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down town Charity Trust

The down town Charity Trust was formed by a Deed of Trust, executed on 29th Dec 1997. The settler of the trust is down town hospital ltd. The urge to do something for the poor and not so fortunate section of the society let to the formation of down town Charity Trust. Apart from doctors, the members of the Trust include Engineers, Educationists and other professionals from various walks of life.

Mission of the Trust: To reach premium Health Care facilities to the economically weaker section of the society & provide Infrastructure to develop the Human Resource of the Region. 

The Vision: A community having accessibility to premium health care facilities irrespective of economic status. 

The goals:

  • Providing Advanced Health Care to the economically weaker section and the remote rural dwellers to whom updated Medicare is a far cry.
  • Providing an academic base to nurture physicians of this region through Continuous Medical Education Programs
  • Establishing a platform for Human Resource Development

The activities of the Trust so far :

  • Conducting public health awareness programmes.
  • Conducting scientific seminars, workshops and CME on Health and Medical Sciences.
  • Organising Public Orations on various medical topics beneficial to the general public
  • In the last six years, more than 50 health camps were organized in remote areas and over 20,000 people were provided free treatment as well as medicines.
  • The trust has instituted an annual award in medicine for teaching and non-teaching doctors.
  • Providing free service to the poor population.

Smile Train Project

In 2002, the Trust entered into an agreement with the Smile Train Inc. of New York to offer free corrective surgery to poor patients born with cleft lip and palate. Till date about 450 such surgeries are performed. The patients are coming from all NE States and North Bengal.

  • CRC (under Ministry of Social Welfare) had joined hands with the Trust to kick-start a deafness prevention project aptly named The Dhwani Project.
  • down town Charity Trust is the only organization in this region and perhaps one of the very few in the whole of India to initiate a Vastra Bank in the name of Shankar Madhab. This bank would offer used as well as new clothes to people in need, every when every year half of Assam is submerged in water.
  • Recently we started the construction of a double lane RCC bridge over river Bahini, connecting G. S. Road with Dr. Zakir Hussain Road. This bridge built at a cost of about Rs. 35 lakhs would benefit more than 2 lacs population in the vicinity of our corporate hospital.


Shankar Madhab Rural Charity Hospital
One of the most ambitious project of down town Charity Trust is establishing a charity hospital in the name of Sankar Madhab Rural Charity Hospital at Panikhaiti about 17 kms from the city of Guwahati, in a tribal belt comprising basically the Garo, Mising, Karbi, Hajong Christian Population in Kamrup district.

1.This hospital would be a 300-bedded hospital where treatment would be provided at a subsidized cost for the people. 100 beds in this hospital would be absolutely free and the rest would be at a no profit no loss basis.

2.A plot of land measuring about 44 acres has been procured.

3.Already more than 800 million Indian Rupees have been spent towards the construction of the building as well for the development of the approach road.

4.It is projected that the project once started, will develop human resources of this area by providing direct employment to about 1500 people and indirect employment to about 3000 people. Further there would be development of this area consequent to betterment in the infrastructural facilities. 

The building of the proposed charity hospital at Panikhaiti. The total project cost is about 800 million Indian rupees.

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