A REPORT - LAUNCHING OF "SAI PARA"
Aum Sri Sai Ram.
With Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba's grace ever flowing in the states of Maharashtra & Goa many service activities are undertaken. Out of the many activities - the Healthcare projects in Maharashtra & Goa has many accolades to its credit namely
1. "Mobile Medical Vans" project with about 36 vans to its credit is one of the 1st of its kind in the country and has served close to 1.8 million people from it's inception.
2. "Paushtik aahar" is another flagship project which is widely appreciated even by the Ministry of Health.
3. Mother & Childcare projects got an international award & was recognized as the best in its class by Americare a NGO which is having its base in London & having Global presence.
For enhancing the Mobile Medical Activities and the distribution of medicines, a Central Medical hub was established, which was blessed by Swami himself on the auspicious day Ashadi Ekadashi of 2010.
The Medical hub is running very successfully due to the hardwork of many Sevaks. Central Medicare Hub is located on the first floor of Sai Prem building in Vashi, Navi Mumbai.
Central Medicare Hub at Sai Prem....
The project has an anecdote to tell. It was decided to go for Central Drug Store which will function as a Hub for procurement and distribution of Medicines for all Sai Medical units of Maharashtra. For this purpose a drug license was required , there are certain prerequisite criteria like, the designated place should have at least 200 sq ft area, It should have only one door entrance( etc). The team incharge for the project requested the Trust for such place and the Trust was scouting for such a place ,after a long search a room in Sai Prem building was identified. The room was in the first floor of the building & was used for computer training classes and in no way it was looking like a storage space. But as there was no other option available at that point of time, the place was chosen and all the relevant documents were submitted to the food & drug Administration (F.D.A) office.,The authorities asked for certain documents including a long lease agreement from the Trust and a the blue print of the Original Plan.
To our utter surprise in the blue print the same space was earmarked for storage. The blueprint was prepared over thirty years back under the watchful eyes of our beloved Bhagwan. Generally store rooms are in the back yard of any building, but here was an exception. Probably Swami was knowing the requirement of the FDA.
As part of the backward integration of the Mobile Medicare project a new initiative was taken by Shri. A.G.Prasad & Shri. Srinivasulu Reddy. As per Divine wish they decided to get few of the essential drugs manufactured under the banner of Sri Sathya Sai Medicare centre,a unit of Sri Sathya Sai Trust, Maharastra.
Once again the unseen hand started working & quickly things fell in place.
A manufacturer who is also a devotee came forward & volunteered to manufacture quality Medicines at his G.M.P(Good Manufacturing Practices) approved plan at Haridwar, at no loss no profit basis.
The common ailments in rural India are pain, fever, diarrhea, vomiting, respiratory infections, urinary infections and two dominant chronic diseases like diabetes & hypertension (Blood Pressure) .
All these ailments can be treated with about seventeen essential drugs & four supporting drugs like Calcium , Iron ,Multi Vitamins, & Bcomplex these medicines are more than enough to offer primary treatment.
Names were selected for the 21 products & each product has a name with three components
1. Name of SAI
2. Generic name of the Molecule
3. The strength of the molecule
A paracetamol tablet containg 500 mg of Paracetamol is named as "SAI-PARA -500" and Metronidazole 200mg named as "SAI METRO -200 "
The salient features of these products are
a) The product will bear the Sarva Dharma Logo of Sai.
b) Each brand name will be prefixed with SAI (SAI PARA-500)
c) Each strip will be marked, "For free distribution by Sri Sathya Sai Medicare project a unit of Sri Sathya Sai Books & Publication Trusts, Maharashtra".
d) Each batch will be produced on made to order basis exclusively for Sri Sathya Sai Medicare centre.
e) The manufacturer will submit an inhouse "Analytical test Report" & cost sheet with each batch.
Launch of Sai Medicines.....
The first product "SAI PARA-500" was offered at the lotus feet of Swami at Dharmakshetra in a function amidst Bhajans & recitation of Gurubani on 24th February 2013.
Shri. A.G.Prasad made a presentation on the project, to the elite gathering. The first product from its basket "SAI PARA-500" was formally launched & offered at the lotus feet of Bhagwan by the All India Vice President Shri Nimish Pandya , State President Shri Ramesh Sawant, District President of Mumbai Shri Anoop Saxena, Incharge of the Mobile Medical Project. Shri. Mohan Bharwani & Smt. Hansa Bharwani along with other active workers involved in the Mobile Medical Project.
Shri A G Prasad announcing the 21 new products....
Please click on the Video below to view the Presentation by Shri A G Prasad
Mr. Anoop Saxena ... District President on the mike.....
Shri.Nimish Pandya, delivered a speech on this occasion & stated that this is a unique project & only of its kind, where, life saving and essential medicines are manufactured at 0.20 paisa per tablet. He emphatically mentioned that this kind of activity is possible only with Bhagwan's sankalpa.
It is heartening to note that by the end of the day a lot of patrons came forward to take part in this unique service.
Offered at the Lotus Feet of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba