Seth Tarachand Ramnath Charitable Ayurvedic Hospital Trust

592, Rasta Peth, Vaidya P. S. Nanal Shastri Marg, Pune-411011

Tarachand Hospital is one of the oldest institutions of Pune. Established 95 years ago in the wake of the freedom movement, the hospital has served with distinction and total dedication for the cause of medical care of poor patients.
Indoor Patients









3.5 Acres
Rasta Peth, heart of Pune city.
222 beds
90,000 patients annually
40,000 patients annually
2500 annually
The hospital has a following Vision, Mission and Value-

1) Vision

  • To become the center of excellence in providing primarily quality Ayurvedic treatment along with other systems of medicine viz. Allopathy to needy & poor patients of the society with affordable charges.
  • To become a center of Excellence in providing a competent team of vaidyas for serving the society by offering AYURVEDIC treatment & working for the upliftment of Ayurveda.
  • To become the center of excellence for Ayurvedic Research to promote clinical research in the ancient system of Ayurveda.
2) Mission
  • To provide excellent Ayurvedic & other systems of medicines therapies to patients & to train students of Ayurveda for excellent clinical orientation.
  • Humanity
  • Affordability
  • Compassion
  • Transparency
  • Dedication
What is unique about Tarachand?
  • Since inception about 86 Honorary Doctors give their services free;
  • Minimum charges for all categories of patients.
  • The Doctors who are doing Post Graduation stay in the premises of the hospital but give free services round the clock.
The hospital management consists of

a) Board of Trustees numbering 5, out of them the Mayor of Pune and Chairman Standing Committee, Pune Municipal Corporation are ex-officio Trustees.
b) Governing Council consisting of 18 persons, of them, 4 are nominated by the Pune Municipal Corporation from among the elected representatives.
c) Management Committee consisting of 11 persons.

The hospital charges:
  • For Indoor patients Rs. 100/- per day includes free service of Doctor Consultation, & Nursing Station
  • For OPD Rs. 50/- for case paper.
  • Rs. 100/- per week’s supply of medicines
  • For Operations-

– Major operations Rs. 10,000/- to Rs. 20,000/-
– Minor operations far less. This is about 12%- 15% of the “standard” charges in other hospitals in Pune.
– Cataract Operation Free
– Dialysis Charges Rs. 410/- only per dialysis

The phase of development is four fold increase in the covered area.
Serving The Nation
As you are aware the year 2020 & 2021 saw the rise of Covid-19 we have started a special independent Dedicated Covid Health Centre (DCHC) with 84 beds.
So also we have implemented a drive of Covid Vaccination Centre in-house.
Tarachand Hospital’s New Services
  • New OPD Building of 24000 sq.ft. area
  • 11 bedded Dialysis Unit
  • 16 bedded NICU
  • Bharatiya Jan Aushadhi Kendra (Medical Store)
  • Yoga OPD
  • 10 bedded ICU
  • E- Building of 6000 sq.ft. (approx.) for Lady Doctors residence
Free Food
  • Free Breakfast to all patients from Brahmi Seva Trust
  • Free lunch is served by Manav Seva Trust, Pune to all patients
  • Free mini dinner to all patients from Zeal Foundation
  • Free Meals to all dialysis patients from Zeal Foundation

Major Donors

  • Government of India, Deptt. of AYUSH
  • Pune Municipal Corporation
  • Rasikseth Dhariwal Trust
  • Temple Trusts like Mahalaxmi Mandir Charities & Mumbadevi Trust, Mumbai
  • Foundations like Volkart Foundation, Mumbai, Arvind Mafatlal Foundation, Mumbai.
  • Corporates like Persistent Foundation, Cybage Software
  • Rotary Clubs of District 3131
  • Lions Club
  • LIC
  • Banks & Builders
  • Tarachand Ramnath Trust
  • Shri. Dattaji Gaikwad
  • Suyog Group

