Sri Sakthi Amma’s first move into the field of public healthcare started with a mobile clinic, in 2001. Doctors would travel to villages, and provide consultations for free. The high demand for healthcare facilities opened the door to establishing multiple medical facilities for the local communities, beginning with Sri Narayani Hospital and Research Centre.
The medical services provided through these healthcare programs are wide-ranging. They include outreach programs; clinics and two hospitals facilitating paediatrics, neo-natal care, dialysis, intensive care, cardiology, obstetrics, gynaecology, urology, ENT, radiology, oncology and physiotherapy. Surgeries are provided in the areas of ophthalmology, cardiology, orthopaedics, urology, gynaecology, dental and neurosurgery. A pathology laboratory offers on-site evaluation for early detection of cancer.
The accessibility of such medical support has been life-changing for thousands of families. Amma’s vision of affordable healthcare for people in need has become a reality, which strengthens with each passing day.
Sri Sakthi Amma Institute of Biomedical Research specialises in the health issues of tribal, rural and peri-urban populations in tropical areas.
Sri Sakthi Amma Clinics and Sri Sakthi Amma Hospital are located in the Vellore district, and they respond to the high demand for healthcare in the extended communities. Doctors attend to immediate needs and refer patients to the main hospital when necessary. These clinics and hospital continue to expand, with new branches opening to serve the rural populace.
Sri Narayani College of Nursing was established in 2006 as an educational platform for women from low economic backgrounds. The college offers bachelor and masters degrees as well as diploma courses in midwifery. Sri Narayani College of Nursing is affiliated with Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
Sri Sakthi Amma Institute of Allied Health Science provides another opportunity for high school graduates from rural areas to pursue a career in the medical field. Training is made available for them to become laboratory or x-ray technicians, physician’s assistants, as well as other professionals in the wide field of healthcare support. Students carry out their practical studies at Sri Narayani Hospital.
Medical Outreach Clinics are mobile clinics that provide medical help to people who live a greater distance away from Sri Narayani Hospital. These clinics provide general screening and free-of-charge consultations. Every year, medical professionals serve 1 200 villages, offering those who live there specialist help and care.
Gift of Life Program provides much-needed heart surgeries for children each year, including the accompanying medical care, all at zero cost.
Arogya Health Program began in 2001, by donating basic equipment to differently- abled adults as well as children. Supplies include wheelchairs, tricycles, prosthetics, crutches, artificial limbs, hearing aids and eye-glasses.