Healthcare Facilities in Maharashtra
is one of the most economically developed states in India, and houses nearly 1/10th of the total population in the country and also being the second most populous state in the Indian democracy. Healthy industrial policies and infrastructural development priorities have been followed by the state authorities for the last few decades and this has resulted in Maharashtra propelling itself to the forefront of India’s growth story in the modern times. From industry to agriculture to services and infrastructure, the state has a healthy combination of the all that can make its economical growth robust and sustainable. This has naturally attracted a diverse population of human beings from settling in the various corners of the state, for economic or social reasons.
The presence of a sturdy healthcare system in the state has thus become important to keep the ‘human capital’ that drives its economic growth intact. After all, if the very people who steer the economy and the society with their productive activities suffer from physical and mental ailments, the state would fail to sustain its prosperity in the coming days. Accordingly, Maharashtra has instituted an effective healthcare delivery network to cater to the needs of its growing population.
Organizational Structure for the Healthcare sector
Rural and Primary Healthcare in Maharashtra
A villager getting himseld checked at a rural health camp in Maharashtra / source
There has been a nationwide emphasis on making healthcare available to the largest possible section of the rural population, since the rural people have been identified as the most vulnerable ones when it comes to health issues and the availability of the concomitant remedial measures.
It was Maharashtra’s pioneering initiatives in the second half of the 20th century, in the field of developing rural healthcare that has now put the state as the national leader in healthcare delivery model in the rural sector. The Zilla Parishads, which are the local level institutions, have been empowered to employ adequate resources and vested with the responsibility and authority to tackle issues pertaining to healthcare infrastructure and delivery in rural areas.
The Maharashta Zilla Parishad and Panchayat Samiti Act, 1961 was formulated and it directs the local institutions to perform the following tasks –
- Carry out vaccination campaigns as and when they are announced by the central and state level administrations.
- Ensure that school health clinics and mobile healthcare units can effectively reach a large section of the rural population.
- This includes the maintenance of the mobile launch units which have been created in the Panshet dam region.
- Allopathic dispensaries and primary health care centres are to be maintained and run by the local authorities, with sufficient intervention from the state authorities.
- Taking active steps to ensure that Public Health Care Centres are constructed and upgraded, from time to time, according to the needs of the population.
Public Healthcare System in Maharashtra
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has undertaken surveys of certain earmed public healthcare institutions from time to time, so as to be able to gauge the level of healthcare infrastructural development which has taken place in the state.
Here is what these surveys have pointed out –
- Physical Infrastructure: Most of the Community Health Centres and hospitals at the district level in Maharashtra have been found to be satisfactorily self sufficient in basic amenities such as uninterrupted supply of electricity, clean water and operation theatre facilities. First Stage Referral Units (FRUs), which handle medical aid provisions at the most basic level, have been identified as needing further improvements in aspects such as connectivity with blood banks.
- Equipment: Both FRUs and Community Health Centres possess required medical equipment like ECG machine, oxygen cylinder and high pressure sterilizer. The availability of such equipment and infrastructural provisions improves drastically as one moves from the rural scenario to the state of the art hospitals and health care units in the urban sector.
- Human Resources: Presence of funding and investments in the healthcare facilities in the urban sector of Maharashtra has meant that human resources are always present in sufficient proportions in urban hospitals. In the rural sector, too, provisions have been made to ensure that medical personnel are available for most of the functions. Thus, accordingly, all the rural healthcare units have been provided with a proportionate number of lab technicians, staff nurses and a doctor on General Duty.
Preventive Care and Health Awareness, Disease Control Programmes in MaharashtraMalaria
– Surveys undertaken by healthcare organization in various parts of Maharashtra
have revealed that while the incidence of malaria has gone up marginally in the urban regions, in the recent times, its effect on the rural regions has declined significantly over the same period of time. This portrays the considerable success with which the various provisions of the National Malaria Eradication Programme have been implemented in the state. District Malaria Control Societies were established in the last decade, to provide medical relief from the disease, to those inhabiting the tribal areas.Leprosy
– Foolproof arrangements made in the domain of public healthcare has ensured that tackling leprosy has been phenomenal success in the state of Maharashtra. The fact that the public sector handles the bulk of the leprosy prevention and treatment programmes has helped in achieving this success. The National Leprosy Eradication Programme has been implemented with added resources from the state government in certain important areas.Tuberculosis –
Nearly 2000 peripheral health institutions, 29 district TB centres and 7 hospitals dedicated wholly to fighting TB have been set up and maintained in Maharashtra. The Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme has found its way into the rule books of the health authorities since 1998-99. Even though there has been a significant decline in the penetration of TB in both rural and urban sectors, it still continues to be one of the most challenging diseases for the state administration.National Aids Control Programme
– This is a centrally sponsored programme which is being implemented in the state through Maharashtra State AIDS Control Society, which was set up after the first phase of the NACP was completed in 1999. Mumbai has its own Mumbai AIDS Control Society, given the impact that this disease is likely to make on the urban population with fast changing lifestyles in the city. The main focus of all the AIDS control programmes, throughout Maharashtra, has been to make common people adequately knowledgeable about the causes and ways to prevent the contraction of this disease.
