Association of Hospitals (AOH), one of the oldest and trusted associations in healthcare. All the trust hospitals associated with Association of Hospitals are stringently following the provisions of 41AA of Bombay Public Trust Act and scheme framed by Bombay High Court.
“The authorities from office of Charity Commissioner and other departments keep inspecting the charitable hospitals from time to time and are generally satisfied with the implementation of the Scheme. Whenever they point out improvement areas the same were complied with promptly. The charitable hospitals send the reports in real time to office of the charity commissioner about status of occupied and vacant charitable beds. Monthly reports giving all details are also filed with the office of Charity Commissioner” said Dr. PM Bhujang- President, Association of Hospitals.
“No hospital has received notice regarding refusal to treat poor patients and in fact no eligible poor patient has been denied the available treatment and many hospitals continue to treat poor patients even though their IPF (Indigent Poor Fund) is in the negative balance” he further added.
The member hospital of AOH have set up an Indigent Patient Fund where The Trust Hospital annually set aside at least 2% of their annual turnover as they are not receiving any grants or any exemption from government. Through the Indigent Patient Fund we help in availing assistance to the lower section of the society by providing treatment in The Trust Hospital at free or negligible cost.
About Association of Hospital
The Association of Hospitals has been formed under the Memorandum dated August 6,985 and is registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860. The Association is also registered under Maharashtra Public Trust Act, 1950 as Public Charitable Trust with the office of Charity Commissioner, Maharashtra State.
Presently there are 52 members of the Association and all of them are Public Charitable Trust Hospitals registered under Maharashtra Public Trust Act, 1950 with the concerned offices of Charity Commissioner, Maharashtra State depending upon the Jurisdiction. The members being not-for-profit charitable hospitals render yeomen service to the public and bear a major share of healthcare service to the people.