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Humanising Medicare - Doctors Meet ad Gyan Deep Hall in Dharmakshetra, Mumbai on September 18th, 2005

Today we need men of sacrifice in the world. What I want is not your devotion. You must apply your mind to the problems of society and find remedies for them. One should aspire for social welfare. Society today needs the services of self sacrificing doctors. Doctors these days have large incomes of thousands of rupees per month. But they do not want to do work worth even a rupee. They want to have money without work. Society today needs servants. Only those who truly serve can become true leaders.

When a leader looks upon himself as a servant, he renders true service to society

Taking Inspiration from the Divine example of Swami's Super Speciality Hospital, the organisation has always been motivated to duplicate this model at the state level.

This is one such project. The uniqueness is that it entails active seva from the workers of the organisation.

This project aims at achieving the goal of providing Super Speciality treatment, of high quality, free of charge, to the needy, without the cost of putting up a hospital structure for the same. This project entails the coming together of Super Specialist Doctors who out of their own sense of service are willing to take care of patients utilising their existing facilities.

The Trust would provide the logistical support including money for medicine and material. The first such cardiac surgery under this network has been already performed. This project is one of the offerings by Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisations, Maharashtra & Goa and Sri Sathya Sai Trust, Maharashtra on the occasion of 80th year of Advent of Sri Sathya Sai Avatar.

Mumbai Flood

While most of Mumbai has struggled to reach home over the last few days, very few have questioned why Mumbai has suddenly become a victim of floods.

Yes, it is possible that Mumbai has received more than her share of rain, but that still does not account for why the water took so long to recede. Also no one seems to be questioning why the flooding has been particularly bad in the Kurla-Kalina region; no one seems to have made the connection with the mysterious Mithi River and the Mahim Creek.

The Mithi River, which at one time must have been a glorious channel of water, has now been reduced to a filthy nalla of muck and pollution. The river runs from Powai, reaching the Arabian Sea via Kuria and Kalina. The Mahim Creek acts both as a filter for the incoming Arabian Sea and a drain for the river - Article from a news magazine.

With the Blessings of our beloved Lord not a single devotees life was lost in this disaster.

Report And Relief Work Undertaken By Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organization, Mumbai.


Devotees and active Workers of Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organization, Mumbai, were deeply concerned by damage and suffering caused by the unprecedented flood and rain in Mumbai City. Thousands of families and homes were destroyed and hundreds of people have lost their lives. This was moment when succour and help was mostly needed by all the affected. Equally evident were the stories of divine miracles and grace that saved many more thousands from disaster.

In the tradition of true love, the devotees and active workers of Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organization with the active participation of State Bank of India and H.D.F.C. Bank went all out to reach and help as many people as possible. The Organization distributed packages containing complete food ration for the affected families and conducted numerous Medical Camps in different affected areas in and around Mumbai City. The Centers where these food packages were distributed and the Medical Camps conducted.


a) Apart from that particular day of 7th August, 2005 , all our sevaks from different samithis have been actively helping the affected areas by conducting regular medical camps.

b) The officials of the State Bank of India provided the requisite help for the food grains while the officials of the HDFC Bank provided the means for the acquisition of the medicines . The amazing reaction was from the officials who turned down several other organizations and chose to associate without Organisation as they felt that our sevaks do their work with tremendous love and absolute integrity which are the teachings of our Beloved Swami.


It is well know to all the fact that the cost of medical care specially tertiary care is beyond the reach of an average person, not to mention the poor. The provision of such treatment has also become a commercial enterprise with all the attendant abuses. The Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisation of Maharashtra has undertaken Medicare to the needy as one of its main service projects in His mission.

In line with its core objective of providing free Medicare services to the economically backward society and the needy, Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisations, Maharashtra & Goa, conduct Medicare activities at two tiers.

