Mumbai, Maharashtra, India:Global Hospitals Group, India, a multi-super speciality, tertiary care, multi-organ transplant chain of hospitals and the Baldota Group announced on the auspicious occasion of Dussehra, the launch of the Baldota Institute of Digestive Sciences, the most comprehensive and advanced centre for Gastroenterology & GI Endoscopy in India.
Shri. Narendrakumar A. Baldota, Chairman, Baldota Group, inaugurated the Institute in the esteemed presence of the Chief Guest, Honourable Union Minister for Home Affairs Shri. Sushil Kumar Shinde, the Guests of Honour, Honourable Governor of Tripura, Padmashree Dr. D. Y. Patil & Shri. Nana Patekar, Eminent Actor & Social Activist. Also present on the occasion were Dr. Amit Maydeo, Director, Baldota Institute of Digestive Sciences, Dr. K. Ravindranath, Chairman & Managing Director, Global Hospitals Group, and the medical luminaries of Mumbai.
This unique center has been the brainchild of reputed Gastroenterologist, Dr Amit Maydeo from Mumbai. Speaking on the occasion, he said that this will be a giant leap in medical care for all patients suffering from problems related to the Digestive system. He further added that this center was equipped with the most advanced equipment and manned by 14 reputed Gastroenterologists from the city of Mumbai. All this has been possible because of the magnanimous financial support from the Baldota Group who has been traditionally known for their philanthropic activities for the betterment of society.
AIMS of BIDS
-- BIDS will have an active teaching program to train young doctors from India in the form of India’s first ‘Endoscopy Gurukul’
-- With the infrastructure and expertise it has, BIDS would be the most technologically advanced centers in this part of the world.
Special machines to detect cancers in the very early stage by illuminating them using special light, ultra-thin endoscopes which could be passed inside through the nose, Double lumen endoscopes which can permit endoscopic surgery and the ERBE – Hybrid knife by which bloodless dissection can be carried out were some of the highlights of the equipment.
-- BIDS would be a one-stop shop for any problem related to the Digestive system
-- In-spite of being the most advanced centers, BIDS would cater to patients from the entire cross section of society.
-- BIDS will keep a central motto of treating poor and needy patients, senior citizens, artists, primary school teachers and patients from the armed forces of the country at 25% of the total cost or even completely free.
-- BIDS will conduct community programs for patient awareness
in the form of direct patient mailings, television programs etc.
-- BIDS would conduct free GI check up camps to detect GI cancers and other diseases in the early stage
in various small districts of Maharashtra and surrounding states of India.
Future plans of BIDS
-- BIDS plans to have a pan-India presence in the years to come
with centers in other major cities like Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai and Delhi.
-- BIDS will continuously upgrade its equipment maintain its leading role in the country through the constant support of the Baldota Group.
-- BIDS will continue to train young GI specialists in its ‘Endoscopy Gurukul’
and thereby maintain a constant stream of highly trained doctors to spread all over the country.
This inaugural function was presided over by the Hon. Home Minister of India, Shri. Sushilkumarji Shinde. During the function, Shri. Sushilkumarji Shinde applauded the Baldota Group for its contribution in setting up centres of excellence in healthcare and urged other corporates to undertake similar initiatives. He also appreciated the inclusive nature of BIDS and said “While advanced treatment modalities were usually available only for select people, I congratulate BIDS for setting a unique example of providing advanced medical care to everyone irrespective of their economic status. He also said that the idea of starting India’s first ‘Endoscopy Gurukul’ was a true tribute to the Indian tradition of sharing knowledge.”
Honourable Governor of Tripura, Padmashree Dr. D. Y. Patil commended the exemplary work of Dr Maydeo and said “ Dr Amit has always been on the forefront of Endoscopy and it is a pleasure to see the BIDS brings to India technology which till date was not available in the country”.
Speaking in Marathi and winning the hearts of the entire audience, Shri Nana Patekar said “ Once acquired its generally very difficult to part with money, I salute the Baldota Group for its large heartedness and said this benevolent gesture.”
