Aravind Guest House has three floors, about 20 guest rooms. I like the staircase.
From India Aravind
The side garden at Aravind Guest House.
In the Guest House front garden, the laundry-ironing-wallah comes daily to iron sheets. And, today, I think, our own laundry.
The entry to the Aravind Guest House.
The Aravind Guest House, a block from the hospital. This is the common room.
LiveWell is only 18 months old, and there is much landscape work underway. These local women wear saris while doing heavy garden work.
There is a small temple for residents. Note that the garden worker wears a sari and apron.
The LiveWell dining center. For Rs1500 per day, the patient and one family attendant get room, board, and full therapy services.
Aravind rehabilitation center. Mara pauses near the hallway window, with mango trees beyond.
Aravind rehabilitation center. The manager gives us a tour, and explains that they have hundreds of mango and coconut trees surrounding the facility.
Each residence room has a bed for the patient and a bed for one family member.
Residence rooms have handicap-accessable bathrooms.
Nurse coverage 24/7.
Breezeway to the residential building, Aravind rehabilitation center.
The occupational therapy room.
LiveWell is a residential rehabilitation center; this room is used for children's outpatient after-school therapy sessions.
The LiveWell staff pray before Dr. V's two inspirational leaders, each morning before starting work.
Dr. Aravind started this new operation, LiveWell, about 20km outside town.
Sri Aurobindo was source of Dr. V's inspiration and the source of the Aravind hospital name. I like this quote about mentoring.
Staff punch-in using this thumbprint scanner.
Across the street, LAICO provides outreach and training to similar medical centers across India, Africa and beyond.
A patient and his attendant outside the free clinic.
Statistics from 2011 and 2012. 72,315 free surgeries in 2011!
A patient undergoes examination.
Group eye exam.
A woman at the free-service patient center, waiting checkup after surgery.
Coconut juice on sale along the street; behind is the Aravind research building.
A woman wearing temporary sunglasses approaches the clinic.
A beggar on the street near Aravind hospital.
Two post-surgery patients return for care at the outpatient center.
A waiting area. Examination rooms include a display showing real-time graphs of average waiting time so the staff know when they need to pick up the pace.
The eyeglass shop.
The medical records department. They are shifting to electronic records because they simply have no more space to store records for 1.2M annual patients.
Annually they prepare a set of predictions about the number of patients they expect each day, for planning personnel.
Patients checking their luggage at the entry to Aravind Hospital.