Sunday, September 25, 2011

Free eye operation: Mishri Bai can see again

Mishri Bai (on the picture with her husband Mangi Lal), a 40 year old woman from the village Sojat City, had her second eye operated after the free Medical Camp of our Hospital. Mishri Bai’s husband is a cobbler and has a very small shop beside a road in a small town. They are having six children, three boys and three girls, who are all older than 12 years. The family does not have a lot of money and the life is difficult for them.
Although Mishri Bai was cleaning and helped with other work in several houses, she faced the problem that due to her weak eyesight, she could not work as much as before. Mishri already had an eye operation on her left eye about 9 years ago, but in recent years she was also seeing less and less on her right eye.
When the family received the pamphlet for the free Medical Camp, they were very happy. They approached the SSMA Hospital and Mishri was chosen for the free eye operation. After the successful operation she was able to see clearly on both eyes again and after a couple of days she could go back to work, which is very important for the income of her family. Mishri Bai expressed her gratitude to the great work of the doctors and staff of SSMA hospital and also we want to say thank you to all our donors who made this operation possible! Please help us also in the future, so that we can treat the needy ones of the area.

Monday, September 19, 2011

My time as a VOLUNTEER with the Hospital

I have been practicing Yoga in Daily Life for about a year, and ever since felt the urge to go abroad and help the needy ones. Nevertheless, it took some time for me to decide what to do. During a meditation lesson in the Ashram in Villach, the idea about going to India came into my mind. After discussing my plans with Sadhvi Dayaji, who has been my yoga trainer in Villach, she advised me to send an application as a karma yogi to Jadan Ashram. So I did… I got my application accepted and at that time, I had the chance to visit a presentation of Sadhvi Shantiji in Austria. She was talking about the hospital in Jadan. I was really impressed and asked her in more detail about her work with the needy ones in the area of Pali, Rajasthan. We arranged that if possible, I would help her as a volunteer during my stay in Jadan.I arrived at the beginning of August and was immediately impressed about India. Although my travel was quite long, I could not wait to arrive in Jadan. The Ashram and within the hospital building – it looked so great – I was not disappointed. I soon met with Shantiji and she showed me the hospital, introduced me to part of the staff and explained what kind of work was lying ahead of us.

Since then, I helped as much as I could. Besides administration work, we prepared presentations, changed and added things on the homepage (e.g. volunteering), translated things into German, checked the material for the Ayurveda treatment etc. Currently I’m also working on the applications for NGO funds, to guarantee a long-term funding of the hospital. A lot of equipment needs to be bought and more free medical camps, operations, medications and treatments need to be offered. These free treatments and the equipment of the hospital are only possible through the donations of lots of well-wishers from all over the world, and should be expanded through the financing of NGO funds.

The villagers here are living in extremely harsh conditions, without proper medical treatment and healthcare. The mortality rate of children is really high; women and children are the most vulnerable groups to diseases. Even an eye operation, which costs only 30 Euros, is not affordable for the villagers. Volunteering with the hospital offers many possibilities. You can work in administration, help is always and everywhere needed, or if you are a health professional, you can help hands-on in the hospital and train the local medical staff also. You can help where help is really needed. Furthermore you gain personal and professional experience you will never ever want to miss again. And last but not least, you work with great people from all over the world in a very special environment.

So if you are interested or have any questions, please check our website (and the volunteering section also) or write an e-mail to
All the best from Jadan,

