According to information given by Mata Amritanandamayi (Amma), the founder of Amrita Math, who runs Amrita Hospital in Faridabad, this hospital will have 2600 beds once it is fully ready. These include 534 critical care beds.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Amrita Hospital to be built on an area of 133 acres in Sector 88 of Faridabad. Many dignitaries including Haryana Governor Bandaru Dattatreya and Chief Minister Manohar Lal were present on the occasion. It will be the largest and most state-of-the-art hospital in Asia. This is the result of the efforts of some devotees of Mata Amritanandamayi (Amma), the founder of Amritamath. He had asked to build a hospital here in his mother’s program in Faridabad. If efforts are made to build these hospitals in your state from the level of the chief minister and at the national level from the level of the prime minister, then with the cooperation of the monasteries, religious banks, religious leaders and religious leaders of the country, a great deal can be done job in the field of medicine. High quality treatment can be provided to the common man without government funding. We will be able to use government money in other priority areas of the country.
According to information given by Mata Amritanandamayi (Amma), the founder of Amrita Math, who runs Amrita Hospital in Faridabad, this hospital will have 2600 beds once it is fully ready. These include 534 critical care beds. The hospital will have 64 modular operating theatres. An entire floor of the hospital will be dedicated to mother and child care. Six billion rupees will be spent to prepare the hospital completely. Amrita Hospital aims to provide the most affordable or free services to the patients of North and North East India. The hospital, once fully operational, will employ 10,000 employees and more than 800 doctors. 2,500 paramedics will also work at the hospital. (Amma) said that this hospital equipped with state-of-the-art facilities has been built in collaboration with Amrita Math. No government assistance has been taken, patients who cannot afford the cost of treatment will be provided free of charge or at low charges.
Dr. Sanjeev K Singh, Chief Medical Officer of Amrita Hospital, stated in a press conference that this hospital would be a world-class institution. He said the hospital would also be a strong area of cutting-edge medical research. It will have a dedicated research block spread over a seven-storey building with a total focus on new diagnostic markers, AI, ML identification and bioinformatics, etc. He said the hospital would have a four-floor state-of-the-art robotics medical and surgical simulation center to train medical students and doctors. The hospital complex also has a helipad and a guest house with 498 rooms. Attendants accompanying patients may stay in the guest house.
It should be noted that Amrita Hospitals, established in Cochin in 1998 by Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, has already made an outstanding contribution in the field of healthcare. It is one of the main hospitals in South Asia. It offers the highest quality medical care with 12 super specialty departments and 45 other departments. Amrita Hospital is also known for its charitable medical care. So far it has treated more than 43.3 thousand patients free of charge, with an expenditure of more than 600 million crores so far. In 2016, Amrita Hospitals received FICCI’s ‘Healthcare Excellence Award’ for patient safety and medical innovation. Apart from the Cochin campus, Amrita Hospital also runs several charitable hospitals. Of these, three operate in Kerala, one in Mysore and one in the Andaman Islands.
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In 2008, the foundation of Faridabad Hospital was laid. Mata Amritanandamayi Spiritual Camp was held on March 9, 2008 at Hooda Ground, Sector-12. In this, social worker Pramod Gupta and magistrate B. Diwakar had raised the demand before Amma that her math should be made a big center in Faridabad, near Delhi, as in South India. World class medical facilities should be provided here. Mata Amritanandamayi (Amma) took him at his word. Since then, the construction of this hospital began. Social worker Pramod Gupta and Magistrate B. Diwakar’s suggestion became fruitful today.
Religious leaders, Shankaracharya Peeths, religious monasteries, gurudwaras, missionaries and other religious places in the country are already doing great work in the field of education and medicine. But these institutions of theirs are limited to their own headquarters. There are many places in the country even today where quality medical facilities are not even remotely available. Medical facilities are required here. The state government should prepare a map of the needs of their state. Meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s gurus, religious leaders, Shankaracharya Peeth, Siddha Sthal, Gurudwara, Church and religious akharas, urge them to expand the health service of the country, make them available for free or at cost very economical in the identified places. It can be a lot of work. The owners and founders of these institutions are always willing to do this work in the public interest. They just need to be inspired. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is himself the Mahant of the famous Peeth Gorakhdham. He has great influence among the wise. If he takes interest in this work and makes efforts for medicine and education of the state in this way, then great work can be done without the use of government money.
On the occasion of inaugurating the hospital, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also said that the system of carrying out responsibilities related to education and health by religious and social institutions has been there since time immemorial and it is only a PPP model. But see it as a traditional effort. He said that the states are still creating the system from their level. Play a role in creating great universities. Along with this, religious institutions are also an important center. He said that today the country is also trying to rejuvenate the health and education sector of the country with full sincerity and honesty. Institutions are also cheering for this. An effective PPP partnership model is being developed with them.
So far the PPP model has been discussed with industrialists. Industrialists look out for their own interests. They forget the public interest. The name is charity hospital, while nothing is done in the name of charity. Here the poor wander without money. However, the government has done a great job by arranging free treatment of five lakhs to the poor. However, society still needs it. So far there is no good hospital system in the country. There is a great need for a good and charitable hospital right now. For this, great monasteries, gurudwaras, dharma peeths and religious leaders can help a lot.
(The author is a senior journalist)