“Hejje Guruthu” is a unique program, envisioned by JSS Hospital and SS Medical College, Davanagere, in association with Sparsha Hospital, Bangalore for surgical treatment of children born with physical deformity at birth free of cost. The Government of Karnataka helps in the process of identification, referrals, publicity and follow-up of club foot deformity through its network and the network of Anganwadi workers and primary health centers.
JSS Hospital, as part of its initiatives for community health, organizes many outreach activities throughout the year. The hospital is accessible to the rural community and brings health care to the masses at affordable cost. JSS Hospital has adopted primary health centers at Suttur, Hadinaru and SS Nagar, Mysore and is efficiently managing them.
JSS Hospital conducts several free medical welfare check up camps for the school children in remote rural areas. Children of around 290 schools run by JSS Mahavidyapeetha also get the requisite medical attention from JSS Hospital.
Every year, JSS Hospital conducts eye check camps at various places including remote villages of Mysore, Chamarajanagar, Mandya, Coorg, Hassan and Nilgiris districts. Patients identified at the camps are bought to the hospital and surgeries are performed for them free of cost. The hospital has performed over 2000 eye surgeries for camp beneficiaries till date.
Health check-up camps are regularly conducted at various rural locations of the aforementioned districts to ensure timely care and/or early detection of diseases. The referrals from such camps are provided with follow up care at the hospital at nominal cost.
Providing quality healthcare to the economically challenged is one of the primary objectives. To fulfill this objective, JSS Hospital has majority of its beds under the general category. The registration fee in this category is as low as `30 per day and the bed charges are `50 per day. The charges for various services are not only one of the lowest in the healthcare sector, but also very nominal.
JSS Hospital has taken up several projects involving community health survey, health education & treatment for various ailments. One such effort is “Model Health Village Programme of Suttur (MHVPS). Suttur village, which is situated in Nanjangud Taluk, has a population of nearly 5,000. His Holiness Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji has taken up this challenging but unique idea of creating a model health village – a first of its kind in India.
JSS Bharath Charitable Trust was established with the objective to provide and facilitate, qualitative and cost effective cancer care to the patients of Mysore and neighbouring districts and to commence a post graduate training and research in the field of oncology. The trust established and commissioned a linear accelerator centre, which was inaugurated on 8th of April 2007 by His Excellency Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, the then President of India, and in the gracious presence of Jagadguru Sri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji and Dr. Ajit Kumar, Chairman, HCG. The trust has catered to the needs of many cancer patients since inception.
JSS Hospital has established a Senior Citizen Helpline Centre in association with Police Department and Dept. of Women and Child Welfare. The main aim of this Helpline is to provide timely medical care to senior citizens. The centre also undertakes yoga and meditation camps periodically.