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Support HBS hospital to provide affordable Covid treatment to the poor

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Dr. Taha Mateen is the managing trustee of HBS hospital, a leading charitable hospital in Bengaluru.

Brief History
HBS hospital, a unit of Shama Charitable Trust, is a registered not-for-profit organization providing high quality medical services at affordable rates to the needy.  HBS hospital is 100-bed multispecialty hospital certified by NABH (National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Health care Providers)  and is operational since April 2012

Our biggest strength is our dedicated staff of 200+ which includes medical, para medical, administrative and support staff working tirelessly towards providing the best treatment and patient care. Some of our young dialysis patients have been employed at the hospital as a form of support to their treatment and livelihood.  In addition to the full time staff, there are around 50 visiting consultants offering their expertise under different specialities.

Our services -  in numbers
4,65,000+ outpatients and 25,000+ inpatients have been treated at HBS Hospital in 8 years from Apr-’12 to Mar-’20. Our services include 2,800+ surgeries in specialties of General surgery, Urology, Cardiology, Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Orthopaedics, ENT and Oncology areas and 3,300+ deliveries.

HBS Dialysis Center
The Dialysis Center started in September 2013, has been one of the core services at HBS. It is one of the largest low cost, dedicated dialysis center in Bengaluru with around 250 to 275 patients at any given point receiving dialysis treatment. Currently there are 40 dialysis machines in the centre including High end Sustained Low Efficiency Daily – SLED machines which have been donated by various institutions & individuals.

Additional Support provided to dialysis patients
Dialysis is a debilitation that not only affects the health of the patient, but creates huge financial, emotional and personal distress to the patients and their family. Therefore, in addition to providing dialysis, HBS provides additional support which includes hugely subsidised to free medicines and lab tests, monthly ration, free ambulance, reimbursement for transport, paying the fees for their childrens' education, employing some of them in the centre, and other such benefits intended to ease their burden.

Dealing with the COVID pandemic
In the month of July 2020, HBS started functioning as a 100% COVID hospital. The entire hospital with 56 beds was converted for COVID-19 treatment. All beds in HBS have the necessary oxygen lines & other high-end infrastructure including 30 beds with Ventilators.  We have also set up comfortable facilities for patient attenders in the parking area. Further, a hostel was rented within 250 mts of the hospital and converted to a COVID Oxygen Centre (COC) with 32 beds for patients with mild symptoms or those recovered from the hospital but require some monitoring and oxygen support for a few days before they can head home. In the months of July and Ausgust, HBS served 438 COVID patients. It is also among the few hospitals in Bengaluru to provide dialysis services to COVID patients.

The rates being charged by HBS for private/ cash patients is similar to the govt. mandated rates for govt. quota, and around half the ceiling rates allowed by the government for private cash patients. This goes with our philosophy to reduce cost and burden of treatment for all patients. Further, additional discounts are given on case by case basis. If the patient is very poor and unable to pay the pending bill, finds are raised to clear the bills, thus ensuring no compromise on quality! In the words of one of the COVID recovered patients, “the entire team of doctors, nurses and even the housekeeping staff were extremely warm and supportive. They treated us like family. This encouraged me to feel good and get better soon!”

HBS hospital needs your help
HBS hospital needs the support of the common public so that it can continue to provide affordable treatment to patients suffering from COVID and to support the free dialysis program for the poor. In these difficult times, when the lesser fortunate amongst us are already struggling with access to basic standard of living, we need to ensure that they are at most provided with good quality and affordable medical care.
Please help HBS to continue in its endeavor to serve humanity!

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Rs.379,819 raised

Goal: Rs.2,000,000

Beneficiary: HBS Hospital info_outline
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