Dear Friends & Well Wishers,

It is with great pleasure that I place before you the 57th Annual Report of this institution. This report covers the period 1st April 2014 to 31st March 2015.

The construction of the additional two floors above the Out Patient block have been completed and the first floor now accommodates the male and female general wards. The Bhagwan Mahavir Jain Dialysis Foundation Trust have completed equipping the 4500 sft assigned to them and 24 dialysis beds are functioning. The need has been so great that they are running three shifts and are even contemplating a fourth shift. We are now planning to convert the wards in the old block to single and sharing rooms. The registrations under the Arogyasri and EHS programmes have been completed and the hospital has been approved by various insurance companies resulting in a number of patients availing of the cashless payment procedure. It is proposed to provide medical services to children attending government schools in our vicinity and discussions are going on with the authorities.

Your Board has decided to start a centre for research into the causes and cures of diabetes and have constructed and furnished a 2000 sft facility on the 2nd floor. An MOU has been entered into with the Diabetes Research Centre, an organisation headed by Dr. P. V. Rao who is an authority in the field, to operate the Kumudini Devi Diabetes Research Centre. The Centre has already commenced operations in temporary accommodation and will occupy the new premises in the month of October this year.

The Pain Relief and Palliative Care Society are continuing to run the KUMUDINI DEVI HOSPICE for the terminally ill. A hostel for nurses has been started in the building lying vacant consequent to the community care centre for children being closed down. It was felt that this facility would facilitate the recruitment and retention of nurses.

As in past years we have benefitted from the generosity of many of our well wishers and I would like to thank them for the donations & help that they have provided to SRH over the past year. The German Leprosy Relief Association, the Government of Andhra Pradesh, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation, The State TB Control Society have made substantial contributions to our efforts for which we are extremely grateful. We thank Dr. August Beine and The Sisters of the Nirmala Dasikal Congregation for their continuing dedication and selfless service.

My grateful thanks to Shri Birad Yagnik and his team at Visual Quest for continuing to maintain and host our website, to Smt. Chitra Reddy for bringing out our Newsletter and Smt. Rekha Sekri for reviewing and suggesting corrections to the information on our web site.

I would also like to thank all our doctors and other staff members for their dedication & hard work which has made SRH what it is.

Vikramdev Rao
Honorary Secretary