About Us


Dr. Charudatta Apte, a renowned neurosurgeon and his associates have helped hundreds of poor patients since 1993, through ‘Pune Neurosciences Trust and Research Society’, by providing high quality medical care at extremely low cost or, on occasions, absolutely free of cost.

To expand the scale and scope of this mission and to get the involvement and participation of society at large ‘Samavedana’ was formed on April 1, 2003.

Samavedana bridges the gap between needy and the healthcare. We continuously thrive to come up with innovative models to empathize & satisfy the healthcare requirements. We mainly work on 3 fronts namely Treatment, Prevention and Awareness.

Samavedana derives its name from two Sanskrit words, ‘Samam’ which means along with or together and ‘Vedana’ means suffering or pain. Samavedana means to totally empathize with the needy and to share his pain as if it were our own and to be their companion.

Since inception, Samavedana has helped hundreds of patients and saved their lives. Starting with neurology and neurosurgery, Samavedana help is now available for almost all medical specialities.

Samavedana help is available at all branches of Sahyadri Hospitals. In the cases selected for help, doctors perform surgeries free of charge and Sahaydri Hospital offers a special discount on hospital charges.

In recent years, Samavedana has spread its wings by initiating ‘Community Outreach Programs’ like Preventive Cancer Screening Program and Health Camps. Samavedana, as one of its social initiatives, is involved in creating awareness about Skin Donation.


February 26

Formation of the Trust

Formation of “Pune Neurosciences Trust and Research Society” : The trust was formed to establish Pune Institute of Neurology, a Neurology specialty hospital and research center.
February 26

Inception of Samavedana

The founder, Dr Charudutt Apte, and his colleagues use to help patients who couldn’t afford the specialty care. But with scarce resources this help was falling short. This need gave birth to Samavedana, a pool of donations from the society.
February 26


Samavedana started with providing aid to neurology patients only to expand itself and covering patients from different specialties. The association with Sahyadri Hospitals helped us serve these patients.
February 26

Health check up camps

Anticipating the need to intervene in rural areas with healthcare consultation, we started Health Checkup Camps in Satara and Pune districts for women and children.
February 26

Cancer Screening Program

This community based program aimed to diagnose and control cancer in women. Women in the age group of 40 to 60 years from urban slums are the beneficiaries of this program.
February 26

Expansion of Cancer Screening Program

Samavedana started Cancer Screening Program in Satara district with the help of Sahyadri Hospital at Karad.
February 26

Skin and Organ Donation Awareness

Skin Bank was established in Pune with initiative from Rotary Club and Sahyadri Hospital. Samavedana took responsibility of creating awareness and promotion of noble cause of Skin and Organ Donation.
February 26

Social Impact Analysis

Samavedana celebrated 10 years of its services to the underprivileged patients. On this occasion, NMIMS – Mumbai conducted a study to analyze the impact Samavedana has created on the lives of its beneficiary, which indeed is Positive.
February 26

Community Clinic

Samavedana’s community clinic is a Primary Care Unit in the heart of community. Its a platform to transform healthcare scenario in urban slums. The first of such Clinic is established in Upper Indira Nagar, Pune and it is proving to be useful to the urban slum community.
February 6

Mobile Clinic

Mobile Clinic stated in association with Public Health Department.

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