CARE Hospitals is one of the finest multi-specialty hospitals across the world. CARE is, perhaps, one of the few medical institutions that not only provide quality medical healthcare at a reasonable price, but also develop a holistic approach to healthcare by incorporating the best from various forms of medicine.
- Community Health
With the stated mission of making healthcare affordable, CARE Hospitals along with CARE Foundation mooted the idea of generating a corpus of funds that help economically weaker sections of the Society avail treatments that cost astronomical amounts. Through the Foundations rigorous efforts many not-so-fortunate have been able to realize the dream of quality medical care.
- Little Hearts
- CARE Relief Fund
- Smile Train
- Kidney CARE
Nine in 1000 children are born with congenital heart abnormality. Unless corrected, these children live a handicapped life and die at an early age. Eight out of ten such children can lead a normal life if timely correction is done. The treatment costs between Rs. 75,000 to Rs. 2, 00,000 depending upon the complexity of the abnormality. Most of such children come from poor families and the parents are not in a position to afford the treatment.
- An integrated team of Pediatric cardiologists, Pediatric cardiothoracic surgeons and specially trained paramedics is a necessity for these treatments. Also, specially created facilities need to be in operation to protect the little patients from infections. Only about 10 Centers in the country have the necessary infrastructure and expertise in these areas. CARE prides itself in being one of them.
- In July 2003, H.E. Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, The President of India, offered a personal donation of Rs. 100,000 to CARE Foundation to initiate a Project in this area. The Project is named as Little Heart Project. The primary aim of the project is to channel the goodwill of people, NGO’s and Institutions towards needy children.
CARE Hospital has all the required facilities and an exclusive Pediatric ward.
The all-inclusive package cost price of a typical surgical procedure is Rs. 1, 10,000.
CARE has subsidized it to Rs. 90,000 for such cases and also offers free diagnostic tests, such as X-Ray, ECG, Echocardiography, Blood examination, etc. and consultation.
The existing PMRF and CMRF schemes can provide Rs. 45,000. The remainder of Rs. 45,000 or more, if required, will be covered out of the donations received.
The Rotary International has come forward to offer Rs. 25,000 per child on a selective basis (based on their Criteria).
- A 5-member committee of prominent citizens has been constituted under the chairmanship of Justice Shri B P Jeevan Reddy to oversee the Project and ensure delivery of high quality treatment to the patients and proper utilization of project funds.
- President A P J Kalam was the first donor to the Little Heart Foundation.
The genesis of “CARE RELIEF FUND” is the brain child of CARE’s core ideology of providing cost-effective quality healthcare. Supported by the renowned playback singer Shri S. P. Balasubramanyam the Fund made the endearing beginning.
He came forward to give a concert to generate the corpus fund for this societal mission.
The consort was held on 15th September 2001. The Foundation ensures that this program runs on a self-sustaining basis and effectively serves the underprivileged.
The foundation’s projects are sustainable and in 2005-06 benefited nearly 30 patients.
Cleft is a congenital deformity caused by abnormal facial development during gestation. One in every 600 children is born with this abnormality.
The exact cause of this abnormality which occurs in the face-forming stage of feotal development is not known.
Most of these births occur to mal-nourished mothers and these families cannot afford the treatment cost that ranges between Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 25,000 depending upon the complexity of the abnormality. The child grows in to an adult with great societal disadvantage and medical vulnerability.
In spite of medical technology that helps correct this abnormality, many children suffer the face of growing into adults with cleft leaving them at a great societal disadvantage and high medical vulnerability. To add to their miseries, is the issue of poverty that distances the simple cure out of their reach.
Helping these children is the mission of SMILE TRAIN PROJECT. We help provide free cleft surgery and related treatment for children who would otherwise never receive it. With every cleft we repair, we restore a life; with every smile we deliver, we bring hope and dignity.
The Kidney Care Project of CARE Foundation aims to promote kidney health and offers care and support to patients suffering from Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD),
so that they are able to achieve the best health and well-being possible, thus improving their overall quality of life.
The Kidney Care Project focuses on supporting people with chronic or acute kidney failure.
Seven patients benefited from this project in the year 2006.
CARE Hospital and CARE Foundation have always been at the forefront of initiatives and activities aimed at furthering societal health and disease-free populace.
CARE conducts a number of educational, preventive, diagnostic and curative health programmes, both at its hospitals spread over Andhra Pradesh and also outreach programmes all over the state, as a part of its commitment to the well-being of the society.
- CARE Arogya Health Initiative
CARE Arogya, a CARE Rural Health Initiative, has been founded on the principle of providing free primary Health care to sections of society that are left behind the urban areas in the race to the best and the latest the Medical fraternity has to offer. It has provided free primary care to 8 lakh people in Central India covering 400 villages. Through this Initiative, in association with the help of 160 village health champions, Rural Health Monitoring and preventive services are available free of cost, at the doorsteps of the country’s rural population. In addition to the free primary Healthcare, the rural of India, can seek consultation with doctors, medical supplies and diagnostic services that are well within their reach and affordability. The Hospital also provides subsidized cost for hospitalization and high and tertiary care under this initiative.
Other initiatives include:
- MAHAVIR TRUST HOSPITAL
- AROGYASRI WITH ANDHRA PRADESH GOVERNMENT
- GURUNANAK TRUST, HYDERABAD
- COMMUNITY INITIATIVE PROGRAM
300 children with congenital heart defect received surgical care at no cost to the patient
- 800 children with congenital heart defect received surgical care with state government minimum support.
- More than 350 free camps conducted across the state and outside the state
- Provides low cost CT and Echo facilities at Mahboobnagar through telemedicine.
- Frequent Community Wellness Programs
- More than 300 hundred rural free health screening programs
- Nearly 50% of the patients availed general operations at subsidized cost.
- 32 free camps conducted
Currently not accepted, but will soon be available.
If you would like to make your contribution by cheque or demand draft, you'll need to download a form
, print it, fill in the form, attach the cheque or draft (made in favour of 'CARE Foundation') and mail it to the the following address:
Road # 1, Banjara Hills,
Hyderabad - 500 034,
Andhra Pradesh, India
Ph: (040) – 3041 8660. Fax: 23327025