Place: Andhra Pradesh & Telangana states-India
SRI SATHYA SAI MOBILE HEALTH SERVICES
ANDHRA PRADESH &TELANGANA
-A Project Healing with love at no costs
Report from March 2011 to March 2017 (Six Years)
Sathya Sai Baba of India has laid down the following four guiding principles for HIS health-care initiatives:
- Medical care must be provided free of charge.
- Medical care must be administrated with love and care.
- Every patient must be given the best available treatment.
- Finally, “Treat the patient and not merely the disease.”
Keeping in mind the above guiding principles, twelve miniature mobile hospitals with most modern diagnostic equipment including X-ray, E.C.G., semi auto analyzer, haemoid meter, Centrifuge, auto clave, steam sterilizer, eye-refraction equipment, ophthalmology scope, nebulizer, dental equipment, and gynecology test kit have been acquired to take health care to the doorsteps of the needy, ill, and poor villagers in the districts of Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, East Godavari, West Godavari, Krishna, Nellore, Chittoor, Kadapa/Adilabad, Mahabubnagar, Hyderabad, and Khammam.
With these Sri Sathya Sai Mobile vans, primary care is being rendered along with health and hygiene awareness education. With the help of voluntary service oriented doctors, paramedical staff, and Sai volunteers (sevadal), the patients who need critical, secondary, and tertiary care will be taken up in the affiliated nursing homes to our organization in towns and cities and will be provided with the essential medical care with love and compassion.
Service with love and care
More than 2,47,567 patients from 4330 villages in 1141 camps were treated with love and care during 2011-17, (till March 31st, 2017) . The most important aspect of these camps is to identify the chronic cases and provide the patients with required medical help in city hospitals. This kind of relief that was extended in follow-up cases is commendable, and it scales up to a highly disciplined approach and one-to-one follow up. The response from the doctors and volunteers is more of a devotional and service attitude. The follow-up cases are picked up from the medical camps, which are organized on a regular basis so that villagers and beneficiaries would know the date and time of medical service in their village.
Dedicated work force
4360 Doctors in 1141 camps are blessed with this service. They cover the specialties of General Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Dentistry, Pediatrics, ENT, Cardiology, Orthopedic, and Neurology. Sathya Sai volunteers numbering more than 500 are involved in different locations and camps apart from district and state level planners.
Gigantic work output
21,364 patients got ophthalmic care, 6265 cataract surgeries were done, and 15,099 eye glasses were given to patients. 1141 patients underwent general surgeries, and 25 patients had orthopedic surgeries. 575 cardiac cases and 9026 gynecology cases are also attended to. 1547 patients have undergone ENT check-ups and treatment. Audio-gram was done for hearing-impaired individuals at Hyderabad. 525 ENT surgeries were done, and 125 hearing aids were given.
Over 9043 patients had dental procedures/treatments like extractions, fillings, scaling, partial dentures, full set dentures, and dental fluoride stains removals.
39,397 patients had lab tests like blood/urine tests. 1888 ECG tests were done to diagnose intricate ailments, monitor chronic diseases, and uncover asymptomatic ailments. More than 5000 patients with chronic ailments like diabetes, hypertension, heart diseases and thyroid problems were treated, monitored, counseled, and provided with medicines.
Contact info: S G Chalam, State President, Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisation, Andhra Pradesh & Telangana firstname.lastname@example.org