Sahyadri Hospital launches ‘Mission Prerana’ in the city

ST CORRESPONDENT
Tuesday, 9 October 2018

“While the State is making progress in all fields including industrial progress, we should not be behind in healthcare. ‘Mission Muskan’ is not just a project but a movement and we should all come together to help the needy,” Om Prakash Shete said.

PUNE: With a view to make paediatric tertiary healthcare easily accessible to all, Sahyadri Hospital has launched ‘Mission Prerana’ in association with Chief Minister’s Medical Assistance Cell and Rotary International under the aegis of ‘Mission Muskan’.

Under this groundbreaking initiative, Sahyadri Super Speciality Hospital, Nagar Road, has been transformed into a dedicated Paediatric Tertiary Care Unit, which will offer end-to-end tertiary healthcare services for children. Speaking at the inauguration, Om Prakash Shete, Chief, Chief Minister’s Medical Assistance Cell, said that no citizen should succumb because of lack of treatment or money and this is our commitment. 

“While the State is making progress in all fields including industrial progress, we should not be behind in healthcare. ‘Mission Muskan’ is not just a project but a movement and we should all come together to help the needy,” Shete said.

Dr Charudutt Apte, Chairman, Sahyadri Hospitals, said that a few years back, Sahyadri Hospitals had come forward in accepting government health schemes for poor and has treated more than 4,000 patients (performed more than 3,000 adult cardiac surgeries, 500 paediatric cardiac devices and 500 paediatric cardiac surgeries) for the underprivileged.

“The idea behind the project is to set up Sahyadri Nagar Road unit as a Centre for Excellence for Tertiary Care Paediatric Services - a one-stop destination for all high-end and complex surgeries for children. Under ‘Mission Prerana’, with help of Rotary International and  Chief Minister’s Medical Assistance Cell and Rotary International’s ‘Mission Muskan’, Sahyadri Hospitals would be supporting the underprivileged children, and making complex treatments like surgeries and transplants easily accessible,” Dr Apte said.

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