For over a decade, The Satsang Foundation’s Swasthya Kendra, founded by Sri M, studied and researched on the needs and challenges of providing health care to the rural and tribal populace of Madanapalle and its surrounding villages in India, by demystifying health, teaching preventive measures and studying the disease process.
Starting next month, TSF is planning to take the leap from providing primary health care to making quality critical care accessible to the underserved rural population of mainly the Sugali tribe that inhabits the 10 villages surrounding the Madanapalle Campus through its state-of-the-art Swaasthya Hospital.
The sparkling, pastel green and brick-red glass fronted building’s first feature is saving precious time in crisis by having all necessary services under one roof. Major diagnostic services, reliable state-of-the-art equipment and reporting tools which aid in accurate diagnosis are being assimilated in the building.
In a remote setup, the golden hour for treatment is often missed due to the trauma centre being located faraway. A fully equipped trauma centre backed by two state-of-the-art operation theaters and a diagnostic wing is the answer. Safe transit of the patient from the site of the crises to the Swaasthya Trauma Center in the golden hour will be made possible by a 24 x 7 ambulance service.
Antenatal care, pregnancy, delivery and postpartum care is next in focus. Ensuring a healthy and strong next generation is crucial. Counseling parents-to-be to postpartum care and regular checkups, immunizations, and creating safe environments for growing children, especially for lesser privileged sections of society, will be rendered possible by the mother and child unit of Swaasthya Hospital.
Emergency and critical surgeries will be attended to in the two Operation Theatres(OTs) which are up to National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers (NABH) standards. The Laminar flow, Central Sterile Supply Department, and Patient Counseling Room are being prepared to enable the OT complex to take care of such patients. The Critical Care Unit (CCU) adjacent to the OT complex will provide the critical post-op care required.
Telemedicine or the remote diagnosis and treatment of patients by means of telecommunications technology – a very crucial service and the first of its kind in Madanapalle – will complete the circle of care for the local populace. Periodic care of those who cannot reach the hospital will be enabled by the hospital’s outreach program. Equipped with point-of-care equipment, this will be the gold standard.
Physical and neuro-rehabilitation services will be an adjunct to the services provided by Swaasthya Hospital.
With this gamut of services under one roof, Swaasthya Hospital is poised to usher in a new era of quality healthcare for Madanapalle.
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