During the COVID-19 pandemic, Sri M had envisioned the establishment of the Swaasthya Hospital, a health delivery system that would help ease the situation of people in distress and address the medical needs of the rural population. Since 7th February 2022 when the then President of India, Sri Ramnath Kovind had laid the foundation stone for a 50-bedded hospital equipped with the latest medical technology and diagnostic services, the construction has been expedited to the present phase of the completion of the civil infrastructure. With the planning for manpower requirements including doctors, nurses, administrative and support staff presently in progress, the hospital shall become operational soon.
Given the lack of health awareness and access to healthcare, the ever-expanding population and demand for quality healthcare among the rural and tribal communities in and around Madanapalle, the primary objective of the Swaasthya Hospital is to create awareness among these people and offer speciality care at no cost. Critical care, surgical and medical services, outpatient and inpatient services, laboratory services and imaging services are the amenities provided. Emergency services will also be offered.
The state-of-the-art Critical Care Unit (CCU) at The Swaasthya Hospital will cater to critically-ill patients suffering from complex medical problems and post-surgery patients who need close monitoring. The goal is to implement lifesaving efforts for patients suffering from respiratory, cardiac, and complex neurological conditions complicated by many comorbid conditions at the crucial hour to help them recover. Advanced ventilators, multi-modality monitors, oxygen and sophisticated drug delivery systems will ensure that this goal is achieved in conjunction with focused medical care given by well-trained doctors, nurses, and the support staff. Thus, patients from the local communities will no longer be compelled to travel to big cities or ignore their ailments and suffer.
Since critical care is quite complex and demands innumerable resources and constant upgradation, many hospitals shy away from such high intensity work and maintenance. Though the challenges are many, it is absolutely vital for those who need such care. Therefore, a six-bedded intensive care unit has been planned and the civil structure including the gas lines are ready to function. We now need to equip them with ventilators, monitors, and other medical equipment that will be utilised in this specialised area. Negotiations with the concerned medical companies are underway to create an effective and efficient centre of excellence. Emergency, critical care, and operating rooms will become the heart of the hospital requiring meticulous planning, effective implementation, efficient maintenance without any compromise to provide the best services.
The establishment of such a critical care centre thus requires infrastructure, machinery, trained and skilled staff, and the maintenance of standards. With a host of people working on achieving all these objectives, we earnestly appeal once again to all of you to contribute and support in whichever way you can at this crucial moment.
Together, we can make a difference!