E-Magazine, January 15, 2004
Sri Sathya Sai
Institute Of Higher Medical Sciences, Bangalore
A letter to the Hospital Administrator
underwent treatment at the hospital
I deem it a pleasure
in writing this letter, in grateful acknowledgment of all the
medical services rendered to me during my stay at the Sri Sathya
Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences, Bangalore, from July
25th to August 2nd 2001 during which I had undergone neuro surgery
for the removal of a tumour [pituitary adenoma].
My nine days stay at
the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences was a
divine holiday. In fact I never had the feeling that I was a
patient. In a surgery it is fear that haunts you more than the
diseases. But here I must admit that from the time of my admission
the fear had gone and a subtle peace of mind transcended on me.
This state of mind is to be experienced to be believed.
Although I have
profound faith in God, the moment I entered this divine medical
centre, I began to admire Baba for his selfless service to
mankind, through his philosophy of' Love all, Serve all'. Every
person admitted to this Institute, however poor or rich, is taken
care of without any discrimination.
The medical service
is supreme. A missionary zeal can be seen in every individual
serving this Institute and this clearly shows the greatness of
this Divine soul, Sri Sathya Sai Baba who infuses such dynamism
into every person serving here.
In today's medical
profession it is rare to come across a noble soul like Dr A S
Hegde, who is the Head of the Department Neuro Sciences here. Dr
Hegde and his team are rendering yeoman service to the cause of
neuro patients who come here from all parts of the country.
In my short
association with Dr Hegde, I have found him to be a person of
great humanity, patience and one who induces confidence in his
patients. He is also a very popular and greatly sought after
neuro-surgeon. May God bless him and his family. May he also train
more such good surgeons, who will be proud to say they were
associated with Dr Hegde.
During my stay, I
had the opportunity to interact with most of the patients and
their attendants, in my ward. I noticed that they were from
different religious backgrounds. Without any exception, all of
them agreed, that this place was a Temple of Medication.
My family and I will
always be indebted to this Institute.
With deep gratitude and warm regards.