Special Mention

Our hospital has been honored by the Charity Commissioner of Pune for excellent medical service to the society. We have been certified for 50% Income Tax Exemption under Section 80(g). FCRA (Foreign Contribution Regulation Act) Certificate. Also recently we have got NABH Accreditation. It’s like a feather in our cap.
Future Plans
  • Jumbo Building of 250000 sq.ft. (approx.) for Nursing School, Research Centre, Diagnostic Centre, Panchakarma, Geriatric (Senior Citizen) OPD and Patient’s relatives accommodation.
  • Expansion of 2 more floors on the new OPD building.
  • Construction of new 12 rooms for Gents Hostel on Dhanwantari Complex.
  • Extension of E-Building (Girls Hostel)
  • New Solar Plant for OPD & IPD as existing solar plant produced the electricity generation up to 50%.
Seth Tarachand Ramnath Charitable Ayurvedic Hospital , Pune
IPD Wards With 222 beds
IPD Wards With 222 beds
Special Mention
Female constitute 61% percent of our patient community. The Result: It was found that our charges are around 12% of the charges in the other hospital.
Brief History Of The Hospital Trust
The early decades of fight for freedom in the twentieth century saw the emergence of Rashtriya Shikshan Mandal (RSM), a voluntary organization to propagate the ideals of Lokmanya Tilak who propagated in his daily newspaper ‘Kesari’, the need of ayurvedic medicine therapy for people of India.
The hospital was established in 1926 to promote Ayurvedic treatment which was being neglected due to other medical treatments. A strong support by donation of Rs. 50,000/- by family of Philanthropist Rao Bahadur Hanmantram Rathi and Rastriya Shikshan Mandal (RSM), laid the foundation of this Hospital. Also, the then Pune Municipality also decided to give a spacious land of 3.5 acres for the hospital and agreed to be a partner in its management.
Today, after 95 years, the third generation of Rao Bahadur Hanumantram Rathi, are working hand in hand with RSM and the Pune Municipal Corporation to make Seth Tarachand Ramnath Charitable Ayurvedic Hospital, as one of the leading charitable hospitals in Pune for the treatment of downtrodden strata of the society. Some of the largest slums of the city are in the near vicinity of the hospital, most of the patients are from this area, it is the endeavor of the hospital to provide them with the best medical care and treatment.
Keeping in view our commitment to serve the poor, since the establishment of the hospital, we have received generous support from Pune citizens and other establishments, and Organisations. Eminent medical professionals of Ayurveda and Allopathy regularly visit the hospital and treat the patients without any financial considerations and render their services purely honorarily. It is due to their dedication and commitments the hospital is able to serve the needy people. All the patients in the OPD, or in the admitted wards, or in the operation theatres are treated at very minimal fees.
Hospital is having a capacity of 222 beds. For general ward daily bed charges are Rs. 80/- only. Even breakfast and lunch is provided free of charge with the help of Social Organisations like Brahmi Seva Sangha and Manav Seva Trust.
The management is thriving for the modernization and upgradation of the infrastructure. In the last few years a New OPD Building, renovated IPD Building, NICU, state of art Operation Theatres, Dialysis Centre and Generic Medical Store have been set up for people who cannot afford costly treatments.
Aims & Objects Of The Trust
a) The main object of the Hospital is to give Ayurvedic Medicines and treatment to the poor and needy persons at the same time if required necessary treatment to the patients is given by following other systems of medicine viz. Allopathy.
b) The Hospital is the teaching hospital for the students of Ayurved Mahavidyalaya and provides practical training to them
c) To make comparative study of Ayurved and conduct researches.
To provide holistic treatment to the poor and needy including free or subsidized food and bear cost of medicines for patients for the extremely poor.
The Hospital Is Having Opd Complex Consisting Of 24 Different Opds
  1. Kayachikitsa (Medicine) OPD conducted daily from Monday to Saturday
  2. Shalya (Surgery) conducted daily from Monday to Saturday
