Sri Sathya Sai Medical Trust
The Sri Sathya Sai Medical Trust offers world-class healthcare, free of charge. The institutions operated are the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences at Prashanthigram and Whitefield, the Sri Sathya Sai Mobile Hospital, and the General Hospitals at Puttaparthi and Whitefield.
You may visit the Sri Sathya Sai Medical Trust Website
The guiding principles driving all medical relief activities of the Sai Medical Institutions can be summed up as follows:
- Medicine for all: Medical aid should be the right of every individual, regardless of caste, creed, nationality, or colour.
- Medicine free from the stigma of commercialisation: The act of healing should be restored to its pristine sanctity, which can be done only when it ceases to be a commodity bought and sold in the market.
- Human values in medical care: The human agents of the delivery system of health care, be they health administrators, doctors, nurses, or technicians, should be perfectly "human" in thought, word, and deed. They should demonstrate the five human values - Truth, Righteousness, Peace, Love, and Non violence - in every act of theirs.
- Spiritual well being as a medical concept: Present day medicine stops at laying down health practices and policies to provide physical, mental, and psychological health of the individual. It makes little or no attempt at strengthening the SPIRIT of a person - the divine force in them that energises their physical, mental, and psychological systems. Modern medicine has lost its inherent and intrinsic proximity to spirituality. Until that element is restored, medicine or health care could never be holistic.
Super Specialty Hospital, Puttaparthi
This hospital was opened on the occasion of Sathya Sai Baba's 66th Birthday in 1991. The hospital currently has five departments: Cardiology, CTVS, Urology,Plastic Surgery, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics and Gastroenterology (endoscopy services only). This unique hospital caters to all sections of the population from any part of the world, medical priority being the sole consideration. All services are free.
Further information (departments, admissions, waiting list) is available on the Super Specialty Hospital Prashanthigram Website
Super Specialty Hospital, Whitefield
A super Specialty Hospital has been established by Sai Baba in Whitefield, a suburb of Bangalore, on land granted free of cost by the Government of Karnataka. The Institute is a modern multi-super specialty hospital, which provides the best medical care. It has 333 beds and 12 operation theaters. It is equipped with the latest technology in cardiac, cardiology, neurology and neuro surgery. It is unique, in that it aims to serve the sick with utmost dedication and commitment.
More information (location, directions, admissions, visiting hours) may be found on the Super Specialty Hospital Whitefield Website.
General Hospital, Prashanti Nilayam
This hospital is located in Puttaparthi, adjacent the Ashram. It opened in October 1956, and caters to primary and secondary medical care for this region. You may visit the website for the General Hospital, Prashanthi Nilayam
General Hospital, Whitefield
This hospital was opened in August 1976, as a general hospital for women and children. This has now grown into a general hospital treat hundreds of patients daily and has operation theatres. You may visit the website for the General Hospital, Whitefield.