Achievements in 1999 since initiation in 1998...
The first phase of the hospital building was purpose built by Drs.Sharma with their personal resources and given to charity for this work. Most of the major equipment, donated by supporters in the U.K., reached Gwalior, was installed and put to use. An Outpatients service began on 31st May 1998 and X-ray, ultrasound and pathology services were added in July. Since 26th October 1998, we were able to offer limited inpatient and operating facilities,with inauguration of the hospital at the hands of Hon.Chief Justice of High Court of M.P. Mr. Sachindra Dwivedi in presence of Shri Jyoti Pande ,Jt.Secretary External affairs ministry and Padamshri Dr.R.K.Gandhi, world renowned Paediatric Surgeon from Bombay and Ex-teacher of Dr.Sharma and many people. The mobile hospital was put into operation wef 29th Oct. 1998 with its inauguration at the hands of Hon.Secretary of the Indian red cross and Vice President of the World Red Cross Society Dr. Dr.Manoj Mathur and Vice Chancellor of Jiwaji University Professor R.R.Das. Specialised medical camps were organised during these periods by 11 volunteers from U.K. and U.S.A. for disabled children and many of such children were presented with various items of support equipment to help improve their levels of independence.
The hospital celebrated its 100th operational day on 3rd Feb 1999 in presence of distinguished guests like His Highness Shri Madhao Rao Scindhia, the member of Parliament, Ex-minister of Govt of India and Ex Maharajah of Gwalior, The Rev. John Bradley, Our distinguished Patron and Chaplain of St.Monica Home in Bristol and many more. Another rural health centre was opened on the day in village Mahalgaon.
The hospital facilities were expanded on 26th October 1999 with inauguration of Intensive care unit and Special care baby unit. The Operating theatre has been upgraded to include endoscopic, microscopic, vascular, plastic, ophthalmic, trauma and orthopaedic surgery. Gwalior Eye centre was added with inspiration and support by Dr.Anwar Ul Haq, Consultant in Ophthalmology in Glasgow and Mr.Geoff Bowles. During the period many ophthalmic camps were organised at Gwalior and its rural areas alongwith multispeciality camps with special emphasis on health education and prevention of blindness. A new rural health centre at village Nounera was added with help and support of local village people and Mr. Dhakre of MPCT.
Till 26th October 1999, 21881 patients have been benefited by services at these hospitals, 4230 children have been vaccinated, 49 rural medical camps have been organised, 6 primary health care centres are being run in villages, 435 children at the orphanage for the blind, orphanage for homeless children at Laxmi Ganj and school for deaf & dumb have been adopted and are being provided with total medical care and facilities by this hospital.
We have a team of 450 volunteer experts, numbers are increasing daily, who have promised to provide their services, 62 have already attended site and participated in the programme, sharing their skills and 'know-how' with local staff providing services the local community. Adhar public school with 38 pupils has been adopted to develop into a school for special need at Gwalior to initiate third part of this project.