  3. Shalakya (ENT) conducted daily from Monday to Saturday
  4. Shalakya Netra (Ophthalmology) conducted daily from Monday to Saturday
  5. Dental conducted daily from Monday to Saturday
  6. Panchkarma conducted daily from Monday to Saturday
  7. Streerog Prasutitantra (Gynaecology) conducted daily from Monday to Saturday
  8. Swasthyarakshan
  9. Dressing section conducted daily from Monday to Saturday
  10. Balrog (Pediatric) conducted daily from Monday to Saturday
  11. Yoga conducted daily from Monday to Saturday
  12. Rognidan (Pathology) conducted daily from Monday to Saturday
  13. Radiology conducted daily from Monday to Saturday
  14. Sonography conducted daily from Monday to Saturday
  15. D.O.T. OPD is conducted on Monday, Wednesday and Friday
  16. Modern Medicine OPD is conducted on Monday, Wednesday & Friday
  17. Physiotherapy OPD is conducted from Monday to Friday
  18. Casualty is conducted daily from Monday to Saturday after 1 p.m.
  19. Manasrog OPD is conducted on Tuesday, Thursday
  20. Hrudroga OPD is conducted on Friday
  21. Twacharog/Skin OPD is conducted on Saturday
  22. Bronchial Asthama OPD
  23. Diabetes OPD
  24. Rheumatology OPD
The Indoor facilities are as follows:
Kayachikitsa Dept.: Patients suffering from hemiplegia, poraplegia, chronic diseases like Sandhigata vata, Asthama, Hrudroga, Fever are treated in this ward. Fresh dicoctions, lepa therapy, Nebulisation are given to the patients along with Ayurvedic Medicines.
Panchkarma Dept.: Yearly approximately 75000 panchakarmas are performed. The charges are less than 10% of the routine charges. Massage, fomentation and 5 therapies viz. Vaman, virechana, raktamokshana, nasya and varities of medicated enemas are given to the patients. The hospital has Panchkarma treatment facility both for in-patient wards as well as for OPD.
Shalya Dept.: In this ward, surgical patients are treated. For fistula ksharasutra therapy is performed. Agnikarma (Dahakarma) is also the specialised Ayurvedic treatment for calcaneal spur, Backache, psciatica. All operations except brain and heart surgery are performed. Charges are not even 10% of the routine charges. Chemotherapy is also given to the patients of cancer. Orthopaedic, urology, oncho surgery are the specialities of our hospital. The bill of major surgery doesn’t exceed Rs. 6000/-
Shalakya Dept.: ENT & Ophthalmological patients are treated here. Tonsillectomy, Adenoidectomy, Ear Surgery, Nose Surgery, Ophthalmological surgeries like Intraocular lens implant, Dacryocystecomy, Chalazion etc. are done in this department. Cataract surgery is done free of charge and other surgeries are done at minimal charges.
Streerog Prasutitantra Dept.: Here deliveries, cesarean section, MTP, Hysterectomy, Family Planning operations are done at minimal cost. Deliveries are charged only Rs. 1000/- and caesarian is charged only Rs. 2500/-. Family planning operations Tubectomy and vasectomy are done free of cost.
Garbhasamskara Kendra is run to provide good antinatal care. Also an HIV counseling center is run.
Balrog Dept.: New born babies, children below 16 years are taken care. This department also has a Neonatal ICU where warmers, incubators, ventilators and phototherapy units are available to treat newborn critical care babies. NICU set up is established by Rotary Club, Kothrud and daily care is available at affordable cost. Dept. also run Suvarnabindu Prashan programme since 2011 in which babies of age 0-5 years are given medicated gold drops to increase immunity and intelligence. Every month this is done on “Pushya Nakshatra”. 250 babies receive gold drops every month.
Yoga & Swasthyarakshan Dept.: Is providing treatment through Yoga Pranayama. Yogasana classes are conducted daily. This is a joint venture of Tarachand Hospital and S-VYASA, Bengaluru. Swasthya Rakshan OPD is a wellness OPD. Diet consultation, preventive measures for maintenance of health, Ayurvedic health promotion practices are advised through this OPD
Rognidana Pathology Dept.: Is conducting all routine pathological tests at affordable rates. Sonography, Radiology (X-ray) and Mammography facilities are also available.
Gynecology An entire floor dedicated to female patients, 2 operation theatres + 1 labour room are well equipped. All OTs have central air conditioning and central Oxygen and N2O gas pipelines.