Friday, September 16, 2011

Patient from our Camp suffers from Hyperfluoris

Achla Ram, a 65 year old farmer from Khardi (a nearby village), came to the hospitals’ free medical camp, as he suffered from chronicle bronchitis. When we saw him, one of the first things we recognized was his strongly twisted spine. Mr. Ram walked with a cane and could not walk upright. He appeared to be older than he really was.
We were quite shocked when we heard, that 10 years ago he has been in a governmental hospital due to his joint and back pain. Unfortunately they did not examine him properly and treated him only symptomatically. Back then it would have probably been possible to stop the expansion of the hyperfluorosis.
Our doctors at the camp could now only treat his bronchitis and give him some relief from his joint and back pain. It was too late to stop the hyperfluorosis.
Such stories show, how hard life can be in this part of India. Even diseases that could be easily treated in Europe can have severe effects here. Apart from the non-existence of medical services, the other main reasons are the poor and unbalanced diet as well as the lack of clean water. We are very sorry that we could not do more for Mr. Ram, but we were also confirmed in our plans to expand the preventive programs for a healthy diet and lifestyle, to raise the awareness towards it already at an early age (e.g. schoolchildren).

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


On 11th of September, the birthday of Holy Guruji, the biggest medical camp of this year took place in the hospital. Many villagers came to receive treatment, medication and consultation. We also offered Physiotherapy treatments, as the department just opened at that day.
The doctors from our hospital: Dr. Govind Marayan Arora (Senior Medical Doctor), Dr. Jogendra Singh (Junior Medical Doctor), Dr. Dr. Abhishek Dadhich (Dentist), Dr. Sidhant Joshi (Physiotherapist). Some doctors came from Pali and Jodhpur to help the needy ones of the area: Dr. Kailas Parihar (Orthopedic Surgeon), Dr. Rajesh Vyas (General Surgeon), Dr. G.K. Goyal (Opthalmologist).
The treatment of the doctors was highly appreciated by the villagers and approximately 200 came to receive medication, treatment and consultation. The mobile ambulance played a major role, as it brought the patients from the rural areas to the hospital. Three patients have been chosen for the free eye operations and two patients will receive surgery for free. The other patients could be helped with medication. We will provide free follow-up checkups to all patients that have been at that day in the hospital.
Throught the blessings of Holy Guruji, we can also announce great news: Dr. Kailas Parihar (Orthopedic Surgeon)will come for free each Sunday into the hospital to treat the villagers. Thanks for that!

A big thank you to all our donors which make these regular camps possible and thank you in advance for the support to come!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

New General Doctor excellent for our local Indians

Dr. Govind Narayan Arora, Senior Doctor is a very experienced Doctor, who worked 35 years in the government service of Rajasthan. Through his long medical treatment experiences, he is the best one to gain the confidence of our villagers. We welcome him warmly and are happy that he joined our team.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Ayurveda: Book now!

In the time of Diwali you have the wonderful opportunity to make your Ayurveda treatment in the Ayurveda centre of Sri Swami Madhavananda Austria Hospital in Jadan with our professional Ayurveda team.

The dates are: 23.Oct. to 13.Nov.2011 & 25.Dec. to 8.Jan.2012

If you book soon, you get an early bird discount of 10 %. Furthermore you can book now and will receive a special present upon your arrival. See the program on our website, you can register there as well.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Megacamp on the 11th of September in the Hospital

On the birthday of Holy Guruji, we organize the biggest camp of the year on the 11th of September, from 9 am till 1 pm.
A group of doctors will serve the neediest ones of the area: Senior General Doctor, Junior General Doctor, Surgeon, Orthopedic Doctor, Eye Doctor, Physiotherapist, and Dentist. For the very first time, Physiotherapy treatment will be offered to help many people of the area, because they suffer from chronic joint problems and spine diseases due to heavy work, non-adequate working conditions and hyperfluorosis.

New Physiotherapy Department opening on 11th of September

Through the blessings of Holy Guruji, Sri Swami Madhavananda, on his birthday the 11th of September 2011, we are opening a new Physiotherapy Department. Dr. Sidhant S. Joshi, consultant physiotherapist and fitness consultant, joined our team on 1st of September. One of his first tasks was the equipment of the physiotherapy department, with S. Shanti being his first patient on the electro-physiotherapy.
This center is providing electrotherapy, manual therapy, mechanical therapy, heat therapy as well as fitness activities.
We are all very happy to service with this department chronically ill people as well as increasing and maintaining the health and fitness condition of our staff and our patients.