Initiatives

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“Hejje Guruthu” is a unique program, envisioned by the JSS Hospital and SS Medical College, Davanagere, in association with Sparsha Hospital, Bengaluru 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 of Anganwadi workers and primary health centers.

The 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 healthcare to the masses at affordable cost. JSS Hospital has adopted primary health centers at Suttur, Hadinaru and SS Nagar, Mysuru and is efficiently managing them.

JSS Hospital conducts several free medical welfare checkup camps for 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, the JSS Hospital conducts eye checkup camps at various places including remote villages of Mysuru, Chamarajanagar, Mandya, Coorg, Hassan and Nilgiris Districts. Patients identified at the camps those who need surgeries are brought to the hospital and surgeries are performed free of cost. The hospital has performed over 2,000 eye surgeries for camp beneficiaries till date.

Health checkup camps are regularly conducted at various rural locations of the afore mentioned 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, the JSS Hospital has accommodated majority of its beds under the general category. The registration fee in this category is as low as Rs. 30 per day and the bed charges are Rs. 50 per day. The charges for various services are the lowest in the healthcare sector.

JSS Hospital has taken up several projects involving community health survey, health education & treatment for various ailments. One such effort is the “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.

The JSS Bharath Charitable Trust was established with the objective to provide and facilitate, qualitative and cost effective treatment for cancer patients of Mysuru and neighbouring districts and to commence a post graduate training and research centre 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, 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 the 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.

Anti Retoviral Treatment Centre, JSS Hospital

Goal

To provide quality care without any discrimination to HIV positive patients

Started December 1st 2012In the old hospital and is presently located in the ground floor of the new hospital building. It is run under public private partnership.

Activities

All patients who are registered at the ART centre are evaluated initially by the doctor and the counselor. If there are any opportunistic infections they are first treated and later patient is considered for Anti retroviral treatment. CD4 count is done free of cost. ART is provided free of cost life long. On an average 20 to 25 new cases are registered each month. More than thousand patients are registered at the centre. The doctor, counselors and other staff members are well trained in the management of HIV positive patients. HOD, Department of Medicine is the nodal officer for the centre. Dr. Rajendra Prasad S from the Department of Medicine is providing technical support.

Statistics as on February 2018

Total Patients Registered 1244
   
  1104
Total Patients on ART  
  856
Alive and on ART  
  03
Total Positive ANCs  
HIV-TB coinfection 24
   
Total Positive Children 05
   
Total Patients on 2nd line ART 07