The Lokmanya Tilak Operation Theatre Complex
Comprises 4 operation theaters
1) Specialized surgery
2) General Surgery,
3) ENT surgery
4) Ophthalmic surgery. The modern OT Complex is equipped to handle all the operations except brain and heart surgery.

The Department of Medicine Is having facilities and to treat patients with Ayurved. Emergency and critical care patients are monitors and treated with Allopathy. ECG nebulization facilities are available.
The Department of Physiotherapy Recently started, the physiotherapy Deptt. has trained staff and modern gadgets for physiotherapy services. A large number of senior citizens visit the Dept. for treatment.
Dental Department With the donation of Rotary Club Ganeshkhind, this deptt. was established and now dental surgeons are available. Routine dental checkup, root canal therapy, cosmetic dentistry and denture treatment is done.
Hospital Trust is running a Generic Medical Store where best quality generic medicines are sold at cheaper rates.
Hospital Trust is also running a Dialysis Unit, where 11 dialysis machines are installed. Charges for Haemodialysis are Rs. 410/- only.
All the guidelines laid by Charity Commissioner, Pune are followed and every needy patient is taken care of.
Team Tarachand
The Trustees

Gopal S. Rathi
Managing Trustee

Shri. Murlidhar Mohol
Mayor of Pune and Ex-Officio Trustee

Dr. Ramesh N. Gangal
(Represents Rashtriya Shikshan Mandal)

Shri. Hemant Rasne
Chairman, Standing Committee,
PMC & Ex-Officio Trustee

Dr. Girish Tillu
Nominee of the Vice Chancellor University of Pune

The Governing Council
  • Shri. Dattaji Gaikwad, Chairman
  • Shri. Narayanji Chandak, Vice Chairman
  • Dr. Rajendra Huparikar, Secretary
  • Dr. Nandkishore Borse, Treasurer
  • Dr. V.V. Doiphode, Member
  • Dr. B.G. Dhadphale, Member
  • Dr. Sanjay Gavane, Member
  • Dr. Sadanand Deshpande, Member
  • Shri.Vijay Ghanashyam Rathi, Member
  • Shri. Nikhil Govindlal Rathi, Member
  • Shri. Shrikant Soni, Member
  • Dr. Dileep Puranik, Invitee Member
  • (Person Nominated by Director of Ayurved Maharashtra State)
  • Nominees of Pune Municipal Corporation:
  • Shri. Vanraj Suryakant Andekar, Corporato
  • Shri. Vishal Gorakh Dhanwade, Corporator
  • Sou. Laxmi Udaykant Aandekar, Corporator
  • Sou. Sulochana Tejendra Kondhare, Corporator
  • Dr. R.N. Gangal, Invitee Member
  • Shri. Ratan Rathi, Invitee Member
  • Dr. Kalyani Bhat, Invitee Member
Hospital’s Background
In 1926 in the wake of the freedom movement. In 1930 in the present form.
Registered charity with Joint Charity Commissioner, PUNE Regn. No.: E-000008

Shri. Hanmantramji Rathi Family
Rashtriya Shikshan Mandal (RSM), Pune
Pune Municipality, Now PMC

Their Contribution

First two founders contributed Rs. FiftyThousands each. (1930)
Pune Municipality donated 3.5 acres of land on 499 year’s lease. (1930)


Three Tier Arrangement
a)Board of Trustees numbering Five
b)Governing Council Members numbering – Sixteen
c)Management Committee (consisting Heads of Deptts) – Eleven
The hospital has a proud legacy of functioning under a diverse management consisting of professionals and social workers including Honourable Mayor and Honourable Chairman, Standing Committee, PMC, Pune, as Ex-officio Trustees.

