The opening of a super speciality 150 bed hospital by a socio cultural and spiritiual organisation HANS FOUNDATION at Satpuli, Garhwal in Uttarakhand inaugurated by the present and former chief ministers of Uttarakhand Trivendra Singh Rawat and Harish Rawat in the presence of its “all in all”, Bholeji Maharaj and his spiritual wife Mata Mangla, has in a way send a strong message across the people and the government in Uttarakhand that if one’s will, grit and determination to do someting credible and pro people is strong and full of commitment, no power on earth can stop the noble endeavour move ahead with resounding success.
And the Hans Foundation run by the daughter of spiritual sect’ head duo Bholeji Maharaj and Mata Mangla has finally made it happen. This super specialty hospital constructed in just two year with a whopping cost of 250 crores is 150 bedded and comprises of the latest treatment equipment and machines with special concession of entirely free treatment to the inhabitants of the villages of Uttarakhand. There is also a facility of tele radiology in this hospital through which the doctors treating the patients can discuss the diagnosis and case history of critical illnesses of the patients with the specialists abroad with whom, the Hans Foundation has established contractual dealings.
The best part of this hospital is that despite treatment of all types of deseases and critical surgeries, the management will also provide free medicines to its patients of the underprivileged sections of the society. This high profile charitable venture, has also helped in providing employment to the local youths in all services, including in posts like doctors and pharmacists. The main and primary objective of this super speciality hospital is to run it on no loss no profit basis so that the people of the Uttarakhand, especially the Garhwal interiors could be treated perfectly and freely or on concessional rates, within their reach to pay.
Actually, Uttarakhand, though is 17 years old has no hospital in the interiors and as a result people are leaving villages in the dearth of adequate medical facilities. This super speciality hospital constructed at Satpuli, Garhwal on way to Pauri from Kotdwar will cater to a myriad number of local hapless patients who were till now completely bereft of quality medical facilities and had to go to Dehradun or Delhi to seek expensive treatments. There have been hundreds of incidents in Garhwal hills when patients died on the way while ferrying them to Dehradun or Delhi for treatment of severe deseases. While construction of Hans Foundation’s hospital has eased the medical requirements of local populace, it in a way also puts a grave question mark on the government authorities who despite having tremendous resources or could have managed through the centre, had they been honest enough to care for the health related welfare of the people of the state.
It sounds shocking that the whatever health centre or hospitals the government has in the interiors of Uttarakhand at present, are almost devoid of doctors, pharmacists, medicines and equipments such as ultrasound machines or X Rays. In certain hospitals glucose and medicines have been found of expiry dates. Just a few days ago a woman groaning with acute pain had to deliver her baby on the footover bridge in full public view just because in the absense of the doctor in the hospital in CHAKRATA, near Dehradun she was turned away forcibly instead of addmitting her.
The matter became tremendously controvertial and the media took it too seriously. Conclusively, the point is, if an NGO with an honest bent of find to help the poor, needy and the genuine villagers with free or concessional medical facilities can come up with such a big super specialty hospital charitable venture in the interiors of Uttarakhand, why can’t the government?