Ramakrishna Mission Sevashrama : Kankhal
Subject : C T Scan Machine
Amelioration, however little, of the miserable state into which a good many of our fellow-beings are cast
is the ground upon which the magnificent creation, Ramakrishna Mission, is erected.
About the Organisation
Ramakrishna Mission with existence in India and abroad has been engaged in four-fold activities like:
Ramakrishna Mission Sevashrama, Kankhal is one of the branch centers established in 1901 at the
command of Swami Vivekananda [Swamiji] by his disciples to carry out medical service in this remotest
part of India where Swamiji observed to his utter dismay and agony during his visit that ailing people
were eventually dying for want of medical aid which was not available in around 100 Kms area of
This Sevashrama has slowly grown into a reasonably big hospital with 150 beds and has been engaged
in a plethora of medical services offered to the poor and invalids of this nascent State of Uttaranchal.
And a third category of patients are tourists from India and abroad who come here for visiting this
tallest range of mountains, pilgrimage shrines like Kedarnath and Badrinath, trekking, having a dip in
the Ganges during Arth-Kumbh and Purna-Kumbh etc. the last two being the biggest drawers of visitors
across the globe.
A majority of the above tourists fall sick due to various reasons – sudden change of climatic condition,
physical exertion the tour demands like climbing or trekking the tallest mountains etc. These sick
tourists are brought to this hospital for treatment.
The enclosed Information Brochure and VCD give you briefly the history and activities of this
Central theme of this Centre
- Treatment is provided free of cost to most of the poor patients including medicines
- Under nutrition being the base of many a disease, wholesome food (part of it is
produced in mission’s fields) is given to indoor patients along with milk supplied from
- Mission’s mobile wing takes the treatment to the doorsteps of those who live in
interior villages and can not afford to come to hospital
- Diagnosis being indispensable before starting treatment, mission’s lab provides
diagnostic service at rock-bottom prices and for too poor, yes, it is also free
Need for a C T Scan Machine
With an ever increasing patient population and the myriad of ailments they are coming with, it
has been felt necessary to have a C T Scan machine installed in the Sevashrama. Because quite
often a C T Scan report of the patient is needed by doctor to initiate treatment, but it could not
be had as the patient would have to travel over a 100 kms to have an access to this facility.
Moreover, the price is too exorbitant for these poor inhabitants to go for it.
There are other factors like geographic, demographic, economic etc.[ furnished below ] which
would not warrant patient or his party to go for a C T Scan report.
- This hospital is situated in the far Northern side of India where it is hilly, chilly and
enveloped in all-round backwardness. The entire State is mountainous with
undulated planes and thus vulnerable to accidents.
- The inhabitants are agriculture labourers and cattle grazers who have no access
even for most basic health care.
- This hospital gets a lot of trauma and heart cases, which requires to be referred to
the cities for C.T.Scan.
- Due to the poverty the patients back-out and succumb to the diseases.
- A good number of tourists / pilgrims are old and easily fall sick due to cardiac,
vascular and senile illnesses. Modern CT systems which, are incorporated with
Cardiac and Vascular imaging packages almost instantly, facilitate diagnosis
and effective treatment started, thereby saving many precious human lives
SOMATOM Emotion Duo from Siemens [ vide their proposal no.IN-NR-JM-00254 dt.15-Oct-2004
]. Siemens is preferred as Siemens Medical Solutions has been a leader in CT innovations for
more than 30 years. They claim that the SOMATOM Emotion, so far having been installed at
nearly 3000 nos. worldwide, demonstrates technology and innovation leadership, customer
satisfaction and investment protection.
Cost of the Equipment
SOMATOM Emotion Duo Rs.1,48,00,000-00
Emotion Duo Power Package Rs. 15,00,000-00
Add 10% extra [ probable Price hike Rs. 16,30,000-00
and other Incidental charges ]
T O T A L: Rs.1,79,00,000-00
Won’t you please participate…
This Institute has no financial backing of State / Central Governments nor from any Corporate
body. It is donation from generous citizens, who though physically living at distant places,
have always connected themselves to the principles and objectives of this Institute with their
genuine love and a feeling of togetherness and have stood behind its long and arduous
journey from a single hut to the current 150-bed multispeciality level, sharing every agony of
ailing humanity and shaping every improvement in this Institute enabling us cast out their
We firmly believe that this time too you will join hands in affecting this one more milestone
materialized to connect the nearly life-saving but highly-expensive technology to the poor
masses paving the way for the benefits to pass on to their door steps.
i) The organization has been recognized by the Government as a non-sectarian and
philanthropic institution since its inception. Therefore, we have been authorized to
collect donations and provide benefit to our Indian donors under section 80G of
ii) In recognition of Sevashrama being a Charitable Hospital, it is registered by the
Government under Foreign Contribution Regulation Act [Regd. No.136690012]
and so we are authorized to collect Foreign Contributions.
iii) Sevashram’s accounts are regularly audited and it publishes and circulates its
printed Annual Reports to keep everything transparent and open for public scrutiny.
Such Annual Reports remain preserved right from 1904.
We humbly beg your attention towards this center’s efforts not only in empathizing the needy
and serving them, but in strengthening us to sustain these efforts to engineer a holistic
treatment and at the same time to reach more and more needy.
All donations may be sent by crossed instruments, drawn in favour of “Ramakrishna
Mission Sevashrama, Kankhal” to:-
Ramakrishna Mission Sevashrama,
Haridwar 249408 (Uttaranchal)
Ph : [STD 01334] 244176, 246141, 244985; Fax : [STD 01334] 244984
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