Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGI MS) is the premier tertiary care hospital of northern India. It has ultra-modern facilities for investigation, Diagnosis and patient care hitherto unavailable in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Uttaranchal, Bihar, Jharkhand and adjoining countries like Bhutan and Nepal. People from far – flung areas visit this hospital famous for the dedicated team of doctors and para medical staff for the treatment of their serious ailments.
It is located on the Raibareli Road at the outskirts of capital city of Lucknow, UP. Patients waiting for investigation, pre and post-surgical and medical recoveries along with their relatives had to stay at hospital or nearby place for a long duration. They used to face enormous difficulties on account of non-existence of any affordable lodging and boarding facilities near SGPGI at that time. Some of the patients were from very far distant places and had to stay for long to get the treatment.
Bhaorao Deoras Seva Nyas, a trust famous for its dedication to the service of the poor of this country established an institution solely committed to the patient welfare. Madhav Sewa Ashram, in memory of Second Sar-Sanghachalak of RSS, is a service oriented campus in front of SGPGI. It not only provides lodging & boarding facilities at affordable price, but also caters to the physical and spiritual needs of patients and their relatives through the Yoga Sadhna Kendra.
The ‘Bhumi Pujan’ ceremony was performed by Shri Madan Das Deviji (Sah Sarkaryawah of RSS) in presence of Shri Rajnath Singh (CM of UP) on 29th March 2001.
“Madhav Sewa Ashram” project is spread over an area of 5000 sq meter on Raibareli Road facing SGPGI. It has four distinct components:
1. Patient-Attendant Home
2. Patient Consultation Centre
3. Yoga Centre
4. Sadhna Centre
A three story building consists of many self-sufficient dormitories and single or double-bed rooms for accommodation. The housing needs of the poor have been given a priority by construction of more dormitories. The current accommodation capacity is for stay of around 300 persons. Each of the dormitories is provided with sufficient toilets and bathrooms. A central kitchen and dining hall meets the needs of meals and breakfast. A locker is provided at central reception for the safety of valuable and belongings. A lounge is constructed on each floor for comfortable space for social interactions and reading facilities. The whole building complex is environmental friendly and surrounded by green trees. A new Generator and elevator has also been installed for better facilities.
The ground floor and first floor of the building was inaugurated by Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee in presence of Governor Shri Vishnukant Shastri and Chief Minister Ms. Mayawati on 28th June 2002.
Patient Consultation Centre
The second facility of consultation center provides guidance from volunteer doctors and workers about the facilities available at SGPGI. This includes timely and proper registration, ensuring appointments doctors, etc. Since SGPGI does have only the limited super specialties on its campus, the necessity for the patient transfer and care at other hospital and facilities in and around Luckow is also provided by this service complex.
A homeopathic clinic and a Pathology lab is also part of this facility.
It is well known that many of the chronic ailments are amenable to treatment through yogic therapy. The ashram has a yoga kendra devoted to the teaching of yogic techniques and treatment through its various modalities.
A Sadhana kendra to provide for harmonious, spiritual atmosphere necessary to relieve the day to day tensions of friends and family members of patients with serious illness is a must to provide the solace. It houses a prayer hall and place of worship.
The management committee of Madhav Sewa Ashram consist of renowned dedicated self-less workers of Lucknow.