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SVJC Trust
SVJC Trust
Urgent Appeal-Hospital Support India

Urgent Appeal-Hospital Support India

Why we need your help

Thanks for your visit to this page and your thought to support the cause of our donation appeal.

SVJC Trust, UK (Charity Reg. No. 1128077) has been associated with B.K.L. Walawalkar Hospital in India over a decade.  We have been conducting a free surgery camp every year for the benefit of the patients coming from economically backward families.  We have also been engaged in the knowledge transfer activities, helping the medical staff with learning the NHS best practices followed in the UK.   You may want to visit below links to know more about the UK charity.

Link to the Charity Commission page: SVJC TRUST - 1128077 (

Link to the Charity website: Home - SVJCTRUST

The B.K.L. Walawalkar Hospital was established in 1977 by a Public Charitable Trust – Shri Vithalrao Joshi Charities Trust.   The hospital is located at Dervan – in the backward region called Konkan on the west coast of India.  The hospital started as an A&E centre initially as a call of that hour during the time.  However, it went on adding one department after the another and now it is a 650-bed hospital having multi-disciplinary health services offered by different departments such as Surgical, Medicine, Paediatric, Diagnostics and so on.  It also offers variety of speciality services such as Cath Lab & Cardiac theatre, Onco care, Joint/Spine surgeries, Physiotherapy, Emergency to name the few.  The hospital also has research facilities working on various medical research projects.  After the advance of Covid during 2020, the hospital has recently added Virology Research & Diagnostic Laboratory for research into faster diagnosis of diseases like Covid.  You may please visit to know more about the hospital. 

Our Appeal:  The current second of wave of Covid-19 has hit India extremely hard.  You must have seen or heard the news about the tremendous pressure on the health infrastructure in India.  The Walawalkar hospital is not an exception.  They have earmarked 100 beds for Covid related patients, but there is a need to admit more Covid patients.  The hospital doesn’t want to impact adversely their other health services for priority surgeries and care.  This sudden surge in the demand for Covid related medical support will require additional infrastructure in terms of beds, medical equipment and even an Oxygen generation plant.  Please refer to below links:

Link to the letter from the Medical Director of the Hospital

Link to the information about the Covid ward of the Hospital

The hospital plans to build additional infrastructure over and above what is provided in the above information. 

We earnestly appeal to donate generously on this appeal page and help us to achieve our target of fund raising for the Walawalkar Hospital.   SVJC Trust, UK has no administrative expenses hence 100% of the funds together with the gift aid support will be provided to the Walawalkar hospital in the form of direct financial assistance. All money donated to the charity in May will be sent immediately to the hospital to support treatment for Patients in the current Covid emergency.

Why support our appeal against the Covid fight in India:

1. We are a UK based charity registered with UK Charity Commission and with HMRC for gift aid purposes.

2. Our association with the target beneficiary of the fund raising - The B.K.L.Walawalkar hospital has been long enough to vouch for the authencity and genuineness of the cause you will be supporting.  The public charitable trust under which the hospital operates, is registered by the Indian government under FCRA (Foreign Contribution Regulation Act) as well as with Indian Income Tax.  

3. Every dollar/pound or a donation in any currency unit will go to alleviate the suffering of covid affected patients without any loss of administrative expenses.

SVJC Trust has contributed £10,000 from its unrestricted funds.



raised towards 400,000.00 target

 This campaign is now closed, and no longer accepting donations.

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Total plus Gift Aid 17,459.25

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