Santhi Hospital is a charitable hospital established in 1988 at Omassery, a quaint village in Malabar. An initiative of Islamic Welfare Trust (IWT), the main objective of this hospital is to make quality medical care facilities available to the common man and the underprivileged sections of the society at an affordable cost.
Santhi Hospital is a 300 bedded multi-specialty hospital. It has made a mark in terms of its medical expertise, nursing care and quality diagnostic services through perseverance and commitment to its goals.
The hospital facilities reach an approximate population of over 10 lakh spread over 375 sq km.
The biggest project that the Islamic Welfare Trust has taken up so far, and successfully implemented is Santhi Hospital. It is a 370 bed charitable hospital established in 1988 at Omassery.The main objective of this hospital is to provide international quality medical care facilities at an affordable cost to the common man and the underprivileged sections of the society. It has made a mark in terms of its excellent medical expertise, nursing care and quality of diagnostic services through continuous updates, may it be a medical breakthrough or technology. The hospital facilities reach an approximate population of over 10 lakh people spread over 375 sq. km. the hospital boasts state of the art labour suites and operation theatres meeting international standards, a whole body spiral CT scan machine, a computerized digital X-ray machine as well as mobile ICU services to serve the rural community.
The hospital provides more than excellent medical services. The hospital takes up several welfare activities to improve the life of the people emphasizing the betterment of the life of the economically backward sections of the society. At Santhi Hospital, the treatment expenses for various diagnostic and therapeutic procedures are comparatively less. For the destitute and needy patients, the hospital gives concession without discrimination of cast or creed. Sometimes, the patients get treatment free of cost. Each month, a huge amount is spent by the hospital exclusively for charity. The Hospital has another charity initiative named Sukurtham to help kidney patients. Under this initiative, the patients are given concession in their lifelong treatment procedures like dialysis. If required, they are provided with treatment free of cost as well. Ashwas is another venture initiated by the hospital to provide free and nutritious food to the patients and their care takers. The Social wing of the hospital in collaboration with the pharmacy identifies people in need of medications and distributes it to them free of cost.
The hospital also has Asha Counseling Centre providing specialized counseling and support services for the general public to curb various social evils.The Centre improves the quality of life for individuals, families, and communities by helping people make positive changes in their lives and empowering them to make healthy and effective choices. Another venture is Jyothis or Integrated Counseling and Testing Center (ICTC) providing HIV counseling, testing and treatment referrals free of cost.
The hospital also provides specialized health care to senior citizens. The patients who belong to the economically strained category get free medical assistance. Santhi Hospital is also a collaborating partner with the Revised National Tuberculosis Program (RNTCP) providing free smear microscopy as well as activities to improve and strengthen Tuberculosis prevention and control. Health check-up and promotion is another program initiated by the hospital to check the spread of diseases among the people. Regular medical camps are conducted in alliance with NGOs, social workers and other public institutions mostly in the remote areas inhabited mostly by tribes. They are provided with free medicines by the visiting teams of doctors, nurses, and paramedical staff. Apart from that, regular camps on first aid, trauma management, and related legal aspects are conducted. At present more than 1200 people make use of this camp.
The Pain and Palliative Care Clinic is a venture guided by the Pain and Palliative Society of Calicut, Government Medical College which has a team of highly qualified and trained doctors accompanied by nurses and volunteers. The clinic since its inception in 2003, has registeredmore than 500 patients and among them about 65 % are cancer patients. Besides giving treatment to the patients, the hospital also gives support to the members of the family. A noticeable amount of money is being spent for this purpose. The clinic also provides home care to those who require it. All the patients under the clinic are given procedures and medicines free any cost.