Sri Sathya Sai
The Sri Sathya Sai Health & Education Trust, established in May 1970, is a Public Charitable Trust recognized under Sec 12a of the Indian Income Tax Act of 1961. Sri Sathya Sai Baba was its Founder-President, who formed the Trust to provide Health and Education ‘Totally Free of Cost to All’, irrespective of color, class, socioeconomic status, religion, or national origin. It was formed under the tenet of ‘Love All, Serve All’ and in pursuance of its objectives, it has a sacred and unique relationship with the State Governments where it operates (Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Mumbai and Kolkatta in 2019) and with the Central Government of India. Sacred, since it has always endeavored to work in tandem with the Central and State Governments in the service of its poorest people; Unique, since it has enjoyed an association of highest respect and cordiality not only with government agencies, but also various community organizations, as well as the local, national, and international communities that it serves.
Sri Sathya Sai
The Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Hospital was conceived to help break the “health-poverty cycle” affecting the underprivileged classes of India, particularly those living in rural areas. For this purpose, it was set up in Chhattisgarh – undeniably the most underdeveloped state in India, where 12 of its districts are inhabited by the most backward indigenous tribes. Charged with providing primary, secondary, and tertiary levels of healthcare totally free-of-cost to its patients and families, this hospital does not contain a billing department or a payment counter anywhere on its premises! In addition, the hospital provides rent-free accommodation and free nutritious food to all the parents, siblings and families of the children that it serves. Thus, the hospital is deeply committed to fulfilling its quadripartite mission:
The Divine Mother and Child
Health Programme of Sanjeevani
The main objective of the mother support group is to empower pregnant women, their families and the community with essential information related to pregnancy and childbirth. Innovative health education aids are used to disseminate information about important topics such as nutrition during pregnancy, danger signs, importance of regular antenatal check-ups, regular iron, folic acid and calcium supplementation, timely ultrasonography and infant & young child feeding practices.