If Munnabhai were real, then J Watumull Global Hospital & Research Centre would be the hospital he sets up
If Munnabhai were real, then J Watumull Global Hospital & Research Centre would be the hospital he sets up.
This is a hospital that espouses everything the movie envisions healthcare to be – where delivering timely treatment is primary, and comes before filling forms or availing insurance, where patients are attended to on the severity of their illness and not on their ability to pay for treatment, and where, above all, a jaadu ki jhapi can do wonders to cure the sick.
The founding of this renowned hospital goes back a quarter of a century. In 1989, Dr. Ashok Mehta, eminent head and neck cancer surgeon from Mumbai, visited the Prajapita Bhrama Kumaris Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya global headquarters in Mt. Abu. It was his patient, Dadi Gulzar, a member of the Brahma Kumaris since its inception in the 1930, who motivated him to visit.
His visit opened his eyes to the world of the Brahma Kumaris and he realised that he deeply related with their principles of service. However, he felt that they needed an outlet/action for the spirituality that they preached. The fact that he himself was a doctor coupled with the backwardness of the Sirohi district (which Mt. Abu belongs to) led him to come up with the idea of setting up a hospital – as a hospital would give them an opportunity to serve the poor directly (spirituality was indirect).
There’s tons of volunteering opportunities for doctors. Your time/visit will be planned so as to maximise patients visiting you during your time in Mount Abu.
Short-term, non-medic vols can send in their CVs too and they will figure out a way for you to volunteer. They have not had any non-medic volunteers till date, hence don’t know what to do with them. Volunteers are provided suitable accommodation but no stipend.
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