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Swami Sivananda Centenary Charitable Hospital

Kalakkad Road, Pattamadai – 627 453. TIRUNELVELI - DIST. T.N.
Phone: 04634-460207,461800; Fax:04634-460243
Date: 01.Feb.2002

Appeal to Sponsor Beds at the Swami Sivananda Centenary Charitable Hospital

Blessed Atman,


Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya!
Om Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya!

We are extremely thankful to your Blessed Self for your kind and continued support to Gurudev`s institution for the past many years. It is indeed a fact that with your benevolent help coupled with our Gurudev`s supreme grace, we are able to carry on our services to the poor and needy people of this area. We pray to our worshipful Sadgurudev H.H. Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj to bless you with peace, bliss and prosperity. A brief note about the activities of the hospital is enclosed for your kind information.

We take this opportunity to inform your noble self that Pujya Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj declared open a 64 bed new ward in our hospital campus on 16.11.2001, in presence of Smt. Sudha Murthy of M/s. Infosys Foundation, Bangalore, who was magnanimous enough to donate a sum of Rs. 25 lakhs towards the construction of the above ward out of the total cost of Rs.45 lakhs. It is indeed our Gurudev’s grace, that now with this new ward, the capacity of our inpatient ward has increased to 106 beds. This will help us to accommodate more patients and give them better medical treatment.

Now we are making a fervent appeal to all the well-wishers and devotees of our Gurudev to sponsor a few complete bed units for this newly constructed ward. The cost of each unit comes to about Rs. 8,000/- (Rupees Eight thousand only, approximately 170 US $). The unit consist of one steel cot, mattress, pillow, bedside locker, one saline stand, one small steel table, one wooden bench etc.

As the number of in-patients is on the increase, we are compelled to use the ward immediately, we request your positive response in this matter at the earliest. Your crossed D.D/Cheque may kindly be drawn in favour of "SWAMI SIVANANDA MEMORIAL TRUST", payable at Tirunelveli and sent to this hospital early.

Praying to our worshipful Gurudev to bless you and your family members with health, happiness and prosperity.

Thanking you,

Yours in Gurudev,

- SD -

Swami Jagadeeshwarananda


A brief note about the activities of Swami Sivananda Memorial Trust
and Swami Sivananda Centenary Charitable Hospital, Pattamadai for the past 3 years.

Swami Sivananda Centenary Charitable Hospital was established in 1987 by Swami Sivananda Memorial Trust at Holy Pattamadai, the sacred birthplace of H.H. Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj. Revered Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj, the international President of the Divine Life Society, Rishikesh is also the President of the Swami Sivananda Memorial Trust. The Trust is at present managed by eleven Trustees of whom four are monks of Sivananda Ashram, Rishikesh.

The Hospital caters to the medical and surgical needs of sick and suffering of the area in and around Pattamadai. It is now on the 15th year of dedicated service to the rural population in the backward and neglected areas in and around Pattamadai to the extent of about 15 Kms. It has an impressive record of service covering more than 10 lakh outpatients and over 10,000 inpatients, up to this period. In an average it treats about 250 patients daily in its outpatient department. Emergency cases are being attended to all the 24 hours of the day.

During the past 3 years 1999, 2000 & 2001 a total 2,52,441 patients (2,49,080 out patients & 3361 inpatients) were treated in this Hospital.

Swami Sivananda Centenary Charitable Hospital at present includes an outdoor dispensary and fifty-bedded indoor hospital with a surgical ward, a ward for medical cases and a ward for maternity cases. It also runs a Primary Health Care Mobile Unit. The hospital has not only facilities for general treatment and maternity care, but also a well-equipped surgical Operation Theatre, X-ray department, a clinical Laboratory, E.C.G. and Sonogram sections. Almost all kinds of general surgery are being conducted in our OT. There are specialists to look after both medical and surgical cases. We have also a well-equipped dental section, which is being handled by a Resident Dental Surgeon through out the week.

In recent times, with the increase in the demand for surgery, a second operation theatre has also been opened in 16th November 2001. To cope with the ever increasing rush of inpatients to the hospital, an additional ward building to accommodate 64 beds has been constructed.

In addition, the hospital had felt the need to reach out into the remote villages from where the suffering patients find it difficult to travel to the Hospital. A village up-liftment project – "Swami Sivananda Gramotthan Yojana" - to extend Medical Relief and Health Care Awareness in the villages has therefore been taken up. The project envisages the extension of medical relief and health care services to the door step of the beneficiaries of the villages around Pattamadai, situated within reach of the hospital, with the aid of well-equipped vans and mannered by well-trained and experienced staff. The Government of India, Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue has also recognised this and extended 100% Income Tax exemption u/s 35 AC for all those specific donors under the Project.

Note: All donations (Cheques / Demand Drafts) may kindly be made in the name of
"SWAMI SIVANANDA MEMORIAL TRUST", payable at Tirunelveli.

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