Since its inception in 1984, Dr. Belani’s Blue Shield Medical Clinic has steadily moved into the forefront of diagnostic health care, establishing a reputation for providing competitively priced high quality medical services through a combination of individual professional expertise & experience, and frontline technologies.
With one clinic based in the vantage Museum area, south Mumbai, and another close to the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Andheri (East), Mumbai and now in Fatorda, Goa, Dr. Belani’s Blue Shield Medical Clinics are conveniently located near ports, shipping offices, banks and insurance companies. The clinics provide health care and medical services to seafarers, shipping companies, commercial pilots, airlines, insurance companies, corporate organizations and individuals.
The focus has been on providing quality services at customary reasonable prevailing costs. Lengthy investigations, which might be both unnecessary and expensive, are avoided. The accent is on keeping the patient’s financial and health interests in mind, while maintaining the stringent international standards without compromise on quality. Knowledge of Cochrane’s Criteria has been of immense use in the area of evidence based medicine. It ensures compliance with the code of ethical medical practice.
Dr. V. Z. Belani – A Profile
Dr. Belani’s Blue Shield Medical Clinic owes its position of pre-eminence to the leadership of Dr. Belani, a highly qualified, much traveled, and widely experienced professional.
Dr. Belani is a medical consultant registered with the Government of India, Ministry of Shipping, Road Transport & Highways, Directorate General of Shipping, (Mercantile Marine Dept.) Mumbai and the Government of India, Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), New Delhi. He has also been certified by the Institute of Aerospace Medicine, Indian Air Force, Bangalore, after having successfully completed the Aviation Medicine Examiners Course for Civil Doctors.
Constantly in touch with the pulse of his profession, Dr. Belani regularly attends international seminars, conferences and workshops and is a member of prestigious organizations- the Indian Medical Association, the General Practitioners Association of Greater Mumbai, Indian Society of Aerospace Medicine, the Maritime Health Association – India Chapter, to name a few.
Drawing on more than 36 years’ professional experience, Dr. Belani provides an extensive array of professional services, ranging from medical consultations and investigations to medical examinations for seafarers, airline pilots, and executives at various multinational banks and multinational corporate houses.
He enjoys a good rapport with many reputable hospitals and nursing homes in Mumbai and their faculty of specialists in various fields, and is attached to and has admission privileges at Breach Candy Hospital, Mumbai.
A broad-band service suite
Clinic facilities at all locations of BSMC have been systematically upgraded over the years and are eminently capable of providing a wide scope of services, ranging from certification, vaccination, medical consultation and investigations to hospitalization, referrals to medical specialists, counseling, emergency evacuation support, assessment of partial / permanent physical disability, etc. These include the medical examinations of seafarers conforming to the minimum statutory medical standards of various flag states, pre-employment medical examination (PEME) for seafarers conforming to guidelines laid down by international regulatory authorities and P&I Clubs, annual medical check-up (AMC) for executives and certification of commercial pilots for Class II examinations.
- An extensive service spectrum
- Fully computerized pathological laboratory: equipped with: computerized cell counter, fully automated haematolgy & biochemistry autoanalyzer, binocular high-resolution medical microscope, ELISA reader
- 300 mA X-ray Machine for conducting all radiological examinations and procedures
- Computer based, self-interpreting 12-lead digital ECG machine
- Ultrasonography & Colour Doppler studies
- Audiometry (digital, computer based audiometry)
- Digital Snellen’s charts with randomization for assessing visual acuity
- Computerised digital pulmonary function tests (reports with all values & graphs)
- Computerized treadmill test
- Painless Dental Services at Andheri East facility of BSMC.
- Quality Assurance
- Superiority, Certified
Having recognized the contribution made by Dr. Belani to the cause of the seafarers early in his professional career, the Directorate General of Shipping (DG Shipping), Ministry of Shipping and Transport, Government of India put him on the list of approved and authorized medical practitioners for the examination of seafarers as early as 1982.
In early 1998, representatives of the UK P&I Club visited Mumbai (then Bombay) with a view to nonominate a clinic for the PEME pilot project, then titled Crew Risk Management Project (CRMP) in India. Dr Belani’s Blue Shield Medical Clinic® earned the distinction of being one of only two clinics in India to be nominated, approved and selected – a clear indication of the respect commanded by the brand.
The team at Dr. Belani’s Blue Shield Medical Clinic® takes pride in the fact that the American Steamship Owners Mutual Protection and Indemnity Association, Inc. – Managers for The American Club – have approved and authorized Dr. Belani’s Blue Shield Medical Clinics® to conduct the PEME of seafarers nominated to their members’ vessels. On December 27, 2012, the Goa facility of BSMC obtained the stamp of quality assurance compliant with ISO 9001:2008 standards. With this achievement, all three facilities of BSMC are now ISO 9001:2008 compliant.
Dr. Belani’s Blue Shield Medical Clinic
Cecil Court, 1st Floor
Mahakavi Bhushan Road (Lansdowne Road)
Landmark : Next to Regal Cinema in Colaba
Telephone numbers: +91.22.2288 5500, +91.22.2288 0303, +91.22.2288 1234, +91.22.2287 3419
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