Among the most enduring lessons of the ongoing pandemic is the fact that a medical emergency causes not only pain and suffering, but deep anxiety and stress over meeting expenses of diagnostic and curative measures. When The Satsang Foundation’s health initiative, the Swasthya Kendra was launched, the curative aspect was a very small part of its activities. Over the years, it has become apparent that though there is a continued need to create awareness on prevention and wellness, treatment was and remains financially draining.
Keeping this in view, the upcoming Swaasthya Hospital will dedicate 50% of its in-patient beds for seva. This would aid and encourage the needy to avail of the services provided by the hospital and to quickly get back on their feet at the earliest without drowning themselves in huge debts. It also aims to have telemedicine services, which would cut down on travel and subsequent expenses for follow-ups with specialists from various parts of the world.
The construction update
Two out of the four roof slab’s concreting have been completed. First floor roof slab concreting is scheduled for 7 February 2022 and the second floor roof slab concreting for 20 march 2022. Construction of partition walls in the basement is complete and the plastering works are in progress. Construction of partition walls of the Ground floor has also started. All civil construction works – slab and beams, brick walls and plastering (external and internal) are proposed to be completed by the end of July 2022.
Once functional, it will have General Medicine, General Surgery, Orthopedics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Dentistry, Ophthalmology, ENT, and Dermatology as outpatient services. It also will have 24/7 Emergency services which are very crucial to the outlying remote rural areas and will be instrumental in saving many lives in the “Golden Hour” when immediate treatment is absolutely critical.
It is Sri M’s vision to make a state of the art critical care facility available at Swaasthya Hospitals , Madanapalli. Backed by two operation theatres of NABH standards as well as diagnostics and imaging, all vital services will be included under one comprehensive umbrella. The envisioned hospital will have state of the art ventilators to provide timely support for breathing; multi-modality monitors that help clinicians maintain crucial vital functions of the body, (pulse, BP, oxygen level, ECG, heart rate, respiratory rate, blood oxygen saturation and other metabolic functions) making real time adjustments and corrections as required.
To help support this critical care infrastructure and contribute to Sri M’s vision of making state-of-the-art health facilities available for remote rural populations at their doorsteps.