Medical Rotation and Camps in Puttaparthi India

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Overseas physicians have been Blessed with an opportunity to provide medical services at the the Sri Sathya Sai General Hospital (SSSGH) and the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Services (SSSIHMS).

The following guidelines will facilitate participation:

1) Minimum period of service will be for at least 2 weeks at a time.

2) The volunteer physicians will work as part of and along with the staff of the SSSGH/SSSIHMS and will be governed by the rules and regulations of SSSGH/SSSIHMS.

3) All doctors are subject to the credentialing and selection process under the guidelines of the International Medical Committee. Dr. Venkat Sadanand is the Medical Director of Rotations; Dr. Chandra Varadachari (for SSSGH) and Dr. Hari Conjeevaram (for SSSIHMS) are Coordinators for Medical Rotations for overseas doctors.

  1. 4)All doctors need permission by the Medical Council of India (MCI) to practice in the SSSGH/SSSIHMS.

   If you are already registered with any of the State Medical Council (in India), there is no need for MCI permission and a copy of the same may be submitted to

       to be forwarded to the International Medical Committee.

   Doctors without Indian medical registration must obtain the permission from the Ministry of Health, Government of India through the MCI in the prescribed application form. The application along with necessary documents will need to be submitted to the hospital, at least 3 months prior to your scheduled visit.

5) Each physician should have a valid current license to practice medicine in their respective countries and this will be submitted to the Medical Council of India to get license to practice at the SSSGH or the SSSIHMS.

  1. 6)Effective January 2011, all doctors are required to have an Employment Visa to be able to volunteer their services in India.

  1. 7)

  2.   Doctors, who are of Indian origin and have an OCI (Overseas Citizen of India) or PIO (Person of Indian Origin) card, do not need to apply for an Employment Visa. Those who do not have an OCI/PIO card are encouraged to obtain an OCI/PIO card or should apply for an Employment Visa well in advance of their service in the Sri Sathya Sai Hospitals.

  1.   All doctors who are not of Indian origin should apply for an Employment Visa well in advance of their service in the Sri Sathya Sai Hospitals.

  1.   If you decide to apply for the employment visa, please contact we can help you obtain a letter of employment from the Hospital.

8) For effective communication with the patients, knowledge of English is essential. It is advantageous to know Telugu because the local language spoken by most of the patients is Telugu.

If your are interested in this service opportunity please register here and contact us at