Mr. Narendrakumar A Baldota, Chairman of the Baldota Group, who inaugurated the Institute, said “We identified the importance of the work done by Dr. Maydeo early on and have continually supported his cause. It also gives me great pleasure to announce that in-spite of being the most advanced centre, BIDS would cater to patients from the entire cross section of society. It will treat the economically disadvantaged patients, senior citizens, artists, primary school teachers and patients from the armed forces at highly discounted rate. BIDS also aims to conduct community awareness programs and free GI check-up camps in various small districts of Maharashtra and surrounding states of India. We are eager to carry forward this initiative to other states and enhance access to these superior diagnostics to all sections of the society.”
Dr. K. Ravindranath, Chairman & Managing Director of Global Hospitals Group, speaking on the occasion said, “At all our Group Hospitals in Hyderabad, Bengaluru & Chennai, we have ensured to deliver the most advanced multi-super speciality tertiary care & multi-organ transplant services with state of the art technology and utmost patient safety. Global Hospitals in Mumbai will bring to the people of Mumbai, the immense collective expertise gained by the Group over a decade. Baldota Institute of Digestive Sciences, spearheaded by Dr. Maydeo, is equipped in every manner to deliver world class Gastroenterology services for which Global Hospitals Group is so well known across the globe. I also would like to express my sincere thanks to Shri. Narendrakumar A. Baldota for his support in building the Baldota Institute of Digestive Sciences.”
ABOUT BALDOTA GROUP
Since its inception more than 50 years ago, the Baldota Group has strived to be a Good Corporate Citizen in all its thoughts and actions. The Group has planted over 18 lac trees as a part of its environmental conservation initiative. One of the pioneers of tapping into alternative sources of energy, the Group is the largest wind power developers in India.
The Baldota Group is a diversified conglomerate with business interests such as Iron Ore, Wind Power, Gases, Steel, Chemicals, Diamond & Gold Mining, and Shipping
On the social front, the Baldota Group has adopted 18 villages, located close to the operations of the Baldota mines and wind farms. The focus is on key levers of growth such as women empowerment, education, healthcare, water & sanitation, infrastructure enhancement and livelihood opportunities.
Baldota Group was instrumental in setting up of Hospet’s first and only blood bank in 2001. It also established the Abheraj Baldota Cancer Detection Centre at the Institute of Advanced Endoscopy, Mumbai. In addition to this, the Group also conducts free health camps, eye camps, and artificial limb distribution camps on a regular basis.
ABOUT GLOBAL HOSPITALS, MUMBAI
The upcoming Global Hospitals in Mumbai has been readied with a world-class infrastructure and state-of-the art technologies to offer multi-super speciality tertiary care and multi-organ transplant services. While scheduled to be commissioned in its entirety by December 2012, the Doctors for some of the Specialities at the Hospital have already started their Outpatient Clinics and speciality specific services are also being offered as & when the facility is getting ready in a phased manner. The 18 storied Hospital, located in the heart of Mumbai at Parel, opposite ITC Towers Hotel, is planned to be a 450-bed tertiary care multi-super speciality centre of excellence, with the most advanced & efficient infrastructure offering comprehensive, end-to-end therapeutic, surgical and diagnostic services. Global Hospitals, Mumbai would be equipped with the most advanced medical technology and equipment, with a team of eminent medical professionals, supported by skilled & qualified nursing and paramedical staff and administration team. Some of the core Specialities would be Hepatobiliary & Liver Surgeries, Surgical & Medical Gastroenterolgy, Nephrology, Urology, Minimal Access Surgeries & Bariatric Surgeries, Neurosciences, Cardiology, Cardiothoracic surgery and Orthopedics etc.
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Launch of Baldota Institute of Digestive Sciences in Mumbai, present on the occasion, (L to R) Mrs. Chitradevi Baldota, Dr.Ravindra Karanjakar, Dr.Ravindranath, Chairman & MD, Global Hospital Group, Pamashree Dr.D.Y.Patil, Hon’ble Governor of Tripura, Mr. Sushilkumar Shinde, Hon’ble Union Minister for Home Affairs, Govt of India, Mr. Narendrakumar A Baldota, Chairman & Managing Director, MSPL Limited, Mr. Nana Patekar, Actor and Social Activist, and Dr. Amit Maydeo, Director, Baldota Institute of Digestive Sciences
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