Heartfulness Institute & Shri Ram Chandra Mission in Partnership with CIPACA Sets Up an Exclusive 50-bed Covid-Care Centre in Chennai

  • The 24×7 care unit will offer infrastructure , use of equipment , accommodation and food is provided free to the patients  by Heartfulness and medication and healthcare services will be provided  at minimum costs by the professional medical unit management.

Heartfulness Institute & Shri Ram Chandra Mission, today launched a Covid-Care centre offering quality healthcare services to the underprivileged and those who need it, in partnership with CIPACA. The centre is being launched at the Heartfulness Institute& Shri Ram Chandra Mission, Babuji Memorial Ashram, in Manapakkam, Chennai. The covid-care centre is aimed towards aiding the efforts of the Tamil Nadu Government in providing quality and timely access to healthcare services to its citizens. This initiative is organised under larger Heartfulness Covid Care Service initiative (covidcare@heartfulness.org)

This covid care centre was inaugurated by Thiru. Udhayanidhi Stalin,MLA on May 26, 2021. Thiru. Linguswamy, Film Director and Heartfulness Trainer and Dr. Raja Amarnath, MD-CIPACA, spoke about the salient features of the new facility.  While Tamil film personality Keerti Suresh was also present at the occasion. This facility will become operational from May 27, 2021.

The Heartfulness Chennai facility has a 22-acre green environment with basic infrastructure such as clean and hygienic surroundings, large hall, food and water, electricity, and accessible toilets. The covid-care unit also has a reception desk, which can be reached through a phone or in-person, to check availability of the beds and make bookings. The unit will be primarily accepting patients from lower economic strata, who do not have the means to quarantine at home. The facility will also provide healthy catered food to patients and the medical support staff. Medical wastes will be hygienically disposed in collaboration with local medical authorities. Those seeking treatment at the covid-care unit will also be offered guidance on holistic lifestyle practices such as Yoga and meditation for faster recovery.   

Dr Raja Amarnath, Managing Director & Clinical lead of CIPACA, saidIt’s our honor and privilege to join hands with Heartfulness organization to set up this COVID unit facility. Being one the world’s largest spiritual training organization, at the need of the hour, they have not only extended their support for COVID care, but also want this to be the best facility with no compromise in the service. CIPACA considers this a precious project and shall deploy Pulmonology, Infectious diseases, Internal medicine and Critical care teams to back up this COVID unit, which is not the usual case with any other regular COVID quarantine center.”

 Established in 2015, CIPACA specializes in providing modern emergency and intensive care at secondary and tertiary hospitals. They operate more than 300 emergency and ICU beds, – the largest number operated by any single organization in the rural India, with more than 300 physicians, 500 nurses, administrative and business development professionals. CIPACA is trained in providing the most efficient and safe and quality health care.

The Heartfulness Institute is also providing other Covid Care services across India, such as free remote consultations and a 24×7 covid-care helpline (1-800-121-3492). Thousands of global Heartfulness volunteers, doctors are assisting in providing and managing covid care services to the community. The Heartfulness Institute has been operating a free medical center at this venue, offering outpatient medical consultation to the local population, for the past ten years.  Several corporates and non-profits have partnered with Heartfulness for this covid-care centre. NGOs, including Ripples of Change Foundation (ROCF) and local medical authorities are key partners for the initiative. Anyone wishes to get involved in these projects financially or otherwise could contact us at covidcare@heartfulness.org