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
29 September, 2021
Gift the joy of motherhood
Activities and work undertaken in the last 5-6 months
Milestone & events:The Obstetrics and Gynaecology department is functional since the inception of the Hospital in 1981. It is presently equipped with, Gynaec OPD for consultations and follow-up 90 Gynaec beds for admitted patients4 Labour Rooms It is supported by, Gynaec Operation TheatreCritical Care Centre for critical gynaec patientsPatients treated during January to June 2021 : 8823 Gynaec OPD patients consultation and follow-ups1064 admitted patients of which 362 mothers delivered infants at our Hospital, while other patients underwent operations/ took treatment 135 normal deliveries227 deliveries through the Caesarian section115 Gynaec COVID-19 positive cases successfully treated. Area Covered:Mainly the Anand and Kheda districts of Gujarat which has a large proportion of the rural population. However, patients from other districts of the state as well as neighbouring states such as Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Maharashtra also come to the hospital for treatment. Under our Extension services, 150 villages of Anand, Kheda and Panchmahal districts are covered for non-communicable diseases, wherein village health workers reach out to the last mile for health monitoring and early detection of the diseases including breast cancer, so that the disease can be cured/treated before it spreads further. Shree Krishna Hospital serves as the tertiary treatment unit for the purpose. OPD and In-patient services for Gynaec patients including an Operation Theatre are also available for the indigent and poor population of the Kheda and Panchmahal districts at the 30 bed Sonaba Hospital & Sadaba Prasutigruh at Sevaliya in Kheda District, which is managed by the Charutar Arogya Mandal The number of people impacted? & How were they impacted or helped?While annually 20000 patients benefit from the OPD/IPD facility, considering a 5 member family unit on an average about 1 lakh people would be positively impacted through the “Gift of Joy” motherhood programme. The patients and their families were happy to get the treatment at the crucial time. From the area the patients came, their friends, neighbours and relatives would also come to know about the hospital and its programme. They get all the facilities related to their treatment (consultation, diagnostics, treatment and after-care) all under one roof. They do not have to run helter-skelter to obtain the various services. The pregnant women patients feel secure for their fetus and themselves at our Hospital. Having a pregnancy in the midst of the COVID pandemic is a big worry. However, this was also duly taken care of, which provided relief to many a family. The patients and newborns get new clothes under a Kit donation programme at our Hospital.
Challenges faced and next steps
The COVID-19 pandemic has spread across countries, infecting thousands of people and has resulted in over 44,63,845 deaths worldwide, with 4,36,365 deaths in India as of date. Shree Krishna Hospital, being the largest charitable private Hospital in the region between Ahmedabad and Vadodara, was identified as a 'Designated COVID-19 District Hospital' for treatment of COVID-19 cases. The 120 ICU bed Way made Critical Care Centre was initially dedicated for COVID treatment. In the 1st Surge, as we began getting more patients, we kept on expanding the COVID treatment infrastructure, finally reaching a total of 280 beds in different categories equipped with patient Monitoring and treatment facility, including the step-down beds. The 2nd surge was more vicious than the first one, in terms of intensity and spread. For over a month, there was a rush of incoming patients from across the state and elsewhere as other Hospitals were full and refused to accept any more patients. As the number of patients increased, we opened new wards by modifying our existing ones, while at the same time preparing more areas in case required. At one stage, the Hospital had a total of 600 admitted COVID patients with over 100 of them on Ventilator support and most of them on Oxygen supplementation. Our Emergency wing was transformed into a 30-bed ICU. As ambulances line up with patients waiting to be admitted, we set up a 50 bed Field Hospital with doctors & nurses working round the clock, free food for patients, volunteers from a local NGO providing Oxygen cylinders and thereby ensured that no patient was ever turned away. By now the Hospital has successfully tackled two surges of the Corona infections, treated over 9000 patients. It may be appreciated that what we could achieve was through the dedication and commitment of our Team along with substantial donor support. It is realized that donor support is essential to help us steer through such difficult times when the resources are being stretched. As we prepare for the next Surge, we need to be more prepared than earlier to effectively meet the challenge. The facilities we have so far created would be of immense help in dealing with it. However, we are now working on a multi-pronged strategy to manage the crisis which is likely to last long and keep recurring till the virulence of the virus is diminished.
Stories from the ground
Eleven years ago, Meena married Shailesh Thakor who lived with his ageing parents in Village Vahera of Borsad taluka in Gujarat. The Thakors are caretakers of a farm owned by a wealthy Patel family and live in a hut next to the farmhouse. In the prime of their youth but both school dropouts, they had no other option but to work as casual labourers in the tobacco field of the farm owner to support their family while the mother-in-law carried out the household chores. The newlyweds were happy despite the hardship they experienced. Within a year Dipali was born and the home was filled with cheer. At the age of 10 now, Dipali studies in 3rd standard in the local school. After a long gap of 9 years, when Meena began having morning sickness, her mother-in-law realized the impending arrival. While the family took good care of Meena, in her 3rd trimester (31st week), she complained of breathlessness with her blood pressure shooting up. The doctor at the nearby Borsad Hospital referred them to Shree Krishna Hospital where she gave birth to female twins through normal delivery. This being a premature delivery, both infants were weak. One weighed just a kilo while the other was 1.21 Kg, which is a very low birth weight. They suffered from respiratory distress, presumptive early-onset sepsis and apnea of prematurity. One of the twins also had unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia. They needed ventilator support, prolonged stay in the NICU, Feeding management through the infant feeding tube, antibiotics and supportive care. This would imply a high treatment cost, the paediatrician explained to the father. Due to limited resources, Shailesh Thakor was clueless as he could not afford the treatment cost. In response to his request for help, looking to his family background, the Mandal made an appeal on his behalf for fund support. The treatment of both kids proceeded unhindered for nearly 50 days. As they were discharged after successful treatment, both Meenaben & her husband were overwhelmed. As they were leaving the father had tears welling up his eyes: I would have lost both the girls had I not got the help from the Hospital and the donors. We are heartily thankful for the timely help.
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.