"vaidyo nārāyaṇo harihi’ – a doctor is verily the embodiment of the Divine. The human body is the crest jewel of God’s creation and the only person bestowed to understand and heal this creation is a doctor. The sanctity of this opportunity is often diluted by approaches contrary to the fundamental principles of medical care – treatment over healing, greed over compassion, and money over love.
In a world consumed by commerce, this one-of-its-kind medical facility would untie the strangulating knots that bind healthcare services with financial obligations and change the way healthcare is taught and learnt, given and received.
The Medical College shall provide values-based medical education completely free of cost, inspiring youth to serve the society and contribute towards universal health, with love and compassion as the guiding tenets."
Sadguru Sri Madhusudan Sai
Guided by the norms of the National Medical Commission (NMC), the apex steering body for medical education in India, the Medical College shall comprise of one academic block and two teaching hospitals, which shall provide quality medical care to All, irrespective of caste, creed, religion, and financial status, all Totally Free of Cost.
Currently, one academic block – Sri Sathya Sai Rajeswari Memorial Block, and one teaching hospital – Sri Sathya Sai Sarla Memorial Hospital have begun functioning round the clock as the first phase of the medical education mission of Sadguru Sri Madhusudan Sai. Soon a 400-bedded teaching hospital will be erected within the campus limits.
‘Right to Education’ is the fundamental right of every child and citizen of this nation. Unfortunately, most children are bereaved of the right kind of education, especially the rural population. Pursuing medical education is a far-fetched dream for the rural due to the impeding factors of affordability and accessibility.
With a vision: IN RURAL – FOR RURAL, this Medical College shall nurture medical doctors with noble values, who shall dedicate themselves to serve the underserved, particularly in rural India, with a sense of gratitude and readiness to sacrifice. It will ensure that every deserving candidate will be able to pursue medical education and thus will help in reducing the brain drain in the nation.
Around ten lakh students appear every year for NEET examinations to pursue MBBS country-wide whereas only 90,000 seats are available. Only 10% of total applicants qualify for NEET. This scenario is poorer and bleak when it comes to the availability of such highly demanded courses to students hailing from marginalised rural backgrounds as a result of intensive commercialisation. It becomes next to impossible for rural students to have access due to the affordability crisis and also the language barrier.
More than 70% of the country’s population reside in rural hinterlands and have access to only 25% of the country’s healthcare infrastructure. The current doctor-patient ratio in rural India is as low as 1:11,082 leading to a severe push for a fraction of the 55 million rural population to enter poverty.
When education is imparted free of any costs, the beneficiaries out of immense gratitude will try their best to offer it back to societal welfare. The deserving candidates will receive their rightful position to learn and contribute thereafter. Only rural students will return back to their villages and serve the pockets of the population residing in the villages which are in deep need of quality healthcare.
"Sri Madhusudan Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research is a unique medical college located in a rural area with a vision of de-commercialising medical education and healthcare.
Our founder, Sri Madhusudan Sai with the support of His devotees, like minded individuals and many corporates has made this possible and has a blueprint of making this sustainable and even replicable model.
Our exemplary staff will be the role models for the students to live a life of atmano mokshartham jagath hitayacha. Our students who will soon be budding into doctors will aim to serve with a vision of Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinaha.
This is a clarion call for like-minded doctors and Professors to join us if your goal in life echoes ours..."
Dr Raghupathi A R, MBBS MD
This academic block is dedicated to the selfless service of Dr C Rajeswari, an acclaimed obstetrician and gynaecologist. She was blessed by Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba to commence His Medical Mission in 1970, offering totally free of cost healthcare services.