Activities of Anjali started in a rented house with Gramin Arogya Kendra ( Rural Health Center ) in Ranasan village on 29th January,1989.
GraminArogya Kendra in rented house in Ranasan village- January,1989 to April,1992
GraminArogya Kendra Hospital
GraminArogya Kendra shifted to new premises in June,1992
The process of moving Anjali from a concept to reality got a big boost when a family of village Ranasan purchased and donated 3.5 acres of land in prime location and USA based Share & Care Foundation showed desire to assist Anjali in constructing hospital.
Construction on the donated land started in 1991, OPD block was inaugurated in 1992 and activities of Anjali shifted to OPD block. The construction of the hospital was completed in May 1993 and a 30 bed hospital was inaugurated and named Anjali Hospital on 16th May, 1993.
Anjali Hospital in 1993
Endeavour of Anjali was to develop subsidised, rational and ethical health services for the needy, underprivileged rural population. The services to be included initially were 24x7 emergency medical services, childbirth facility, regular daily OPD , admissions for common ailments including ailments of children and emergency patients, treatment facility for Tuberculosis patients, not for profit drug store, basic laboratory and x-Ray facilities. All these became possible under one roof with inauguration of 30 bedded Anjali Hospital. As the services and activities of Anjali Hospital became reliable, affordable and acceptable and convenient to the rural population of the area, some more facilities like residential accommodation for essential staff, Ambulance service, food facility for admitted patients, services of ophthalmic surgeon and operation theatre were added.
Anjali Hospital now is 75 bedded hospital with regular outpatient department, full time gynaecologist, ophthalmologist, dentist, four MBBS doctors and visiting surgeons, ENT specialists, dermatologist, orthopaedic surgeon and psychiatrist.
Hospital has all basic medical and patient related infrastructures like Stabilisation Unit (ICU), Emergency unit, labour room, three operation theatres, NBSU (New Born Stabilisation Unit), Medial laboratory, digital x-Ray, Isolation ward, post-operative ward, male, female, maternity and children wards, central oxygen generating unit,ambulance services, hospital laundry, online electric generator, residential accommodation for essential staff, hospital kitchen for supplying food to admitted patients, canteen and green surrounding.
Anjali Hospital in 2018
Hospital Work At Glance:
|Beneficiaries of Economically weaker section in OPD||85.09%||85.27%||86.02%||87.27%||86.35%||85.29%|
|Beneficiaries of Economically weaker section in Indoor||91.41%||90.37%||89.66%||92.95%||87.20%||86.91%|
|T.B. Detection Referred to DOT||471||486||496||428||150||254|
|Ante Natal Care||4747||5694||713||5226||5689||5123|
||No of Patients
||No of Patients
||Total No of Patients given Concessional/ free treatment
||Total Amount of Concessional/ Free treatment given
Though Anjali Hospital does not receive Government funds it does have few programmes which are run with the assistance of Government of Gujarat and Government of India like:
To start with it was a primary care facility. The credibility established through regular, reliable, continuous and low cost health care services under one roof ,location in a small village and periodic addition of new services, availability of concessions and infrastructure made Anjali Hospital a reliable and affordable health care facility for the needy and the underprivileged. With the increase in patient population, secondary health care became a major part of hospital work.
With the present increase in patient population, the need for secondary health care facilities has considerably increased. The cost of hospital services have increased significantly all over and this rural area requires hospital facilities, located at village level which is subsidised hence affordable.
The rise in incidence and diagnosis of non-communicable diseases like Diabetes, Hypertension, Cancer, Chronic Respiratory conditions, heart problems, Kidney problems and many more also calls for such facility in order to meet the need of this group for long term treatment to avoid complications.
With introduction of health insurance programs by the government and more such programs likely to be added such a facility would be immensely beneficial to the rural needy population.
So a highly subsidised, secondary health care facility with ample number of beds, and availability of full time specialists like Physician, Paediatrician, Gynaecologist, Surgeon, orthopaedic surgeon, ophthalmologist , Dentist and Anaesthetist , visiting specialists in other major disciplines like ENT, Skin, Psychiatry, and various visiting super specialists, advanced investigative infrastructures along with ample number of counsellors should be the future of Anjali Hospital.