Accessible healthcare is the need of the hour. Healthcare is a booming sector in India, yet problems of accessibility, availability, affordability, and accountability continue to persist. In an initiative to overcome the same and to make healthcare available to all, Honorable CM of Maharashtra, Shri. Devendra Fadnavis inaugurated the Shushrusha’s Suman Ramesh Tulsiani Hospital (SSRTH) in Vikhroli. The SSRTH is a 140-bed super specialty hospital located at Kannamwar Nagar – 1. Along with the CM, Shri. Prakash Mehta, State Cabinet Minister for Housing Department, Shri. Ram Naik, Governor of Uttar Pradesh, and Shri. Subash Deshmukh, Minister of co-operation, were also present.
The hospital is located alongside the Eastern Express Highway passing through Vikhroli and is a six-story facility. With a carpet area of 1 lac sq. Ft, it is classified as an EMS, day care, general ward, maternity ward with a fully-equipped labor room and separate operation theatre. It also offers rooms for twin sharing, single occupancy rooms and ICUs, and NICU beds.
At the inaugural function, Dr. Nandkishore S Laud, Chairman, and Consultant Orth. Surgeon, Shushrusha Citizen’s Co-operative Hospital, Ltd said, “We wish to get the best in technology along with a devoted team of doctors to offer the best possible treatments to the patients. Healthcare offered here will be ethical and transparent, and this remains our key priority. All services offered are cost-effective, aimed at the patient benefit. It is an institution run by people for the people.”
The co-op is set up in a way in which people contribute equity to become shareholders, and in return, their families get concessions on treatment and consultation and other procedures.
The CM of Maharashtra highly appreciated these efforts. Mr. Fadnavis also specially mentioned the efforts and concept of the co-operative hospital and stated that the Maharashtra government would help in whatever manner they could.
Other dignitaries present during the inauguration were. Shri. Eknathji Gaikwad, (Former MP), Hon. Shri. Madhu Chavan (Former MLA), Hon.Shri. Sardar Tara Singhji, (MLA).