Donation to the Institute

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Director's Message

Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology is an Institute of National Importance under the Department of Science & Technology (DST) of the Union Government. It is also the only science and technology institution under the DST which has a hospital wing. The fundamental objectives of the Institute are to (1) provide high quality treatment for patients with Cardiac and Neurological disorders and (2) conduct research and develop technologies for medical devices for the use of our people which can be manufactured in India. We accomplish our objectives by keeping pace with and incorporating advances in medical science in our clinical practice, conducting rigorous research and developmental activities and providing high quality post graduate and post doctoral training programs.

We have been serving all sections of society for four decades from all parts of India and even the neighboring countries. Our surgical teams perform complex operations on the hearts and brains of patients of all ages; from babies who are only a few weeks old to octogenarians. Through the state-of-the art comprehensive care programs, our multidisciplinary teams of medical professionals treat the most challenging cases with exceptional commitment. The hospital provides totally free treatment to 17.4 percent of patients, of which 4.3% are covered exclusively by the Institute and the rest by central and state government medical insurance schemes. Another 62% get concessions ranging from 10 to 60%, for all the in-patient and out-patient services. At present, only 34 percent of patients, who are in the higher income group or are fully insured, pay the full charges for the services of the hospital. These charges are well below the rates in private hospitals. With the rising costs of health care, escalation in salaries and cost of medical equipment and infrastructure, the economic burden on the Institute has considerably increased, leading to significant budgetary deficits. The grant- in- aid from the central government for medical research and technology development and the internal revenue generated through its services are inadequate to meet the hospital expenses and to continue to provide subsidized treatment to the same extent to patients from poorer socio-economic groups.

Altruism or regard for the welfare of others is a noble aspect of human nature. The Institute, born of a generous gift from the Royal Family of the erstwhile Travancore, has followed the tradition of generosity and kindness towards the poor by reducing their economic burden to save their lives and treat their children. We remain committed to uphold this tradition and for this we need the enthusiastic support from each one of you. We request and welcome all of you to partner in this tradition of generosity and help the Institute realize its motto “Jeeva Jyothir Aseemahi”, which means “ May we Live and have Light”.

Patient Testimonies

Q. Why support SCTIMST?
Our institution has a unique tradition of offering subsidized services to the poor and vulnerable. More than two-thirds of inpatient care and about 60% of outpatient care delivered at the institution during 2012-15 was significantly subsidized, of which 10% of patients received all treatment free of cost. This has helped prevent the sad loss of precious lives due to inability to meet the substantial cost of advanced medical care.
Q. What will my donation be used for?
Your donation will be used as a contribution towards one or more of the following:
Diet Charges for a Poor Patient for 1 week
Rs. 750
One day ICU Charges for a Neurology Patient
Rs. 1000
EEG/ EMG test for a Poor Patient
Rs. 1500
Video-EEG Charges for One day
Rs. 4000
CT Scan
Rs. 5000
Rs. 8000
Charges for Botulinum Toxin Injection for a Patient
Rs. 10000
Rs. 20000
Plasma Exchange Treatment for One day
Rs. 25000
Device Closure of PDA
Rs. 50000
Balloon Mitral Valvotomy
Rs. 50000
One dose of Intravenous Immunoglobulin
Rs. 50000
Cardiac corrective surgery
Rs. 1 lakh
Device Closure of ASD, VSD
Rs. 1 lakh
Peripheral Vascular Intervention
Rs. 1 lakh
Coronary Stenting
Rs. 2 lakhs
Heart valve replacement
Rs. 2 lakhs
Pace-maker implantation
Rs. 2 lakhs
Neuro Intervention
Rs. 4 lakhs
Brain tumour surgeries
Rs. 5 lakhs
Complex Neurovascular Intervention
Rs.10 lakhs
Deep Brain Stimulation
Rs.10 lakhs
Any amount
Any other purpose that you may specify
Q. How do I make a donation?

You could send a cheque or DD drawn in favor of “The Director, SCTIMST” and post it to:

The Director,

Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology,

Medical College P.O.,

Thiruvananthapuram- 695011.

Kindly write your name and contact details on the back of the cheque or fill the online donation form, print it out and enclose it along with the cheque or DD.

You can also make an online NEFT Transfer: Account Name:

The Director, SCTIMST

Account No: 57036244025.

Bank: State Bank of India,

Medical College Branch, Thiruvanathapuram- 695011

IFSC code: SBIN0070029

Please fill in the Online donation form so that we can send you the receipt and tax exemption certificates.

Q. Can I make a donation in honor or memory of someone?
Yes. You may make such donations as contributions towards specific infrastructure or equipments. Please send us the details of the person in whose honor/ memory the donation is being made.
Q. Is my donation tax deductable?
Yes.Your donation receives tax exemption u/s 80G(5) of the IT Act.