Palanpur - 385 001
Dist: Banaskantha, Gujarat
Tel: +91 - 2742 - 263289
Contact Person - Mr. Shaileshbhai S. Mehta
The hospital provides specialized treatment for different types of ophthalmologic problems, both through its OPD and Operation Theatre.
During 2007 - 08, the hospital handled 13,231 cases, including 699 cataract patients who were given IOL (intra ocular lens) treatment.
The hospital was set up to treat women from the rural and under privileged communities in the North Gujarat region. The hospital, which started as a dispensary with a single lady doctor, now has ultra-modern facilities with qualified staff of doctors and nurses. It provides treatment at most nominal rates to the poor and underprivileged class without any discrimination of class, creed or religion.
In the early decades of the 20th century, the sudden, untimely death of a young woman during childbirth prompted six leading citizens of Palanpur to help set up a medical facility focused on women. The response to this dispensary which was run by a qualified and efficient lady doctor was tremendous. The five founders were:
Impressed by this work, the Nawab of Palanpur, Taley Mohammed Khan donated a tract of land so that the dispensary could be converted into a full fledged hospital for expectant mothers and children. The building was completed in 1926 and then used for several decades.
In 1985 the hospital got a new building as part of the expansion plan. Later with the aid of a donation from the Jee Parivar, a full-fledged
children’s hospital - the Jee Children’s Hospital - was established in 1998.
Later the Jee Parivar constructed a new gynaecology hospital in place of the old one, and the new Hospital building was opened in 2004.
In addition to mother and child care, Shri K.D.Parikh Trust offered to establish a Female and Child hospital for general surgeries and the construction is almost complete for a new 40 - bed Female and Child Hospital.
The hospital, which has three interconnected buildings with large spacious corridors, roomy wards and wide frontage and foyer, is spread across two
acres. It is equipped with the latest medical equipment and run by a qualified Gynaecologist, Paediatrician and Obstetrician.
The Gynaecology department has 48 beds, and does about 2500 to 3000 deliveries each year, besides other treatments like tubectomy, etc. The
outpatient department caters to 25,000 to 40,000 patients per year.
The Paediatric department or Jee Children’s Hospital has 30 beds and treats over 10,000 children at its OPD facility each year. It also offers
vaccinations and other immunization programmes.
The Palanpur Female Hospital has been a part of the Gujarat government’s Chiranjivi Yojna from March 2006. Aimed at reducing female mortality
during pregnancy, the scheme offers cash incentives to have women from the BPL (below poverty line) families treated at a hospital. Under this
scheme so far a total number of 335 deliveries have been conducted.
The Hospital also has a Sonography machine, a full fledged laboratory for investigations and a dedicated in-house medical store.
The Hospital runs a Thalassemia center with a dedicated programme in association with ‘LIFE’ Indian Medical Scientific Research Foundation, Rajkot
Currently treatment offered to both women and children is subsidized. Some deserving patients are even treated free. The hospital has also started
free vaccination programme of MMR and Hepatitis-B for children
The Gandhi - Lincoln Hospital in Deesa was set up in 1982 by the Bhansali Trust in partnership with Zale Corporation.
It is a multidisciplinary hospital with 180 beds including special departments of pediatrics, gynacology, orthopedics, Pathology, Radiology, ENT, Psychiatry and ophthalmic in addition to medical and surgical departments.
The hospital has its own Blood bank and fully equipped laboratory. Sonography and X-ray facilities are also available.
At Gandhi Lincoln Hospital and other institutes, Trust periodically arranges operative camps for the benefit of disabled. Polio corrective surgery camps
are arranged with the help of Polio Foundation. Operative camps for cleft lip and cleft palate have also been arranged three times with the help of the
world famous team of Operation Smile (USA). So far 565 patients have been operated successfully.
The Lilavati Hospital & Research Centre was set up as a charitable hospital by the Lilavati Kirtilal Mehta Medical Trust in 1995. The Hospital &
Research Centre is culmination of humanitarian vision of Late Smt. Lilavati Kirtilal Mehta and Shri Kirtilal Manilal Mehta.
The Lilavati Hospital & Research Centre is a 314-bed multi-specialty hospital located in Mumbai, which combines research and education with outpatient and hospital care. It has a team of doctors well trained in multi-disciplinary areas of medicine and surgery.
It offers a wide range of accommodation from the 6-bed Common Class to Executive Suites and has one of the highest nurses to patient ratio in India.
Some of the other features of the Hospital include
Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre is also one of the institutes recognized for conducting the DNB (Diplomat of National Board, New Delhi) Course in subjects like Neurosurgery, Orthopaedics, Urology, Medicine, Paediatric, surgery, Gynecology and obstetrics and critical care.
In addition to the facilities on its premises, the Lilavati Hospital & Research Centre also has a social service department started in July 1997 to extend the Hospital's medical services to needy sections of society. These include
The hospital aims to provide medical care to satisfy the needs of the poor and middle class families of the district.
Zaveri Mangalji Vamalshi Dispensary was established in the year 1911 for providing health care to the needy and poor people of Palanpur. Gradually, people from the nearby areas including the adjoining state of Rajasthan, have been visiting this institute in Palanpur for medical treatment.
Considering the growing number of beneficiaries, the dispensary was expanded into a full fledged hospital in the year 1972 and renamed as Zaveri
Mangalji Vamalshi Dispensary and Shri L.L. Parikh & Shri C. L. Parikh Hospital, Palanpur. The Hospital is centrally situated near (Old) Delhi Gate on
the way to Vavdi – (Baradpura area). The location is ideal because it is easily accessible from the S.T. stand, Railway station, Nani Bazaar,
The area in which Mahajan Hospital operates has a low and middle socio-economic class population dependent on it. The communities, whose literacy rate
is also low, face the double disease burden of communicable diseases like TB, malaria and acute respiratory diseases on one hand and chronic non-
communicable diseases like kidney stone, heart diseases, hypertension and diabetes, on the other, due to rapidly changing lifestyle, behavioural
patterns and increase in life expectancy.
Majority of the local population prefer Mahajan Hospital compared to government hospitals because of the personal care and attention by the doctors and
staff as also the most modern facilities available at an affordable cost. This is the only hospital in Palanpur with well-equipped I.C.C.U. and I.C.U.
Mahajan Hospital is a 60 bed hospital with the following types of accommodation
The hospital has the following fully functional departments:
The hospital is staffed with a full time General Surgeon (M.S.), General Physician (M.D.) and a team of M.B.B.S. doctors supported by well trained and
qualified nursing staff.
In addition, there are visiting doctors specializing in the following areas
The hospital is presently being modernized with renovation of civil, electrical and plumbing works.
The new building which is under construction will have a Dialysis Centre with modern equipment.
There will also be provision of lifts so that the patients who cannot walk can be easily taken to various floors.
It will have adequate staff quarters for doctors and nurses.
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