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.

Therefore in order to train a good hard band of nursing personnel, training facilities are being provided… The entire training is free… Only, we want persons with pure hearts to join the course.

Today we have quite a large number of people working in our hospital. But, there is more work to be done because of the ever-growing number of patients seeking relief. Hence, we need many more nursing personnel…It is not easy to make available such facilities for people in remote and isolated villages. Because in this village this magnificent hospital has been established, it has been possible to provide relief to a very large number of poor villagers.

Many are not aware of the genesis of this Institution. What counts is only action and not advertisement. When a heart operation is performed, the patient has generally to stay in the hospital for at least a month. It is no exaggeration to state, with reference to our hospital, that within a day after the operation, the patient starts eating on his bed the very next morning. On the third day, he starts moving about. On the fifth day, the sutures are removed. On the seventh day, the patients are discharged fully recovered.

If a person is in good health, he can accomplish anything. There are now a very large number of people enjoying good health after undergoing an operation in the hospital. What is happening in the hospital is not for today or tomorrow. It is an example to the whole world. - Sri Sathya Sai Baba, July 1992

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.

Doctors should inspire confidence in patients. Doctors are obsessed with salaries. They should be more concerned about patients. When they concentrate on their patients, they will develop into excellent doctors. Inspire confidence in the patients. Then any medicine you give will work wonders. The patients will hail such a doctor as a “good doctor.” A “good doctor” in due course becomes a “God doctor.” “Vaidhyo Naaraayano harih,” it is said. The doctor is Divinity itself. Doctors should render service in this spirit. Service is God.

Very good work is being done in our hospital as well as elsewhere. Bharath would not be what it is without good people. Without meritorious people can the world experience light? There are good and bad people in the world. All should become good and develop into Godly men. The same Aatma is present in everyone.

Doctors should look after the patients with the same care they would show to their kith and kin. Then all would experience equal happiness. - Sri Sathya Sai Baba, June 1995

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.

No

Date

Villages

Patient

Sevadal

Doctors

Driver

Pharmacist

Total

1

19-10-08

Yelegaon

372

06

03

1

1

11

2

20-10-08

Barasgaon

292

10

02

1

1

14

3

21-10-08

Yamsetwadi

250

07

03

1

1

12

4

22-10-08

Amrabad

281

05

03

1

1

10

5

23-10-08

Nandala Digras

208

07

04

1

1

13

6

24-10-08

Degaon

196

07

03

1

1

12

7

25-10-08

Dhabad

177

07

03

1

1

12

The Medicare project also performed very vital role in grand ceremony guru-daa  gaddi Programme 

The details are follows: 

No

Date

Place

 Patient

Sevadal

Doctors

Driver

Pharmacist

Total

1

29-10-08

Gurudwara Chow

Rasta Nanded

200

07

03

1

1

12

2

31-10-08

Gurudwara Chow

Rasta Nanded

266

06

03

1

1

11

3

01-11-08

Gurudwara Chow

Rasta Nanded

311

06

04

1

1

12

4

02-11-08

Gurudwara Chow

Rasta Nanded

290

06

03

1

1

11

5

04-11-08

Gurudwara Chow

 Rasta Nanded

200

09

02

1

1

13

6

05-11-08

Gurudwara Chow

 Rasta Nanded

331

10

02

1

1

14

 A total number of 3374 patients were checked and treated with free medicines from 19/10/2008 to 05/11/2008.


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