PROFILE OF THE SRI SATHYA SAI MOBILE MEDICARE PROJECT.
The Sri Sathya Sai Books & Publication Trust has been engaged over the last several years in various service activities covering a wide and vast spectrum for the upliftment and benefit of society, particularly the needy and under privileged.
A major initiative undertaken by the Sri Sathya Sai Books & Publications Trust, Maharashtra from April 2007 is to provide Primary & Preventive healthcare to the needy and under privileged segment at their doorstep. The Trust runs 50 Mobile Dispensaries which provide free medical aid including free medicines to all. The Vans are spread out across 27 Districts of the State of Maharashtra & Goa including Mumbai Metro and Navi Mumbai mostly in Urban Slums and reach out to approx. 10,00,000 patients every year.
The Mobile Medicare Project also has been active in Secondary & Tertiary care and over the last 6 years, organized several specialized camps e.g. Ophthalmic, Pediatric, Gynaecology, Cardiac, Dental camps etc.
Our Cardiac camps have identified and assisted in treating patients either through medication or the required advanced treatment like angioplasty, open heart surgery, valve replacement etc. at various affiliated Hospitals. Our Organisation has Two Super Specialty Hospitals, One at Puttaparthi and the other one at Whitefield, Bangalore. Two Hospitals at Ahmedabad and Rajkot are also taking care of cardiac patients and their treatment/surgery totally free of cost.
A major effort has being taken to fight malnutrition which effects the growth & health of children in Maharashtra. The malnourished children are treated in a very systematic & professional manner with no compromise in quality. The children are provided with Protein Biscuits, Tonics and other nutritional supplements and monitored continuously to watch their progress.
Medical Camps are being conducted on a regular basis at Village, Tribal and Unaided Schools where issues relating to over all up liftment of the quality of life of the children are under taken.
Various other initiatives like procurement of high quality medicines, doctor’s seminars, first aid training, lectures on health & hygiene etc. are initiated at regular intervals.
The Trust has taken initiative to establish a medical Hub of approx. 400 sq.feet, fully airconditioned storage place. at Navi Mumbai. Medicines are procured in bulk quantity at reasonable cost and from there are being sent to all the Districts of Maharashtra & Goa including Mumbai Metro. The Trust has acquired proper Drug Licenses from FDA to purchase, store and distribute the Medicines.
The project is monitored from the Central Trust Office at Mumbai. The nominal donations received at districts level are being deposited in the Bank locally and cheques are being issued from Mumbai Office. At the end of every month each district sends the detailed accounts along with copies of donations receipts, Bank deposit slips, payment vouchers etc.
The medical aspects of the Project are managed in a highly transparent and professional manner. Case papers for each patient, daily visit scroll sheets, patient’s register, medicines requisitions etc. are maintained.
It is proposed to setup over 20 Sri Sathya Sai Primary Medicare Centres at SSS Gramin Seva Centres in various Districts. These centres will provide basic medical treatment to the local needy population.
The Sri Sathya Sai Mobile Project is committed to helping the poor and suffering segment of society through high quality of medical aid by providing a vide range of medical facilities & treatment totally free of cost. The need for such major efforts is further strengthened because of the ever increasing cost of medicines and medical treatment.
Jai Sai Ram.