Jupiter Hospital launches Jupiter Charitable Institute

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This facility will cater to anyone who cannot afford full cost quality healthcare and have to sign a self-declaration form that states that they are seeking subsidised treatment in the JCI ward

The launch of Jupiter Charitable Institute (JCI) was announced by Jupiter Hospital in a bid to provide quality subsidised healthcare for all. The inauguration was conducted by Eknath Shinde, Guardian Minister, Thane, and Sanjeev Jaiswal, Municipal Commissioner, Thane. This is a 51 bed facility with dedicated medical and surgical floors.

A new JCI OPD was also announced. Every Saturday, starting 3 p.m, doctors across all specialties will be available at the Out Patient Department (OPD) of Jupiter Hospital and will only charge a fee of Rs 100/- for any type of consultation. Any investigation advised will be subsidised by 35 per cent and any procedure/ surgery advised by the doctor will be subsidised by 40 per cent.

This facility will cater to any persons who cannot afford full cost quality healthcare. For this purpose, patients have to sign a self-declaration form that states that they are seeking subsidised treatment in the JCI ward as they cannot afford the treatment costs otherwise. Anyone who signs this form is eligible for benefit under this initiative. No further documentation with this regard is required.

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Dr Ankit Thakker, Executive Director at Jupiter Hospital said, “We do not want our patients to undergo the humiliation to prove their poverty by showing colored cards or recommendation letters. Any patient who signs a form stating his inability to afford full cost healthcare will be eligible for subsidy in JCI.”

Applauding the noble initiative by Jupiter Hospital, Jaiswal said, “I congratulate Dr Ajay Thakker and the entire team at Jupiter Hospital for conceptualising this noble initiative, and I hope more corporate hospitals follow suit. I, and the corporation, would be happy to extend support in any way to ensure that world class healthcare is made available and accessible to all.”

On the occasion of inaugurating the institute, Shinde said, “Access to quality healthcare cannot be achieved by just reducing costs. We need to ensure that the patient gets end-to-end treatment and complete care. The Jupiter Charitable Institute is a unique programme and a noble initiative that requires a big heart. And I congratulate Jupiter in taking up this work of great honor and showing this commitment. Most importantly, on behalf of the citizens who would be benefitting out of this programme, I would want to thank the doctors and the experts who have come forth to be part of the Jupiter Charitable Institute.”