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          On the occasion of the doctors day, Poona Hospital arranged a stage show program for the consultants ’Maan Kara Re Prasanna’ (Be Happy) presented by Dr.Sanjay Upadhye on 01st July 2019. The program was enjoyed emmensely by the audience.

          More than 6000 Free Cleft Lip & Palate surgeries have been carried out & more than 20,000 patients consulted free of cost since going into collaboration with ’Smile Train’, USA’ in 2002. A function to celebrate the occasion was held on 20th July 2019. Dr. Anjali Sabne, Assistant Health Chief of the Pune Municipal Corporation was chief guest. 150 patients, their parents, plastic surgeons, anesthetists & pediatricians attended the program.   


  • A Free Asthma & Thyroid Checkup Camp  was organized by the Department of Ayurveda,PHRC on 30th June & 1st July 2019. Total 25 patients benefited with free consultation.
  • Shri Rakesh Jain Memorial Blood Bank, PHRC & Shree Jin Kushal Seva Mandal  jointly organized the annual Blood Donation Camp in the memory of Late Shri. Rakesh D. Jain in Poona Hosptial & Research Centre on 15th July 2019 to mark the occasion of his 13th Death Anniversary. Shri. Suryakantji Pathak, Director of Grahak Peth inaugurated the camp. A total of 151 people donated blood.
  • Blood Donations Camps: A total of 8 Blood Donation Camps were arranged during the period between May 2019 & July 2019 at various places in Pune. A total of 656 people donated blood during these camps.
  • Ongoing Free Cataract Screening Camp for patients above 50 years: Free screening is being done on every Monday & Thursday between 2 pm & 4 pm. Cataract Surgery, if required, will be done at Rs.500/- and preoperative investigations will be done at concessional rates.
  • Diabetic Association of India, Pune Branch organized a CME on ’Transitions in Insulin and Insulin Therapy’ on 2nd June 2019.
  • Department of Ayurveda, PHRC organized a public lecture on ’Thyroid Diseases & Control’ and ’Asthma & Ayurveda’ on 29th June 2019.
  • Dr Nitin Abhyankar, organized a CME on ’Tuberculosis Update’ on 30th June 2019.
  • Indian Orthopaedic Association, Maharashtra Orthopedic Association, Pune Orthopedic Society and SICOT India, jointly organized an ’Instructional Course in Hand Surgery’ between 26th & 28th July 2019. 
  • A 3 day Certificate Course of ’Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support & Basic Life Support’ was organized, comprising of lectures, presentations & examinations  between 1st & 3rd August 2019. 20 candidates participated in this course.
  • General Practitioner’s Association & Poona Hospital & Research Centre, jointly organized a CME on ’Newer Advances in GI Endoscopy & Common GI Surgeries’ on 4th August 2019.
  • Department of Medicine, Poona Hospital & Research centre organized the following CME programmes.
    • ’Multiple Myeloma’ on 11th June 2019.
    • ’Sleep Physiology, Insomnia & Parasomnia & Sleep Disorder’  on 09th July 2019.
    • ‘Medical Parasitology: Nematodes, Trematodes & Cestodes’ on 13th August 2019.




Press Articles

Poona Hospital’s Senior Neurosurgeon, Dr Sushil Patkar pioneered a new technique in spinal surgery that greatly reduces risk. This technique has been appreciated & accepted, nationaly and internationaly.

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Patient Testimonials

Smt Lata Gupta
Research Officer
“ This is my thank you note to Dr. Bharat A. Dikshit, Dr.Neela Desai and all the caring staff members of Poona Hospital. My mother (Smt. Kirti Gupta) underwent a medical surgery (appendix tumor) on 21/09/2012. Thank you very much Dr.Dikshit and all for your kindness and the care you took of my mother. Your talent in surgery is a beacon of hope for the future of all your patients.
Once again thanks for everything. “

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Poona Hospital and Research Centre

Poona Hospital & Research Centre was established in 1985 under the aegis of the Rajasthani and Gujarati Charitable Foundation, a registered public charitable trust, with the aim of providing quality medical care at a reasonable cost to the public, and also to give free or concessional medical care to patients from the lower socio-economic strata.

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It is the commonest cause of adult disability


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Smile Train Leaflet

पूना हॉस्पिटल अँड रिसर्च सेंटरने जनसामान्यांचा हितासाठी एक विशेष प्रकल्प हाती घेतला आहे. जगातील तीसपेक्षा जास्त देशांमध्ये असणाऱ्या अमेरिकेतील " द स्माईल ट्रेन " या आंतराष्ट्रीय सेवाभावी संस्थेच्या सहकार्याने हा प्रकल्प राबविला जात आहे

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National Board of Examinations
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General Surgery
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Fellowship In Minimal Access Surgery
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Post MBBS Criticial Care Medicine
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Nursing Students
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