Healthcare Challenges in India
Despite advances in healthcare, affordability and accessibility are still a huge challenge, especially in rural sectors in India. Although health is known to be a fundamental right, it has not reached the areas that it needs to, world over. The recent pandemic has brought to light many inadequacies in the health system—lack of facilities, expertise, logistics and preparedness—which led to the loss of so many lives.
A Unique Health Mission by Sri M
Sri M’s Swaasthya Hospitals in Madanapalle, started under the aegis of The Satsang Foundation, is the first of many forward looking steps to tackle this situation.
It is Sri M’s mission to make healthcare accessible and affordable to the people who need it the most. In accordance with this mission, the initiative tries to address the healthcare needs of the rural poor, the marginalised and the tribals in remote, inaccessible areas.
Next steps—Mission Possible
In record time, the civil infrastructure shell of the Swaasthya Hospitals has been completed. It is now time to furnish the interiors and create a state-of-the-art multi-speciality hospital, supported by technology, skill sets, processes and protocol.
Our aim: To start clinical services by November 2022.
This will give direct access to people who are otherwise deprived of such facilities.
Plan for the Future Possible
The hospital will:
- Strengthen the existing network of the Swaasthya Kendra, to reach remote tribals and promote their health and well-being.
- Create awareness, offer health education, timely diagnosis and treatment and implement deaddiction and other preventive programmes.
- Treat the deserving poor free of cost.
- Contribute to the overall health and well-being by addressing the disease burden of society and improving health standards.
- Reap several indirect benefits such as enhanced man hours, sustained skill sets, improved productivity and thereby, scaling up GDP.
These are only the starting areas to propel the mission of Sri M towards making healthcare truly holistic and reach the unreachable.
A society with improved health is a happy society.
We urge all of you to be part of this life saving mission. Your help, voluntary participation and contribution can make a change.