Dedication to the Nation – Sri Sathya Sai Sarla Memorial Hospital by the Honourable Chief Minister of Karnataka
On the 27 August 2021, the Sri Sathya Sai Sarla Memorial Hospital was dedicated to the service of the nation in the Divine Presence of Sadguru Sri Madhusudan Sai along with the Honourable Chief Minister of Karnataka, Mr Basavaraj Bommai and Dr K Sudhakar – Minister of Health and Family Welfare and Medical Education, Government of Karnataka. The dedication is specially relevant in the current times of the COVID pandemic, wherein the Hospital is prepared to fight COVID and address the healthcare needs of the people, especially that of women and children—all completely free of cost.
Mr Basavaraj Bommai officially initiated the recently completed Out-Patient Departments comprising of Audiology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, Paediatrics, Physiotherapy, General Medicine, General Surgery, ENT, Dentistry, Neurology, Rheumatology, Psychiatry; and a Procedure Room.
A dedicated Operation Theatre (OT) for the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department was also inaugurated, along with Obstetrics and Gynaecology consultation rooms.
It is my firm conviction that without a divine intervention, such service-oriented minds cannot come together. Sri Sathya Sai Sarla Memorial Hospital—Sathya Sai means ‘Truthful’, ‘Omnipresent Spiritual Power’. Sarla means ‘Simplicity.’ Wherever there is spiritual power, simplicity simply follows. There will be no flamboyance. Simplicity with Divinity is sevā. What kind of sevā? It should be a sevā that is rendered to the ones who are suffering and who are in pain. Healing can be done only by the Divine. Only God can heal the pain. Doctors are blessed because theirs is a noble profession. God has
bestowed the power of healing on the doctors. Here, the Divinity has commanded the doctors to perform the noble action of healing; and therefore, I feel that the name of the Hospital is very appropriate.”
Honourable Chief Minister
State of Karnataka
COVID Care Facility
In its vigour to give its all for the citizens of the country, especially to preserve the vitality of the future citizens – the children, Sri Sathya Sai Sarla Memorial Hospital took the bold step to do all in its capacity to cater to children during the current COVID times. The Hospital offers a 150-bedded high dependency COVID Care specialty facility consisting of 125 HDU and oxygenated beds, and 25 ICU beds, with specially equipped paediatric and neonatal ICU facilities to be battle-ready, should there be a third wave of the COVID pandemic. This facility was officially inaugurated by the Honourable Chief Minister of Karnataka, Mr Basavaraj Bommai in the Divine Presence of Sadguru Sri Madhusudan Sai on 27 August 2021.
Vaidya Setu Vaidya Setu is a tele-health consultation service that will be operated by a dedicated team of professionally acclaimed doctors who would offer free consultations and prescriptions either online or over a phone call.
Sri Sathya Sai Rajeswari Memorial Block The ground-breaking ceremony of the new block – Sri Sathya Sai Rajeswari Memorial Block, adjoining Sri Sathya Sai Sarla Memorial Hospital also took place on the 27 August 2021. The lady behind the name of this new block is an inspiration for true healthcare – competent care yet a compassionate one! She dedicated her life till her last breath working for the Sri Sathya Sai General Hospital at Whitefield, Bangalore—a first of its kind hospital inaugurated by Baba in the year 1976. Her pioneering efforts that came forth from her many years of professional experience, developed the hospital, phase by phase, department by department, to what it is today.
The Sri Sathya Sai Rajeswari Memorial Block will help the Hospital to upgrade to a medical college within a year, where medical education will be provided free of cost to the rural and poor students, thus creating service-minded medical professionals – doctors, nurses and paramedics. The upcoming medical college would help the Sri Sathya Sai Sarla Memorial Hospital and the Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Centres for Child Heart Care with the much needed staff and then will expand to serve in all possible needy geographies of the world.