Shri Babaji’s Charitable Hospitals
www.babajiayurveda.com www.babajihospital.com by Sanjeev Sarna – July 2015
The rains have descended on the Kumaon Himalayas and this signals a lower patient load on the Hospital. We have used this relatively less busy period to swing into action and ramp-up the infrastructure and maintenance of the different departments. However we are still serving an average OPD of 70-80 patients per day and conducting 6-7 cataract surgeries per day.
- RENOVATION OF TWO OPERATION THEATRES AND POST-RECOVERY ICUs
The OT for the eye department was completely renovated with state-of the art-equipment and the equipment for the new retina facility was also installed. The new OT for the ENT department was also completed from scratch. The ICU recovery room was renovated and a new ICU recovery room has been set up for the new ENT department.
- NEW ENT DEPARTMENT BEGINS SERVING THE COMMUNITY
We are very pleased to share that the new ENT Department began functioning under Dr. Poonam Gupta and is serving a good number of patients every day. The department provides OPD and surgery facilities to poor patients.
- RENOVATION OF THE COMPLETE HOSPITAL AND NEW UNIFORMS
The flooring of the entire hospital has been re-laid. All surfaces in the hospital have been re-painted with disinfectant paint which will help keep the hospital cleaner and more hygienic. All the staff and doctors of the hospital have sparkling new uniforms; complete with the hospital emblem and personal photo-identity tags.
- INSTALLATION OF NEW SURGICAL AND OPD EQIPMENT FOR THE NEW RETINA CENTRE AND THE EYE DEPARTMENT
The entire equipment for the two facilities has been purchased on staggered payment basis. This means that the manufacturers and suppliers have made all this sophisticated equipment available for use by the hospital to serve the poor; however, we are under severe pressure to meet our payment schedules for this equipment if we are to continue operating these services. Hence we send out our heartfelt appeal to the entire Samaj to work together to raise the necessary funding to meet the payment schedule. State-of-the-art equipment installed for the two facilities.
- LAUNCH OF SERVICES AT THE NEW RETINA CENTRE
The new retina centre has begun serving the community under the stewardship of Dr. Renuka Chawla who comes in once a week from Rudrapur to conduct consultations and surgeries after the departure of Dr. Urvashi Goja. Numbers of patients are expected to increase sharply after the end of the rainy season.
- NEWLY RE-VAMPED PATHOLOGY DEPARTMENT
The Pathology Department has been shifted to the ground floor to help
manage traffic better. The department has been ramped up and equipped with the latest equipment for pathological tests.
- A WONDERFUL GIFT FROM THE HOLLAND SAMAJ
We are thankful to the Holland Samaj who organized a Kirtan Festival in Holland. They raised 5000 Euros for the hospital which they used to send 4 autoclaves and a printer to the hospital. These will be installed with gratitude after the equipment clears customs and import into India. BHOLE BABA KI JAI!
Regarding Donations to the Hospitals: The Samaj appeals to all who would like to contribute towards the gift of sight. Contributions of US$ 50 and above would be a great help towards providing sight to elderly poor people suffering from cataracts. Jai HO writes: When we make our single donations into the Indian Samaj account – the banks take quite a large slice each time, so we want to bring to your attention an alternative donating system using the American Haidakhan Samaj, see: www.babajisamaj.us charitable giving system. It has an established PayPal account for donating to the Babaji Hospitals, Herakhan or Chilianaula Ashrams in India. Under the Join or Make Donation heading on the first page there is the following notice: “You are welcome to make a donation at any time, and can earmark whether you want it to go to the Hospital or Ashrams in India…..” The American Haidakhan Samaj is a non-profit organization and it is not necessary to be American or live in the USA to make a donation for India using the PayPal system. If you are not a US citizen the PayPal receipt will be your documentation of the gift. When designating your donation please complete the ‘Comments’ section on the form to state where you want the gift to go to.
Click on: www.babajisamaj.us
Where it says ‘Send to’, insert:
American Haidakhan Samaj
P.O. Box 20205
Seattle, WA 98102
For any problems please email
The American Samaj Treasurer:
Richard Cahall, – on: