Humanity hard-wired in to its DNA

‘Be the reason someone smiles. Be the reason someone feels loved and believes in the goodness in people’- Roy T. Bennett

Given that its founders envisioned Jaslok Hospital & Research Centre as one of the first tertiary care, multi-specialty public charitable trust hospitals in India, over the past 5 decades it has become an icon with its path-breaking work in medicine and CSR , providing vanguard treatment through a host of established specialties, equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and well trained dedicated staff.

As per the vision of the founders, Jaslok Hospital serves the underprivileged and needy by reserving 20% of its operational beds for the indigent and weaker- category patient, treating patients from orphanages and old homes free of cost or at concessional rates and offering concessions to senior citizens.

Jaslok Hospital’s Medical Social workers also help needy patients raise funds from various trusts and fundraising platforms. Since the hospital’s inception, it has treated 57,726 in-patients and 11,12,120 out-patients. Jaslok hospital, since its inception has partnered with other charitable institutes for providing financial assistance directly to the needy patients, and additionally contributing to many charitable hospitals in tier 2 and 3 cities for patient care and treatment.

In its continuous endeavor ever since its inception, to serve the community and society and extend it’s scientific and technological support to areas far off has had the good fortune to start renal transplantation at the Government Medical College at Jammu & Government Medical College, Srinagar with complete support from the Dr Shailesh Raina, Director of Urology and his colleagues. The Professors of Urology at the Government Medical College, Srinagar are trained in Urology at Jaslok Hospital. Dr Raina has also lectured at Cancer Hospital at Sopore and at the Nursing College, Srinagar on International Women’s Day.

Apart from the medical services, he was also actively involved in the restoration of part of the Children’s Hospital in Kashmir after the dreadful flood in the region.

This humanitarian, philanthropic approach to medicine has been fully supported by the hospital’s trustees and in fact it could be said that humanity has been hardwired in to Jaslok Hospital’s very DNA.

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