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Humanity Hospital in West Bengal ensures that no one is denied access to medical services

It has come to our notice that perhaps some vested interests are trying to misguide the people at large about our show Satyamev Jayate and the organizations that we choose to support through our show. We would like to place on record that in our Episode No. 4 of Season One, which was on health care, we had highlighted and supported the organisation called Humanity Trust, Hanspukur, West Bengal and not Humanity Trust, Chennai.

Humanity Trust, Hanspukur, West Bengal, is a charitable hospital run by Dr. Ajoy Mistry and his mother, Subhashini Mistry. Humanity Trust, Hanspukur, West Bengal is doing excellent work in the field of health care and provides free medical facilities to the poor. We urge you to visit to know more about the work that they are doing and we urge you to support them in any way that you can. We would request supporters of our show to circulate this message so as to remove any misinformation that may have been spread by some mischief makers.

With the money raised through the funds contributed by the people via Satyamev Jayate, Humanity Trust, Hanspukur, West Bengal has now built a charitable hospital in the remote area of the Sunderbans.

Until last year, a small tent with a bed and a cabinet full of medicines served as a hospital here. But today the hospital in the Sunderbans which treats the poorest of the poor is fully equipped with a state-of-the-art operation theatre, sonography machines, X-ray machines and scanners. “We have a 15-bed hospital for now. In the next few months we will be able to upgrade to 25 beds,” explains Dr Ajoy Mistry, who set up the hospital under the aegis of Humanity Trust. “We will also build residential quarters in the building, so that doctors and nurses who work and volunteer here can stay comfortably,” he adds. “Earlier, several people would die en route to the hospital, the closest being 150 km away in Gosaba. Now, we save so much time. Because of an ambulance donated to us, we can even pick up patients and treat them.”

Some of the funds received were also used to upgrade the trust's existing hospital in the Hanspukur area of West Bengal, which offers free and affordable medical care to poor tribals. There are now 45 beds for patients and a 10-bed intensive care unit for very critical cases.

While both hospitals are run with the support of doctors and nurses, many of whom work pro bono, donations from concerned citizens have also helped. But there's always more to be done. “After Satyamev Jayate, many people donated money to us. But there are recurring costs that need to be covered. Whatever happens, we will not charge the poor. The hospitals were started so that the poorest of the poor can avail the best of healthcare and we will stay true to that,” says Dr Mistry.


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