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Ramakrishna Mission Shishumangal Pratishthan

The name "Ramakrishna Mission Shishumangal Pratishthan" brings a nostalgic feeling to thousand of Kolkatans who were born in the Pratishthan since 1932. It was founded in a rented house by Srimat Swami Dayanandaji Maharaj, a disciple of the Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi, as a small maternity and child welfare centre. It was the only institution of its kind in Kolkata then, dedicated to the welfare of the expectant mothers and new born babies, when hospitalization for child-birth was not really known in our country. Sooner than expected, the centre became very popular and there was a growing need for expansion of its services, which followed in phases and it grew into a major Medical Complex. The present name, Ramakrishna Mission Seva Pratishthan, came in 1957 after its development into a General Hospital.
Our Principal Activities

General Hospital
  • We run a 550-bed General Hospital dedicated to the treatment of poor and less-privileged people.
  • 20% of patients admitted in the indoor section annually (about 20000) are given free treatment.
  • A large number of patients are also given treatment at concessional and highly subsidized rates.
  • About 3,50,000 outdoor patients are served annually of whom a large section receive free/part-free treatment.
Ma Sarada College of Nursing
  • In our Ma Sarada College of Nursing, girl students are admitted for 4-year B.Sc. (Hons) Nursing Course of the West Bengal University of Health Sciences.
  • The College is recognized by the Indian Nursing Council and West Bengal Nursing Council.
  • The students are trained at subsidized rates of charges.
From 2009, we have started 2-year Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing Course of the West Bengal University of Health Sciences in our Ma Sarada College of Nursing with 25 seats

School of Nursing
  • In our School of Nursing, H.S. Passed girl students from low income families are given training in 3 ½-year General Nursing & Midwifery Course.
  • All the student nurses are trained at subsidized rates of charges.
  • The School is recognized by the Indian Nursing Council and the West Bengal Nursing Council.
Postgraduate Medical College & Research Centre

We run a Postgraduate Medical College & Research Centre called Vivekananda Institute of Medical Sciences.
  • The Institute is recognized by the Medical Council of India, West Bengal University of Health Sciences, National Board of Examinations and the University Grants Commission.
  • The Institute has students in M.D. (in General Medicine, Obs. & Gynae, Paediatrics and Radiodiagnosis), M.S. (General Surgery, Orthopaedics, E.N.T. and Eye) courses of the University. It has also students of D.C.H., D.G.O., D.O., D.L.O., D.A. and D. Ortho. Courses of the University DNB course of the National Board is also conducted here in as many as 11 disciplines. More than 100 postgraduate trainees are on the rolls.
  • The Institute has been the venue of MRCOG Part I & Part II Examinations since 2003. Also, the Calcutta University Degree/ Diploma/M.Ch./D.M. theory examinations are being held here off & on from 2003. DNB final examinations in various disciplines are also being held here from time to time.
  • The Institute has been chosen as the venue of M.R.C.P. Part – II Clinical Examination (2007) of Ireland.
Paramedical Training Course

We run several recognized paramedical courses:
  • 4-year Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT) course of the West Bengal University of Health Sciences.
  • 2-year Diploma courses in Radiographic Diagnosis Technology (DRD Tech) and Medical Laboratory Technology (DMLT) of the State Medical Faculty of West Bengal.
  • The West Bengal University of Technology has recognized the institution for conducting the 4-year Bachelor of Optometry (B. Optm.) course.
  • From 2010, we have started 2 (two) new paramedical Degree courses of the West Bengal University of Health Sciences i.e. a) B.Sc. course in Operation Theatre Technology; (b) B.Sc. course in Critical Care Technology. Total annual intake capacity is 6 (six) per course.
Community Health Service

We run Community Health Service in 33 backward villages in the South 24 Parganas District serving about 35,000 patients annually free of charges. Doctors and paramedical staff from our hospital visit the area twice every week. Seriously ill cases are brought to the hospital for indoor treatment whenever required.

From 2009, we have started 2-year Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing Course of the West Bengal University of Health Sciences in our Ma Sarada College of Nursing with 25 seats.

Our Other Activities

Rehousing Project for Slum-dwellers

The Seva Pratishthan successfully carried out construction of a multistoried housing complex during 2000-2002 in Bagmari area of Kolkata at a cost of about Rs. 1.30 crore for 74 slum-dwelling families in decent one roomed modern ownership flats, absolutely free of cost for them.

Eye Operation Camp

The Seva Pratishthan conducts several free Eye Operation Camps for needy patients every year.

Gangasagar Mela Relief Camp

The Pratishthan renders medical service setting up a Relief Camp every year at the Mela Ground to ameliorate the suffering of Sadhus and pilgrims falling sick during the period. Apart from medical relief, blankets and garments are distributed amongst the needy at the Mela ground. Religious books are also distributed.


The patients coming to this Pratishthan are from low-income families. So even for paying section our rates of charges have to be low and subsidized which results in large annual deficit. So we have to depend very much on donations from the public and our well-wishers.
The Institution has plans to try to set up some more facilities and services in phases in future. There are:
  • Cath. Lab. For Cardiac Angiography
  • Bypass Cardiac Surgery
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