Spreading Smiles

  • Every year 35,000 children in India are born with facial clefts.
  • Cleft Lip & Palate can be very well corrected by a small surgical procedure of 1hr. with a hospital stay of 3-5 days costing as little as 12,000 – 15,000 per surgery.
  • From the cleaners to the nurse to the surgeons everyone involved in the process is A VOLUNTEER.
  • All the surgeries in this project will be done Free Of Charge.
  • Join us in project SPREADING SMILES.
  • All the donations to this project are exempted from Sec. 80 / C, Income TaxAll the donations to this project are exempted from Sec. 80 / C, Income Tax
  • All the payments should be in the name of Saiseva Charitable Trust, Payable At Pune.

For further information contact :
Phone : 020 41088600, 96899 30608.

Project Joint Express

What is the Joint Express Campaign scheme all about?

We have treated many such patients, where this has resulted in complete change joint Express is a registered programme of Sai Seva Charitable Trust. Under this programme, Joint Replacement Surgeries are done at a concessional rate for needy patients. 50 % concession is given on hospital expenses. Although persons from all the age groups are eligible for this programme, preference is given to Young people, who are the sole earning member of the family. So, when such a person is benefitted, complete family gets the benefit. fortunes for the affected family. Although main focus of this programme is to help people requiring joint replacement,help is also offered for all other orthopaedic procedures as well.

When was it started and where?

This programme was started in August 2009. All the surgeries under this programme are done at SaiShree Hospital for Special Surgery, Aundh Pune. It is a fully accredited NABH Hospital.

What is the objective behind launching this scheme?

Sole purpose of this programme is to help needy patients. Also, we wanted to highlight the fact that, joint replacement not only changes persons affected joint but also transforms his / her life. Life is movement and movement is life, Joint Express is to help people to stand on their feet again.

How many patients have benefitted from the scheme?

More than 1000 persons are benefitted from this programme till today.

What is the total cost of the various treatments under the scheme compare to the normal cost in the market? What is the cost benefit for patient from this scheme under various procedures?

Under Joint Express a Total Knee Replacement in General ward is done in Rs. 99,000/- ( This includes total hospital expenses, implant cost but not medicine expenses, which are charged at actual ). We make sure that there is no compromise on quality of the procedure. We have minimal infection rate at SaiShree Hospital according to NABH standards and all the persons operated under this programme are back on their feet and leading a normal life. We also have facility of Navigation Surgery ( Computer Guided Joint Replacement Surgery ) Similar procedure in any other hospital in Pune would cost Rs. 1,25,000 and Rs. 1,60,000 in any of Mumbai Hospital.

Any approximate data of people suffering from knee problems in Mumbai/Maharashtra?

In India, more than 60 % of people above the age of 50 suffer from knee pain due to arthritis. This is on rise and is mainly because of sedentary life style, lack of exercise, obesity and osteoporosis.

What is the incentive for Mumbai patients to come to Pune and enroll in this scheme besides cost benefit?

As explained its quality treatment at affordable rates. Pune is just two hours driving distance from Mumbai and similar health care facilities are available. At the same time cost is nearly 40 % - 50 % less. Again it is personalized attention, which is offered, which would not be possible at bigger corporate hospitals.