Global Hospitals Group, India, a multi-super speciality, tertiary care, multi-organ
transplant chain of hospitals and the Baldota Group announced on the auspicious
occasion of Dussehra, the launch of the Baldota Institute of Digestive Sciences,
the most comprehensive and advanced centre for Gastroenterology & GI Endoscopy in
Shri. Narendrakumar A. Baldota, Chairman, Baldota Group, inaugurated the Institute
in the esteemed presence of the Chief Guest, Honourable Union Minister for Home
Affairs Shri. Sushil Kumar Shinde, the Guests of Honour, Honourable Governor of
Tripura, Padmashree Dr. D. Y. Patil & Shri. Nana Patekar, Eminent Actor & Social
Activist. Also present on the occasion were Dr. Amit Maydeo, Director, Baldota
Institute of Digestive Sciences, Dr. K. Ravindranath, Chairman & Managing Director,
Global Hospitals Group, and the medical luminaries of Mumbai.
This unique center has been the brainchild of reputed Gastroenterologist, Dr Amit
Maydeo from Mumbai. Speaking on the occasion, he said that this will be a giant leap
in medical care for all patients suffering from problems related to the Digestive
system. He further added that this center was equipped with the most advanced
equipment and manned by 14 reputed Gastroenterologists from the city of Mumbai. All
this has been possible because of the magnanimous financial support from the Baldota
Group who has been traditionally known for their philanthropic activities for the
betterment of society.
AIMS of BIDS
-- BIDS will have an active teaching program to train young doctors from India in
the form of India's first 'Endoscopy Gurukul'
-- With the infrastructure and expertise it has, BIDS would be the most
technologically advanced centers in this part of the world. Special machines to
detect cancers in the very early stage by illuminating them using special light,
ultra-thin endoscopes which could be passed inside through the nose, Double lumen
endoscopes which can permit endoscopic surgery and the ERBE - Hybrid knife by which
bloodless dissection can be carried out were some of the highlights of the
-- BIDS would be a one-stop shop for any problem related to the Digestive system
-- In-spite of being the most advanced centers, BIDS would cater to patients from
the entire cross section of society.
-- BIDS will keep a central motto of treating poor and needy patients, senior
citizens, artists, primary school teachers and patients from the armed forces of the
country at 25% of the total cost or even completely free.
-- BIDS will conduct community programs for patient awareness in the form of direct
patient mailings, television programs etc.
-- BIDS would conduct free GI check up camps to detect GI cancers and other diseases
in the early stage in various small districts of Maharashtra and surrounding states
Future plans of BIDS
-- BIDS plans to have a pan-India presence in the years to come with centers in
other major cities like Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai and Delhi.
-- BIDS will continuously upgrade its equipment maintain its leading role in the
country through the constant support of the Baldota Group.
-- BIDS will continue to train young GI specialists in its 'Endoscopy Gurukul' and
thereby maintain a constant stream of highly trained doctors to spread all over the
This inaugural function was presided over by the Hon. Home Minister of India, Shri.
Sushilkumarji Shinde. During the function, Shri. Sushilkumarji Shinde applauded the
Baldota Group for its contribution in setting up centres of excellence in healthcare
and urged other corporates to undertake similar initiatives. He also appreciated the
inclusive nature of BIDS and said "While advanced treatment modalities were
usually available only for select people, I congratulate BIDS for setting a unique
example of providing advanced medical care to everyone irrespective of their
economic status. He also said that the idea of starting India's first 'Endoscopy
Gurukul' was a true tribute to the Indian tradition of sharing knowledge."
Honourable Governor of Tripura, Padmashree Dr. D. Y. Patil commended the exemplary
work of Dr Maydeo and said " Dr Amit has always been on the forefront of Endoscopy
and it is a pleasure to see the BIDS brings to India technology which till date was
not available in the country".
Speaking in Marathi and winning the hearts of the entire audience, Shri Nana Patekar
said " Once acquired its generally very difficult to part with money, I salute the
Baldota Group for its large heartedness and said this benevolent gesture."
Mr. Narendrakumar A Baldota, Chairman of the Baldota Group, who inaugurated the
Institute, said "We identified the importance of the work done by Dr. Maydeo early
on and have continually supported his cause. It also gives me great pleasure to
announce that in-spite of being the most advanced centre, BIDS would cater to
patients from the entire cross section of society. It will treat the economically
disadvantaged patients, senior citizens, artists, primary school teachers and
patients from the armed forces at highly discounted rate. BIDS also aims to conduct
community awareness programs and free GI check-up camps in various small districts
of Maharashtra and surrounding states of India. We are eager to carry forward this
initiative to other states and enhance access to these superior diagnostics to all
sections of the society."
Dr. K. Ravindranath, Chairman & Managing Director of Global Hospitals Group,
speaking on the occasion said, "At all our Group Hospitals in Hyderabad, Bengaluru &
Chennai, we have ensured to deliver the most advanced multi-super speciality
tertiary care & multi-organ transplant services with state of the art technology and
utmost patient safety. Global Hospitals in Mumbai will bring to the people of
Mumbai, the immense collective expertise gained by the Group over a decade. Baldota
Institute of Digestive Sciences, spearheaded by Dr. Maydeo, is equipped in every
manner to deliver world class Gastroenterology services for which Global Hospitals
Group is so well known across the globe. I also would like to express my sincere
thanks to Shri. Narendrakumar A. Bald