AAPI Charitable Hospital Kartarpur, Jalandhar, Punjab, India
Regd No: 607 FCRA No: 115280034
Registered with Registrar of Society Registerd With Reserve Bank
Punjab. Chandigarh of India. New Delhi
The American Association of Physicians from India (AAPI) Charitable Dispensary functioning at Kartarpur "The Historic town of Guru Arjan Dev ji" is the brain child of AAPI – an Organisation of physicians who are now American citizens but have got their roots in India. Inspired by the spirit of service and devotion to ailing to humanity in their motherland, several Charitable Dispensaries are being run in India by financial aid from AAPI Charitable Foundation. The credit of allocation of AAPI Charitable Dispensary of Punjab goes to Dr. Surjit Singh who happened to be the President of AAPI in year 1991-92. The credit for location of this charitable dispensary at Kartarpur goes to the Kalhan family and their sister, Miss Suman Lata another self-less worker who donated their six room house to this dispensary along with land where construction for the new building for diagnostic and maternity wing has been made. This dispensary was inaugurated on 1st May 1991.
Our local community has also supported this noble cause and several philanthropic persons have als donated money for this humanitarian cause.
Backbone of our organization
The dispensary’s staff consists of One physician, Pharmacist, Radiographer-cum-Physiotherapist, Store keeper, Laboratory Assistant Nurse, Ambulance Driver and sweepers. The Medical officer attends to about 100-150 patients per day. Two specialists, Orthopaedic surgeon and Gynaecologist visit the dispensary every Thursday to provide their specialized services. We are thankful to Mr. Balbir Singh Saini, Secretary Guru Nanak Mission Charitable Hospital, Jalandhar who has allowed his Orthopaedic Surgeon to visit us and shift our patients to Guru Nanak Mission Charitable Hospital, Jalandhar for further treatment, if needed. To look after newly opened Dental Wing, a part time dentist is appointed to examine patients daily.
The infrastructure is well planned with spacious and impressive front area having two separate gates for entry exit. Ample space is available for parking of ambulances, cars and other vehicles. A well maintained green belt with planting of ornamental tree and shrubs adds to the beauty and grace of the hospital. The entry of the various departments is provided by well planned ramps and stairs for the convenience of the patients and easy movement of trolleys, wheel chairs and statures. The provision of lifts was planned ever since the inception of building but its installation could have been made possible in year 2015 for the fast shifting of patients and smooth movement of hospital activities. Further, to avoid any disruption in the hospital activity due to power failure, 85 Kva generator is installed. For the relaxation of patients, their attendants, computer school students and other a well organised resting place(canteen) has also been provided.
Great Boosters of Infrastructure and Up gradation of Hospital
During 1992-93 AMDANA, USA began its kind union by donating X-Ray machine and Dr. Surjit Singh donated one Ambulance for exiting expansion of dispensary. In 1993, with the inspiration of Mr. Vijay K Kalhan, Secretary, Mrs Raj Bhardwaj President and their Directors, KARTARPUR CHAITABLE FUND, Canada (KCF) started the association with a big booster for up gradation of dispensary to Multispecialty Hospital. KCF Canada is a registered charity which with the financial support from Lubana Association, USA, enabled us to buy additional 19874 sq. ft. land in year 2000 where at present the newly well planned hospital building is serving the society. By God’s grace all the three buildings are inter connected with the one common ramp. To build up the latest well designated building great financial help of Kartarpur Charitable Fund Canada, Kumra Foundation USA, Dr. Surjit Singh, Dr Ranjit Singh, USA and MR. Harbans Singh Saini Kartarpur, Mr. Charan Singh U.K. and few other donor friends/families are unforgettable.
A team of 15 eminent doctors and efficient staff is engaged to provided best health care solution to the needy patients in Kartarpur and surrounding 70 villages. Being impressed by the services, patients for their effective treatment also come from far away areas.
Frequent holding of free General health and Eye camps in rural areas is encouraging step for needy to get their medical check up at door step. Once disease is detected and controlled in the beginning it saves life of millions.
In the prevailing stressful period, taking care of mental health of the patients-public and to apprise the progress of foundation annual cultural program “Yadhein” is arranged every year in the month of February-MarchCamps held upto now: