Future Aspirations


Institute of Liver Studies to Indian Institute of Liver and Digestive Sciences

The establishment of a centre for excellence in liver disease is one of Liver Foundation's primary goals. Management of liver disease is advancing fast. Computer based imaging, molecular biology based diagnostic techniques and platforms as well as a new generation of drugs developing out of the biotechnology revolution are taking modern liver treatment to new heights. Liver transplantation is one of the finest gifts of modern medical technology. Unfortunately, all these are beyond the reach of more than 90% people of India. Even for the more affluent minority the mostly non-transparent privatised facilities are prohibitively expensive.

Liver Foundation has created a niche here by developing an IILDS, which will provide best possible professional care, while being transparent in its financial dealings. It will be run on a true cross subsidy to cater to the needs of the vast majority of poor and marginalized people of India, while not denying the cultural and comfort needs of those who can afford proper healthcare. Liver Foundation will depend on donations rather than "investment". At the same time, the institute will carry out research on the public health priorities of India in an environment of interactions between economists, sociologists, philosophers, public health policymakers and strategists. The plan for any country´s future progress needs to be determined on the basis of an in-depth understanding of the country´s social fabric and grassroots-realities. This Institute will be run on these principles.

Liver Foundation will depend on donations rather than "investment". At the same time, the institute will carry out research on the public health priorities of India in an environment of interactions between economists, sociologists, philosophers, public health policymakers and strategists.

For this purpose of building a state-of-art liver hospital, Govt. of West Bengal has granted us four Acre of Land in Jagadishpur, Sonarpur (South 24 Parganas). Construction for the hospital has started. We will shortly open a temporary Outdoor Patients' Department there for medical checkup. We sincerely appeal for whole-hearted donations from our well-wishers and all those who believe in our work.

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