The group of doctors began their endeavor by taking medical camps to the various areas in and around Maharashtra to serve the many who had virtually no access to modern medical care. Many years of dedicated service to thousands of patients saw the birth of the Sri Chaitanya Clinic, a small clinic in Mira Road, in a distant suburb of Thane, near Mumbai. Time has seen the 7 bed clinic grow to a state-of-the-art 130 bed hospital catering to the community of Mira-Bhayander Road.
Bhaktivedanta Hospital services over 1.5 million people in its catchment area within a radius of 10 kilometers. Bhaktivedanta offers the twin advantage of ultra-modern medicine together with the ancient knowledge of different alternative therapies to provide a holistic approach to patient care.
The mental trauma of patients and their families is attended to by the department of Spiritual and Emotional Care, fully equipped with counselors and nurses. Many cases of alcohol & drug abuse have been treated successfully through this department. Treating the mind and the soul along with ailments of the body are integrated to provide complete healing to the patients.
Bhaktivedanta Hospital takes the onus of it being a pillar of the Mira-Bhayander community with pride. It has initiated various services like the Emergency Medical Services (a 24-hour on-call emergency service on the lines of 911), a Green Paper forum (aimed at making Mira Road better through collective participation) and many free medical camps.
The hospital is run by the Sri Chaitanya Seva Trust under the chairmanship of Mr. Hrishikesh Mafatlal, and a cohesive group of Trustees who provide the required strategy and guidance for growth. Our motto of â€˜Serving in Devotionâ€™ is followed in spirit by all the 460 staff and the 100 consulting specialists of the hospital.
To keep pace with changing times, the hospital continuously augments its equipment, infrastructure and services. For Bhaktivedanta, primarily "a-not-for-profit" institution this is possible only with the help of philanthropic and committed donors and supporters.