Activities 2018-19 : Medical Services

Medical Services

In the year under review, the Ramakrishna Math and the Ramakrishna Mission had the following medical and allied units.

Units No. of Units No. of Beds In-Patients Out -Patients Break-up  of  Total Patients Inmates /
Male Female Child Socially Backward Students
  Hospitals 13 2460 1,37,682 35,64,037 15,72,727 17,23,483 4,05,509 4,34,671
 Dispensaries  (Allopathy) 124 39,53,674 15,26,472 18,21,826 6,05,376 3,14,692
 Dispensaries       (Homeopathy) 5,74,246 2,00,957 2,94,888 78,401 82,667
 Dispensaries  (Ayurvedic & Others) 2,41,525 1,13,155 1,20,469 7,901 24,782
  Mobile Medical Units 58 9,67,923 3,38,017 4,73,010 1,56,896 2,26,423
  Eye Camps 666 91,579 34,105 40,447 17,027 49,904
  General Medical Camps 443 2,00,067 83,340 85,886 30,841 81,004
  Other Medical Services 115 1,94,456 72,842 97,836 23,778 44,722
  Old Age Home 4 87 99 186
  Nurses’ Training institutes – Schools 2 358
  Nurses’ Training institutes – Colleges 5 364
Institutes for Postgraduate Studies and Research 2 148
Institutes offering Paramedical Courses 2 234
 Total 1,434 2,460 1,37,682 97,87,507 39,41,702 46,57,944 13,25,729 12,58,856 1,290

Specialized Medical Treatments

The following special treatments were provided by some of our centres through their hospitals, dispensaries, special programmes, camps, etc.

  1. Eye treatment was rendered by our centres at Bankura, Chennai Math, Dehradun, Delhi, Halasuru, Kamarpukur, Khetri, Porbandar, Rajkot, and so on, and at the hospitals in Kankhal, Lucknow, Muzaffarpur, Vrindaban, etc. Besides, many centres have a separate eye department attached to their dispensaries.
  2. Leprosy case detection and treatment was done by the headquarters (Belur Math) and our centres at Chennai (Math), Kamarpukur, Lucknow, etc.
  3. Maternity and child welfare services were provided by our hospitals in Kolkata (Seva Pratishthan), Lucknow, Thiruvananthapuram and Vrindaban and also by some dispensaries.
  4. Neurology department functioned at the hospitals in Kolkata (Seva Pratishthan), Lucknow, Varanasi, etc.
  5. Physiotherapy treatment was provided by the headquarters (Belur Math) and our centres at Bhopal, Ghatshila, Indore, Itanagar, Kolkata (Seva Pratishthan), Lucknow, Nagpur, New Delhi, Prayagraj, Shillong, Varanasi, Vrindaban, etc. The centres at Rajkot and Visakhapatnam have special clinics for providing physiotherapy treatment to cerebral palsied children.
  6. Psychiatry treatment was provided in our Itanagar, Kolkata (Seva Pratishthan), Lucknow, Raipur, Thiruvananthapuram and Vrindaban hospitals and also by some dispensaries.
  7. Tuberculosis cases were treated at the 200-bed sanatorium in Ranchi, the TB Clinic attached to Delhi centre as also by the headquarters (Belur Math) and our centres at Chennai (Math), Ichapur, Itanagar, Kamarpukur, Kankhal, Lucknow, Malda, Narainpur, Patna, Pune, etc.

Besides, many centres had special departments for dental surgery, ENT, cardiology, paediatrics, acupressure, acupuncture, etc. several centres provided ayurvedic treatment also.

Medical Camps

In the eye camps, 9620 patients were operated on for cataract and 5460 of them were given spectacles free of all charges. In other specialized medical camps to deal with cases such as dental, ENT, cardio-diabetic, etc, 1,53,432 patients were treated. Further, 4346 units of blood were collected through 82 blood donation camps. The total expenditure incurred on medical work in 2018-19 was Rs. 292.27 crore.

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