Background

The idea for Sanctus Rehabilitation Care Foundation (SRCF) was born out of the founding team’s personal experience. The lack of services set us on a passionate course to make a difference.

We began our journey in July 2013 by training our first batch of Home Care Medical Attendants for home care services. We made Nursing and Physiotherapy available to seniors at their homes, at affordable prices. Since 2013 we have supported over 1000 elders and dependent patients with Stroke, Dementia, Palliative care, post-surgical support for Total Knee Replacement, Total Hip Replacement, etc., and have been able to cross-subsidize care for individuals who need long-term care or those who are unable to afford the services.

In 2015, we received a significant grant from the Tata Trusts to continue and expand the scope of our activities. In October of 2015, we established an Elder Day Care and Physiotherapy Centre in Wanowarie and provided high quality support and rehabilitative care to seniors during the day, while also providing respite to their families.

In January of 2016, we partnered with Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Research and Training Institute (BARTI) Pune and Tata Institute of Social Sciences – School of Vocational Education (TISS-SVE) Mumbai for identifying and training students in nursing support and elder care. The students are later employed as Senior Citizen Support Assistants and Home Care Medical Assistants, who under the supervision of our medical team provide nursing and rehabilitative support to patients. Through our training we develop skilled work force and generate employment for those from the socially and economically weaker sections of society.

In November 2016, we started a Medical (OPD) Facility in Ramtekdi, an urban slum in Pune and began offering medical and physiotherapy support to elders of the community. Dental services are scheduled to commence in April, 2017. Besides the medical services, SRCF reaches out to the residents of the community by organizing various focussed health camps to improve the health of the community at large.

In January of 2017, we set up a dedicated Physiotherapy and Special Children Rehabilitation Centre at Jambhulkar Chowk in Wanowarie, Pune. The Centre supports the physical needs of adults and special children and offers Day Care services as well, to facilitate the rehabilitation process.

February of 2017 saw the establishment of Akanksha, our 24 hour Old Age Home and Assisted Living Facility in Baner. The Facility extends its’ services to independent elders looking for a supportive environment to enjoy their retired lives; seniors requiring assistance with their activities of daily living; and individuals requiring a higher level of medical support than maybe possible to provide at home.

SRCF constantly endeavours to provide quality, trained and supervised care and aims to reduce total costs of care - reducing the number of days in hospitals; better management of post hospitalization care to reduce re-hospitalization because of emergencies, etc. We focus on prevention, infection control, and identification of early warning signs and a reduction in re-hospitalizations. We follow medical protocols for patient management with proper documentation to monitor progress of our patients. We also provide, through our partners, medicines, surgicals and other products for use at discounted rates for buying or renting.

Our continuing mission is to look after maximum number of people and create a system of quality and affordable care.


Vision

Our vision is to provide the best supervised, personalized and appropriate care for patients to restore optimal health, independence, dignity and quality of life and make healthcare accessible to all.


Mission

  • We commit to serve maximum number of patients in a safe and cost-effective manner.
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Values

In pursuit of our Vision and Mission, we are guided by the following values embodied in SANCTUS:
S : Safety of Patient:
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Our Directors have diverse corporate backgrounds who came together and started Sanctus Rehabilitation Care Foundation (SRCF) to make health services accessible to the largest number of people. On a day-to-day basis SRCF is professionally managed by healthcare managers and technical experts to ensure delivery of patient centric, protocol based care to senior citizens and other highly dependent patients.

Syed Junaid Altaf – Director

Junaid is responsible for Financial Strategy and Business Development at a leading integrated agri-consumer Company in India. Prior to this he was part of the Mergers & Acquisitions Group of CIBC World Markets, New York (acquired by Oppenheimer & Company in January 2008) where he worked on a number of marquee transactions across the consumer, healthcare, industrial and financial service sectors. His experience also includes working at UBS Financial Services, New York where he was involved with the High Yield Securities Group, and American Express Bank, New Delhi where he worked in the Financial Institutions Group and Foreign Exchange Treasury.

Junaid holds an MSc in Risk Management and Financial Engineering from Imperial College London, and is an alumnus of Washington University, St. Stephen’s College (Delhi University), and The Doon School (Dehradun).


Dev Bharat – Director

Dev has over 18 years of diverse experience across industries both as an entrepreneur and as a consultant in the corporate sector. In his last role as a consultant, he worked primarily with financial services clients across Investment Banks and Private Equity Funds, and advised on talent acquisition and its management.

He has developed and managed the India office of a global talent management and human resource consulting firm and has been responsible for sourcing new business from different sectors. Prior to this, Dev set up and exited a business in the retail sector. Dev is an alumnus of HEC, Montreal, Canada, and Bachelors of Science, Delhi University.

Manish Thakkar - Director

Manish has more than 20 years of experience in financial services specializing in mergers and acquisitions, deal negotiation and transaction structuring. After 17 years of experience in investment banking, he turned entrepreneur with businesses in the real estate sector. He is also involved in investing in start-ups, especially those with a social impact. He has been the Managing Director with Nomura India, where he headed mergers and acquisitions and the build out of an India Infrastructure Fund. He was involved with several high-profile transactions, including investment by JFE Steel in JSW Steel, acquisition of Ranbaxy by Daiichi Sankyo, acquisition of Sesa Goa by Vedanta, ADR issuance by Sterlite Industries, and acquisition of Flyjac Logistics by Hitachi Transport Systems.

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Dr (Col) Manjushree Kumar

Dr Kumar is a qualified Hospital Administrator of Indian Army (Army Medical Corps) who has more than 24 years of cross functional hands on experience in managing different types of hospitals (Super Speciality Tertiary Care, Level I General Hospitals and Field Hospitals of Indian Army). She has been extensively and independently associated with various aspects of managing modern, state of art hospitals as well as health care institutions of the Indian Army starting from Human Resource Management, Logistics Management, Hospital Information Systems, MIS, and Financial Management.

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Mrs Chhaya Naware

Mrs Naware received her B.Sc. in Occupational Therapy from Mumbai University. She has 40 years of experience and has worked in the following institutions: Institute of Neurological Sciences, Dispur, Dr. Balabhai Nanavati Hospital, Mumbai; Bombay Municipal Corporation Hospital, Mumbai.

Moreover she has worked at schools for special children such as Asha School, Pune where she was Principal; Intervida Jagriti- School for Cerebral Palsy Children, Pune and earlier at Air Force Golden Jubilee School (Special Wing), New Delhi and ‘Sankalp’ - School for Special Children, Mumbai; Indian Institute of Cerebral Palsy, Guwahati.

Dr Rajesh Javherani

Dr. Rajesh Javherani is a MD in Internal Medicine from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore. He is working as a Consultant Physician and Critical Care specialist, and has more than ten years of experience in critical care across Mumbai, Bangalore and Goa.

He is a member of the Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine and his specialized areas of interest lie in the field of neurology and nephrology.