The foundation stone for a completely free of cost 400-bedded Multi-Speciality Hospital was laid by Honourable Union Minister of Home Affairs, Mr Amit Shah on April 01 2022 in the presence of Sadguru Sri Madhusudan Sai.
Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Coal and Mines – Mr Pralhad Joshi; Chief Minister of Karnataka – Mr Basavaraj Bommai; Minister of Small Scale Industries and Municipal Administration of Karnataka – Mr MTB Nagaraj; and Minister of Health & Family Welfare, and Medical Education, Government of Karnataka – Dr K Sudhakar were also present at the event to commemorate this new noble beginning, along with the Chairman of Sri Sathya Sai Health & Education Trust – Mr C Sreenivas, Chancellor of the Sri Sathya Sai University for Human Excellence – Mr B N Narasimha Murthy, and Vice-Chancellor of the Sri Sathya Sai University for Human Excellence – Dr K Srikanta Murthy.
The 400-bedded Multi-Speciality Hospital is a first step towards establishing India’s first free Medical College, to offer completely free of cost medical education to the rural poor.
“The vision of selfless service that I have seen here, speaks for itself. The strength and the futuristic vision with which selfless service activities are being carried out here, with no desire for name or fame, by only keeping the welfare of the whole nation in mind, with total surrender—makes me fall short of words. Taking inspiration from Sri Sathya Sai Baba’s teachings, this institution at Sathya Sai Grama is carrying out a mahā yajña of sevā. Today the ground-breaking ceremony of the 400-bedded hospital took place. Running a free hospital is no easy, it could bring along a lot of challenges. However, I see that the Sri Sathya Sai Sarla Memorial Hospital is running it all free, with upgraded facilities and technology. I am extremely happy to know that the institution is marching towards commencing a free medical college for students—this will be the first-of-its-kind in India. This effort shall definitely find success.” – Mr Amit Shah
Sri Sathya Sai Sarla Memorial Hospital is a multi-speciality hospital established at Sathya Sai Grama, Muddenahalli, in the district of Chikkaballapur, Karnataka in South India. The main objective of the Hospital is to make quality healthcare accessible for all, without any barriers, absolutely free of cost. The Hospital got its name from the memory of late Mrs Sarla Indulal Shah, an ardent devotee of Sri Sathya Sai Baba, who dedicated her life to the service and upliftment of women and children.
The medical services of the hospital as a preliminary outpatient centre started in January 2018. Ever since 2018, the Hospital has been serving patients in various disciplines of General Medicine, Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, ENT, Dentistry, Pathology, Community Medicine, and Physiotherapy. Many voluntary caregivers extend their love and compassion by visiting the Hospital regularly to provide specialty services such as Endocrinology, Cardiology, Neurology, Foetal Medicine, Dermatology, Plastic Surgery, Podiatry, Radiology, and Orthopaedics.
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