Present Set-up

A completely non-profit venture, the hospital offers only day-care facilities. The present set-up comprises:

  1. General medical treatment
  2. Department of dentistry
  3. Department of ophthalmology
  4. Other facilities

The hospital charges a nominal registration fee (Indian rupees ten) for a validity of two months for each new incumbent. There is no consultation fee by the in-house doctors

 

General medical treatment

A full-time qualified and appropriately selected general physician is on board from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day – Monday through Saturday.  He examines and medicates patients suffering from a number of physical problems – to name only a few, viral fevers, congested lung infections, thyroid complaints, abdominal infections, skin infections, pediatric problems, ear-nose-throat affections, jaundice, and even minor cases of depression.  When the hospital reopened in 2004 after a brief closure, the initial patient count was anywhere between 5 to 10 patients on a given day. A year and a half later at the end of 2005, the count has gone up to 50. Given the charitable nature of the hospital, a number of military and governmental units have begun to bring in their young recruits for formal medical check-ups.  Local schools are also being encouraged to bring in students for regular medical check-ups.

 

Department Dentistry:   

This unit reopened only around six months back and is now quickly picking up.   The full-time dental surgeon is already on board attending patients with different tooth disease ailments, and is proving that this is a much-in-demand unit. Teeth are of poor quality in this region where there has been a lack of good dental hygiene information. A good  dental surgeon has become an absolute necessity.

 

Department of Ophthalmology:   

The eye-care unit has become our main focus here in the hospital and has become a significant and treasured part of our work.  A reputed hospital in the Indian capital city of Delhi has been lending the hospital its renowned and experienced eye department team over a period of several years to carry out FREE OF COST EYE CAMPS for the removal of cataracts and general eye check-ups. The doctors are enthusiastic, experienced and committed. The camps have become so popular that people now rely on them for constant support.  Seeing the colossal need for constant eye-care in the region, it was decided to provide the patients continuous on-going eye care and operative facilities. Things quickly fell into place.  The charity aspect among the devotees being uppermost, a brand new PHACO cataract operating machine was recently gifted to the hospital.  As was expected, this set in a new revolution among the locals. An expensive machine, unavailable except at the most select sites in the country, offering surgical services at the most minimal rates was nothing short of a miracle. Because of the remoteness of this hill village, a full time eye-surgeon has yet to come on board, but the excellent team from the hospital in Delhi has stepped in once again to offer its services until the need lasts.  The first lot of operations has already taken place, and the hospital is all set for subsequent events.  Momentarily, surgeries are held once a month on given dates, and the Delhi doctors are on hand to do the needful. The hospital is also introducing the insertion of imported and folded lens which will come at a slightly higher price.  The basic surgery is presently costing a mere 14 dollars (Indian rupees 700).   

 On the heels of the PHACO machine, came two other generous donations from individual devotees to the eye department – a brand new laser machine to cut the post-operative film which often clouds the eye, and an auto-refractometer with kerato meter for precise and accurate reading of power for specifically numbered spectacles. 

 

Other facilities:

Fully operative pathology tests laboratory with a qualified laboratory technician
 A general x-ray machine with a qualified operator
 An ECG machine with a qualified operator 
A medicine dispensary which provides medicines at fifty percent of the printed price. Extremely poor patients are provided medicines free of cost.