This Doctors’ Day, patients honour doctors with special smileys

This Doctors’ Day, patients honour doctors with special smileys


​Photo Caption-1 (LtoR): Dr. Hemant Thacker, Dr. Rahul Shah, Dr. A. M Bhagwati, Dr. Rajeev Boudhankar (CEO, Bhatia Hospital) and Dr. R. Dastur along with the patient Jamshed Chennoy.​​


An Initiative of honouring doctors for their contribution to the society by patients at Bhatia Hospital

SVC Bank joins hands with Bhatia Hospital, comes up with a special programme and Smiley Bank to express gratitude towards doctors

It was a day filled with emotions and warmth as SVC Bank in association with Bhatia Hospital conducted a special programme in the hospital premises on June 30 on the occasion of Doctors’ Day.

The programme saw SVC Bank joining hands with the patients of Bhatia Hospital, their families and the staff and management to recognise the contribution of doctors towards the health and well being of the society. Doctors’ Day is celebrated across India in the memory of the legendary physician and second Chief Minister of West Bengal Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy.

On the day, an inimitable felicitation ceremony was held for doctors from Bhatia hospital to acknowledge their stellar efforts in the field of healthcare. SVC Bank also came up with a unique initiative fondly referred to as ‘Smiley Bank for Doctors’where patients and their families prescribed to an unusual smiley coin aka an ‘emoticoin’ that the bank introduced specially for the occasion. All the coins were then deposited into a large piggy bank called the SVC Smiley Bank which was later opened in the presence of the entire staff, patients and Bank representatives. The coins for all the doctors were proudly put up on display. The entire activity was extremely well received marking several emotional moments for patients and their families as well as doctors themselves.


Speaking about the celebrations, Mr. Suhas Sahakari, Managing Director, SVC Bank, said,“We are very happy that we could team up with a renowned institution like Bhatia Hospital to celebrate this day in such a unique way. It has been an honour for us to have received the opportunity to recognise the work of doctors who work day and night for to provide good healthcare to the society. We are glad that patients and their families too were part of the celebrations and together we could make the doctors feel special. There were several emotional moments for everyone.

Echoing similar thoughts, Dr. Rajeev Boudhankar, CEO, Bhatia Hospital said“The activity was indeed unique. Normally, Doctors’ Day celebrations include simple gestures like cake cutting etc. But this time we did something different and our doctors were delighted to have experienced such love and affection from the patients, their families, hospital authorities as well as the Bank staff. It was a day that we all will remember for long.”

SVC Bank has always regarded the medical fraternity with utmost respect and has an exclusive programme specifically designed for doctors that offers customised financial solutions and products. On Doctor’s Day, SVC Bank has unveiled a special offer to waive off all processing charges and give a specially competitive rate on all loan products for the benefit of Doctors.

About SVC Bank

​Established in 1906, SVC Bank has contributed significantly to the development of the cooperative movement in India for more than a century. Today, the bank is one of the oldest and most recognized names in the country’s co-operative banking space and remains the country’s only multi-state scheduled bank with a presence across 11 states.

It is also the first and only bank to develop and offer ‘Genius’ – a core banking solution to more than 80 other cooperative banks. With a total business of over Rs. 23790 crore plus and a net profit of Rs. 125 crore + (FY 16-17), it has proven its robust and strong fundamentals.

The Bank offers the entire gamut of services across Retail Banking, Corporate Banking and International Banking. Headquartered in Mumbai, the Bank has a vast spread of 198 branches and employee strength of over 2,500.

About Bhatia Hospital

One of Mumbai’s oldest hospitals, Bhatia Hospital is a pioneering institution known to provide quality healthcare since the past eight decades. It boasts of a robust presence across the healthcare ecosystem with advanced level of care in varied specialities including Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Hematology, Neonatology/ Pediatrics, Neurology, Psychiatry, Respiratory and Rheumatology. It is known for its cutting-edge infrastructure and for delivering seamless healthcare to patients who come from far and wide. The hospital also champions social initiatives from time-to-time and undertakes endeavours to keep citizens healthy by organising regular onsite health checkup camps in corporate offices and residential societies.Since its inception, Bhatia Hospital has been strongly associated with the mission to deliver high-quality, affordable healthcare services by deploying its strengths including skilled doctors, advanced technologies and most importantly personal care that has been its mainstay.​