A comprehensive report on Rural Multispeciality Hospital Camps

Better healthcare dramatically improves the overall well-being of the rural populace, increasing their potential to work, which in turn will result in higher economic productivity. With this intention of holistic health care Swaasthya Hospitals is set to have a significant social impact resulting in a peaceful, harmonious, and progressive society.

Swaasthya Hospitals is envisaged to be a 40% bed, secondary care, affordable, holistic healthcare centre in Madanapalle. The hospital is a symbol of hope for those looking for holistic well-being. Seeing how valuable time is lost in shifting critical patients to larger centres (often at least two hours away), this hospital will be a boon in protecting and providing timely treatment within the “Golden Hour”.                                                    

Swaasthya Hospitals is operating as a non-profit, with a cross-subsidy self-sustainable model based on the principles of ‘Sarva Bhuta Hite Rataha’ or the well-being of mankind. While the focus will be on curing the illnesses, Swaasthya Hospitals will also cater to the preventive and promotive aspect of health through Yoga, Meditation and Mental Wellbeing.

In is first phase of operation, the following departments will be functional:

  • 24/7 Emergency services with state-of-the-art cardiac support ambulance
  • 40% beds dedicated to the needy and economically weak with complete free services
  • Specialties: Medicine, General surgery, OBG, Orthopaedics, Paediatrics, ENT, Dental and Psychiatry
  • Integrated services like Yoga, Nutrition, Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation & Meditation
  • Support services: Counselling, Awareness, Education and Community outreach camps
  • Basic Life Support Training Programs: Provide Basic Life Support (BLS) training to equip individuals with life-saving skills.

Camps Conducted

Since its inception, Swaasthya Hospitals has conducted a series of health camps in nearby areas. The camps were categorized into specialized areas such as:

  • General Health Camps: Offering basic medical check-ups, consultations, and distributing essential medications.
  • Eye and Dental Care Camps: Focused on oral health check-ups, dental hygiene education, and basic dental treatments.
  • Women’s Health Camps: Offering gynecological consultations, family planning guidance, and breast cancer awareness programs.
  • School Health Monitoring Camps and Pediatric Camps: Catering to the healthcare needs of children, including vaccinations, growth monitoring, and introducing school health monitoring programs. It also focussed on assessing the health of students, promoting hygiene practices, and creating awareness among parents and teachers.
  • Morning Walkers Health Check Camps: Engaging with morning walkers to provide health check-ups and promote healthy living.
  • Basic Life Support Training Programs: Offering hands-on training in Basic Life Support techniques to empower individuals to respond effectively in emergency situations.

These rural health camps have yielded significant benefits for the local populace.  They have increased Healthcare Awareness, enabled early detection of health conditions and has provided an opportunity to offer health check-ups and promote healthy living, contributing to the overall well-being of this motivated group. The BLS training programs have equipped community members with life-saving skills, enhancing emergency response capabilities.  These camps also have contributed to reducing the healthcare disparities between urban and rural areas.  The major achievement has been the active community engagement, fostering a sense of trust and collaboration between the hospital and the local residents.

While the camps were successful overall, Swaasthya Hospitals did encounter some challenges, including logistical issues, limited resources, and occasional resistance from the community due to cultural beliefs. These challenges will be addressed in future planning to enhance the effectiveness of our outreach programs.

Amongst our future programmes, we intend to expand specialized camps, collaborate with local organizations and community leaders to enhance community engagement and overcome cultural barriers.

Mobile Health Units

Facilitated by Vans provided by TATA MD, we will explore the possibility of introducing mobile health units to provide regular healthcare services to remote areas.

We also intend to build capacity by training local healthcare workers, school staff, and engage with health professionals to provide targeted health education during morning walkers’ camps and awareness programs.

In conclusion, the rural health camps conducted by our hospital have been instrumental in fulfilling our commitment to providing quality healthcare to all sections of society. The positive impact on the health and well-being of the rural populace, including students, morning walkers, and individuals from various walks of life, reflects the success of our outreach programs. Continuous efforts and improvements in our approach will be essential to further strengthen our bond with the community and enhance healthcare accessibility in rural areas.

For all the implementation of these programmes, we need your continued and generous support.

About The Satsang Foundation

The Satsang Foundation, founded by Sri M, is a meeting point for spiritual seekers of all persuasions. The Satsang Foundation also extends a helping hand to the less privileged of society.