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NA Chest - Facts & Statistics

HISTORY:
Dr. Deepak Joshi established Nav-Shakti Aushadhalaya on 14th January 1980 at 40, Raj Mahal Vilas Extension (near Mehkri Circle), Bangalore as a branch of Nav-Shakti Ayurvedic Aushadhalaya (ayurvedic institution founded in 1940s), Gandhi Nagar, Bangalore.  It was equipped with  radio-diagnostic set up - a 60 mA X-ray Generator,  biochemical and bacteriological laboratories, and Pulmonary Lung Function facility, all in a day care set up to create a modern diagnostic, therapeutic and research support for the parent organization.  Patients from all over the country and abroad started visiting Nav-Shakti Aushadhalaya for their pulmonary and general health reasons.

Nav-Shakti Aushadhalaya became an independent partnership organization on 1st April 1983 to start the process of computerizing the functions and develop medical software, as that was the beginning of era of computers in Bangalore and India.  

After eleven years on 6th February 1991, Nav-Shakti Aushadhalaya shifted to a bigger and permanent place at 7, Bellary Road, Ganganagar and was renamed as N.A. Chest & Diagnostic Centre. Another decade later on 1st April 2002, N.A. Chest & Diagnostic Centre again changed with the times to a propriety firm N.A. Chest & Health Clinic.

The first client was seen on 17th Jan 1980 and as on 23rd February 2010, 60,174 clients have visited N.A. Chest & Health Clinic.

STATISTICS :
Clients of pulmonary diseases, primarily and others with general health difficulties from various parts of India visit N.A. Chest & Health Clinic. The demographics reveals that of about 60,000 patients about 20% are from Bangalore, 25% from rest of Karnataka, 20% from Tamil Nadu, 10 % from Andhra Pradesh, 5 % from Maharashtra, 5% from Kerala and the rest from the rest of India and the world.

Among the clients, 55% have chronic bronchial Asthma, 30% Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease, 5 % Pulmonary Tuberculosis, 5% other lung diseases and 5 % general health problems.