Shanmukhanda Front

Community Healthcare Centre
Sri Shanmukhananda Charitable Community Healthcare Centre, an initiative in community healthcare services by Sri Shanmukhananda Fine Arts and Sangeetha Sabha, is celebrating its golden jubilee year. The Medical Centre was established 50 years back on 24th January 1974.
ialties, namely, Ophthalmology and Nephrology. Nephrology department operates a state of the art dialysis centre serving the needy people with renal failure who need dialysis but can’t afford it and ophthalmology department is a comprehensive eye care facility for people from all walks of life at very affordable charges. Ophthalmology is equipped with Lasik system with latest technology to serve patients who are severely myopic.
In its golden jubilee year in 2002, the Sabha set up the Dialysis centre, and with time the dialysis centre has seen remarkable expansion from 13 beds to 45 beds. 45-bedded dialysis centre set up at new location in the Bharatiya Premises is the largest dialysis facility in Western India where almost all the patients are treated at nominal fee or free.
The newly setup dialysis centre includes two spacious dedicated centrally air-conditioned floors. The centre is equipped with new dialysis machines and all necessary critical care equipments. Online RO plant and automatic dialyzer washing facility helps significantly reduce patient infections. UPS backup to the entire facility ensures uninterrupted patient treatment.
The centre operates in 3 shifts Monday to Saturday starting from 07.00 am to 09.00 pm. The centre is managed by qualified staff including 3 fulltime medical doctors present during operational hours of the centre to
monitor patient treatment and manage emergency situations. Four nephrologists are on panel for consultation, registration and treatment of patients. Two nephrologists visit the centre on daily basis to check ongoing treatment and for patient evaluation and modify the treatment regime based on patient health. 21 well qualified and experienced technicians operate the centre from morning 06.00 am to 09.00 pm on all working days including public holidays. All patients are served refreshments during breakfast and lunch time to ensure patient comfort during the treatment. An agreement has been signed with a super specialty hospital in the neighbourhood to handle any emergency situations.
During the year, the centre released an audio-visual documentary on the dialysis facility to reach-out to people who are beyond our reach. The response to the documentary is encouraging and many patients and organisations are approaching us either for treatment or to give donations.
The review period was relatively a normal year post Covid pandemic. The details of our operative performance is as under :
Eye-care facility is equipped with high tech equipments which cover almost all diagnostic and surgical procedures under one roof. Operation theatre available at the clinic is extensively used for various anterior and posterior surgical procedures like cataract, refractive, retinal, Lasik, etc. The centre is well equipped with modern diagnostic & surgical equipments like – refractometer, OCT, Pentacam, Green-laser, YAG-laser, surgical microscope, Pheco machine, etc. Full time ophthalmologists are experts in treating problems like severe myopia, cataract, glaucoma,
squint, retinal detachment, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, etc. The Centre offers diagnostic and surgical treatment at discounted rates to make it affordable to all. Comprehensive eye check-up is done at minimal charge which covers all basic diagnostic tests. Cataract surgery done with advanced technique and modern equipment like Phacoemulsification technique is offered at nominal rates. Almost all major retinal procedures and injections are offered at subsidised rate to poor and economically weaker section of the society using the CSR funds received from various donors.
LASIK facility is equipped with latest technology by ALCON - WaveLight EX500 Excimer-laser system. The Lasik technique is used to perform minimally invasive refractive eye surgery for vision correction. LASIK eye surgery has become one of the most sought after surgeries for safe and effective way to correct vision. LASIK is bladeless, painless and stitch less surgical procedure done in day-care setup in very short period of time. Population between the age group of 20 to 45 years who need eye sight correction prefer LASIK surgery which is a reliable and safe technique. The Centre conducts many Continuing Medical Education (CME) programs to update all the doctors and clinical staff of recent developments in the field of eye-care. We would like to extend our gratitude to the various donors for their generous support which helps and encourages us to continue our service to people in need.
The eye-care patient and financial data for the Financial Year is as below
Medical OPD section caters to clinical specialities like – Diabetology, Dietetics, ENT, Gynaecology, Homeopathy, Orthopaedics, and Physiotherapy. In addition, the Centre helps patients to perform complete range of pathology tests and pre-surgical check-up. Newly setup OPD section on the 3rd floor of new centre has started receiving patients for pre-surgical check-up and ECG test.
The medical OPD patient and financial data for the financial year is as below
Note: Due to relocation of the Medical Centre, the OPD section was closed from December 2022 onwards.
Sri Shanmukhananda Charitable Community Healthcare Centre (SSCCHC) is celebrating its 50th year of community healthcare services. As a part of the celebration the centre has arranged several academic and clinical programs wherein continuing medical education (CME) programes, Seminars, Eye check-up camps, health checkup, free cataract & Lasik surgeries for under privileged are planned over the year. Many of the clinical programs mentioned above are offered to Sabha members and employees of the Sabha and Medical Centre at discounted rates. The Sabha welcomes more members of the Sabha and the general public to take advantage of the facilities at the medical centre.
The Sabha attributes the success of the Medical Centres to the generous and unwavering support from various donors from corporate sector, charitable trusts and individuals. The Sabha records its gratitude to all the doctors & staff members of the Medical Centre for their support and commitment without which it would not have been possible to serve the community.

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