Children are the future of a country, and their health plays a crucial role in growth, development and wellbeing of a country. India is a country where nearly 30 babies are born every minute, and it is also a country that records the death of 2.1 million children every year. Both the figures are alarming, upsetting and the highest in the world. The provision of healthcare for children in India is beset with numerous challenges. We face the challenge of basic healthcare for poorest children, amidst modest economic growth.
Bhaktivedanta Hospital & Research Institute, under the aegis of Sri Chaitanya Seva Trust, has been working tirelessly in the rural and tribal areas of Thane and Palghar district of Maharashtra and Mathura district of Uttar Pradesh. Addressing the issue of malnutrition, antenatal and postnatal healthcare service gap and general paediatric care have been the focus areas of the hospital in the regions. Continued and un-ending efforts of the team have been instrumental in curtailing the infant mortality rate in the areas catered by the institution. this region. Jawahar-Vikramgad region of Maharashtra is one of the most neglected areas with high incidence of child mortality due to malnutrition. It is with the efforts of the Hospital that no cases of child mortality due to malnutrition have been reported since 2017. The Hospital, through its comprehensive interventions, has catered to pregnant women, malnourishment, and prevention of diseases such as diarrhea and pneumonia. We Hospital is committed to deliver the highest standards of healthcare for children in the target areas of Thane and Palghar district.