Dr. Amrita Patel, our former Chairman served the Charutar Arogya Mandal (CAM) for 25 years. She took charge of the Mandal in 1993 after the demise of the Founder Chairman Dr. H. M. Patel and voluntarily stepped down in 2018.
As a Chairman, Dr. Patel provided an exceptional leadership to CAM. She has played an outstanding role in meeting the healthcare needs of the rural poor. Working tirelessly for the development of the Shree Krishna Hospital and the growth of other academic institutions, it is due to her commitment and perseverance that we are considered as one of the most dependable and progressive hospitals in the state, renowned nationwide. The students trained in our institutions carry a different aura of professionalism possessing an exquisite combination of skills and compassion.
It is due to Dr. Amrita Patel’s crystal clear vision and passion for bettering the healthcare of the rural poor that a modest beginning of a 130-bed hospital has metamorphosed into an accredited, multi-specialty, 1000-bed tertiary care facility with centres for excellence. Shree Krishna Hospital is the first teaching hospital in the state to be accredited by the National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Health Care Providers (NABH).
It was during her stewardship that the Cardiac Centre, Cancer Centre, Bone Marrow Transplant Centre, the Privilege Centre, Knowledge Centre, Assessment Centre, Hospital Wing expansion, Critical Care Centre, etc came up. She initiated the Shree Krishna Hospital's Programme for Advancement of Rural and Social Health (SPARSH), to extend healthcare services to the rural community through a 3-tier system of village health workers, and primary and secondary health centers. She introduced the most patient-friendly services aptly christened “Ashirwad Services”, wherein 450, out of 1000 beds in the hospital offer subsidized and in many instances completely free treatment to needy patients.