Offering complete healthcare
Bhaktivedanta Hospital & Research Institute is a non-profit, multi-speciality, hospital providing holistic healthcare and at the cutting-edge of medical research.
At the direction of His Holiness Radhanath Swami, the hospital started in 1986 as outreach camps, and later was established officially in 1998 in Mumbai, India. Today, it has 300 beds and is a NABH Accredited Multi-speciality hospital. The hospital serves a population of about 1.5 million in Mumbai and is also responsible for various community initiatives for the welfare of rural and tribal populations.
What makes Bhaktivedanta Hospital unique is that modern medical technology and healthcare is offered with a unique integrated approach to Ayurveda, homeopathy and other complementary medical therapies. It is designed and structured to provide holistic health care for the body, mind and soul. Trained personnel from the dedicated spiritual care department offer counselling, prayers and meditation for the patients and relatives to help them face the trials of disease.
With 37 specialties built to international standard, and conducting several researches, the hospital strives to serve the society at large by delivering compassionate, holistic and affordable medical care. Moreover, the hospital is contributing to 8 of 17 SDGs devised by The United Nations.
The ultimate objective of the institution is to see that each patient leaves this Hospital with improved physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing, and with the feeling that the institution exists only for the patient and that the ‘patient is always the most important individual here’.
Bhaktivedanta Hospital firmly believes that health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.
There are four pillars that focus the energies of the project. These include:
E Education & Empowerment
P Poverty Alleviation
“With love and devotion we will offer everyone a modern, scientific, holistic health-care service based on the true awareness and understanding of the needs of the body, mind and the soul.”
Explore some of the vital services that the Hospital Trust provides within the community.
FREE annual Health camps to screen:
Bhaktivedanta Hospital provides customised spiritual care to the patients, helping people discover hope, resilience and inner strength. This is so that the body, mind and soul are integrated and healed in a holistic approach.
Spiritual care is the 4th dimension of health as per WHO definition and it now completes the healthcare in a perfect way. Over the course, Spiritual care & Counselling has grown to provide more than 7500 patients & their relatives.
Bhaktivedanta Hospital has outreach camps to help serve and treat some of India’s most in need. Doctor’s, dentists, optometrists and volunteers set up screening and treatment centers in remote villages throughout India.
Since the inception of Bhaktivedanta Hospital, village outreach camps have been given the utmost importance as rural India is in dire need of medical support.
Over the years, about 5,162 village outreach camps have so far been conducted, out of which 500+ camps are conducted every year in rural and tribal belts of Thane & Palghar districts of Maharashtra and UP.
Thus far, four healthcare centres have been set up in the villages of Palghar district where affordable and quality medical services are provided. Moreover, 700+ youth have been skilled up and trained to become caregivers.
Barsana is a town in Mathura district of India near Delhi. Unfortunately, due to extreme poverty and lack of basic medical facilities, many villagers in Barsana and surrounding 120 villages, and who are mainly 70 years of age, are leading a life of blindness due to Cataract.
Since 1992, Bhaktivedanta Eye Hospital at Barsana has been providing free eye care services including free Cataract surgeries to the villagers of Barsana and surrounding villages. Every year, the hospital conducts general screening for about 30,000+ patients and operates 4,000+ patients.
In the month of February, the hospital also conducts an Annual Mega Eye, Medical & Dental camp. Each year thousands of volunteers set up a dental and eye clinic and for 3 days, patients from far and wide are treated for 15 hours a day, for free and with an open door policy.
Since inception of the project, they have performed over 478,593 Eye Checkups, 60,000+ Cataract surgeries and 88,500+ Treatments, 18,612 Dental Treatments.
Pandharpur Medical Camp is mainly an offering of gratitude to the Dabbawalas of Mumbai and to the Warkaries (The pilgrims) who walk barefoot all the way from Dehu Road to Pandharpur which is about 250 kms.
Established in 1890 and dressed in a traditional white outfit and wearing the traditional Gandhi Cap, the strong army of around 5,000 Dabbawalas are the people who make sure that 200,000 people get their lunch on time at their offices or schools every day from home.
The Warkaries are devotees from across Maharashtra and nearby areas that walk on foot to Pandharpur, wearing holy basil beads and singing the glories of God. When they reach Pandharpur they bathe in the sacred Bhima River before visiting the temple.
Upon the desire of HH Radhanath Swami, the Hospital offers medical help for their simplicity and devotion. Since it’s inception it has screened over 639,149 patients.