Volunteers of NACO spreading awareness about AIDS in rural areasChild Survival and Safe Motherhood Programme (CSSM)
(now known as Reproductive and Child Health Programme (RCH)) – This is a state sponsored intervention scheme designed to improve health conditions of women and children in Maharashtra, and consequently find a way to decrease the Infant Mortality Rate(IMR) as well as Maternal Mortality Rate(MMR). This programme mainly includes strengthening the provisions of existing schemes such as Oral Rehydration Therapy and immunization and increase awareness about health of women and children. Besides, there has been an impetus on extending the coverage of antenatal care too.
Hospitals in Maharashtra
General Hospitals Oscar Multispecialty Hospital
- Office No 15 To 22, 1st Floor, Pooja Enclave, Old Link Road, Kandivali West, Ganesh Nagar, Near Hindustan Naka, Mumbai – 400067Contact
- +(91)-22-67306906Hours of operation
– Monday to Sunday (24 hours) Sumangal Hospital
- Mitnayan Chs, Old Link Road, Kandivali West, Ganesh Nagar, Mumbai - 400067 Contact
- +(91)-22-61618755Hours of operation
– Monday to Sunday (24 hours) Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Municipal General Hospital
- S V Road, Kandivali West, Village Poisar, Mumbai – 400067Contact -
+(91)-22-28051510, 28051511Hours of operation –
Monday to Sunday (24 hours)Raksha Emergency Hospital
- Asmita Jyoti Building, D/11, 1st Floor, Marve Road, Malad West, Near Atharva College, Charkop Naka, Mumbai – 400095Contact -
+(91)-22-49186308Hours of operation
– Monday to Sunday (24 hours)Sanchaiti Super Specialty Hospital
- Akruli Road, Kandivali East, Opposite Big Bazaar, Mumbai – 400101Contact
- +(91)-22-49182117Hours of operation
– Monday to Sunday (24 hours)Suchak Hospital
- Plot No 186, Manchubhai Road, Malad East, Opposite Manali Hotel,
Near Malad Subway, Mumbai – 400097Contact -
+(91)-22-45109907Hours of operation –
Monday to Sunday (24 hours)The Family Hospital
- A/101, Mangal Arambh, Borivali West, Near Mc Donald, Kora Kendra, Mumbai – 400092Contact
- +(91)-22-61618518Hours of operation
– Monday to Sunday (24 hours)
Seth Nandlal Dhoot Hospital
A/1 & A/2, Airport Road, Chikhalthana I A, MIDC, Aurangabad - Maharashtra – 431210Contact
- +(91)-240-2489001, 2489002Hours of operation
– Monday to Sunday (24 hours)Savitri Hospital
- S P Road, Aurangabad HO, Near Chelipura Corner, Aurangabad - Maharashtra – 431001Contact -
+(91)-7709809952, 9422201249Hours of operation
– Monday to Saturday (10 AM to 3 PM, 7 PM to 10 PM), Sunday (closed)
Maternity HospitalsKushal Maternity Home
Plot No 27 Ganesh Housing Society, Cidco Colony, Bajarang Chowk,
Opposite Sukhsagar Hotel, Aurangabad - Maharashtra – 431003Contact
- +(91)-9823088289, 9028727862Hours of operation –
Monday to Saturday (10 AM to 1 PM, 6 PM to 8 PM), Sunday (closed)Sawangikar Hospital
Plot No 3, Survey No 90/2, Jalna Road, Mukundwadi, Near Bhaji Mandi,
Opposite PVR Talkies, Near Soham Motors, Aurangabad - Maharashtra – 431007Contact
- +(91)-9850177220, 7776886369Hours of operation
– Monday to Saturday (9 AM to 11 PM), Sunday (closed)Kamalnayan Bajaj Hospital
- Gate No 43, Beed Bypass Road, Chetan Nagar, Satara Parisar Bajaj Marg,
Aurangabad -Maharashtra – 431005Contact
- +(91)-9850084807Hours of operation
– Monday to Sunday (24 hours)Aditya Children Hospital
- Garkheda Road, Aurangabad HO, Near Gajanan Mandir, Opposite Reliance Mart, Aurangabad - Maharashtra – 431001Contact -
+(91)-9823292809Hours of operation
– Monday to Sunday (24 hours)Golden Care Hospital
- Plot No 5, Deshmukh Nagar, Shivaji Nagar Road, Aurangabad HO, Near SBI Bank, Aurangabad-Maharashtra – 431001Contact -
+(91)-9623448872Hours of operation
– Monday to Sunday (24 hours)
Prominent Veternary Clinics in Maharashtra
The Indian History has witnessed some extraordinary illustrations of animal’s love towards their master. Nobody can forget the sacrifice of Chetak Horse who gave his life to prevent the life of his master Maharana Pratap of Udaipur
. Apart from being the commercial state of India, Maharashtra state also has some well equipped veterinary hospitals taking care of the pets of Maharashtrian’s with well equipped treatment facilities.Dr Vishwanath’ s Pets Clinic
09 Dwarka Chs,, Behind Vibgyor School,
Shastri Nagar Goregaon, Oregonian West, Mumbai - 400062Phone:
Plot No 19, Neelkanth Shopping Centre, Opp Fine Art Gallery
R C Marg, Chembur East, Mumbai – 400071Phone:
(91)-22-67309583Patil Pets CareAddress:
A-4 Old Police Line, Opp Andheri Station, Sahar Road, Andheri East
Mumbai – 400069Telephone:
(91)-22-61618656Dr. Sanjivanis Pet Clinic
09, Dwarka Chs, Behind Vibgyor School, Shastri Nagar, Goregaon West
Mumbai – 400104Telephone:
(91)-22-61612989Pets Health Corner
5 Neelkanth Chaya C H S, Near Gopi Mall
