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Jupiter Hospital launches affordable treatment facility

Our Bureau, Mumbai
Monday, April 16, 2018, 17:45 Hrs  [IST]

Jupiter Hospital has launched Jupiter Charitable Institute (JCI) with an aim to provide quality subsidized healthcare for all. JCI was inaugurated by guardian minister of Thane Eknath Shinde and municipal commissioner of Thane Sanjeev Jaiswal.

This is a 51 bed facility with dedicated medical and surgical floors.

A new JCI OPD was also announced. Every Saturday, starting 3pm, doctors across all specialties will be available at the Out Patient Department (OPD) of Jupiter Hospital and will only charge a fee of Rs. 100 for any type of consultation. Any investigation advised will be subsidized by 35% and any procedure/surgery advised by the doctor will be subsidized by 40%.

This facility will cater to any persons who cannot afford full cost quality healthcare. For this purpose, patients have to sign a self-declaration form that states that they are seeking subsidized treatment in the JCI ward as they cannot afford the treatment costs otherwise. Anyone who signs this form is eligible for benefit under this initiative. No further documentation with this regard is required.

Dr. Ankit Thakker, executive director at Jupiter Hospital said, “We are not only providing a subsidized OPD consultation. We commit to walk the journey of diagnosis to treatment with the patient by providing assistance in investigations and treatment as well. Today there is a large section of society who wants a respectable and affordable solution to their healthcare problems. While they do not want to go to government hospitals, they are unable to afford a corporate hospital. This is the segment we want to cater to, so they can get a good quality care with honor and dignity. We do not want our patients to undergo the humiliation to prove their poverty by showing colored cards or recommendation letters. Any patient who signs a form stating his inability to afford full cost healthcare will be eligible for subsidy in JCI.”

On the occasion of inaugurating the institute, Eknath Shinde said, “Access to quality healthcare cannot be achieved by just reducing costs. We need to ensure that the patient gets end-to-end treatment and complete care. The Jupiter Charitable Institute is a unique program and a noble initiative that requires a big heart”.

Jupiter Hospital and Jupiter Foundation have already provided subsidized treatment to about 11,000 patients. So far about 5000 patients have got completely free surgeries. Every year the organization conducts 300 free pediatric orthopedic and congenital deformity correction surgeries, 600 free pediatric heart surgeries and 1,200 free eye surgeries. All these patients also have access to the same medical team and use the same ICUs, operation theatres and diagnostic infrastructure as any other patient.

 

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