Vaidya Seva at Tirupati
2005- A beginning The free out-patient ( OP ) clinic was started in 2005 at Kanchi Math Paduka Mandapam at Alipiri, Tirupati with the benign blessings of HH Pujyashri Shankaracharya Swamigal to serve rural & urban population in & around Tirupati. Initially started to support the proposed Medical College, the centre continues to function as an out-patient ( OP ) centre in General Medicine, Ophthalmology & Dental departments. Known as Kanchi Matham Hospital locally, the centre now collects Rs.20/25 from patients for any check-up, review, diagnosis and gives free medicines. The centre was not operational during the pandemic as permission to operate such centres was restricted.
A New Building
A plot was acquired for a 33 year lease from TTD for the sole purpose of building a medical centre. The OP centre is being shifted to a plot just opposite the Math. All permissions for centre received and construction is on. The inner plastering is complete and exterior plastering is on. It is expected to be completed around Adi Sankara Jayanti and Gruhapravesham is to be performed on 4th June – an auspicious day, after which operations will be commenced.
A Service Facility
The entire project is undergoing a revamp and it has been decided that the Kanchi Math Medical centre will be an independent service facility under Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam. As per the desire of His Holiness the facility will offer free service with support of donors.
Contributing to Vaidya Seva at Tirupati
The staff will comprise of four doctors, four assistants, two service staff and two maintenance workers. The total expenses are approximately $4500/month including staff salary, medicines, electricity and other operational expenses.