Shree Hindu Mandal Hospital (SHM), Dar es Salaam was founded on the 29th June 1919 as a response to the needs of the Hindu Community at the time.
The institution was formed with the following three major aims and objectives.
- To promote the social, cultural, religious, education and health care of the Hindu Community and of the people of Tanzania irrespective of caste, color and creed.
- To undertake, promote and advance charitable and humanitarian activities.
- To promote and advance better understanding and relations amongst various sections of the people of Tanzania.
In 1931 Shree Hindu Mandal started a public dispensary as the precursor of what has become the sixty-bed modern Shree Hindu Mandal Hospital today.
Presently, the hospital provides 24-hour outpatient services including three-bed emergency/casualty ward catering to acute illnesses and emergency services, six-bed critical care unit, radiology, laboratory and pharmacy. The sixty-bed inpatient services cater to maternity, medical, surgical, pediatric and other specialties.
The hospital has recently added hemodialysis services with dedicated units for HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C in addition to units for non-infectious cases. The hospital also offers comprehensive ophthalmology services, physiotherapy services and has a specialized HIV/AIDS, TB and diabetes services. Currently the hospital caters to over 500 outpatients per day, who are served by a total of 381 staff including consultants, specialists, resident doctors and qualified nursing staff and paramedics.