Jaslok Hospital, India

To provide the best possible medical care to every single patient, irrespective of their social background or financial ability.

The Jaslok Hospital & Research Centre is one of the oldest tertiary care, multi-specialty Trust hospitals of the country. It is a private, full-fledged multi-speciality hospital with 364 beds of which 75 are ICU beds. The number of consultants has increased from the initial 50 to around 265 with 140 fully trained resident doctors. The hospital has a college of nursing, providing a B. Sc. Nursing degree with annual admission of 25 students.

Jaslok Hospital is also active in Research in various fields in collaboration with other institutions in India & abroad. More importantly, the hospital has evolved into a tertiary referral centre for providing treatment for advanced, complex problems. It attracts patients not only from Mumbai but all parts of Maharashtra, other States and abroad.

"Jaslok Hospital was set up in 1973 with a very simple mission. The founders Jasoti and Lokoomal Chanrai wanted to ensure that we provide the best possible medical care using state-of-the-art technology to every single patient, irrespective of their social background or financial ability. We are proud to provide a high level of care but equally proud that our charitable trust makes it possible for us to provide free or highly subsidized care to the poorest and most needy."

Mr. M.K.Chanrai Chairman, Jaslok Hospital

Mission for Vision, India

Aiming for the eradication of avoidable blindness.

Blindness is largely a consequence of poverty. This condition can be devastating for families who are living on the edge of sustainability and is often the cause of it. People with visual impairment are more likely to remain or become economically challenged. This can often be resolved or reduced through a relatively simple operation or treatment. Mission For Vision has set out to make eye treatments widely available across poorer communities in India.

The origins of Mission for Vision was through the Tulsi Trust, an organisation established by Mr Mithumal Tulsi Chanrai in 1975, with the simple belief that eradicating avoidable blindness enhances productivity and leads to social and economic advancement.

Today, Mission for Vision partners 21 eye hospitals and centres across 14 states which have performed over 170,000 free eye surgeries annually. This journey has been extremely fulfilling with more than 1 million people receiving the gift of sight to date. Today, our dream has evolved to become one of the largest eye care partnerships in the world. We aim to partner with eye hospitals in every state of India, so we can do 500,000 free eye surgeries annually by 2020.

The Kewalram Chanrai Foundation partners with Mission for Vision to make eye treatments available across the underprivileged communities in India.

St Jude India ChildCare Centres

Every child suffering from cancer deserves to get the best chance of surviving the disease and leading a full, healthy, happy life.

In major cities of India where low cost cancer treatment is available, children who need treatment for cancer and their parents come to hospitals from distant towns and villages. The hospitals do not treat them as in-patients during the long drawn-out treatment and these needy families do not have a place to stay whenever the child is not admitted to hospital. Hence, St Jude's provides these families with free of cost housing, nutritional support, transport to and from hospital, counseling and skills training, education and recreation, art and music therapy and yoga.

St. Jude India ChildCare Centres began in 2006 with 8 families in one centre at Mhaskar Hospital, Lower Parel, Mumbai. In 2014, they have 18 centres in 5 cities with 200 family units.

The Kewalram Chanrai Foundation partners with St Jude India ChildCare Centres to ensure every child suffering from cancer deserves to get the best chance of surviving the disease to lead a full life.

G D Chanrai Memorial Hospital, Yola

Providing primary healthcare and aiming to reduce 'still births' through pre-natal care.

Since our early work with Jaslok Hospital in India, Kewalram Chanrai Group has had a deep involvement in the provision of healthcare in the counties where we operate. Located in Adamawa state in the North Eastern Nigeria, the G D Chanrai Memorial Hospital was established on 7 Dec 2009. Our objective is to offer primary health care facilities free of cost to Ngurore and surrounding villages where these were not available before.

The hospital is fully staffed with medical professionals and focuses on ‘Women and Child Care’. The hospital also runs 18 medical posts with trained nursing staff. The mission is to reduce ‘still births’ through pre-natal care.