Sri Sathya Sai Trust Maharashtra has set up the Sri Sathya Sai Super Speciality Diagnostic Centre, Dharmakshetra, Mumbai and Sri Sathya Sai Speciality Medical Centre, Sai Prem, Navi Mumbai. These centers house eminent specialist Doctors and patients from all the primary centers are referred here for further course of action.

It was for this reason the organisation had conducted this meet to share with the doctors, the guiding principles driving all medical relief and health care activities which are enumerated below:

1. Globalisation of Medicine: Medical aid should be the right of every individual irrespective of caste, creed , nationality or color.

2. De-commercialisation of Medicine: The act of healing should be restored to it pristine sanctity, which can only be done when it ceases to be a commodity bought and sold in the market.

3. Human Values in Medical Care: Care must be taken by all involved in the health care, to demonstrate the five values viz, Truth, Righteousness, Peace, Love and Non-Violence in every act of theirs.

4. Spiritualisation: Present day medicine make no attempt at strengthening the SPIRIT of ma- the divine force in him that energises his physical, mental and physiological systems. This integration is effectively implemented in a thorough and professional manner by the organisation.

Sri Sathya Sai Eye Hospital, Dharmakshetra, Mumbai

Sri Sathya Sai Eye Hospital was established in October 1995. Eye surgeries are performed four times a week whereas OPD is open for consultations six days a week. Since inception more than 4500 operations have been successfully completed. A team of 20 Ophthalmologists, 45 volunteers, 6 paid staff like anaesthetists, trained nurses, etc. are involved in eye-care management. The ophthalmic surgeons associated with this hospital have performed all types of surgeries including plain cataract, cataract with IOL, SDCR and Pterygium. The 'Giving Sight' program focuses on Intra-Ocular implant surgery, Corneal grafting or Keratoplasty and Eye donation.

The Eye Hospital has the following facilities:

OPD-Refraction, Pathological tests and pre-operation check-up

OT with monitor, Pulse oxymeter, Boyle's apparatus and microscope capable of undertaking Cataract

operation and replacement of Intra-Ocular lens.


9 beds for post-operative care

Nd-Yag Laser for non-contact incision or ocular tissue by photo-disruption

One single act of service offered to God whom you visualise in another, is worth all the years of yearning for God
... Baba

Medicare at Slums and Villages

Grama Seva is a unique novel and noble service activity ordained by Bhagawan in His infinite Compassion and Grace. Bhagawan often exhorts us that, " Of all the methods of Seva, service to the long neglected rural population is the best.  Dedicate your skills, your energies to the betterment of the brothers and sisters dwelling in the villages. No other service can excel Grama Seva". Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisations all over India provides free medical help at the door steps of the needy by organising regular medical camps.

Abiding by the Divine directives of Bhagawan, Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisations, Maharashtra & Goa, have enthusiastically plunged into Seva in the Villages & Slum with greater focus on Medical Services. Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisations, Maharashtra & Goa have over 15 centers in Mumbai and Navi Mumbai alone actively involved in free medical services through periodical medical camps. Members from these centres visit many slums and villages in and around Mumbai and carry out various free service projects.

The important aspect of these projects is the medical camps where in  qualified doctors attached to the organisation provide free medical check up and medicines to the needy. This is supplemented by  special check up camps such as. Cancer detection camps. Eye  check up camps etc. A holistic approach is adopted in this service emphasising on both preventive and curative aspects of human  ailments. While the preventive measures through health education  like organising exhibitions and audio-visual aids, enable containment of diseases, every effort is made to provide total cure through regular follow ups and tertiary treatment assistance where possible. For example - free cataract surgeries were organised for  some of the patients from villages in Navi Mumbai.

The fulfillment of human life consists in the service that man renders, without any thought of return, in an attitude of selflessness. ...Baba

Sri Sathya Sai Medical Centre, Dharmakshetra

Sri Sathya Sai Medical Centre is managed by a team of more than 50 doctors specialized in various disciplines. Nearly 100 volunteers provide the back-up and support services. The 3-storeyed Medical Centre with full-fledged Pathological laboratory and Consultation rooms was inaugurated in 1998. Hundreds of patients located in and around Mumbai avail the services of this centre every day.

