Founded in 1972, Charutar Arogya Mandal (CAM) grew out of former Union Minister Dr. H. M. Patel's dream of providing the best medical care and facilities for medical education to the people of Charutar, Gujarat. CAM strives to offer its patients comprehensive and personalised healthcare with commitment and compassion at an affordable cost while keeping themselves abreast of state-of-the-art technology.
Patient Care: CAM has created the H. M. Patel Centre for Medical Care and Education at its 100-acre campus in Karamsad. The Shree Krishna Hospital at Karamsad, another of CAM’s eight institutions receives and treats hundreds of patients every day. Many of these patients are from the weaker economic groups and not in a condition to afford the treatment that they need. The hospital today is one of the largest and most well-equipped general hospitals in Gujarat with a host of state-of-the-art facilities. The hospital itself through many of its special programmes attempts to provide its services to economically challenged persons in a subsidized manner. It does not charge for its outdoor consultation and registration, and the General Wards are available free of cost, with even meals provided without any charge.
Medical Education: The Educational Institutions at CAM aim to go beyond conventional education to design programmes that prep the students to become competent medical professionals who are more skill-based and innovative. CAM hopes to extend their educational system to other vocations like physiotherapy, nursing and medical technology.
Community Extension: CAM aspires to be a part of the public health initiatives and they hope to achieve this by managing extension health centres. They currently run five such centres and provide indoor care. They also run various Krupa Schemes (in-house healthcare schemes) that provide indoor treatment worth Rs5,000 per annum for a sum of Rs99. Sir Dorabji Tata Trust (SDTT) supports cancer treatments for patients in this area with the support of CAM.
Donations received for treatment of Cancer & Cardiac patients, are eligible for 100% exemption from Income Tax under Section 35AC. Other donations received by CAM are eligible for exemption under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act.
Income Rs115 cr
Expense Rs124 cr
Source : Audit Report 2015
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