Aum Sri Sai Ram
Shri Satyasai Mobile Medicare Project - Nanded
The Sri Satya Sai Mobile Medicare Project was inaugurated by the Hon’ble Shri Ashokraoji Chavan, Industrial & Cultural Minister of Maharashtra. The programme was attended by all the sai devotees in Nanded, in the presence of Shri Murali Jaju, Shri M.L. Dole, & Shri Satpute. On this occasion Hon’ble Ashokraoji Chavan delivered a speech & Shri Murali Jaju also guided the devotees.
The programme was arranged in Kusum Hall, Nanded on 18/10/2008.
Keeping in mind Bhagawan’s words that efforts to serve must spring from a concern for the suffering of others and the service must be a genuine effort to get rid of that anguish, several new initiatives are constantly being taken to improve the range and quality of services under the project. A massive effort is being undertaken to fight malnutrition particularly among children and women.
Health is the foundation on which human life rests. There is no greater wealth than health. What is the origin of this word 'Health'? It is derived from the Anglo-Saxon word 'Heilig ', meaning that which is sacred and pure. The body is a combination of different limbs. So, only when all limbs are utilized for sacred purposes can one have good health and happiness. For a healthy mind, one should have a healthy body. Without having a healthy mind in a healthy body, one cannot progress on the spiritual path. However, being healthy is not an end in itself; we should utilize the body in the service of society.
What Bhagawan Baba has said from time to time about "The importance of Health and Healthcare".
A sound mind ensures a sound body; a sound body ensures a sound mind. The two are interdependent. Health is essential for happiness; happiness or a capacity to be happy, whatever may happen is essential for physical health, too. - Sri Sathya Sai Baba, October 1974.
It is easy for doctors to perform
operations. The real difficulty is in taking care of the patients after the
operations. It is easy to slice vegetables. But, to prepare a tasty dish out of
that is very difficult. This task of “cooking” is done by the nurses. If there
is no good nursing, even the operation may be a failure.
The Whitefield hospital which began in a
single room, has now grown into a big complex. The doctors have to meet the
growing demands on their services. The numbers of patients coming to the
hospital are growing all the time. All services are totally free. Not a paisa is
collected from the patients. Such free medical treatment is not given anywhere
in the world. This applies to the Super Speciality hospital in Prashanthi-gram.
Elsewhere hospitals have become big business. In fact, in every sphere
commercialisation is rampant. Education is a business, music is a business and
health is a business. The whole world has become a market place. Welfare
services should be free for all. There are numerous people who cannot afford the
costs of medical treatment. Doctors should render free service to such persons.
My words should not be misunderstood. Even in the earning of incomes there
should be a limit. Many doctors lack determination. They join a hospital on a
good salary. But after a month or so, when another hospital offers a higher
salary, they go over to the new hospital. How long are you likely to stay in the
other hospital? When you go like this, you forfeit the confidence of hospital
managements. Even workers behave in this way. They shift from place to place.
The right thing is to stick to a job for three or four years. Then your work
will secure automatic recognition.
Just to give one an idea as to how many people are benefited by just one mobile van deployed in and around a small district in Nanded (Maharashtra). Imagine the cumulative effects if in each and every part of India such services are rendered free of cost. Millions will definitely benefit.
Report of Mobile Van Dist.Nanded
The Mobile van visited the following villages and arranged free medical checkup.
The Medicare project also performed very vital role in grand ceremony guru-daa gaddi Programme
The details are follows:
A total number of 3374 patients were checked and treated with free medicines from 19/10/2008 to 05/11/2008.