BKL Walawalkar Hospital

Referral/Teaching Hospital | Chiplun, India

Hospital description

B.K.L. Walawalkar Hospital (BKLWH) is a busy 500 bedded multi-specialty equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, hospital coving one of the most rural and undeveloped regions of the Maharahtra state. They provide comprehensive treatment and excellent care. Thought both inpatient and outpatient work the hospital strive to provide the best treatment for patients with health issues in all significant medical fields including; A &E, Medicine, Dermatology, ENT, OBG, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Pediatrics, Pathology, Psychiatry, Radio Diagnosis, Surgery and TB & Chest Disease.

Funding for the hospital and treatments mostly comes from charity and patient pay what they can afford to ensure health care is accessible to all. Patients pathology is often very advance due to late presentation and local beliefs about patient care and healing. To try and improve this and improve the health of region the hospital runs many outreach programs which have had very positive outcomes on physical health and quality of life. When you go to B.K.L Walawalkar Hospital for your elective you do not only get to experience hospital medicine, you will have the opportunity to go into the community with outreach teams and experience how health education has changed the lives of so many for the better. Some of the outreach programs that have been very successful include: Empowering women projects, Malnutrition projects, Common Birthday celebrations, Adolescent Health and Community village Visits.

The SVJC trust has not just built a hospital in the area they have provided a school, sports ground, nursing school and most recently a medical school, all with top class facilities. This has allowed the local people access to education and jobs leading to the social-economic transformation of the village and the surrounding areas. This also gives you the opportunity on your elective to contribute to teaching and see how medical education is delivered in a different part of the world.

You can find information about the SVJC trust on their website: www.svjctrust.co.uk . They work closely with BKL Walawalkar Hospital https://walawalkarhospital.com, and often gather a group of volunteers to offer expertise, time and resources.


Hospital type Referral/Teaching Hospital
Local language Marathi *staff speak English*
Funding Status Public


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