~Free medical centre dedicated to provide immediate medical relief to the pilgrims and locals visiting the shrine
Varanasi, 29 September 2019: Hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Shri Adityanath Yogi ji today inaugurated the Aarogya Mandir under the aegis of Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple Trust and operated by Nayati Healthcare. The free medical unit will address the immediate healthcare needs of the pilgrims and locals visiting the temple.
Hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Shri Adityanath Yogi said, “Kashi, the oldest city in the world, is known for Shri Kashi Vishwanath temple and is also the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s karmbhoomi. On the first day of the auspicious Shardiya Navratri in Shri Kashi Vishwanath Dham, the Arogya Mandir has been launched by Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple Trust and Nayati Healthcare, where medical facilities will be available to the devotees visiting the temple. This is a commendable initiative undertaken by the Temple Trust and Nayati.”
Speaking at the occasion, Shri Vishal Singh, CEO of Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple Trust said, “Every month millions of people from all walks of life visit the historic temple. A dedicated medical facility at the temple premises was the need of the hour as we witness many pilgrims requiring medical attention. We appreciate the efforts of Nayati Healthcare for partnering with us in this initiative. They have been working in pilgrim areas through MMUs and trained staff and understand the medical needs of the pilgrims. Typically it has been seen that the pilgrims tend to suffer from ailments like joint pain, vertigo, fever, diarrhea, headache, heat stroke well as respiratory congestion and having a setup within the premise which can stabilise the patient will be beneficial for the pilgrims and locals”.
Niira Radia, Chairperson of Nayati Healthcare, stated, “With the blessings of Baba Kashi Vishwanath we have got the opportunity to serve the pilgrims in this holy city of Kashi. We are aligned-with Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple Trust in this noble endeavor and will be extending support required for the well-being of the devotees and locals. Besides OPD the centre is equipped with trained First Emergency Response teams of doctors and paramedics along with its equipment to handle any kind of medical exigencies and environmental injury.”
“Nayati has always been at the forefront in rendering medical support for pilgrims whether it is Badrinath, Kedarnath, Vrindavan or the Mahakumbh at Allahabad. Ever since Nayati began its journey from Badrinath in 2012, our teams have been working relentlessly to impart healthcare services to the masses through our hospitals and medical mobile units. We have, over the seven years, through our charity wing imparted free healthcare to over a million patients in Western UP & Uttrakhand through our medical mobile units and a team of 100 dedicated staff, serving Kashi Vishwanath marks the beginning of our journey into Eastern UP. “
Set up near gate number 4, within the temple premises, the medical unit is well-equipped to treat all kinds of emergencies with the provision of Lab, and OPD. This OPD and stabilization centre has a 25 member dedicated team of doctors, nurses, technicians and paramedical staff. The stabilization beds have inbuilt Monitors to record vitals of patients. The centre is equipped with Defibrillator and ECG to handle patient with cardiac emergencies. In addition, the setup also has lab facilities for medical tests such as SGOT, SGPT, creatinine, cholesterol, triglyceride, malaria, dengue, typhoid, etc.
After stabilization, critically ill patients will be shifted to the district hospital or the BHU, as required through the ambulance which is available round the clock. A full-time pharmacy has been set up inside the ‘Aarogya Mandir’, providing medicines as prescribed by the doctors. The unit will be open for 12 hours from morning 8 am to evening till 8 pm on all days. Additionally, Nayati will organize OPD by a specialist on the fourth Saturday of every month.
The inauguration was attended by Neelkanth Tiwari, Minister for Culture & Religious Affairs; Ravindra Jaiswal, Minister for Stamp & Registration; Mridula Jaiswal, Mayor; Deepak Agarwal, Commissioner; Vishal Singh, CEO, Shri Kashi Vishwanath Mandir Trust; Niira Radia, Chairperson Nayati Healthcare; Karuna Menon, Director; Yateesh Wahal, Executive Director; Dr. Yogesh Agarwal, Chairman Nayati GI Surgery; Dr. Santanu Chaudhary, Chairman Nayati Oncology Centre; Dr. Rajeev Uttam, Chairman Nayati Pediatric Centre; Dr. Jyoti Goyal, HOD, Internal Medicine; Dr. Deepak Raj, HOD Emergency & Trauma; M K Sarna, Director Corporate Affairs, Nayati Healthcare.