  • Presently 85 doctors / vaidyas render free service
  • 43 BAMS Interns
  • 52 Post Graduate Doctors. They stay on hospital’s campus and are available for 24 hours x 7 days
  • 33 Nurses including 18 trainee nurses of Chetan Dattaji Gaikwad Nursing School run by our Trust.
  • Other Staff: 63
Hospital’s Services
Hospital’s Mandate
The hospital’s mandate has been to serve the poor and needy patients free by Ayurvedic System as far as possible. This is being fully implemented.
Patients Choice
A patient has full choice to accept ayurvedic system or modern system to treat his ailment.
Nature of Services
Totally Free
  • Medical Treatment, Ayurvedic medicine and all surgeries.
  • Free food courtesy Manav Seva Trust.
  • Check up in the OPD
Subsidised Cost Recovery
Subsidised cost recovery is made towards use of infrastructure, staff cost, consumables, water, power, cleanliness, security etc.
Medical Store
Recently we have started Bharatiya Jan Aushadhi Kendra (Medical Store)
Further relief to patients
Very very poor patients cannot afford purchasing costly medicines from open market. In such cases hospital buys these medicines for them. During 2019-20 a sum of Rs. 20 lacs is planned to be spent under a special fund. The Mahalaxmi Mandir Charities, Mumbai, Mumbadevi Mandir Charities, Mumbai and the Arvind Mafatlal Foundation are major contributors to the fund.
National Level Credentials
  • The Deptt. of AYUSH, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, New Delhi, recognized the hospital’s potential to be the “Model Institution”, and granted Rs. 5 crores for the development of the hospital and its teaching college, the Tilak Ayurved Mahavidyalaya.
  • The Hospital receives annual grants from the Pune Municipal Corporation
  • Donations to our Trust is lentitled for 50% tax exemption under Sec. 80(G) of the Income Tax.
  • The Tata Institute of Social Science, Mumbai empanelled the hospital for receiving funding from Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs)
  • The Tarachand Hospital and its associate teaching college Tilak Ayurved Mahavidyalaya together, are a major centre for post-graduate admissions in our state.
  • Rotary clubs in district 3131 along with Rotary International, are hospital’s regular supporters.
  • It is has been acclaimed that the Teaching College, viz. Tilak Ayurved Mahavidyalaya together with Tarachand Ramnath Charitable Hospital are among the first five institutions in the field of Ayurvedic Medicine, on an all-India basis.
  • We have been awarded by Charity Commissioner of Maharashtra as the Best Charitable Hospital in the year 2017.
  • Also we have got NABH Accreditation. It’s like a feather in our cap.
  • Our Trust is registered under Foreign Contribution Registration Act (FCRA) with the Government of India, to receive donations and contribution from foreign donors.
Donor’s List
Major Donors
  • Government of India, Deptt. of AYUSH
  • Pune Municipal Corporation
  • LIC of India
  • Rotary Clubs
  • Lions Clubs
Foundations / Trust
  • Arvind Mafatlal Foundation, Mumbai,
  • Sitaram Jindal Foundation, Bangalore.
  • Rasikseth Dhariwal Foundation
  • Friends Union for Energising Lives (FUEL)
  • Manav Seva Trust
  • Brahmi Seva Trust
  • Zeal Foundation
  • Malhotra Weikfield Foundation
  • Round Table India Trust
  • Mukund Bhavan Trust
  • Adar Poonawala Clean City Initiative
  • Bharat Vikas Parishad
  • Mukul Madhav Trust (Finolex Group)
  • Krishnadevi Puranchand Family Trust & Mantra Properties
Temple Trusts
  • Mahalaxmi Mandir Charities, Mumbai
  • Mumbadevi Trust, Mumbai,
  • Siddhivinayak Mandir, Prabhadevi, Mumbai.
  • Persistent Foundation.
  • Cybage Asha Foundation
  • Yardi Software India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Clean Science & Technology Ltd.
  • Dana India Tech. Centre Pvt. Ltd.
  • Randack Fasteners India
  • MCCI Group
  • Tarachand Ramnath Group
  • Shri. Dattaji Gaikwad
  • Shri. Shivhariji Halan
  • Suyog Development Group
  • Goel Ganga Group
  • Desai Brothers
  • Bank of Maharashtra
  • IDBI Bank
  • State Bank of India
  • Indian Bank
Our Rates
Our rates are very low, i.e. only to provide an element of cost recovery for infrastructure use, manpower use, and use of consumables. They are
In-ward patients

a)Rs. 100/- a day for cost recovery of nursing, free lunch is served by Manav Seva Trust, Pune.
b) Medical service is included in the fee.

Rs. 50/- for case paper & Rs. 100/- for Ayurvedic medicines for one week. Medical service is included in the fee.
Major operation: Rs.10,000/- Minor Operations 15% of normal hospital charges.
Gynaecology Department

Normal Delivery Rs. 1750/-
Caesarean Rs. 5500/-
Other procedures Rs. 350-550/-

Dental Treatment
About 70% of the charges Payable in other hospital
NICU Services

About 15% of the charges Payable in other hospital

Sonography, Mammography
About 50% of the charges paid outside.
Some Representative Rates
Our Rate (Rs.)

Outside Rate (Rs.)

Panchkarma (Per day)
400/- (average)
3500-4000/- (per day)
15000/- – 25000/- (per day)
Operation (average)
30,000/- – 40,000/-
Normal Delivery
5000/- (and above)
Annual Activity Report for last 2 years
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Outdoor Patients



Indoor patients


Bed days occupied


Major Operations
Minor Operations
Pathology Investigations


Dialysis Patients


Physiotherapy Patients
Medical Camps
Suvarnabindu Prashan
Wellness OPD


Dental Treatment

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