25 June 2013

Ramana Ashram Clinic

Today I visited the Ramana Ashram Clinic for the first time. The Clinic which was opened on April 21st April, 2010 is located in Kuranku Thuttam (the Monkey Garden) and is adjacent to one of the Ashram’s main accommodation area. 

Gate from Chengam Road into Kuranku Thuttam

Entrance to Ramana Ashram Clinic

Photograph of Sri Ramana in Reception Area

The Ramana Clinic is a new area of service for the local community and currently serves around 100 patients daily. It is open six days a week and its hours are 8.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and 12.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. Two Doctors are in attendance at the Clinic and additional staff is comprised of 2 Nursing Sisters, 2 Receptionists and 2 Pharmacists. 

Venkateshwara, manning the Reception Area

Venkateshwara served for years at Ashram Book Store

Patients at the Clinic

Stairs leading up to next floor

Dr. N. Vijayakumar

The Clinic is spotlessly clean, spacious and undoubtedly will become even busier in years ahead. Its heartwarming that Ramana Ashram is not only providing spiritual support and inspiration to visitors and pilgrims, but is now also invested in caring for other areas of our well-being. 

Ladies working at the Clinic

The Clinic's Dispensary

2 Emergency Beds in Clinic

Corridor on upper floor

Large area upstairs for next phase of development

Viewing Accommodation Blocks from Clinic

Power Generator serving the Clinic


Divya said...

Nice pics, it indeed looks very neat and clean, but surprising there are not more patients visible.

Meenakshi Ammal said...

Not so many patients now, but numbers will increase. Some of the locals are probably a little shy to access an Ashram service -- but once they get glowing testimonials from their friends, they will lose their shyness and come.