100 Teachers to be treated with Free Knee Joint Replacement Surgery

Bengaluru, 9th August 2018: SPARSH Foundation, a charitable wing of SPARSH Hospital, today announced the Guru-Namana Program for retired teachers suffering from crippling arthritis on the occasion of Teachers Day celebrated on September 5th. Under the program, Joint Replacement Surgeries will be performed completely free of cost by a highly-skilled team of doctors. All the infrastructure and logistics including operation theatres, wards, etc. will be offered free of cost by SPARSH Hospital.

The operating surgeons, theatre staff, nursing staff, paramedical staff, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, dietician, etc. will work under the umbrella of SPARSH Hospital. They will be offering their services for free, including post-operative care for as long as required. The free screening will begin from 11th August and will continue till 11th September. Retired teachers from any part of Karnataka need to make a pre-registration, carry valid identity proofs and previous medical records to avail the free screening.

Following is the screening schedule in 7 locations across Karnataka:

Place Date Venue Timings
Raichur 11th August 2018 SPARSH Information center, Uma Hotel complex 8AM-2PM
Chikmagalur 11th August 2018 Joldal Nursing Home 10AM-2PM
Bijapur 18th August 2018 Yashodhara Superspecility Hospital, Solapur Bypass Road, Bijapur 8AM-2PM
Davangere 23rd August 2018 Modi Compound, Near Gundi Circle, Davangere 9AM-2PM
Gulbarga 22nd August 2018 HCG cancer centre, Khuba plots, Gulbarga 9.30AM-2.30PM
Bangalore 5th September 2018 to 8th September 2018 SPARSH Hospital for Advanced surgeries,  #146, Infantry Road,


Channapatna 11th September 2018 Balu Diagnostic Centre, Parvathi Theatre Road, Channapatna 10AM-2PM

The registration will close on 11th September 2018, and operations will be performed upon the comfort of the patients after required mandatory checkups. This year will mark the 8th year of Guru Namana program by SPARSH Hospital.

“We have been conducting the Guru-Namana Program as a way to thank the teachers, who are the backbone of our society. Unfortunately, teachers are kept in the low side of remuneration and most are unable to afford high-end treatments such as joint replacements. Through our initiative, we pay tribute to these unsung heroes of our lives. It is our way of celebrating Teacher’s day that is 5th of September,” commented Dr Sharan Patil, Chairman, SPARSH Hospital.

“In last 7 years, we identified over 800 deserving retired teachers in need, by conducting the screening camps in Bangalore, Raichur, Bijapur, Gulbarga and Davangere. All the surgeries were successfully conducted free of cost, ” he added further.

Contact details for GURU NAMANA registration: 080-61222000

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