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Next, Saraf wants to take his low-cost high-quality medical care service outside Kolkata. Moreover, the heart angiography, for which other hospitals charge Rs 30, is done at just Rs 9, at Anandalok hospitals. A humble man, for many years Saraf wore clothes stitched from the discarded bedsheets from his hospitals.
The dispensary started on July 11, to cater to the three core medical problems of lower- and middle-class patients – pediatrics, eye including spectacles and TB. Besides, it has also set up 29 libraries for poor students in rural areas since and helped conduct community marriages of more than a thousand couples since The Anandalok Trust has constructed nearly tubewells in many districts of West Bengal and thousands of pucca houses since His pleas were finally answered in when B.
Saraf has reasons to be unhappy with corporate hospitals. Gupta, the then chief secretary of the West Bengal government, heard of him through acquaintances and offered the use of a garage of around square feet to set up a dispensary in Lake Town.
More than 10, poor patients have availed of these surgeries. Share This Article Share. Inthey had made a profit of Rs 11 crore. We carry out the same surgeries with the latest technology at such a low rate and still make a profit.
For nine years Saraf wore clothes stitched from the discarded bedsheets from his hospitals. They offered spectacles for only Rs 10, and expensive T. In a patient suffering a heart ailment stayed at the hospital for 17 days.
Patients pay just Rs 75 as the daily bed fee at Anandalok. I sought alms from morning walkers during my walk, and accepted whatever they offered, even a rupee or two. Saraf collected alms from morning walkers using this very earthen container he is holding to start his first dispensary in Kolkata. Birla, the renowned industrialist. Born of personal tragedy and public good, Anandalok started in an unused garage as a dispensary with basic treatment facilities and four staff members in in the Lake Town area of Kolkata.
The group achieves a turnover of around Rs 50 crores annually and surprisingly, in spite of the low pricing of their treatment, makes a decent profit.
At present, Anandalok has a chain of hospitals and diagnostic centres hospitals that include four in Salt Lake with a capacity of beds in all; a bedded one in Bhaduria off Barasat, around 40 km from Kolkata; a bed facility in Ranigunj of Burdwan district, around kilometers from Kolkata; an eye specialty centre at Bhawanipur; and another bed hospital in Chakulia in Jharkhand.
Inwhen just 16, Saraf took up the job of an accounts assistant with a private company at a monthly payment of Rs But construction required funds, so nothing moved for the next two years.
Deo Kumar Saraf, now 73, the founder of the Anandalok anandslok of hospitals in Kolkata, is not a doctor, but he has suffered every heartbreak of scarcity. I could not arrange it. Unchanged by time and fortune, Saraf recalls a telling incident. Camea cruel and unforgiving year.
Young Krishna died and Saraf was shattered. For the next 18 years, Saraf had many responsibilities, looking after his mother, wife, and two daughters on the monthly income of Rs 5, he earned from his business of supplying building materials, which he had started in Saraf, Trustee of the Anandalok Trust, is a philanthropic force and the subject of more than a dozen books.
An average of five bypass surgeries are done every day at Anandalok hospitals in Salt Lake and Ranigunj. Patients pay just Rs 75 as the daily bed fee.
People then surrounded me after coming to know of my work. His younger brother Krishna Kumar, only 18, fell sick. His hospitals provide bypass heart surgeries at Rs 85, inclusive of all expenses, which is less than one-fourth of the amount private hospitals charge.