Sri Sathya Sai General Hospital, Prasanthi Nilayam, Puttaparthi is the first Institution to be established by Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba in 1956. The seed that was planted by Bhagawan Baba then, has grown today into the large Sri Sathya Sai Healthcare wing, with establishment of Super Speciality Hospitals, Mobile Medical services, Nationwide healthcare service programs including free medical camps as well as International Medicare Projects. In these days when medicine has become a business and rural healthcare is abysmally inadequate, Bhagawan’s free Medicare in rural India, which this hospital represents, stands as a beacon of light for others to emulate.
The philosophy of this hospital in the words of Bhagawan Baba, the Founder, is as follows:
“People of this village and villages that are in the surrounding area, will resort to this hospital for medical relief and advice. Unfortunately hospitals that treat patients with love and care, with dedication and devotion, are a rarity. There are hospitals with costly equipment and expert doctors, huge buildings and spick-and-span interiors, but they indulge more in profiteering than affording relief. Their services are for those who can pay large sums of money. Villagers are not welcome there, who in turn do not feel at ease to approach them. Therefore this hospital is being started amidst the villages so that expert advice and treatment can be rendered, to them in a loving atmosphere of love and devotion.”