HEALTH & CARE FOUNDATION (formerly known as Polio Foundation) was founded in 1987 by Dr Bharat Bhagat with a handful of dedicated Surgeons and like-minded persons to make the polio affected persons stand on their own feet by performing surgeries to enable them to lead a respectable life in the society. Slowly the trust started working in other health care activities for the needy people – looking at the excellent social work, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation leased out to the trust a 4 storied building against a token amount of USD 2 (Two) PA only for carrying out different activities.
In due course, to cope up with the number of patients having free treatments, Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority donated a land measuring 5500 sq mts on which the present Hospital cum Institute was built up accommodating different units, i.e. Pediatric Orthopedics, Scoliosis, Screening of breast & Cervical Cancer, Cerebral Palsy, Autism,Diabetes, Juvenile diabetes, Ophthalmology – Diabetic Retinopathy, Cataract – Adult & Pediatric, Retinopathy of Prematurity, cleft lip – cleft palate, Dialysis, Pain Management,Physiotherapy , Radiology, Path Lab etc.
Appreciating the dedication and service to the needy patients, Government of Gujarat has declared the hospital as District Early Intervention Center for treatment of congenital birth defects of 0 to 18 years of children. Eminent surgeons from countries like U.K., USA, and Switzerland visit our hospital on regular intervals to perform critical surgeries for the needy patients.
HCF arranges outreach screening camps also in rural areas to reach out to the needy people. So far we have conducted more than 300 camps at rural areas to provide screening and treatments. On an average every year we take care of more than 40000 patients per year in our hospital to make them lead happy lives through treatments and surgeries.
For more information on our actvites please visit our website: www.healthandcarefoundation.org