Nadiad is a city and an administrative center of the Kheda
district in the Indian state of Gujarat
.The city is famous for its socio-educational-religious humanitarian services led by Santram Mandir
and supported by institutions of higher learning such as Dharamsinh Desai University
, Muljibhai Patel Patel Urological Hospital.
MPUH is the first hospital in India
to introduce Robotic HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound) for least invasive, non-surgical treatment for prostate cancer, the first hospital in India to introduce Prostate HistoScanning, and the first hospital in Gujarat to introduce the latest da Vinci Si Robot for kidney, bladder and prostate cancer surgery. MPUH has also become the first hospital in Gujarat (and fourth in India) to have won the prestigious Indian Merchants' Chamber (IMC) Ramkrishna Bajaj National Quality Trophy 2011 which is modeled on the lines of Malcolm Baldrige Criteria of USA.
Like Amul has become synonymous with Anand
town, the Nadiad Kidney hospital has become synonymous with Nadiad. MPUH and JPAC are frequented by visitors from all over the World
.The Vaniavad junction, which comes under the historic national 'Dandi March heritage Corridor', has been aptly named as the 'KIDNEY CIRCLE'.An extraordinary example of the socio-religious humanitarian service was the Santram Nagar, (Navaguam) Kutch
project.After the devastating 2001 Gujarat earthquake, Santram Mandir; in partnership with Gujarat Government; built the brand new town in less than a year to resettle thousands of people affected by the calamity.
Santram Mandir, famous for its carvings, is located in Nadiad. The 700 year old Sri Raxeshwar Mahadev Mandir, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is till date served by a living Saint. The 110 years old Methodist Church and Methodist mission hospital are also a worth a visit. The school for deaf and mute and Badhir Garden are also points of attraction.
The Mahakali Mataji Mandir at the entrance of the city from National Express way 1 is approximately 255 years old and was built by the Bhao Saheb Desai family. Shree Mota Narayandev Mandir and the Bhairav Mandir are additional historic Hindu Temples located in Nadiad