Ramakrishna Centre renders valuable services
The clinic continues to enhance specialist services to the indigent population in various medical and allied disciplines and poverty alleviation projects.
NEWCASTLE – The Ramakrishna Centre of South Africa is a religious-humanitarian institution established to promote Vedanta as exemplified by the life and teachings of Sri Ramakrishna, Sri Sarada Devi and Swami Vivekananda.
Sri Ramakrishna’s message of practical spirituality and Swami Vivekananda’s humanistic ideas provide the impetus for the centre’s work in South Africa. The spiritual progress of the individual and the community at large forms the central thrust of the activities of the centre.
The Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission motto, Atmano mokshartham jagad hitaya cha, “For one’s own salvation, and for the welfare of the world,” reminds us that the goal and purpose is spiritual evolution, while we endeavour to improve the lives of those in need in a spirit of service as worship.
The medical wing of the Ramakrishna Centre has been in existence for more than 50 years, rendering voluntary medical services to indigenous communities of KwaZulu-Natal, regardless of faith and race.
In keeping with this motto, the Ramakrishna Clinic renders invaluable service to the people of our country. The clinic continues to enhance specialist services to the indigent population in various medical and allied disciplines and poverty alleviation projects.
The Ramakrishna Clinic of SA-Durban, held a free Medical Camp with volunteer specialist services offered to those in need at Suryaville Primary School on November 13.
The Ramakrishna Medical Clinic attended to 543 patients, which included general medicine, paediatric, physician, social services, HIV/Aids testing and counselling, gynaecology, ophthalmology and optometry, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and dentistry, with dispensation of medication, spectacles, laboratory, ultrasound and ECG facilities.
These were provided by the Ramakrishna Clinic volunteer specialists and staff and a team of Doctors from Newcastle, Ladysmith, Pietermaritzburg and the Department of Health.
The Sri Ramakrishna sub-centre of Newcastle was indeed privileged to host this camp in the Newcastle area, and to provide this kind of service to the needy, with much support from colleagues and generous sponsors.
The president of Ramakrishna Centre of South Africa Durban, Swami Sumanasananda Maharaj, members of the Ramakrishna Clinic and the officials of the sub-centre thanked all doctors, the Department of Health, optometrists and the local laboratories for their services rendered, and all volunteers and devotees for their support
Volunteers at the Ramakrishna Centre of South Africa Durban