Charutar Arogya Mandal (CAM), is an outcome of a dream cherished by late Dr HM Patel, a former Union Finance and Home Minister. He embarked on building an institution which he envisioned would fill the need long-felt, that for a faculty of Medicine, not many thought would succeed. But determined he was to succeed and went about his task with the same missionary zeal and enthusiasm that characterised much of his work in building Vallabh Vidyanagar. The result: an institution that has now grown to include a Medical Council of India recognised medical college, a 550-bed hospital, an institutue of post-graduate studies, a school of nursing, a college of physiotherapy, an insitute of medical technology, a cardiac centre and a cancer centre in...