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Asian Voice - Saturday 3rd December 2011

A Hospital with a Noble Mission Sri Sathya Sai Heart Hospital, Rajkot "Medical service is not a saleable commodity and a patient is not a customer" Sathya Saibaba's teaching,

Sri Sathya Sai Baba

Following the teachings of Sri Sathya Saibaba, the hospital at Rajkot provides heart surgeries free of cost to poor and needy people. “Service to mankind is service to God” is the mission of Sri Sathya Sai hospital that does not charge any amount pertaining to surgery, doctors' fees, nursing expenses, hospital stay or food. This hospital is well known as 'Dil without Bill' among the less fortunate. Sri Sathya Sai Heart Hospital is not only an example of selfless service but also an example of secular unity. As Lord Sri Sathya Sai Baba has blessed this hospital, it has been set up according to his teachings of Human Service. The Hospital is located in Rajkot and is managed on non-commercial basis. The hospital’s Philosophy is to provide free access to exemplary standard of heart care supported by state of the art equipments to patients primarily from the weaker sections of the society (irrespective of caste, creed, race and religion), who would, otherwise, be deprived of such expensive heart care owing to lack of financial resources.

and Mrs. Jasuben Ranjibhai Vasava (34) from Bharuch.Like the Super Speciality Hospitals at Puttaparthy and Bangalore, this hospital is managed by Prashanti Medical Services and Research Foundation, a Charitable Trust. Patients comes with Preliminary details about them at the time of reporting, they are then sent to the doctor for the examination, referred to the surgeon who will decide the course of the treatment, put them on the waiting list. When their turn comes, admit them in Pre Surgery Ward. After the surgery is performed, the patients are kept under observation till they are found fit for discharge. Report time: hours of any day (except Sunday and Holiday). Patient’s Criteria: Age between 2 to 60 years, Weight of Child / infant should be min 10 Kgs, Adult - min 55 kgs. Family income should be less than Rs. 7000 per month or a holder of BPL card issued by the State Govt. Should have a Heart problem related preliminary medical report from a Cardiac consultant.

Heart problems Artrial septal defect: Artrial septal defect (ASD) is a congenital heart defect in which the wall that separates the upper heart chambers (atria) does not close completely. Coronary artery bypass graft: Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, sometimes just called bypass, is a procedure that enables a blocked area of the coronary artery to be bypassed so that blood flow is not hindered. Closed Mitral Valvotomy / Open Mitral valvotomy: The mitral valve is a bi-cuspid valve - one with two leaflets - situated between the left atrium and left ventricle. Stenosis - or narrowing - of the mitral valve causes a block of the smooth flow of blood from the left atrium into the left ventricle, and an ensuing build-up of blood in the lungs, resulting in symptoms of the disease. Mitral valve replacement: Mitral valve replacement is an open heart procedure performed by surgeons to treat stenosis (narrowing) or regurgitation (leakage) of the mitral valve. The mitral valve is the "inflow valve" for the left side of the heart.

Patent ductus arteriosus: Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is a condition in which a blood vessel called the ductus arteriosus fails to close normally in an infant soon after birth. (The word "patent" means open.)The condition leads to abnormal blood flow between the aorta and pulmonary artery, two major blood vessels that carry blood from the heart.

Mr. CB Patel with dignitary guests at a Musical Event

organized by Ms. Bina Patel to aid Sri Sathya Sai Heart Ventrical Septal Defect: Hospital Ventrical Septal Defect (VSD) therefore, teacher, whose life and message are is a type of congenital heart disease inspiring millions of people throughout (CHD). The heart with a VSD has a the world to turn God-ward and to lead hole in the wall (the septum) between more purposeful and moral lives. At the its two lower chambers (the ventricles). age of 14, Sathya Sai Baba declared to his parents that he had come to this Facilities: world with a mission to re-establish the An architectural beauty having principle of Righteousness, to motivate 34,000 Sq. feet of built up area on land love for God and service to fellow man. admeasuring 9950 sq. meters,the hospiSince then, he has consistently called on tal is ultra-modern 300-bed hospital, all mankind to Love All, Serve All and equipped with 2 Operation theatres with has repeatedly asserted that the essence state of art equipments, Echo of all scriptures is Help Ever, Hurt Cardiogram Machine, Treadmill, X-Ray Never!Sathya Sai Baba has given his Machine,Pathological Laboratory, Fully life, selflessly and magnanimously, to equipped ICCU and Pre and Post the service of mankind. Surgery Wards, OPD,Cath lab etc. Needy should be helped and wealthy Location... should help. Sri Sathya Sai Heart hospital is Any individual from India or abroad, located near Virani Science college in a company, society, organization, NGO Rajkot City. It can be reached by air, rail or a corporate can contribute to this or bus route. It is connect through 798noble cause. All donations to Sri Sathya road route from Mumbai. Sai Heart Hospital, Rajkot are exempted Sri Sathya Sai Heart Hospital, Sri from Income tax, Donor can get 100% Sathya Sai Marg,Off Kalavad Road, Exemption in 35AC (100% tax free) of Behind Virani Science College, Income Tax Act or 50% Exemption in Rajkot - 360 005 [INDIA] 80G Of Income Tax Ph.: 91-281-2573588 An Income Tax Rebate Certificate is Fax:91-281-2479591 issued against all donations above Rs. E-mail:, 5000 For donations of Rs.50,000 and Every patient is revered as God and above a Patient Adoption Certificate is given totally free treatment. issued. It shows utilization of the fund Sathya Sai Baba was a highly from your donation for the operation of revered spiritual leader and world a patient.

For any further information please contact well-known activist and visionary Ms. Bina Patel, Vice President, Citibank NRI Wealth Management, M:+44 (0)7769 932 413

On 23rd Nov, Varshaben performed 11 operations voluntarily in one day, to mark Beloved Swami 's birthday

In a spirit of dedication to Sathya Saibaba, Doctors, Nurses, Technicians and Administrators adopt a value-based approach towards patients. Many Cardiac Surgeons, Cardiologists and Physicians and Sai Devotees have rendered voluntary services to the Hospital. Not to forget Dr. Varsha (photo attached) who has rendered unconditional services to the Hospital including 11 Cardio surgeries without any charges. Her patients includes Mr. Namanbhai Hitendrabhai Dave (23) from Surendranagar, Mrs. Balkishbanu Jabarbhai Arab (44) from Ahmedabad

Sri Sathya Sai Heart Hospital, Rajkot

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