Sri Sathya Sai General Hospital
This hospital is based in Puttaparthi and treatment is again provided free of charge. It offers both primary and secondary care.
This hospital has:
- 80 beds.
- 2 Operation theatres.
- 8 Wards (Pre and Post-operative)
- 7 Departments: General Medicine, General Surgery, Paediatrics, ENT, Ohpthalmology, Dentistry, Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
- Laboratory facilities.
- Complement of Utility services.
Heart Valve bank provided the hospital with medical equipment, medications, and an air conditioned ICU for children.
Sri Sathya Sai General Hospital, Pothapalli
Heart Valve Bank has been involved from the inception of General hospital in Pothapalli in West Godawari in rural India. Heart Valve bank has been involved in all the projects carried out in this hospital and also provides for its sustenance. 1,07,952 patients have been consulted since inception. There are also provisions for monthly eye and dental camps in this general hospital.
A number of patients in rural parts of India do not have access to hospitals. The nearest hospital may be miles away. Heart Valve Bank decided to provide an ambulance to the hospital in Pottaphali to serve brothers and sisters in rural areas as a mobile hospital.
The first medical and dental camp was conducted in August 2003. The team of doctors, nurses and medical assistants worked tirelessly to treat over 600 patients.
Click here for further information – November 2003 Newsletter
A second medical camp was conducted in July 2004 and treated over 2,700 patients over 7 days. Free treatment and medication provided.
Assistance provided medical camp in Malawi
Heat Valve Bank was involved in providing assistance to medical camp in Malawi.
2006 – HVB arranged patient from Africa suffering from a very complicated heart valve failure and no hope to receive treatment at the Sri Sathya Institute of Higher Medical Sciences in Bangalore. Patient was successfully treated and returned home happily to her family.
Click to see more details – July 2006 newsletter
Love in Action
A program of “Love in Action” was launched to entertain and uplift the spirits of residents at care homes and similar organisations in United Kingdom. The first visit was top New Wycliffe Home for blind in Leicester.
Click to see more details – October 2008 newsletter
Provided medication for Scabies treatment drive in villages around Puttaparthi. Over 4000 children were treated.
Providing medication to disabled children
Assistance for medication provided to Ethandewi Sai Children’s home in Zimbabwe for disabled children. Over 50 children were regularly looked after at this home.
Click to see more details – October 2009 newsletter
Providing long term sustainable facilities
Certain places in rural Kenya the community do not have access to clean drinking water. A number of people especially children die from illness such as diarrhoea, dysentery and cholera caused by dirty water and unhygienic living conditions. HVB supported the borehole drilling to find water in rural areas in Kenya.
Supporting the health needs of Educational facilities
Heart valve bank has part sponsored the constructions of health centres within the campuses of various educational sites such as the Muddenahalli campus of Sri Sathya Sai Educational Institute, the Sri Sathya Sai Women’s college, Dharwal campus and more recently the Mandya campus. It has also provided Sri Sathya Sai school in Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India and Sri Sathya Sai Women’s college, Dharwal campus with an ambulance each.
Other medicare activities
Assistance provided for the building of Nurses Accommodation at Bangalore for Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences
Safe Drinking Water Project
Heart Valve bank has also contributed to the divine project of providing safe water in and around Sri Sathya Sai General Hospital, Pothapalli, with an aim to prevent water borne diseases. Drilling of bore wells outside of the village and further connection to the village water pipeline network has been carried out.
This has been extended to provision of purified water bottles to school children in schools.