Mahatma Phule Road, Dombivili, Thane – 421201Telephone:
(91)-22-61633739In Defence of Animals
7, Shanti Kunj, 124 Hindu Colony, Dadar, Mumbai - 400014, MaharashtraPhone:
22- 24142195, 24143412, 56268028Fax:
91-22-24149375 Thane Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA)
305, Gangotri, B Wing, Jangid Complex, Mira Road East,
District Thane – 401107, Maharashtra, IndiaPhone: Office :-
:- 022-32612344 Blue Cross Society
T4, Florida Estates, Keshav Nager Mundhwa,
Pune- 411036, Maharashtra, IndiaPhone:
(Office): 26879184 (Hospital): 65266492 Ratanlal C. Bafna Foundation Trust
‘Nayantara’, Subhash Chowk, Jalgaon-425001, Maharashtra, IndiaPhone:
0257 – 2223903, 2225903Nagpur S.P.C.A.
Mandar Flats, North Bazar Road, 183, Shivajinagar, Nagpur,
Maharashtra – 440010, IndiaPhone:
0712-2521035 S.P.C.A Chandrapur
Siddharath Nagar, Colari Road At Tal, Post – Ballarpur - 442701,
District : Chandrapur,
07172 – 241202, (Mobile): 9226077162Nanded Society for Prvention of Cruelty of Animals
“Vimlai”, Dyaneshwar Nagar, Purna Road
Nanded - 431605, Maharashtra, India.Phone:
09422170582 Vishwashanthi Nisarg Wa Manav Sanrakshan Sanstha (VNMS) Chandrapur
G-36, Ultratech Cement Works, Awarpur, Tal – Korpana,
District – Chandrapur - 442917, Maharastra, IndiaPhone:
07173 – 266093
Maharashtra Healthcare Index:
Medical Tourism in Maharashtra
The image of India in the eyes of world has changed during the last two decades from the exhausted and congested old cities India now is emerging as the hottest destination for IT companies, BPO sector, for establishment of new companies and for well qualified professional’s who are experts in their respective fields. Now the people have started recognizing India as the best place for all kind of activities whether it is investment in business, health services or financial services. People through out the world visit India for various reasons every year.
These factors have widened the options of development of tourism Industry and now Indian government has also recognized the significance of tourism as an important source of national income. Apart from the tourism the another factor which has attracted people through out the world towards India are newly well equipped hospitals located in the different cities of India. These hospitals not only have the well qualified doctors and surgeons but these hospitals are highly equipped with latest life saving technological equipments. Moreover the services provided by these hospitals is much lower as compared to that charged in US, UK, Australia or any other country of European or Asian continent. This has developed a new concept among the tourism which is known as Medical Tourism.
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In simple terms when a person travels from one country to other country or within the boundary of nation from one state to other state with an objective of some specific health treatment it is known as Medical Tourism. The main reason for this can be expensive treatment in the developed countries at one side and on the other side the waiting list for treatment is too lengthy, where as the same treatment can be avail at some other place at cheaper cost. This increases the chances of medical tourism.
The technological developments and easily accessible medical services are playing an important role in improving the scope for medical tourism in India. Many of the Indians are placed at very high positions in Multi National Companies, Indian Scientists and Doctors are serving in various International Projects and making valuable and important contribution in International assignments. Now, people not just from different states but also from different parts of the world visit Maharashtra for their treatment.
Maharashtra being the commercial and financial state of India is now coming up as the most suitable destination for Medical Tourism within the country. The main reason for this is that Maharashtra geographic location which is easily accessible and well connected with all the parts of not only India but with rest of the world also.
Recently with an objective of “To deliver value for money healthcare with a human touch” FICCI and the government of Maharashtra have joined hands to provide best available services to the patients coming from other parts of the country and world at the reasonable price with qualitative services.
The major hospitals of Maharashtra are mainly Bombay Hospital and Medical Research Center, Asian Heart Institute, Wockhardt Hospital, P D Hinduja Hospital and Medical Research Center, Breach Candy Hospital, Tata Memorial Centre, Apollo Hospital, Leelavati Hospital. All these hospitals are located in the capital of Maharashtra, Mumbai.
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