Shushrusha Hospitals – Bridging the gap in Healthcare

Self sufficiency in healthcare by self Participation.

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About the Hospital

Around the period of 1965-70s the state of Maharashtra was undergoing sea change in its development under the able leadership of the then Chief Minister, Shri YB Chavan who initiated the cooperative movement in a big way. Taking advantage of this movement and to benefit the masses, the hospital was conceptualized and planned by Late Dr Vasant Shripad Ranadive under the auspices of Shushrusha Citizen’s Cooperative Hospital Society, Dadar (W).

The hospital was founded in 1966, having been registered in 1964, under The Maharashtra Cooperative Societies Act, 1960, and under Maharashtra Nursing Homes Registration Act, 1949. The completed building was inaugurated by the then prime minister of India, Mrs Indira Gandhi, in 1969. Originally it started with 2 floors. Dr Ranadive passed away in 1971. Shortly thereafter it entered a phase of slackening of patient flow when Dr Nandu S Laud, MS (Ortho), took the responsibility of rejuvenating it and developed it to the present level in a gradual and phased manner as the funds flowed in with his efforts of fund raising and expansion of member base. Since then the hospital had not looked back.

The operations related objectives according to the Bye Laws of the hospital in the arena of hospital operations are as follows:

1. To provide for the members and their families medical facilities for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease at concessional charges.
2. To give the citizens better facilities for medical help at a reasonable charge by providing decent hospital, dispensary, and other up-to-date scientific medical and surgical amenities.
3. To render medical aid to the needy and poor free of charge or at subsidized charges
4. To provide educational facilities, to enlighten the citizen about the care of his health.

Some other notable objectives of the hospital are as follows:

1. To provide best medical facilities at an affordable price
2. Health of the patient is more important than the money he has in his pocket
3.To Check everything in every patient in the hope of finding nothing.

Some ‘cooperative’ related objectives of the hospital are as follows:

1. To invest or deposit moneys, to accept deposits or raise loans
2. To accept donations and subsidies, grants, gifts in cash or in kind

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Vision, Mission and Objectives

The hospital strives for making its services available, accessible, affordable, and accountable, the motto being “healthcare as a right without exploitation by self participation” in fulfillment of the objective of the National Human Rights Commission recommendation.
The vision statement of this hospital is eloquently resonating in the following Sanskrit shloka:

“rugnaanaam vyaadhinashaaya, kshipranchaarogya hethave, shushrusha shushruta bhuyath, swaya nishkaama sevayaa”

This vision translated into English becomes:
“To free all patients of all the ailments”
The mission statement of the hospital is: “Healthcare as a right without exploitation by self participation” The Quality Policy is
“The Quality Policy of our Hospital is to strive for making its Health Care Services Available, Accessible, Affordable, and Accountable.”