Bringing about change in the health of the population at large, majority of who reside in the villages is what inspired the setting up of Swasthya Hospital, Madanapalle.
The NGO sector has been actively partnering with the Government of India to enhance healthcare systems through awareness programs, medical camps etc., to identify diseases early and treat them successfully. Despite all these measures, there are several shortcomings.
Keeping these factors in view, a unique model super-specialty 38-bedded hospital, catering to the semi-urban and rural population of Madanapalle, Andhra Pradesh was conceptualized by Sri M, Founder Trustee – The Satsang Foundation. It is being designed with the NABH standards in mind. Additionally, it will have traditional systems of Indian alternative medicine based on the AYUSH concept. This will truly be a holistic approach to new age healthcare and not just another hospital.
• To provide affordable, quality health care model
• To create a replicable self-sustaining model of person centric health care
• To create healthcare employment opportunities for local tribal settlement
• To provide platform for people from all walks of life to “volunteer and serve.”
• To improve accountability and communication amongst all stakeholders (Government, NGOs and Beneficiaries).
• OPD: Medicine, Surgery, Gynaecology, Pediatrics, Orthopedics, Dental and Ayurveda.
• Surgery with two fully functional Operation theaters and ICU
• Diagnostics: Laboratory (hematology, biochemistry), X-Ray, Ultrasound, ECG, and CT Scan.
• Consultation Rooms: 4
• Operation Theaters: 2
• Ambulance services: 2
• Pharmacy (OP & IP): 1
• Other Diagnostics: 2 (X-ray and Ultrasound, CT scan)
• Admin/Registration/Billing/HR: 1
• Staff/Doctors Room: 2
• Canteen/Food distribution area: 1 (not marked in the design, Sri Suhas to confirm)
The 38-bedded hospital is proposed to be built as ground plus two floors to include all the mentioned facilities and services. The area earmarked for this is located behind the existing Swasthya Kendra with total area of 6000 Sq. Mtrs.
Current Status of the Project
|Sr. No.||Work Description||Completion Status||Remark|
|1||Ground work and research by visits to study Rural Hospital Models||Completed||Sri V Anand Kumar in 2017|
|2||Screening of Patients||Ongoing||Through existing Swasthya Kendra Facilities since 7 years|
|3||Appointment of Core team||Completed||Doctors|
|Engineers and Architects|
|Fund Raising Connect Team|
|4||Soil Testing and Foundation planning||Completed|
|5||Architectural Drawings||Completed||By Sri Suhas Malavade along with Dr. Venkataramana, Bangalore and Dr. Jayakumar, Kottayam as lead consultants|
|6||Approvals and Permits||On-going||Documents for Municipality and Fire department approvals are submitted and under scrutiny. This is delayed only due to the pandemic situation.|
|7||Phase One: Emergency, OPD and Admin Block||Engineers and Architects to provide time frame for construction|
|8||Phase Two: Pharmacy, Laboratory and Diagnostics including Radiology block||Post construction 3 months to set up services|
|9||Phase Three: Inpatient wards and rooms and Vehicle acquisition||Rural outreach services to start immediately with vehicle acquisition|
|10||Phase Four: Operation Theaters and ICU|
|11||Phase Five: Equipping both medical and other hospital||6 months from the date of completion of respective rooms/department|
Total estimated time frame for this project to be operational is 18 months to 24 months including staffing and equipping.
Teams in Place
Visionary and Chief Mentor: Sri M, Founder President, The Satsang Foundation
Monitoring and Evaluation Team: The Satsang Foundation office bearers, C N Bhushan, Treasurer and Mahender Borana, Secretary
Lead Consultants for Designs and Operations: Dr. Venkataramana and Dr. Jayakumar
Architecture: Sri Suhas Malvade, Mumbai
Structural Engineer: Sri Manjunath, Bangalore
MEP Consultants: Maverick Consultants
Fund Raising and Connect Team: TSF team with support of Satsang friends
Co-ordination Team: Headed by Navin Nadella, Madanapalle
Source of Funds: Well wishers and like-minded philanthropic donors from India and outside. Donations to The Satsang Foundation are exempted from tax under 80g and FCRA.
Evaluation and Monitoring: The monitoring and evaluation will be continuous and headed by respective team leads (facility, asset and patient management).
Sustainability: This facility will sustain itself on a plan where two-thirds of the beneficiaries pay to break even, while one-third of the deserving beneficiaries will be considered for subsidized treatment. Revenue will also be generated from Pharmacy and Diagnostic services.