The Noon Hospital and Research Centre - India
The Noon Hospital and Research Centre is a hospital with a vision for excellence
in medical care and was Lord Noon’s brainchild and his legacy to the people
of Rajasthan in memory of his beloved mother.
The late Lord Noon MBE, Kt (known as the Curry King of the UK) was not only a successful businessman but also a staunch philanthropist. Lord Noon dedicated his time to supporting many charitable projects in both India and the UK. One of his greatest achievements was to build The Noon Hospital and Research Centre, a health care facility with 100 beds located in Bhawani Mandi which is located in the state of Rajasthan in India.
The hospital provides essential health care services for people residing within a radius of 100 km where there is no other appropriate or accessible health care facilities. The hospital, established now over 11 years ago, has provided high quality health care services ranging from accident and emergency care, operating theatres, an intensive care unit, a neonatal ICU , dialysis centre, pharmacy, laboratory and a fledgling eye care centre, all run with the help and dedication of caring skilled staff consisting of doctors, nurses and paramedics.
Lord Noon spent a lifetime, planning, raising funds and overseeing the establishment and sustainability of this hospital. His last wish before his unexpected illness and untimely passing was to expand the hospital - to build a Centre for excellence in Eye Care. He realised that India has the world’s largest population of blind people. The most afflicted are the rural poor with little access to basic health care. However, timely treatment can save the sight of over 80% of people. People living in the Bhawani Mandi area either had to travel many miles at great expense or the majority lost their eyesight and they and their families suffered a life of poverty and alienation.
To tackle these issues the hospital established its Eye Department in 2008. The Eye Department provided for a range of services tackling a variety of health issues, including glaucoma, blindness, trachoma and cataracts. It gained accreditation from the State Government through the District Blindness Control Society for prevention of blindness.
With the generous donations, a new wing was built and is now dedicated to eye care with two ophthalmic doctors and a retina specialist. The latest equipment’s, a dedicated spectacle shop and increase in staffing has led to ensuring that demand can be met and vulnerable patients in need will not be turned away.
Noon Hospital has been in collaboration with “Apex Kidney Care”, Mumbai for the past 4 years. We run a six-bed dialysis center, our patients are looked after and treated in comfort by our trained experienced staff, supported by the highest quality dialysis equipment.
The hospital also runs their own charitable wing where patients of lower income group are looked after and cared for. Super specialist doctors are bought in from larger cities for Free Surgical and Free OPD Camps on a regular basis.
In January 2020, Noon Hospital inaugurated a new four state of the art Operating theatre complex with Labour rooms and Recovery room. The four state of the art operating theatres have been designed considering the OT zonation technique where dirty and clean never overlap. This helps with cross contamination and we are constantly looking to getting more doctors empaneled to do more specialized surgeries.
Earlier this year the hospital started its NOON TELECONSULTING PLATFORM.
Leading Doctors of the country Dr Jatin Kothari (DM) Nephrology, Dr Muffazal Lakdawala (MS), Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgeon, Dr Kersi Bomi Chavda, (MBBS, DPM, FIPS, FIAPP, FAPA) Psychiatrist and Dr MK Gupta (MD, DNB), Neonatologist, have been using this platform to help the patients in these challenging times.
A project to connect RURAL INDIA to GLOBAL HEALTH CARE FACULTY is now a REALITY at Noon Hospital.
The pandemic has taken a real toll on the Noon Hospital, the people there are counting on us for help and in saving their lives. We have recently bought a state of the art “Siemens 96 slice CT scan” with low level radiation. The machine has facilitated all rural patients in the Pandemic Covid 19. From this facility doctors can give the better treatment to the patients and diagnostics that helps to improve patient experience throughout the CT imaging workflow.
The current most needed is the continuous supply of Oxygen. Today we are dependent on the government for OXYGEN, and this is becoming a big challenge, this enables us to only treat the no of patients to the cylinders supplied. We intend to install an oxygen plant for tackling future waves and helping the ever-growing critical care department with good quality health care. The pandemic is putting extraordinary stress on the resources of the hospital, with doctors and staff working round the clock trying their level best to save as many lives with little resources in these times of great need.
We at Noon Hospital are also looking to setting up a molecular lab with NABL accreditation as the next steps. This will give us a platform for doing the PT-PCR testing among other diagnostics which is nonexistence currently. A much-needed requirement in these times.
Noon Hospital always ensures that the highest quality health services and facilities for the community, to promote wellness and restore health as swiftly and safely as it can be done with commitment to excellence in health care, where people’s health comes first.