The institute is situated in the heart of the city, in the Worli area on an area of 6 acres.
The pleasant greenery surrounds the typical old English styled building of the college. The campus consists of college building, library building, hospital building, research wing and with hostel accommodation for boys, girls and hospital staff. The beautiful temple of Lord Dhanvantari enhances the holiness of the campus.
The library always stands as the replica of the institution. It is true for Podar library also. The library consists of good stock of more than 20000 old and recent books. It also contains original manuscripts and out of print books. It is enriched with latest publications by several international institutes including WHO. It also receives more than 25 national and international periodicals and newspapers based on pharmacology and research to keep the students of this institute update with the latest trends. Its reference desk provides access to more than 100 research thesis done by postgraduate students in this institute. Complete silence is maintained in PG and UG reading rooms to facilitate study. Most important is the helpful and friendly nature of the Library assistants makes the difficult research work easy and pleasant.
The Herbal Garden
Herbal garden is situated in the area of almost 6000 sq.ft. The garden is enriched with several herbs, which are practically used for hospital patients. This garden also contains several distinguishing species of various herbs. Various trees are marked with their common names and basic properties so that layman can also understand the importance of medicinal use of herbs. The central building of Podar, which is, surrounded by the evergreen trees, herbs, and shrubs, makes this institute "Green Island" in the heart of central Mumbai (erstwhile Bombay)
For last 60 years and more the hospital is following the principles of humanity and services to mankind. It enjoys the unique position of the only Ayurvedic hospital with large number of OPD and IPD patients. It is the only Ayurvedic hospital run by govt.of Maharshtra that has 24 hours casualty services.
Indoor Patient Facility
It has the facility of 7 wards, which includes
The total patient capacity of the hospital is around 210 beds, which is almost full to the capacity through out the year. The IPD is supported with several modern equipments like ECG, Centralized oxygen system, Nebuliser, Ultrasonography etc.
Special Panchakarma Centre
Growing demand and increasing popularity for pure Ayurved has lead to the establishment of this Centre. The Centre is specially designed by using modern technologies and ancient wisdom. It has the facility of 6 double-bedded rooms for admistting the patients. All the procedures of Panchakarma are performed religiously by specially trained male and female masseurs under the supervision of senior physicians and that too at very reasonable prices. One has to book in advance for getting admission in this ward. Email for this purpose is [email protected]
THE OPD's - hospital is running successfully various OPD's according to the specialities. It includes OPD's for :-
Hospital is also running various disease specific Special Out Patient's Clinics such as
Other facilities provided by this hospital are :-
These all facilities are provided at a very minimal charge so that poor patients cannot be deprived from the basic healthcare need.
Hospital is having well equipped and well managed operation theatre for major and minor operative procedures. Several surgical procedures like hernia, hydroceal, appendectomy, anorectal surgeries, gynecological procedures like DNC, hysterectomy, tubal ligation, Caesar and various ENT and Ophthalmic surgical procedures like cataract, stye, auroplasty etc. are performed routinely by surgeons.
This institute has a grate historical significance in contributing the well being of society. Still, even after 60 years it is following the same path with the noble cause.
A special Clinic for Anorectal Disorders is being run exclusively for the special Ksharsutra (Ayurvedic Medicated Thread) Treatment. This treatment has been rated as the best available management for Fistula in Ano with minimum (almost negligible) recurrence rate. This being a treatment that can be done just by a weekly visit to the clinic also makes it superior to other modes of treatment, as there is minimum wages loss. The procedure is done with out inducing any anaesthesia.
Primary Research Areas
Future Plans :-