Indian Institute of Liver & Digestive Sciences

Indian Institute of Liver and Digestive Science, a brainchild of Liver Foundation, West Bengal, is an emerging centre of excellence for research and patient care services for liver and gastrointestinal disease. The institute has been set up by Liver Foundation, West Bengal and is situated on the southern fringes of Kolkata on land donated by the state government. The present building is intended to house a state of the art Hepatology and GI services. The hospital was inaugurated on 27 February, 2016 and opened all its wings on†18th May, 2017; inaugurated by Hon'ble President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee.

The Liver Foundation, West Bengal, wishes to address the question of equity and access to health care. Its objective is to develop an institute that provides the best possible care in liver and gastrointestinal diseases, conducts global-standard research in liver diseases and trains health-care personnel in the relevant disciplines - but all at a price that does not inflict pain on the patient. It proposes a revenue model that will be beneficial to the population irrespective of the patientsí economic background. Those who can afford will receive care at a cost that can keep the wheels of the institute running. Such a model of cross subsidization can work only if the institute is built with funds that come without the "string of return on investment". We wish to assert that we do not accept the idea of "health care as an industry". We hope to involve millions who, believing in our vision, will step forward to donate or make endowments to bring the idea to fruition. No doubt we will have to raise loans from financial institutions. But the less tight this financial noose round our necks, the more elbow room we will have in serving people. Along with scientific development, organizationally, too, there are now several centres in the country that provide state-of-the-art care. We not only add to the list but also to take a step ahead in the care and arrangement of care in liver and gastrointestinal diseases. Located in Kolkata - the heart of Eastern India - the Indian Institute of Liver and Digestive Sciences intends to be the apex clinical care and research centre not only in the region but all over the country. For further details visit