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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.

DEPARTMENTS

Internal Medicine

General Surgery

Orthopaedics & Traumatology

Neonatology & Paediatrics

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Critical Care (ICU)

Anaesthesiology

Pain & Palliative Care

Emergency

Family Planning Centre

Physiotherapy

Dentistry

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 14 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 and traumatology.

Bathalapalli hospital has an Ambulance Service to transport more complicated cases to the other centres of Ananthapuram, 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.

TIMELINE

ED’s MESSAGE

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.

HOSPITAL DIRECTOR’s MESSAGE

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 ..

WAY FORWARD

Strengthening the link with the community health sector so that there is a systematic referrals from community to the main hospital and follow up of patients in the community clinics.

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