Activities 2019-20: Medical Services

Medical Services

In the year under review, the Math and 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 2,362 1,34,030 34,50,947 14,85,418 15,60,308 4,05,221 4,02,400
Dispensaries  (Allopathy) 124 40,08,637 14,89,173 18,18,264 7,01,200 3,05,506
Dispensaries       (Homeopathy) 5,59,239 1,99,911 2,91,826 67,502 90,484
Dispensaries  (Ayurvedic & Others) 3,08,381 1,48,563 1,50,969 8,849 28,131
Mobile Medical Units 57 9,54,350 3,11,012 4,61,779 1,81,559 1,91,543
Eye Camps 812 98,399 42,814 42,413 13,172 35,547
General Medical Camps 453 2,03,510 79,307 86,433 37,770 75,327
Other Medical Services 105 8,07,356 3,30,792 3,44,841 1,31,723 18,289
Old Age Home 4 79 92 171
Nurses’ Training institutes – Schools 2 377
Nurses’ Training institutes – Colleges 5 400
Institutes for Postgraduate Studies and Research 2 170
Institutes offering Paramedical Courses 2 237
 Total 1,579 2,362 1,34,030 1,03,90,819 40,87,069 47,56,925 15,46,996 11,47,227 1,355

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, 15,944 patients were operated on for cataract and 8304 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, 2,03,510 patients were treated. Further, 8525 units of blood were collected through 115 blood donation camps. The total expenditure incurred on medical work in 2019-20 was Rs. 309.80 crore.

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