Samatvam Yogah Uchyate…
Health in modern times not only depicts physical well being but also the mental, spiritual, vocational, recreational, social wellbeing of an individual. Health being a subjective concept seeks a qualitative yardstick for its measurement rather than a standard quantitative measuring tool. The famous epic of Bhagavadgita also quotes the importance of Health as essential for pursuing spiritual practices. In adherence to the same Sri Adichanchanagiri Math Guru Parampara also has tried to emphasize the same by taking up tasks in this field to make available Health care amenities to economically underprivileged lot of the Society.
Under the guidance of His Holiness Sri Sri Sri Dr Balagangadharanatha Mahaswamiji the Math has strived to leave no stone unturned, that is, the Math has taken up activities in almost all fields concerned with human life. His Holiness thought that only healthy citizens can contribute to a healthy wealthy and progressing society. With this objective His Holiness started a tertiary care Hospital at BG Nagar in Mandya District. In 1986, this 1050 bedded Hospital became a Teaching Hospital for Adichunchanagiri Institute of Medical Sciences, Nursing and Pharmacy colleges as well. This tertiary care Hospital comprises of twenty one departments with all the hi-tech and modern medical equipments and investigations. The BGS group of Hospitals provides these ultra modern investigative facilities at very reasonable costs which is accessible even by any patients.
Universal Health coverage as an initiative to achieve Health for All objectives was versioned by His Holiness’s as providing health care to every individual at affordable prices. The BGS group of Hospitals renders service free of cost for admission, investigations and treatments in the form of drugs and surgeries for the poor patients. People from all over the State are benefitted by the services provided by Sri Math. The Causality Department existing in the Hospital, works round the clock to meet the medical and surgical emergencies.
Hospital has hundred specially trained health volunteers. They visit villages every day, educate, counsel the patients and transport the critical patients through the Hospital Ambulances and refer them to avail necessary investigations, diagnosis and treatments. Every year during September month Cleft lip and Palate surgeries from renowned plastic surgeons are facilitated from the Hospital fully exempted from any fees exclusively for assisting the under privileged patients.
The Math also organizes many free health check ups camps foe all citizens, free screening for breast cancer for women, general full body investigations, specific lipid and diabetic profiles and so on. Also camps benefitting rural and semi rural population are organized viz Jaipur Foot Donation Camps, Wheel Chair Donation Camps, , Free Eye check up camps, Free Blood Donation Camps, Cancer screening Camp & Free Cleft Lip and Palate Plastic Surgery Camps etc.,
Yashaswini Health Scheme benefitting the farmers is also implemented.
Sri Math encourages usage of indigenous traditional medicine and has established an ‘Ayurvedic College’ at Bangalore. Research activities in this AYUSH stream of medicine is also taken up in this Hospital. The present Mahaswamiji foresees to widen the scope of utilizing these traditional systems for curing many of the non-communicable diseases and predicts that in the forth coming days this stream of medicine will surely provide a remarkable and long lasting cure for many dreaded diseases managed partially now by allopathic medicines. He also wants to cultivate an Ethno Medical garden with medicinal herbs grown for preparing herbal medications.
In addition BGS Global Institute of Medical Sciences provides professional seamless high quality Medical Education yielding efficient and dedicated Doctors to the Society. The BGS-Apollo Hi-Tech Hospital in Mysore & BGS –Global Super Specialty Hospital, Bangalore provides ultra tertiary care with Specialists available in all the specialties. These Hospitals have NABH accreditation and provide patient care of good quality. The young Mahasawmiji visualizes of starting a similar college and Hospital at Chikkaballpur in near future.
The Math functions parallel to the Government by running many Primary Health Care Centers at Ramnagaram and Mandya districts of the State charging nominal fees from the patients.
The young Mahaswamiji zealously strives for fulfilling the tasks intended by his Guru. He is assured that more number of devotees and followers of the math will work incessantly with him in realizing these dreams.