Staff from the health posts visit pregnant women in their homes and offer them the required care and support. They also provide medicines or vitamin supplements. The hospital also has an ambulance, which helps in transporting the women from their homes in remote locations to the hospital for safe delivery and other medical care.

On an average about 1,000 healthy children are born in this hospital each year.

G K Chanrai Memorial Hospital

Offering pre-natal and post-natal care, and aiming to combat Malaria.

Pre and post-natal care is often the most neglected aspect of healthcare in remote locations whereas in most villages it is non-existence. Located in Zaria, Kaduna State, in the North Western part of Nigeria, G K Chanrai Memorial Hospital was established in 2014. The objective is to offer similar facilities to G D Chanrai Memorial Hospital in Dakace and surrounding villages.

The hospital is equipped with 15 in-patient beds, surgery and consultation rooms and other facilities for pre-natal and post-natal care. As pregnant women and children are easily affected by Malaria, these hospitals offer treated mosquito nets to prevent Malaria.

Both these hospitals and facilities are used from time to time to conduct medical camps specially for offering and cataract surgeries and similar treatments.

Family Care Primary Healthcare Centre, Lagos

Reaching out with medical care to patients in remote parts of Nigeria.

In parts of the world where medical care is almost non-existent the only way that families can access the care they need is through acts of philanthropy. Family Care is commissioned on reaching medical care to patients in remote parts of Nigeria. Family Care runs a Primary Health Care Centre near Lagos and Kewalram Chanrai Foundation donated a new wing for the Centre to enhance the medical facilities.

The Kewalram Chanrai Foundation parters with Family Care and has provided water treatment facilities, transport vehicles and other support for their programmes.

Indo Nigerian Eye-care Foundation

Providing free eye surgery to under-privileged Nigerians.

In many remote areas of Nigeria, eye care is non-existent and poor vision is a common problem, particularly among the poor. The Indo Nigerian Eye-Care Foundation conducts periodic camps for cataract removal surgeries. On an average, about 1,400 surgeries are done in one of these camps. The Kewalram Chanrai Foundation provides financial and other support to these camps.

The Indo Nigerian Eye-Care Foundation is also building a full-fledged hospital in Lagos for offering free eye care treatments and surgeries at no cost to under-privileged Nigerians. The construction of one of the wards in this hospital is being fully funded by Kewalram Chanrai Foundation.

Blood Donation Camps

Encouraging blood donations from corporates.

The importance of blood donations in the community is not well understood in most emerging markets. This often leads to acute shortages of blood supplies for hospitals, particularly in situations where there is a medical emergency and timing is critical.

To help resolve shortages and in association with Nigerian Read Cross, Kewalram Chanrai Found preation conducts 'blood donation camps' at its premises in Isolo, Lagos, Nigeria. The camps were first of its kind at corporate level in Nigeria. The success of this has inspired many corporates to follow the same. Rotary is currently planning to conduct similar camps across all corporates in Nigeria.

Rollback Malaria Program

Combatting malaria by providingfree mosquito nets. 

Malaria remains one of the most  prevalent diseases in sub-Saharan Africa.

Kewalram Chanrai Foundation also works with the Rollback  Malaria program by distributing 'Insecticide Treated Mosquito Nets' (ITN) to prevent Malaria. This is an important healthcare initiative as Malaria kills more people in Africa than any other disease.

Institute of Ayurveda & Integrated Medicine, India

A bold strategy to diversify and upscale research in Ayurveda.

Ayurveda is increasingly recognised across the world as an effective alternative approach to wellness and healthcare. The Kewalram Chanrai Group supports the Institute of Ayurveda & Integrated Medicine (I-AIM), an arm of a public trust called Foundation for Revitalisation of Local Health Traditions (FRLHT).

In 2008, FRLHT initiatives were subsumed into an Institute of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine (IAIM) in order to execute a bold strategy for up-scaling and diversifying FRLHT's education, research and outreach programs, and to demonstrate an innovative institutional model for the promotion of Ayurveda in the new millennium.