Aruike Specialty Hospital commenced its out-patient clinical services on the 1st of October, 2016. By April 2017, ASH had treated more than 3000 patients with an average of 25 to 30 patients per day.
Before the establishment of the Aruike Specialty Hospital, the medical care in the area was inadequate and prohibitively expensive for local people. This led to unacceptable rates of infant and adult mortality as well as high rates of infectious diseases, and other illnesses. The nearest hospital and doctor were nine to fourteen miles away and were unaffordable for most villagers.
It is certain that the free medical care provided by the hospital will have a substantial impact on the wellbeing of local people, reducing morbidity and mortality. Providing high-quality health care in a loving environment will also help children struggling with illness to succeed in their studies, and will boost the productivity of all those of working age who are often debilitated by illness.
Presently the ASH doctors’ lodge is under construction and will be ready by the end of July 2017. This lodge is located within the hospital premises and will allow doctors to provide around the clock care for their patients. In-patient treatment is scheduled to begin in October 2017.
Established in May 1970, is a Public Charitable Trust in India. It set up and runs Health Care Institutions wherein services to all, irrespective of colour, class, religion, nation or financial status, are provided totally free of cost. Their Hospitals, the Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Hospitals in India has been our mirror of inspiration and has contributed immensely to the building and running of the Aruike Specialty Hospital in Nigeria.
The Giving World Charity, UK has donated a number of containers of Hospital equipments and consumables. Without them, it would have been impossible to run our free hospital.
The Singapore Sai Youth: These are a group of dynamic young people who formed themselves into a service group and contribute monthly from their savings towards the purchase and procurement of drugs and medicine for ASH. They are an inspiration for all young people in the world.