Nayati Healthcare led by Niira Radia, a prominent name in the healthcare sector of Uttar Pradesh, setup Sri Kashi Vishwanath Arogya Mandir, with an aim of providing immediate medical care to the locals and pilgrims alike, free of cost. The unit is set up within the temple premises, under the aegis of Sri Kashi Vishwanath Temple Trust. Over 1.2 to 1.5 million pilgrims visit the historic Kashi Vishwanath Temple every month.
Considering a large number of visitors, a medical unit equipped to handle emergency situations and provide essential healthcare services is quite necessary. The impact of the medical unit was seen on the very first day of its operation, where the unit served over 350 patients. Since its inauguration at the end of September 2019, the Arogya Mandir has treated over 8,500 patients, of which, 70% are local population and 30% are devotes visiting the temple from other parts of the country and globe.
The model seems simple but is rather impactful. For instance, Kashi Arogya Mandir’s location and the sheer footfall at Shri Kashi Vishwanath Mandir makes the healthcare initiative useful for locals as well as for the millions of pilgrims visiting the temple. The model is similar to the first initiative started by Niira Radia at Badrinath, back in 2012.
Sri Kashi Vishwanath Arogya Mandir is well-equipped to treat all kinds of emergencies with the provision of Lab and OPD. The stabilization centre has a 30-member dedicated team of doctors, nurses, technicians and paramedical staff. The unit is well-equipped with Defibrillator and ECG to handle patient with cardiac emergencies. Additionally, the setup has lab facilities for medical tests such as SGOT, SGPT, cholesterol, creatinine, triglyceride, dengue, malaria, typhoid, etc.
With such robust initiatives by Nayati Healthcare in place, India’s rural and semi-urban areas are now getting easy access to the most advanced medical facilities available in the country. However, what the country still needs is more initiatives like these.