In addition to a hospital and outpatient clinic, Shanti Bhavan Medical Center (SBMC) also serves as a medical education center. Through our Community Health Leaders program, the professional staff at SBMC trains classes of local village men and women in basic healthcare so they can return to their native villages as trained medical practitioners. They conduct nutritional and sanitation training, as well as provide the first level of preventative healthcare, emergency care, and triage. Students must complete a 90-day training period, which includes classroom and field experience, before becoming certified. The graduates then return every 6-8 months for advanced training.
The COVID-19 pandemic is devastating communities across India. We are the only modern hospital available to many of the people we serve.