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SPARSH Foundation Announces 9th Edition of Guru Namana

~ Aims to conduct 100 knee-replacement surgeries across 6 cities ~

Bengaluru, August 26, 2019: As a tribute to teachers & its continual drive against crippling arthritis, SPARSH Foundation, the charitable wing of SPARSH Hospital, announced the 9th edition of “Guru Namana programme”, with the intention of helping teachers. The program offers free joint replacement surgeries for retired teachers suffering from arthritis, performed by a highly-skilled team of doctors at SPARSH. 

The program, which will be flagged off in Hassan on 29 August 2019, will offer free screening, surgery and post-operative care for teachers, who typically spend long hours on their feet.

The operating surgeons, theatre staff, nursing staff, paramedical staff, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, dietician, etc. will work under the umbrella of SPARSH Hospital. Retired teachers from any part of Karnataka carrying valid identity proofs and previous medical records can avail free screenings to become eligible. 

Dr. Sharan Patil, Founder & Chairman, SPARSH Hospital said “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.” 

Interested people can walk into the following locations:

Hassan 29th Aug 2019 SPARSH Hospital, Hassan 10AM-2PM
Davanagere 05th September 2019 SPARSH SSIMS Hospital, Modi Compound, Near Gundi Circle, Davangere 9AM-2PM
Gulbarga 13th Sept 2019 SPARSH Outpatient Service Center,

No. 2852, 

Opposite District Hospital, Sedan Road,


Raichur 14th Sept 2019 SPARSH Information Center, 

Uma Hotel complex

Bijapur 13th Sept 2019 SPARSH Information Center 

C/O, Yashodhara Superspecility Hospital, Solapur Bypass Road, Bijapur 

Bangalore 30th August to 05th September 2019 SPARSH Hospital,

Infantry Road
#146, Infantry Road, Opp.Police Commissioner’s Office, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001


Operations will be performed upon the comfort of the patients after required mandatory checkups. This year also marks the 9th consecutive year of the Guru Namana program by SPARSH Hospital.

“In the last 8 years, the program was able to identify 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,” added Dr. Patil. 

The people willing to extend their support the program can also donate liberally to SPARSH Foundation, which is also tax-free under the GoI Scheme ATG.

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