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Knowing the great need for medical care in his native India, British-trained surgeon Stephen Alfred felt God calling him to return to Thane, India to address this need. In 1992 he returned from the United Kingdom to practice privately in Thane, bringing with him the dream of eventually starting a hospital to minister to the area’s many people. With much prayer and support, his dream of creating a hospital to provide excellent care to the needy while showing Christ’s love for all slowly became a reality.

In February of 1997 the first phase of hospital construction was complete. The two-story Lok Hospital was born. The first floor consisted of a minor operating theatre (including a full range of endoscopic equipment), X Ray, Ultrasound, Electrocardiogram, Electroencephalogram, EEG and Pulmonary function test facilities ,a major operating theatre, an outpatient department with seven consultation rooms. The second floor included wards with a total capacity of 28 beds.

Construction of two additional floors began in 1998 and was completed in 1999. Lok Hospital as it stands today has expanded to include a 6-bed intensive care unit that first treated patients in January 1999, a six-bed neonatal intensive care unit that heard its first newborn cry in August of 2001, a haemodialysis suite, administrative offices, a medication dispensary and eight additional ward beds. Another 4 beds were added for inpatient treatment in 2007 Thus making it into a total of 56 beds.

  The Hospital Today

Today Lok Hospital is recognized around the area not only for its provision of free care to the underserved, but also for the excellent level of care it provides to all of its patients. Patients have traveled many miles to receive care from 45 consulting specialists. Care is available in the fields of medicine, general surgery, pediatrics, cardiology, medical haematooncology, surgical oncology, otolaryngology (ENT), pediatric surgery, orthopedics, nephrology, neurosurgery, gynaecology/obstetrics, Dentistry and physical therapy (physiotherapy). Diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy procedures are also regularly performed including colonoscopy, esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), and bronchoscopy. The diagnostic modalities available within the hospital now include Computed tomography Digital X-Ray, electrocardiography, image intensifier (fluoroscopy), color-flow Doppler, ultrasonography, EEG, echocardiography. Magnetic resonance imaging is accessible at nearby facilities.

Lok Hospital Today

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