Ramakrishna Mission Seva Pratishthan
99 Sarat Bose Road, Kolkata 700026
Swami Dayananda- The Founder SwamiThis institution, a branch centre of the Ramakrishna Order, was founded by Revered Swami Dayanandaji Maharaj, a monastic disciple of the Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi, in a rented house in July 1932 as a small maternity home having antenatal and postnatal clinics with an initial financial help from an American devotee Miss Helen Rubel (Sister Bhakti). Later, on a small plot of land purchased at 99, Lansdowne Road (now Sarat Bose Road) foundation stone of a permanent hospital building was laid on March 4, 1938 by the Most Revered Srimat Swami Vijnananandaji Maharaj, a direct disciple of Sri Ramakrishna and the fourth President of the Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission, which was completed as a Miss Helen Rubel (Sister Bhakti)50-bed maternity hospital and consecrated on May 31 , 1939 by Revered Srimat Swami Virajanandaji Maharaj, the sixth President of the Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission. "Sishumangal" thus found a new home of its own and gained wide recognition as a model maternity and child welfare centre. In 1957, its Silver Jubilee Year, Sishumangal was renamed as "Seva Pratishthan'' following the addition of some general beds for men, women and children in 1956. Additional construction followed in phases and bed- strength also rose from time to time and reached 550 in 1985. The construction of the building in the name of "Vivekananda Institute of Medical Sciences" was started in 1977 with a kind and generous donation from Sri Nandlal Tantia and done upto 2nd floor by 1982. The research centre housed in it was named after "Rameshwar Tantia Research Centre". More funds were collected gradually and upto 4th floor, construction was completed in 1995-96. Two Storied Seva Pratishthan Building in 1939Another newly constructed building was completed in July 2007 and inaugurated by Most Revered Srimat Swami Gahananandaji Maharaj, fourteenth President of Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission, on the occasion of the Platinum Jubilee of this Pratishthan. Later on, Swami Vivekananda Cardiac Centre and Diagnostic Centre were built with the financial assistance of Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India to comemorate 150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda in 2015.
Present bed strength of hospital is 626 as on 01.04.2017.
Updated on Saturday, March 2, 2019
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