Three General Practitioners offer consultations on all working days. Patients are referred to specialists visiting the centre or other hospitals whenever necessary. Leading Cardiologists, Orthopaedics, ENT surgeons, Pediatricians, Gastro-enterologists, Dermatologists, Gynecologists, Anaesthetists and General surgeons offer their services on specified days during the week. More than 3,25,000 patients have taken benefit of these services in the last 10 years.

Sai Prem Centre at Vashi, Navi Mumbai was inaugurated by Bhagawan on May 13, 1995 and the Medical Centre starter functioning in Nov. 1986. This center provides free medical treatment and medicines in the areas of General Medicines, Gastro-enterology, Gynecology, Dental, Pathology, Ophthalmology, Chest & Lungs, Dermatology, Physiotherapy, Chiropractics, Psychological counseling. Acupuncture and Homoepathy. Since inception till November 2004, in all 52,292 patients have availed the benefit of medical services.

Besides the activities at Dharmakshetra and Sai Prem, all the Samithis of Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisations carry out several programmes related to healthcare in their respective areas. These include providing Jaipur foot or Callipers to those requiring artificial limbs, health check-up camps, providing free medicines, supply of protein food to patients in nursing homes and hospitals and organising Blood donation camps. Health clinics in the fishing village of Trombay attract between 150-200 patients every Sunday. For the past 25 years. Volunteers and Medical practitioners affiliated to the organisation have been providing treatment to these patients coming from remote villages.

In addition to the above, some of the organisation centres conduct  periodical check up and dispense medicines at various locations such as Trombay( Mumbai), Gadheswar (Panvel) etc.

Medicare at Slums and Villages

Grama Seva is a unique novel and noble service activity ordained by Bhagawan in His infinite Compassion and Grace. Bhagawan often exhorts us that, " Of all the methods of Seva, service to the long neglected rural population is the best. Dedicate your skills, your energies to the betterment of the brothers and sisters dwelling in the villages. No other service can excel Grama Seva". Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisations all over India provides free medical help at the door steps of the needy by organising regular medical camps.

Divine prescription for the Doctors by Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba

Fill your hearts with compassion and serve the poor and the needy. Sacrifice is the hallmark of a true doctor

There is no medicine more effective than a smile .

Speak kind and sweet words to the patients; for these words cure the patients

Work happily and spread happiness to more and more patients

Doctors should administer the injection of courage and encouragement to the patients

As the Lord has Love and Compassion, the doctors too should have these divine virtues of the Lord

Medicines of their own can not cure diseases; it is the divine grace that cures

When virtue increases, health improves

To put in sincere effort is the duty of a doctor; success or failure is God's will

Think and feel that the service you perform to the patients is the direct service to God

The belt) that you extend in good faith to your patients will be rewarded in course of time

Man has been endowed with the human body nof for seeking his selfish ends but for serving

Fellow-beings Cultivate the awareness that the service, which doctors perform for others, is nothing but service done unto themselves

Observe the harmony of speech and practice, lest you mislead the patients

Restraint over food and life style ensures sound health of the heart

The essential mark of a hospital is its cleanliness

Hospitals are meant to serve the poor and not to make money

You can charge the correct fee from the wealthy, but be kind and considerate while dealing with the poor

'Dharmarthakamamoksbanam Arogyam Mootamuttamam"

Health is the fundamental requirement to achieve the four goals of human life, namely, Dharma (righteousness), Artha (wealth), Kama (desire) and Moksha (liberation). Without good health, man cannot perform even a small task. Health is man's supreme wealth.  It is much superior to the other types of wealth possessed by man.

- Sri Sathya Sai Baba


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