Bathalapalli Hospital

Centre for General & Secondary Level Healthcare

RDT extends quality medical care to the poor and needy by making its services affordable and easily accessible.


Internal Medicine

General Surgery

Orthopaedics & Traumatology

Neonatology & Paediatrics

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Critical Care (ICU)


Pain & Palliative Care


Family Planning Centre



Medical Education

Before Father Vicente Ferrer started the Bathalapalli hospital in 2000, public health infrastructure was of a very basic nature in the nearby areas. Poor transport facilities, and subsistence level daily wages meant that tending to a sick or injured family member was withheld till it absolutely could not be avoided. By which time the illness or condition of the person would have worsened to a quite advanced level. In a short span of 16 years, the hospital has grown dramatically to its present standing as a 325-bedded medical facility, letting people in rural areas benefit from healthcare services on par with the vastly more expensive private health sector.

“If we
join hands, we will
transform this
world. ”
Vicente Ferrer,
Founder - RDT

Of all RDT hospitals, Bathalapalli is the biggest in terms of comprehensive medical facilities and services. These have been expanded greatly to provide treatment in General Medicine, Paediatrics, General Surgery, Traumatology and Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Bathalapalli hospital has an Ambulance Service to transport more complicated cases to the other centres in Bangalore, Hyderabad and Vellore, and to receive referrals cases from other hospitals and clinics in its own network, or from outside. The hospital also has robust processes in place for timely and routine follow-up with discharged patients.

To ensure its service levels are on par with those enjoyed by better off or urban Indians, RDT enriches its medical personnel on a continuous basis by providing them opportunities for attending various training sessions and workshops.



In the late 90’s, Vicente Ferrer took a decision to have good hospitals in rural areas, so that people could access good healthcare like people in the cities.


RDT follows an approach of not turning away any patient or family that comes to it for help. A situation that was all too common for rural poor people ..


For many years, lack of medical infrastructure-clinics, hospitals etc. and resources-monetary and personnel have always kept diseases one step ahead of us. RDT has taken various measures to bridge the gap between affordable hospital treatment and the increasing number of people requiring it …

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