“Jagadguru Kripalu Chikitsalaya”, a hand for the poor
| Saturday, Nov 20 2010 10:31AM IST
A holy town sited in North India and recognized as Vrindavan across the country. Vrindavan, situated 15 kilometers from Mathura is directly linked with the life and pastimes of Shree Krishna. Vrindavan evokes the playfulness and lovable characteristics of Shree Krishna. This are the woods where he frolicked with the gopis and tenderly wooed Shree Radha. Vrindavan today is noted for its numerous temples and is a place of pilgrimage where many devotees reside permanently devoting their entire life to the service of the supreme God. But the place is lackadaisical of proper medical facilities, and even the places which are fully equipped with these, cannot provide the poor population with economic costs of treatment, medicines & other services. While looking after the lack of medical facilities available in such rural regions, JKP financed and completed the construction of Jagadguru Kripalu Chikitsalaya. “This is the first fully charitable hospital located in Mangarh village (Pratapgarh District, UP) and along with this a massive charitable hospital - Jagadguru Kripalu Chikitsalaya, is under construction in the holy land of Vrindavan Village (Mathura District, UP)”, as per the website.Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat looking forward to provide medical facilities available for poor people but do not have any defined source of income, therefore, Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat, has decided to construct a charitable hospital in the village.The hospitals are serving a rural population of 10, 00, 000 within its catchment radius of 80-100 km and treating 600 – 700 patients daily. Both JKCs are a multi facility hospital providing free & round the clock services of general physicians, gynecologists, physiotherapists, orthopedic & ophthalmic surgeons, naturopathic & homoeopathic doctors. All medical personnel render their services free to the hospital. JKCs are equipped with state of art imaging and laboratory equipments and in-house 24 hour pathology lab. The expenses of In-Patient Services, Out-Patient Services, Medicines, X-Rays, ECG, Ultrasound, Pathology Investigations, any Surgeries, etc are all borne by JKP, thus it is completely free of charge for all local residents.Proper shelters have also been constructed outside both the hospitals as a waiting hall for the poor patients who travel long distances in the hope of being examined first in the morning. Due to the unprecedented rush and to maintain quality service, both the hospitals are forced to limit the number of patients to be examined in a day. JKCs have approximately 500 - 600 new patients on waiting list always, booked for next 4 to 5 days.