Corporate Social Responsibilities
Sakal Sahyadri Suraksha Kawach
Sahyadri Hospitals Ltd. has decided to work on and is developing; Models of Community based Health cover Services for various age groups and economical conditions.
The senior citizen scheme is proved as a Revolutionary; because it is understood to be the first of its kind, in the whole country. The enrolled person gets much more than his payment towards the scheme which is just unbelievable.
While working on this scheme we had a dialogue with many of the sr. citizens wherein they gave a feed back that they wanted these services close to their residence. In 2006 as Sahyadri Specialty Hospital, Karve road was the only hospital, providing such services it was not practically convenient for everybody to avail the services. Sahyadri has now come up with its branches in various parts of the city and the scheme is becoming Self-sustaining.
The increase in footfalls of the sr. citizens and off course because of great services offered to them, their family members also visit here. Our hospital is directly benefited and it has generated tremendous "GOOD WILL" & "TRUST".
The sr. citizens and hence the society is benefited OBVIOUSLY!!
Sahyadri Hospitals Ltd. started Senior citizen scheme with Pune Municipal Corporation in 2006 for two years. After that it had tie up with FESCOM for one year and for last two years Sakal Papers Ltd. is involved for this corporate social responsibility.
Today the said Senior Citizen Health welfare Scheme is popular in society as Sakal Sahyadri Suraksha Kawach. In last 5 years more than 60000 senior citizens have taken benefit of the scheme. Under the scheme, discounted OPD benefits are also given, along with IP services. Everyday about 100 patients take benefit of these at all units of Sahyadri in Pune.
FACILITY / SCHEME
The very unique features of this scheme are:
1. No Pre-existing disease condition like other policies; as the person with existing ailments can also join and avail the treatment.
2. As you would be aware, no health cover is available for new entrants above the age of 60 years. Here there is no 'Upper age limit'; any person above the age of 50 years who fulfills other criteria can join.
Sahyadri Hospitals Ltd, Corporate Office, 69/4, Erandawane, Law College Road, Near Nal Stop, Pune – 411004. Phone No – (020) 67215076
1) I Mr. Santosh Gadhave, have a recent experience to share with you. My Mother Mrs. Yamunabai Baburao gadhave age 72 yrs was admitted in Sahyadri Hospital for treatment.
She had abdominal pain with nausea and vomiting. She was very weak due to vomiting. She received a treatment from Sahyadri Hospital. She is a member of Sakal Sahyadri Suraksha Kawach scheme. As for her age no medical insurance company provides insurance for medical treatment; but this scheme help me a lot to provide a medical treatment at very affordable rates. Also she gets benefit on OPD consultation, routine investigations at reasonable rates due to scheme. I would thank Sahyadri Hospital for helping me to cure my mother and would like to extend my wishes for continuing this scheme for senior citizens.
2) I Ms .Sindhu Pradhan, am a patient of Trigeminal Neuralgia for last 8 years. It is a very painful nerve disease. Till last year, my neuralgia was controlled by medicine. But on 1st May 2009, I got severe Neuralgia attack & I was admitted in "Sahyadri Hospital" Karve Rd, for 3 weeks. Because I was availing Senior Citizen Scheme, I saved lot of money in Hospitalization, Medicines, Various types of Blood & Other Neuro Tests. I thus saved Thousands of rupees.
I am really grateful to the Hospital Management, for running Senior Citizen Scheme. Even after age of 72 years; I can avail it, which is not possible in any Insurance company. Further I want to mention that, I get the OPD discounts on my regular check ups & medicines, which is just a recurring saving for me. I wish that every Senior Citizen should avail such facilities.
"Feel together, Heal together" 'Sama' refers to "togetherness" and "Vedana" is suffering. Samavedana is about empathy and fellowship.
Samavedana was started way back in 2003, by Pune Neurosciences Trust and Research Society, who had under its wings the "Pune Institute of Neurology". Pune Institute of Neurology realized its social responsibilities to make quality healthcare available to the poor and needy and hence launched Samavedana
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