Health Aid Trust (HAT) is a nonprofit organization, established in 1999, committed to providing advancement of health related issues without discriminating on the basis of cast, creed, religion or gender. HAT also provides relief in accidents and natural calamities, such as drought, floods and other natural disasters. They also provide medical activities and organize treatment camps for the needy from time to time.
IDRF Partner Since: 2014
Focus Area: Health
Location: Chaparda, Gujarat
Project Title: Chaparda Hospital (Jay Ambe Hospital)
In 2009, HAT started building a 172 bed hospital in Chaparda, in Junagarh district of Gujarat. Chaparda is a hamlet situated on the foothills of Girnar Mountains and is more than 20 miles from Junagarh city. The hospital is very crucial for medical care of 600,000 people, mostly Below Poverty Line (BPL) families, residing in 250 villages. These people have very limited access to medical services and in case of an emergency, have to travel for more than 60 miles to the nearest city of Junagarh. Furthermore, the medical facilities provided in the city are expensive for these BPL families.
IDRF succeeded in fulfilling the keen desire of a native of Chaparda by supporting HAT. IDRF has been regularly sending grants, for meeting the critical needs of expansion and modernization of the hospital facilities, besides supporting the unavoidable operational deficit. The HAT managed “Jayambe Hospital” at Brahmanand Vidhya Dham, Chaparda, since April 2012 has become the center of health services for rural areas of Saurashtra. Recently, the Managing Trustee Mahant Muktanand Bapu -Guru Shri Bhagavatinand Bapu, has decided to provide free medical services to the poor people of the area. Patients belonging to BPL families get free treatments, room facility, food, laboratory and MRI services, while at the hospital.
About 500-600 patients get Outpatient health care in one day at this hospital and about 50-60 patients are admitted to the hospital daily. The proposed facilities at the Hospital will provide services in the following medical fields: Pediatrics, Orthopedics, Medicine, Ophthalmology, Dental & Ortho-dentistry, ENT, Pathology, Dermatology and Gynecology.
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