How Kaka-Ba Hospital has ameliorated the lives of many like Nayana

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A young girl from Chhota Udaipur district, Nayana is the fourth child of her labourer parents. It was when she was merely a year old that Nayana accidentally fell into a fire that left her scalded badly on her face, neck and palms. In spite of a couple of months of treatment that cost her parents a few months’ earnings, she was left with scars on her face and fingers stuck to the palms, leaving her handicapped and helpless. Seeing her condition, her teacher recommended visiting Kaka-Ba hospital. The hospital performed a surgery, free of cost, helping her gain full functionality of her hands. This is one of the many inspiring stories that thousands of Kaka-Ba patients have to share.

Key Achievements

1985: Kaka Ba Hospital was established

1990: Adopted 20 villages in Bharuch district to eradicate malnourishment among women & children

2003: Adopted Utraj village with a mission to provide health & sanitation facilities

2008: Initiated Free Plastic Surgery Campaign

2013: Collaborated with internationally renowned NGO, Indo Africa Charitable Trust (ORC- Operation Rainbow Canada) to provide expert services in plastic surgery

2015: Launched dental hygiene programme

2016: Initiated neonatal care & safe maternity programme

2018: Organized first-of-its-kind health camp for Western Railway support staff at Kalupur Railway Station, Ahmedabad

Extending selfless and noble support to the poor and needy, Kaka-Ba hospital, a multi-specialty charity hospital at Hansot village managed by Kaka-Ba and Kala Budh Public Charitable Trust, has been relentlessly working towards providing free-of-cost medical care to the marginalized population.

Established by the visionary founder of Cadila Pharmaceuticals Limited, Shri Indravadan A Modi, Kaka-Ba hospital has been instituted in the memory of his cousin who died due to typhoid due to lack of medical facilities at Hansot, a small village in South Gujarat. Determined to provide quality healthcare services at affordable cost to the poor, Shri Modi set up Kaka-Ba hospital.

Poverty and inadequate healthcare had left Hansot village in a miserable state. Kaka-Ba Hospital was set up in 1985, and since then there has been no looking back. Over a span of three decades, the hospital has saved thousands of valuable lives. With ultramodern facilities and an exhaustive list of departments and facilities such as General Physician, General Surgery, Plastic surgery, dental, Ophthalmology, gynecology, psychiatry, dermatology, neurology, physiotherapy, etc., the hospital is an epicenter of medical wellbeing and other welfare activities for the deprived sections of the community.

Enrolled as Nodal Hospital by the Government of India for Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojna (RSBY) in the year 2008, Kaka-Ba hospital was awarded by the Government of Gujarat for commendable work for RNTCP (Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme) in 2010-11. Moreover, the hospital has been felicitated by Public Relation Society of India (PRSI) for the 3 decade long dedicated service in the area of healthcare.

Over the years, Kaka-Ba and Kala Budh Public Charitable Trust have also branched out support to a host of other causes such as creating health and hygiene awareness as well as promoting education and welfare initiatives for women and children. Under their rural development initiative, they aim at integrating social, economic and environment concerns by undertaking community development activities.

One such notable maneuver is the renovation of S L Patel High School in Bhat village. With dingy walls and dilapidated classrooms, the school was in no shape to harbor education and development leading to growing school dropouts, particularly girls. Cadila Pharmaceuticals, through the charitable trust, agreed to extend support with financial aid for the construction of classrooms. Spacious and well ventilated classrooms were then constructed which led to over 150 students enrolling for IX and X grade education. Not stopping at that, the trust continued to support the school by conducting exposure visits and motivation programs, enriching the school library and supporting state and national level competition. On account of this intervention, the school was honored with the Best School in rural area of Ahmedabad District.


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