Spinal diseases are debilitating burden on the most productive demographic of our population – the bread winners of many a family. These conditions often mean, at the very least, a long interruption in the working life of a person at the peak of a career. With the burgeoning numbers of patients suffering from these conditions, public institutions are struggling to treat them quickly and effectively. Add to this the fact that surgical treatment is prohibitively expensive and the delays compound the damage and considerably delay recovery of patients.
SBSH’s Giving back program is aimed at making spine surgery affordable and accessible to everyone especially the underprivileged. The funds raised are used to subsidise the cost of the consumables, investigations and implants on the one hand while the cost of hospitalisation, surgery and facilities is subsidised by SBSH and its doctors to help make the most modern state-of-the-art facilities accessible to the most needy at virtually no cost. This is a first of its kind initiative anywhere in the world. Giving is a deep rooted philosophy at Sita Bhateja Specialty Hospital which is has a charitable wing that is completely dedicated to taking care of the poor, called ‘Sri Jetha Nand Hospital for the Poor’.
SBSH have been medical partners of Tour of Nilgiris over the years, mainly to show our support for active living and encourage sporting events to grow. Cycling has become a passion for their chief neurosurgeon, Dr. Arvind Bhateja. Out of this passion for cycling and the compassion for the poor patients unable to afford costly spinal care, the ‘Giving Back’ program took shape in 2013.
The program has performed over 200 spinal surgeries since inception! We encourage you to log on to their website (www.sbshospital.com) or follow them on facebook (www.facebook.com/sbshospital).
If you’re convinced to their cause, and the work they are putting into it, do supporting them on TFN by donating any amount you can.
All donations made to the Dr (Mrs) Sita Bhateja Nursing Home Charitable Trust will be exempt from IT under section 80G. Registration no. DIT(E)/ BLR/80G/J-112/AAATD1017E/ITO(E)- 1/Vol 2014-15 (www.sbshospital.com/donate/#it-exempt )
Name of the Account: Dr (Mrs) Sita Bhateja Nursing Home Charitable Trust
Name of the Bank: Canara Bank Branch: Langford Town
Account Number: 0424101027920
IFSC Code: CNRB0000424
Charity Rider : As a TFN 2018 cyclist, if you want to join in and raise funds for them; select the option during your registration process. Join in and cycle for a cause!