Kushala Kala Kendra



Arogya Community Health Centre

The SMIORE Arogya Community Health Centre was established by Shri. M.Y.Ghorpade as a welfare project of the Company and which provides free medical treatment to SMIORE employees, their families and also for the public. The center was inaugurated by Dr. Karan Singh on 27th December 1997.Bi-monthly Eye Cataract Surgeries and OPD for eye diseases and monthly medical camps for various specialties like Orthopedics, Pediatrics, Dermatology, Gynecology and General Medicine (Diabetes and Heart) are being conducted.


Around 8000 persons which include persons who lived in and around Sandur, employees and their family members of SMIORE are being catered by this Health Centre. Since 2005 Arogya Community Health Centre is open for public also. Every year around 12000 people are benefited by the services other than SMIORE employees and their dependents.




Annual periodic health check-up of Mining employees (as required under Mines Act.) to screen for general health and monitor for any Occupational health hazards are also undertaken.







  • Total Area : 6.31 Acres
  • Constructed Area : 0.27 Acres
  • Rooms : 29
  • Iron Cots : 34
  • Beds : 38




  • Computerized Hospital Management System for registration, billing, reports, inventory control, patient history and MIS with Computers , printers and card laminator.
  • Well equipped wards with 38 beds
  • Emergency ward
  • Ophthalmic Unit
  • Physiotherapy Dept.
  • Dental Dept.
  • Computerized Lab for Pathology, Bio-Chemistry, Serology, Haematology, Bayer’s Analyser.
  • X-Ray Unit
  • Well equipped Operation Theatre with two operating Microscopes.
  • ECG with one lead tracing.
  • Pulmonary Function Test (PFT).
  • Nebulizer.
  • Pharmacy .
  • Ambulance
  • Audiometry .
  • Oxygen cylinders.



Utility :


  • D G Set    :    35 KVA
  • Servo Stabilizer   :      50 KVA
  • Uninterrupted Power Supply   :    3 KVA
  • Bore Well                                         
  • Water Tank     :     10000 Ltrs



Regular Doctors:

  • Dr. N D Despande ( M.B.B.S)
  • Dr. C.G.Rudrappa (M.B.B.S.)
  • Dr.Veeresh ( M.B.B.S., D.L.O)
  • Dr.Hassain Dastagir ( M.B.B.S.)
  • Dr.Manjula ( B.D.S.)
  • Mr.B.Mallikarjuna (Physiotherapist) 

Specialist Visiting Doctors :

  • Dr. Shakeel     M.B.B.S., M.S(Ortho)  




List of Activities at Arogya Community Health Centre :

  • Conducting Bi-monthly Eye Camps in association with Vittala International Institute of Ophthalmology (VIIO), Bangalore for Cataract Surgery.
  • Monthly Specialist Orthopaedic camp by  Dr.Shakeel M.S.(ortho), Orthopaedic Surgeon .
  • Health Screening of Mine Employees of Mining companies other than SMIORE for various mining hazards.
  • Health services are rendered to the public as a corporate social responsibility, to screen for various health problems due to mining activity at a minimal cost.
  • Offering valuable services like PHYSIOTHERAPY, DENTAL, DIAGNOSTICS (Lab &X-Ray), PHARMACY at subsidized prices.





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