SWAMI RAMA UNIVERSITY
June 7, 2007
We are happy to share this good news with you that the Government of
India has granted us deemed university status. Now we will be known
as Swami Rama University.
Himalayan Institute Hospital Trust
"I have a great fire within me to build this great hospital which
will serve people, particularly poor people. The people of the
mountains of Kumaon and Garhwal regions are very poor. Hospitals are
far away and people die before they reach the hospital. I want to
give them all the modern amenities and facilities so that they don't
have to rush to Bombay, Delhi, or Chandigarh." ---- H.H.Dr.Swami Rama
The Himalayan Institute Hospital Trust opened in 1994 with 250 beds
and currently has 750 beds with plans for further expansion upto
2,000 beds.The hospital is serving approximately 10 million poor and
needy people of Garhwal, Kumaon and adjoining areas. The Himalayan
Institute Hospital offers various services previously not locally
available in this entire region of Garhwal Himalayas.
The site of the HIHT Medical City is in Uttaranchal. The state has
scattered villages in the mountains where facilities of Health,
Education, Water, Transport & Electricity are not available. It is
also among the poorest regions in terms of medical resources and
among the most needy in terms of high infant mortality and shortened
lifespan. It also has the largest number of people living in poverty.
The Himalayan Institute Hospital Trust was created to help address
these serious needs.
The mission of the Institute is to develop integrated and cost-
effective approaches to health care and development that address the
local population, and which can serve as a model for the country as a
whole, and for the under served population worldwide. A combined
approach in which traditional systems of health care complement
modern medicine and advanced technology is the prime focus of
clinical care, medical education, and research at HIHT.
The Himalayan Institute Hospital Trust has been conceived, designed,
and orchestrated by Sri Swami Rama, a yogi, scientist, researcher,
writer, and humanitarian, who was born in northern India.
Throughout his entire life, whether with individual students or
entire communities, Swamiji gave and gave without expecting anything
in return. He worked day and night teaching students, writing books,
and building institutions. In his writings and personal teachings, he
always encouraged readers and listeners to develop their capacity for
selfless service and to devote themselves to the well - being of
their communities, nations, and all of humanity.