There are not many corporates which have built up a healthcare infrastructure of more than 2,000 beds purely with the intent to benefit society and not as a business venture. MP Birla Group is one such entity which has built this vast almost pan-India infrastructure. Dedicatedly working since decades in the health care area, the MP Birla Group is committed to providing the best medical facilities to the community at affordable cost.
The following are some of the health care institutions under the MP Birla Group, working relentlessly, under the guidance of Shri Harsh V Lodha, Chairman of the Group, to serve the community.
Since the establishment of Bombay Hospital in 1949, Shri Rameshwar Das Birla, father of Shri MP Birla, devoted himself to help people in getting the best medical facilities. Shri MP Birla followed in his father’s footsteps and established many hospitals where people can get world-class medical treatment at minimum expenditure. Bombay Hospital now has 650 beds, 250 of which are in the General Ward. Another 150 beds are heavily subsidized. It has 24 OTs.
About 60% of the operations performed by its surgeons are at very nominal charges. Every year, about 40,000 patients are treated at its free OPD. More than 250 consultants and 2,000 staff keep the Bombay Hospital firmly wedded to its twin ideals of charity and the pursuit of excellence. Bombay Hospital, Indore, was started in October 2003. It is a 300-bed super-specialty tertiary care referral centre, while work is in progress for a new multi super-speciality hospital, with 500 beds, at Ramchandrapur, Jaipur, Rajasthan.
The MP Birla Hospital at Satna, Madhya Pradesh, established in 1991, is the only multi-specialty hospital in Satna and the surrounding 10 districts. The Hospital is now a 104-bed NABH-accredited Hospital, with the capability to treat another 15 -20 patients at times of need. Its Gynaecology department is one of the best in the entire district, headed by a very respected lady doctor – who is every would-be mothers’ “Doctor-of-choice”.
It has even extended its arm to other remote areas of the region by offering telemedical consultation by specialists with the latest audio-visual facilities and home delivery of medicines to the aged and very young. Even for the underprivileged, this tertiary care hospital has constructed a Vishram Bhawan where patients’ relatives can stay for almost free and cook their own food, while their loved ones are being treated at the hospital.
The Priyamvada Birla Cancer Research Institute, Satna, started in 2008, is the one of its kind in diagnosis and treatment of cancer in the entire Vindhya region. The 10-bed hospital has a 40-Channel Brachy therapy unit, Dual Energy Linear Accelerator and Radiation field analysis with CT simulation systems for providing radiation therapy to cancer patients who had no option but to go to Nagpur or Mumbai earlier. Similarly, the Priyamvada Birla Institute of Life Sciences (PBILS), Satna, was established in 2014 for holistic research in medicine and advancement of drug knowledge, particularly against cancer.
The NABL & NABH-accredited Belle Vue Clinic, Kolkata, established in 1967 and winner of the Asian Patient Safety Gold Award at the 8th International Patient Safety Conference in 2019, has emerged as an important health care facility in all over Eastern India. Belle Vue Clinic and Priyamvada Birla Aravind Eye Hospital today together have 372 beds.
The Priyamvada Birla Institute of Nursing, a nursing school-cum-college, has been started on the second Belle Vue campus at New Town, Rajarhat, at an investment of Rs 103 crore, in a state-of-the-art, 15-storied building. It is the largest nursing school in West Bengal in the private sector and will help in meeting to a considerable extent the acute shortage of nurses in the country.
Under the visionary leadership of Shri Harsh Vardhan Lodha, Chairman of the MP Birla Group, Belle Vue Clinic, which is now in an expansion spree, together with the eye care facilities, will have 936 beds in Kolkata, at an investment of 506 crores. Considering the emerging market for low-cost multispecialty services, the new Belle Vue unit at Rajarhat will be a general multispecialty hospital that will house around 164 beds to begin with.
A 400-bed new multi-speciality hospital with advanced technology will be built as one of the finest facilities in the whole of eastern India. The hospital building will be a high-rise with 11 floors that include 2 basements, the ground floor and 8 floors.
Started in 2006, two years after the death of Priyamvada Birla, the 46-bed super specialty tertiary care eye hospital, Priyamvada Birla Aravind Eye Hospital has been set up in collaboration with Aravind Eye Hospital- the world’s largest community eye care provider, located within the precincts of Belle Vue Clinic. It is the “hospital of trust” for patients coming from Bangladesh and other countries and can be proud of its R & D facility and a track record of zero “hospital acquired infection”.
The NABH-accredited hospital averaged 1,22,000 patients annually with more than 6,000 surgeries and 9,000 cataract surgeries which is highly subsidized through its MP Birla Eye Clinic for weaker sections of society. Till last year its eye bank has collected around 2,000 eyes, all transplanted successfully. It has also added one more eye hospital and pharmacy at Durgapur, West Bengal. The Priyamvada Birla Aravind Eye Hospital, Durgapur, runs eye camps throughout the year and has completed around 1,500 surgeries.
The MP Birla Eye Clinic, Kolkata, established in 2001, with around 25 beds, offer highly subsidized, all-inclusive treatment to the needy people of North and South 24 Parganas, Howrah, Hooghly and nearby districts. It regularly organizes outreach eye camps in remote areas.
The MP Birla Hospital & Research Centre, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan, which opened just two years ago, has been participating in the Rajasthan Government’s healthcare initiatives for the needy and financially weaker sections through its erstwhile Bhama Shah and now Ayushman Bharat Mahatma Gandhi Rajasthan Swasthya Bima Yojna.
This 100-bed hospital, with an initial investment of Rs 100 crores, is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, including modular OTs, fully equipped trauma & critical care unit, 24×7 emergency services, 128 slice CT scan machine, a modern mother and child unit with SICU and NICU facilities & a general and laparoscopic surgery department, equipped for minimal invasive surgical procedures. It has set up a 30-bed Isolation ward-cum-Covid treatment facility, working in collaboration with the Rajasthan Government.