|The 50 bedded, truly charitable hospital at PALITANA BHAVNAGAR is the dream of PUJYA ACHARYA HEM PRABH SURISWARJI MAHARAJ SAHEB AND SHREE JAYUBHAI SHAH (A WELL-KNOWN PHILANTHROPIST) who aspire to bring the best healthcare within the means of the economically deprived people of the society. They believe that a life in peril has to be saved and would endeavor that no one at the R.M.D. Hospital and Research Centre shall ever be turned away regardless of the caste, creed and financial background. They also have the dedication and desire to see that each and every person leaves the hospital cured, which would also be the hospital’s commitment to mankind. Moreover, with the ever-rising popularity of Palitana as a pilgrimage and renaissance destination, not only among the Jains but also among other religions, a need has been felt for a long time to provide healthcare facilities to Sadhus, Sadhvijis, and other pilgrims. Besides, due to lack of proper medical facilities in the surrounding villages, many financially weak and downtrodden people from nearby rural areas often find it difficult to get proper healthcare facilities. In order to cater proper healthcare facilities to various people at Palitana, the Trust has undertaken a project to establish a 60-Bedded Allopathic Hospital
Overview of the Hospital:
- The Trust already has the plot of land for the construction of the hospital and the construction is in full swing. The inauguration of the hospital is scheduled on 8th March 2011.
- Total construction area = 21000 square feet
- The hospital, one of the biggest super specialty charitable hospitals at palitana, has top of the line facilities in all departments.
- The hospital shall be a multi-specialty hospital with ICU, outdoor and indoor healthcare facilities, Operation Theater, and various departments such as Pediatric, Gynaecology, Orthopedic, General Medicine, Ophthalmology, Dentistry, State-Of-The-Art Dialysis Center, ENT and Dermatology.
- In addition to the various departments, the hospital will have fully equipped diagnostic facilities and laboratory including X-Ray, Sonography, ECG, Cardiac Units etc
- The hospital will have about 60 rooms including general ward, special rooms for senior citizens, and special rooms for sadhus and sadhvijis.
OPD - Outdoor Patient Department
Three numbers of OPD rooms ensure that the patients get all the possible services, treatment and consultation under one roof without the need to be admitted.
Intensive Care Unit
This is a place where every second, every breath and every action counts. In such an area, there are no second chances, for man or for machine. The hospital has well equipped ICU with a strength of five ICU Beds. Centrally Air Conditioned ICU has all the facilities of Advanced Life Support, and hase bedside and centralized monitoring system. Besides, the ICU is equipped with high end monitors like V24C Monitors, Multiparameter C3 Monitor (ECG/Resp., SpO2,NBP and Temp.), CMS for C3 monitors and the Defibrillator/Monitor (Heartstart XL), ABG Portable Machine (supplied by Philips Medical) and Syringe Pump (Perfusor Compact supplied by Braun).
Operation Theatre Complex
The Hospital has two Operation Theatres (OTs) to cater to surgeries in various disciplines like General Surgery, Orthopaedics and Joint Replacement, Oncosurgery, Neurosurgery, etc. All the measures taken in the Operation Theatres ensure a 100% perfect sterile environment leading to a very strict infection control. Each OT has state-of-the-art electronically controlled operating tables provided by Medifa, cold and shadowless lights with an in-built camera by Dr. Mach, anaesthesia pendants from Dragger and Micro and HEPA filters with laminar airflow. OT is centrally air-conditioned and has a centralized gas supply of Nitrous Oxide, Oxygen and compressed air. The OT Complex has a post-operative recovery ward, which is located adjacent to the operation theatres and equipped with monitors, defibrillators, etc. The Multimobile Mobile C-Arm with 9'' IITV is provided by Siemens, the surgical operating microscopes by Carl Zeiss, the Anaesthesia machines by Datex Ohmeda, etc.
