"Much has been accomplished in the past, but a great deal remains to be done."
For a business initiative, the major benchmark of success is profitability. Whereas in the world of non-profit organizations like us, success is measured primarily in two ways.
First of all, the success of a mission hospital is measured in terms of the number of patients served in a year. Last year, more than 86000 were treated for various illnesses; a landmark achievement in the history of the hospital.
Secondly, the satisfaction levels of donors who supported our cause with their generous donations. More than 6000 donors, 40 colleges, 25 schools, 1400 charity box holders, 3 international organizations and several corporations stood with us in accomplishing many of our charity programs. This shows the exceptional confidence the donors have placed on us.
Meenakshi Mission Hospital & Research Centre is determined to support the patients by applying ‘state-of-the-art’ medical technologies to effectively tackle health challenges. Ultimately it is our aim for everyone to live a healthy, disease-free life.
Of course, none of this exciting progress would have happened without the help of our patients, donors, and well-wishers, to whom we are always grateful. I wish to extend special thanks to the Direct Relief International (DRI), who have offered us a new venture, the Rare Diseases Project, for the free treatment of LSDSS patients, and also the Lions Club Foundation who donated generously for the construction of the hospice. This year we initiated special services for septic patients, bone marrow transplantation and hospice services. The list will keep growing in coming years too.
I am grateful and inspired. I look forward to the many opportunities that await us!