The Rural Centre
   Krishnamurti Foundation India,Rajghat Fort Varanasi, India


   Sanjivan Hospital

Sanjivan Hospital made a modest beginning with a small dispensary in 1954. Later Dr.R.A.Kalle, F.R.C.S. with the help of Social Welfare Board and State Government established an eight-beded hospital in 1955. Now the hospital has 12 beds for inpatients and an outpatient block. Presently the hospital has two doctors -a) a General Physician and b) a Lady doctor. The hospital is located near the village Sarai Mohana and provides medical services free of cost to a combined population of about one lakh of Sarai Mohana, Kotwan, Rajapur, Kapildhara villages. These villages are situated in the range of 0.5-4.0 kms from the Centre.

On an average 200 patients are treated as outpatients daily. The number is increasing as there are no Govt. /Private hospitals within 7 km radius of the Sanjivan Hospital. The communities are treated for Tuberculosis, asthma, heart diseases, ENT problems, skin diseases, gynecological problems, etc. The children are vaccinated up to the age of 5 years. The hospital treats tuberculosis under DOTS programme supported by WHO. The hospital provides round the clock emergency services. Emergency cases needing intensive care are referred to Govt. hospitals in the city.

The hospital believes in "an ounce of prevention is worth pound of cure". The hospital focuses educating the rural masses on preventive measures. On every Tuesday and Thursday, special clinics are organized for vaccination of children up to age of five. The mothers are made aware of importance of hygiene, sanitation and nutrition. It is not sufficient to reduce the risk factors substantially. In the newly constructed waiting hall, documentaries on health education are being screened on television. The hospital is planning to engage trained health workers to spread this awareness in the villages.

The hospital needs a Family welfare unit to bring in awareness about the benefits of having small family units. It is very crucial to have Maternity and Child welfare unit.

The hospital is equipped with pathological laboratory, X-ray unit, dispensary and an ambulance.

The hospital has been renovated for providing better facilities. Separate rooms for treating outpatients. A big waiting hall been added to facilitate the patients to rest before their turn comes to see the doctor. These facilities are crucial to provide better health care facilities to the needy and disadvantaged communities of these villages.

In February 2009, Inner Wheel Club of Varanasi, donated medicines worth Rs.20,000 to the hospital.