Sri Sathya Sai Institute of
Higher Medical Sciences, Puttaparthy
 
 
 

The Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences, which opened on 22 November 1991, is located in Prasanthi Gram (about 9 kilometers from the ashram and Puttaparthy), close to the Sri Sathya Sai Airport. It provides heart, kidney, and eye surgery. The hospital is entirely free: nothing is charged for operations, doctors, nurses, room, or board.

Prasanthi Nilayam
Anantapur Dist.
Andhra Pradesh 515 134
INDIA
Tel: 91-8555-87388
Fax: 91-8555-87544

Swami's words on the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences     Top of page
 

"When any educational or medical institution is established, the sole aim is to make a business of it. There are few who are ready to set up institutions to provide free facilities for the poor. Therefore, from the start we decided to set up a hundred-crore hospital near Prashanthi Nilayam. Even as higher education is free here, 'higher medicine' also will be free. People spend some lakhs to get heart surgery done in the U.S. What is the plight of the poor? Who looks after them? If they go to the cities, they will not get even basic medicine. Recognizing this fact, we have launched this big hospital project. Whether it is heart bypass operation, a kidney transplant, a lung operation, brain surgery or eye surgery, everything will be done free. This has been decided upon from the very start of the project. The hospital will be opened on November 22, 1991." 
---Sathya Sai Baba

Declaration on establishing the Institute of Higher Medical Sciences, 23 November 1990.

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Puttaparthy has become the cynosure of all eyes in the world. Above, all, you should enquire why a highly sophisticated and most modern hospital, which should be located in a well-developed metropolis, has been set up in this rural area. The wealthy can go anywhere and get medical relief with their abundant resources. But the rural poor cannot go far from their villages for treatment. It is for the sake of such poor folk that this hospital has been established. This is a gigantic project. It is intended to benefit people for thousand years. This hospital has been set up to provide relief to villagers suffering from ailments. No distinction is made, however, between villages and cities. Diseases do not afflict only villagers. Sickness makes no territorial distinctions. Likewise, there will be no differentiation in providing relief. Our intention is to provide relief to all who come, without any charges whatsoever. 
---Sathya Sai Baba, 23 November 1991.

 


Admission to the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences     Top of page

There is a waiting list for admission. Here is the admission procedure. The prospective patient must come to the hospital for a preliminary examination. The results of this examination, as well as information about the patient (age, whether they are an only child, etc.), are collected. A formula is then used to schedule the operation (if the operation is scheduled), according to priorities established by a committee and with Sathya Sai Baba's approval. This calculation is done by a computer, so it is not subject to any human favoritism.

To schedule a preliminary examination, please contact:

Director
Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medicine
Prashanthi Nilayam
Anantapur Dt., A.P. 515 134

Doctors and nurses who would like to volunteer     Top of page

Doctors and nurses who would like to serve at the Institute of Higher Medical Sciences should write to the Director of the Institute. It would be better to come in person to Prashanthi Nilayam and apply. Please include (or bring) your credentials.

Director
Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medicine
Prashanthi Nilayam
Anantapur Dt., A.P. 515 134