Since its inception, Quest Foundation has pursued social initiatives spanning tribal welfare, education, general and rural healthcare. Besides funding for medical assistance, Quest Foundation is involved in donating medical equipment’s to Sion & KEM Hospital in Mumbai and helping Shri Ram Hospital, Gondal in Gujarat to pursue its mission of rural healthcare. Our initiatives have increased multi-fold with plenty of other medical institutions in providing COVID-19 relief package. We aim to build on these initiatives and provide our full support to them. We also continue to actively identify and partner with new causes that resonate with our core.
About King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEM Hospital)
Founded in 1926, the Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College (GSMC) and the King Edward Memorial (KEM) Hospital are amongst the foremost teaching and medical care providing institutions in India.
The medical college (school) provides training to about 2000 students in undergraduate, postgraduate and super –
specialty medical courses; in undergraduate and postgraduate physical and occupational therapy; Masters and Ph.D. courses in various allied specialties. A nursing school is also maintained by these institutions.
KEM Hospital is one of the largest hospitals in Asia with 2250 beds and 19,52,456 annual attendance. It is a renowned teaching center, training undergraduate and postgraduate medical students from all the branches of medicine in Mumbai. The twin institutions serve patients from lower economic strata not only from Mumbai and Maharashtra but from the entire country.
Funded mainly by the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai, these institutions render yeomen service – virtually free of cost – mostly to the underprivileged sections of the society.
Quest Foundation involvement with KEM Hospital
The department of ENT at KEM Hospital is a full-fledged department with inpatient admissions of more than 2136 patients, 25037 patients in the outpatients department and with more than 2200 surgical procedures. The department has great legacy of doctors of international level who have always worked towards improving the level of medical care of the large number of patients attending their OPD. The department has been a pioneer in the field of Micro-ear surgery, Endoscopic sinus surgery, laryngeal and airway surgery & Cochlear Implants.
The patients catered by this institute are mostly from low socioeconomic class who cannot afford the care of corporate sector hospitals. Municipal Corporation is giving almost free treatment to ever-increasing patient load. The people with philanthropic attitude like Quest Foundation help to install best of the medical facilities to raise quality of medical care for this class equal to advanced corporate sector which they, by no means would have been able to afford.
Donation of 3D endoscopy machine by us
The three-dimensional endoscopic system is a new advancement in the field of nasal and skull base surgery. It being a very narrow working space in between the eyes and brain and its relation to important nerves and vessels, requires immense precision and skill while operating in this area. The 3D Endoscopy system provides good depth perception and improves orientation while doing endoscopic intervention. It’s an edge above present 2D system and the same can be applied for airway surgery. They run one of the largest airway clinics in the country and this is possible due to annual visit of Prof. Monnier from Switzerland. Annually they are doing nearly 180 airway cases including assessments and resections.
3D endoscopy has relatively shorter learning curve but thereafter the surgery is quick and precise. It’s an excellent tool for teaching also and they have at least 16 residents and 6 faculties hence the system will be well utilized to serve the patients attending KEM hospital. The quality of visualization helps better clearance of disease, conservation of mucosa, less complication and shorter surgical time. The surgeries performed can be demonstrated in three dimensions in high definition monitors which is a high standard learning tool for the trainee doctors here. They believe the trainee doctors are the future doctors of the nation hence deserve the best standard of teaching and learning.
We have extended our medical aid by sponsoring and donation for setting up 3D endoscopy system for endoscopic, skull base and airway surgery. We have purchased best 3D endoscopy system from KARL STORZ Endoscopy India Private Limited, who belongs to KARL STORZ SE & Co. KG, Germany.
Quest Foundation distributed 5000 mixed dry-fruit packets of 200 grams each at Tata Memorial centre Actrec at Kharghar, Navi Mumbai with help of Managing Trustee of Madat Trust Dr Anand Parihar & it’s CEO Mrs Urvija Sanghvi.
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