Bidada Sarvodaya Trust
A Brief Introduction
The injured, homeless victims of the kutch earthquake have a ray of hope in the shree bidada Sarvodaya trust. This charitable organization has a history of 27 years of humaintarian work In kutch district in gujarat.
The trust has a permanent 50-bed eye, dental, medical and gyneocology hospital at bidada where approximately 300 patients receive treatment everyday on an out-patient basis and 5 to 10 patients are admitted for surgery. This trust has a deep understanding of the people of this area and a history of successfully treating more than 1.8 million people from this region, free of cost, over years.
In the shocking aftermath of the quake, shree bidada sarvodaya trust, operating at bidada village in mandvi taluka, approximately 50 kms. Away from bhuj, has cared for thousands of injured victims, carrying out successful surgeries and rehabilitation. The hospitals at bhuj, bhachau, anjar and other towns in kutch were completely levelled by the earthquake. The hospital at bidada was one of the only two hospitals without any damage and fully functional with three operating theaters and was able to treat patients sent to them from all over kutch. They received lot of patients from army hospital in bhuj for complicated surgeries.
of 87 doctors and nurses was put together promptly
andflown to bidada on january, 27th. A chartered
flight was arranged for this purpose. More arrived
in the next couple of days by road. These doctors
worked 18-hours days for the first three weeks there.
Thereafter, this team of doctors was replaced, and
is being continuously replaced, by small teams on
a rotational basis. In addition to the teams of
From 27th january to 30th april 2001, a total of 23,331 patients were attended to free of charge.
Additionally, a total of 172,500 patients as well as their next-of-kin who were attending to the patients were served food at lunch and dinner time during the above period, all at no cost to the beneficiaries. This is our traditional small-town hospitality where lodging boarding facility is not available in the small town of bidada (kutch).
Besides the medical aid available at the hospital, relief operations are also being carried out by this hospital all over the affected parts of kutch with the help of mobile ambulances, doctors and paramedical personnel participating in the rescue-relief work from all over the country.
bidada sarvodaya trust is a non-profit organization.
The trust is well known for the medical camp it
organises every january in village bidada, kutch,
gujarat. In the january of 2001 campt, patients
from over 1,200 village came to be treated. Around
50 doctors and volunteers from the u.s. as well
as 200 doctors and volunteers from bombay treated
more than 18,000 patients during this camp. As a
matter of coincidence, The january 2001 camp that
started on january 5, had just ended on january
24 - just two days before the killer earthquake
of the 26th january and everything at the hospital
was in place to handle the emergency created
in bombay is attending the annual medical camp as
our chief guest on a regular basis since
Ever quarter, bidada hospital holds a mini-camp in 2 to 4 faculities organised in bidada by the trust. These mini-camps provide opportunities for the villagers to receive medical help and follow-up care throughout the year.
The trust also runs maru hospital, a charitable hospital in bombay. Maru hospital provides affordable health services in 20 medical faculities to those in need. 300 parients are attended to here every day. Maru hospital is the only charitable center in Bombay that provides retina surgeries.
On any given day of the year, there are at least 10-15 patients in major hsopitals throughout bombay who are being taken care of by the trustees and volunteers of bidada sarvodaya trust.
The earthquake has dealt the people of kutch a cruel hand. You can reach oput and make a difference. This mammoth task is possible only with your wholehearted and generous support. We appeal to you to donate generously to this humaintarian cause.
In the past 27 years more than 1.8 million patients have been treated, free of charge, thanks to generous people like you.
We appeal to all donors to send their contributions by checks or demand drafts payable to:
under : Public Charitable Trust Act, Bombay e-376.
The utilization of donated funds will be duly audited and the audit report will be available for verification.
For additional information, please contact us at our e-mail address: Bidada@hotmail.com
For more information about Shree Bidada Sarvodaya Trust Maru Hospital and Shree Bidada Sarvodaya Trust Non-profit Charitable Organization Sanchalit click here.