Shri J.R. Shah had the vision of providing an organized Health Care Institute which would serve mankind without any discrimination of caste, religion or economic status.

It is this vision which has culminated today into the Shree Mahavir General Hospital, Shree B. D. Mehta Heart Institute and Shree R. B. Shah Super Speciality Hospital. The aim of these hospitality institutes is to provide the best quality of health care service to common people of society at affordable cost.

The Maganlal Dhanjibhai Shah Public Charitable Dispensary was set up 75 years ago to provide medicines to the needy. It was developed into a full-fledged multi discipline General Hospital in 1978.

Shree Mahavir Health and Medical Relief Society today owns and operates the Shree Mahavir General Hospital, the Shree B. D. Mehta Mahavir Heart Institute and Shree R. B. Shah Super Speciality Hospital, in the city of Surat.

Shree Mahavir General Hospital was inaugurated on 11th October 1978 by the Prime Minister of India, Shree Morarjibhai Desai. The establishment of this hospital was inspired by the preaching of Lord Mahavir, who always stood for amelioration of the suffering of fellow human beings. This Hospital was the culmination of a rates within the reach of the economically weaker and deprived sections of society, irrespective of caste, creed or religion.

On 1st October 2000 the Shree B.D. Mehta Mahavir Heart Institute was inaugurated under the auspices of the Union Health Minister, Dr. C. P. Thakur. This is one of the few hospitals in the country which is completely debt free and is self-sustaining from the very beginning.

Shree R. B. Shah Super Speciality Hospital was inaugurated by Chief Minister NarenderModi in 2008. Since its inception, Mahavir health care system has made lot of progress. All patients and visitors agree on one thing - this is the cleanest, most spacious, well lighted, cost conscious & well managed hospital, totally dedicated to provide simply the best Health care.

All the Hospitals were built entirely out of funds received by way of donations from philanthropists. A constant programme for upgradation of  facilities and investment in modern equipment have made both of them leading hospitals in Gujarat, capable of proving treatment for almost all types of ailments and major diseases.
Despite the rising costs of providing medical treatment over the years, highly complex  surgeries and diagnostic procedures are still provided concessional rates to those who cannot afford these procedures and even completely free to the poor and needy.