Aasha Children Hospital
Asha Children Hospital was constructed by Shri Ashvin
Bharania Charity Foundation under guidance of Shri Ashvinbhai Manjibhai Bharania.
It was inaugurated by Srhi Moraribapu on 16th April, 1989. The main aim of this
hospital is to provide medical aid at concessional rates to the children of
Porbandar and villages around Porbandar.
The hospital is having facilities like General Ward, Special Ward, ICU and
Neonatal Center, X-Ray Room, Laboratory, Vaccination Center, Playground for
kids, Ambulance, Canteen, Medical Store etc. Patients are charged minimum OPD
charges so that no child should remain without treatment. Hospital runs on
No-Profit No-Loss basis.
OPD charge is Rs.10/- (Rupees Ten Only) while indoor patients Rs.100/- (Rupees
One Hundred only) per 24 hours. In last 22 years, more than 5,20,000 (Five Lac
Twenty Thousand) children have been treated at OPD level. At indoor level, more
than 70,000 (Seventy Thousand) children have been treated.
Aasha Blood Bank
Asha Blood Bank was established 7 years ago by Shri
Ashvinbhai Bharania Charity Foundation. Its main purpose is to provide blood
free of cost to the patients of Thalassemia and Hemophilia. Blood transfusion is
also free of cost.
Monthly requirement of whole blood in Asha Blood Bank is 500 units. But at
present, the facility of component is not available. Also more than 50 % blood
is given free of cost.
In fact, this noble work was began 16 years back but at that time institution
did not have facility of blood bank. So Jagrut Blood Bank of Porbandar
co-operated and provided blood at 50% cost to thalassemia patients.
At present, Blood bank gives blood at 50% to the BPL Card Holders. There are 190
children suffering from thalassamia who are registered with the institute and
get free blood. Institute gives free to blood to more than 200 children per
What is blood component unit ?
Normally blood is deposited with blood banks and given to the
patients as and when required by doctors. But as per WHO’s latest scientific
research, blood cells a separated in 3 parts namely : RBC (Red Blood Cell),
Platelets and Plasma. Some specific equipments are required for this separation
Human body needs blood in emergency in some serious diseases like Anemia,
Thalassemia, Hemophilia, Pregnancy, Major Surgeries, Many hereditary diseases
and at the time of accidents.
For example, patients of Anemia, Thalassemia, Major Surgeries often need RBC (PCV).
For burnt patients and hemophilia patients, plasma is required. Platelets are
required for accidental cases, chikungunya, dengue, pregnancy etc. Whole blood
is required when blood deficiency is diagnosed.
Normally, patients are given whole blood which may cause serious side effects
like increment of hemoglobin, plasma or blood ratio etc.
Why is blood component unit required at Porbandar ?
There is not a single blood component blood bank in the city.
Due to this, patients of the city are given whole blood. Sometimes patients have
to move to Rajkot or Ahmedabad in case of requirement of component. Many
Patients can not afford these expenses and due to lake of this facility, people
lose their lives.
The institute is planning to establish such unit in Porbandar to avoid the
problems mentioned above. Your kind co-operation is needed to achieve such a
The list of necessary equipments for blood
||Tube Sealer Beach Type
||Tube Sealer Portable
||Blood Bank Refrigerator
||Platelet Agitator & Incubator 48
||Plasma Thawing Bath
||Deep Freezer -40 Degree
||Plasma Separator Ele.
||Laminiar Air Flow
||Computer + Printer
||Construction 2500 Sq. Ft.
Aasha Thalassemia Center
The institute has established a Thalassemia Center alongwith Asha
Children Hospital. The atmosphere of this center is such that the child patient
forgets all the pain and gets delighted with joy. The facility to give blood
while watching cartoons or movies, indoor games, kids drawings, nice books etc
provide pain removing atmosphere to the child patient. Parents of thalassemia
patient are also informed time to time about frequency of giving blood,
maintaining iron ratio and its tests. They are also provided counseling by
expert Doctors for precaution against thalassemia for next child.
Aasha Pathology Laboratory
The institute has also established an advanced pathology laboratory
along with the hospital. Approximately 35000 patients have been served with all
kind of tests.
Aasha Radiology Department
The institute has also established an advanced vaccination center
along with the hospital. Here vaccination against Polio, Typhoid, Jaundice,
Hepatitis B, M.M.R., D.P.T. etc are given to child patients. Approximately 40000
patients have benefitted till date.
Mamta Kendra Yojana by Gujarat Government is also running at the
institute. Under this project, Iron tablets to pregnant women, Mosquito Net for
children are distributed. Free counseling provided to women for Precautions to
be taken during and after pregnancy and how to take care of the health of the
child from the time of birth.
T. B. (Dots Center)
The institute is running Dots center for last 5 years. In the year
2008-09, the institute achieved second place in the institutes working at NGO
Level. The institute was awarded by Gujarat Government on 24.3.2009 (World
T.B.Day) by State Health Minister Shri Jay Narayan Vyas.
H.I.V. – AIDS Project
The institute is working on HIV-AIDS for last 5 years. Two projects
namely : Jeevandip and Targeted Intervention Project are running. Under these
projects, to provide awareness against HIV and awareness to get government help
for such diseases.