Prasuti Gruh for over 9 years now. Under the aegis of the Sonaba Hospital Trust, a function was organised on 27th December 2019 to dedicate a Mobile Health Clinic Van. It was donated by Dr Jayantibhai G Patel, in memory of Late Smt. Ramaben Patel for the SPARSH programme which reaches out with health-care solutions, related to non-communicable diseases, to 150 villages of Anand and Kheda districts through various initiatives such as camps, awareness programmes and interactions with students. The Van which is equipped with a fundus camera, Vibrotherm, ECG machine, facilities to check Hb1Ac, medicine dispensing etc. is expected to cover 50 villages around Sevaliya.This would enable early diagnosis and examination of diabetic patients through village camps. The images captured during these camps would be transmitted to specialists at Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad for advice.
19 November, 2019
Mothers with their newborns
Mothers with their newborns
22 July, 2019
For over 2 years now, in 450 of its beds located in the “Ashirward wards”, treatment has been made free. Admitted patients have to bear only the cost of pharmacy and consumables. While undergoing surgery, these patients spend only half to one third of the amount charged by other private Hospitals. Our own as well as government schemes are being implemented to provide succour to needy patients in terms of concession in treatment costs, which annually amounts to over Rs 26 crores which is supported by generous contributions from donors. It is only through the constant support and generosity of donors that we have been able to do the kind of work that benefits the community at large. We look forward to your continued support.
Story from the field
Rafyuddin Malek lives in Dantali village of Kheda district. A daily farm wager, he shoulders the burden of his parents, wife Shehnazbibi and 3 year old daughter Tamanna. Shehnazbibi experienced severe pain in the abdomen. Medicines from a local doctor did not help. The pain kept haunting her. As weeks passed by, her condition grew worrisome. Suddenly one day, at 27 weeks, she had severe abdominal cramps. She was initially taken to the Hospital in Changa but soon shifted in a semi-conscious state to Shree Krishna Hospital. After her condition stabilized, she gave birth to a baby girl (Karishma) through ‘C’ section. Born prematurely with a birth-weight of just 650 grams, Karishma was feeble. She struggled for life in the neonatal ICU, under the radiant heat warmer, with ventilator support, higher antibiotics, feeding management and supportive care. Karishma was at high risk of medical complications and the doctors explained that treatment would cost around Rs 4.25 lakhs. When he ran short of funds, Rafiyuddin explained to the Hospital staff that as he could no longer pay the bills, they would like to take Karishma home. After quizzing him at length regarding his family profile, it was concluded that his case was genuine. The Mandal decided to support Karishma’s treatment through internal resources and fund support from donors. After 89 days treatment, Karishma went home healthy and thriving. The family is indebted to the Hospital and fund support from donors. A life was saved.
|What is the expected total number of beneficiaries in this program for FY18-19?||4557|
|What is the number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program, Year-To-Date||3400|
|Village/City/State where project is located||Karamsad/Anand/Gujarat|
|Total Budget for the project for FY18-19||100000000|
|Total Expenses for the project YTD||91140000|
30 October, 2018
Charutar Arogya Mandal's Update
The Shree Krishna Hospital is located in a rural area, and since most of our patients are from villages and largely of insufficient means, the services of Shree Krishna Hospital are offered at subsidized rates.
The community shares a part of this burden with their donations. The constant support of the community has encouraged the hospital to institute an extensive freeship programme, enabling those with meager resources to obtain full or partial concession from treatment. The freeship programme draws its strength from generous donations received to serve this worthy cause.
Remember that your contribution is helping a pregnant woman to deliver safely.
Story from the field
Kapilaben Talpada is 20 years old and stays at Gorel village of Anand district, with her in-laws, husband and one & a half year old son. She is a housewife. Her husband Rajeshbhai & his father work in nearby farms as daily wagers, earning a meagre income. Both leave the house in the morning and return for lunch. After lunch, the father takes rest for some time, while Rajesh plays with his son before they return to work. For most of the day, Kapilaben takes care of her son and house hold routine. After completing her work in evenings, she sits and chats with neighbours.
After passage of about 8 months in her second pregnancy, one day, she began bleeding profusely. The family got alarmed and rushed her to a Hospital in Borsad. Considering her grave condition, the doctor hesitated to take the case due to non availability of equipment & ICU facility. He advised the family members to take her to Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad. Kapilaben was brought to the Trauma centre of Shree Krishna Hospital. The gynaecologist examined her and informed her family that considering her serious condition, a Caesarean operation would be essential. The treatment expense estimate was also provided.
Her husband met the hospital staff and explaining his economic condition, urged for help as it would be difficult for him to fully bear the treatment cost. The Mandal took up the responsibility of treating the mother at highly subsidized rates, with the help and support of donors like you. She delivered a male child and was admitted in the Surgical ICU, and shifted to the Gyneac ward after her condition stabilized. She was successfully treated for 6 days and discharged from the hospital in sound health.
We could save the precious life of a pregnant mother and an infant due to the helping hand of donors like you and Give India's other donors. But there are many such women in need of treatment. You can make a difference by reaching out to such less-privileged patients.
The family members have expressed their sincere gratitude to you for your contribution.
We look forward to receiving your continued support for the treatment of such needy patients.
|Expected total number of beneficiaries in this program for FY18-19||4000|
|Number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program this year||1918|
30 April, 2018
Enabling safe deliveries for young mothers
To make health-care affordable, for outdoor consultations, we offer free registration and medical advice. For indoor patients (excluding ICU and Emergency services), since April 2017, 450 of the Hospital beds placed in the 'Aashirwad' wards have been earmarked to provide free services, where the Mandal bears the cost of stay, food, services provided by Doctors & Nurses, Surgical Procedures, Ward procedures, Radiology and Laboratory investigations, while patients have to bear only the cost of medicines and consumables related to the treatment. BPL patients and patients under our Jan Arogya Yojana get a few additional rebates. At Shree Krishna Hospital, we follow a philosophy of providing professional and quality health care services uniformly to all patients, irrespective of their economic status, region, religion or caste. The annual burden to the Hospital towards the concessions and free-ships given to patients amounts to more than Rs. 20 crores annually mainly including needy patients with Cancer, Cardiac diseases, malnourished women undergoing delivery, prematurely born and underweight neonates and road traffic accident victims. Many of the patients treated would not have pursued treatment for their life-threatening ailments, had they not been supported by the Mandal and its Donors.
Smt. Hiralben Gohel delivered a female child. She is one day old and she was under treatment for Extremely Low Birth Weight, Apnoea of Pre-maturity, Respiratory Distress Syndrome and Presumptive Early Onset of Sepsis. But due to high treatment cost, they were nervous. There are 3 members in the family of whom only one member is earning. She was successfully treated and discharged from the hospital. We, at the hospital have taken up the responsibility for treating her at highly subsidized rate. We could save a precious life of a patient due to the helping hand of donors like you.