X-ray and Radiology
Radiology department is equipped to take x-rays in different positions for almost all the organs of the body including chest, spine, skull, abdomen, hand, leg, foot, arm, joints etc. Procedures such as intravenous urography, hysterosalphingography (HSG), barium enema, etc. are done in the department on 800 Mas fluorovision and the images taken in spot films can also be viewed on IITV. This minimizes patient exposure to radiation while still maintaining a high level of accuracy. The Mobile 2.5 machine does a great task in taking portable x-rays in emergency departments such as casualty, ICCU and the wards as well. Thus, this offers a bedside x-ray facility to the patients. The C-Arm installed in the operation theatre permits the surgeons to view x-rays during the intra-operative period, which proves extremely helpful in cases in orthopaedics, urology and others as well. A lot of the equipment in this department is provided by world leaders, Siemens.
Sonography and Colour Doppler
The Siemens Sonoline G-50 with 4 probes makes the ultrasound easy and accurate due to its high resolution. The machine has a Colour Doppler mode along with a cardiac package that makes echocardiography possible. This department has a special radiology museum to retrieve important clinical cases for teaching and research purposes.
MRI / CT Scan
The hospital has invested in a top of the line Siemens Magnetom Concerto MRI machine to meet all kinds of diagnostic challenges. This helps conduct all routine scans such as MRI Brain, MRI Spine, MR Angiography, MR Extremities, etc.
The Hospital laboratory services include Central Patient Sample Collection Area, Haematology and Clinical Pathology, Cytopathology and Histopathology, Biochemistry and Microbiology. Each service area has world class equipment, that include totally automated blood cell counters, automated coagulometers, biochemistry analysers, fluorescent microscopes, ELISA readers, arterial blood gas analysers, etc. The biochemistry laboratory is fitted with a fully automated biochemistry analyser, an electrolyte analyzer, a blood gas analyzer all supplied by Ranbaxy. The Haematology laboratory has a 5-part blood cell counter, a coagulometer, a binocular microscope and an automatic urine analyzer among other equipment. It has a state-of-the-art Olympus Trinocular Research Microscope with phase contrast attachment, polarizing attachment with a Sony CCD Camera and frame grabber card.
Hospital Information System
The HIS is the most trusted, and user-friendly providing total solutions through various modules.
The Hospital will have two numbers of state of the art Dialysis Unit for end stage Kidney patients. In India, a dialysis session costs between Rs. 1000 to Rs.2000 depending upon the hospital and the facilities available at various places. Generally, a patient needs to undergo a minimum of two dialysis sessions every week. The monthly bill works out to around Rs. 15,000 to Rs.20,000 every month for patients requiring three sessions per week. Besides the cost of dialysis session, patients have to shell out hefty sums towards the cost of medicines and other regular blood check-ups. The average Indian cannot afford the expenses for dialysis. Many people know that a treatment is available but they do not have the money to pay for it. Many people stretch their means to start dialysis treatments but after few sessions, they stop the treatments because they cannot afford it anymore. In fact, for many of the poor patients, dialysis is beyond reach and therefore, they silently succumb to death and perish due to the lack of treatment. Dialysis Center has the following equipments and facilities for each unit:
- Dialysis Machines - 1 No
- Suction Machine - 1 No
- R.O. Plant - 1 No
- ACT Machine - 1 No.
- Digital Weighing Machine -1 No
- ICU Beds - 1 No
- B.P. Instruments - 2 Nos
- Fridge - 1 No
- Chairs, Tables, and other furniture
- Syringe Needle Destroyer - 1 No
- Cardiac Monitors - 1 No
- Dialysis Instruments sets - 3 Nos
- Disposable Items: IV Sets, BT Sets, Normal Saline (1 ltr. Pack), 5% Dextrose, Syringe 5ml, 10ml, 20ml, Injection Heparine, Gloves, Micropore Paper Tape, Bitadin Solution, Savlon, Spirit, Kidney tubing, Femoral Catheter, Guide Wire, Introducer Needle, Double Lumen Jugular Catheter, Double Lumen Subclavian Catheter, Dialysis Fluid (acetate & Bicarbonate), Formalize Solution, Citric Acid, Sodium Hypochloride, Hydrogen Peroxide, A V Fistula Needle 16G, Transducer Protector