The Math started its Charitable Dispensary in 1925 to render service to the poor and helpless patients in and around the locality. The late Rao Saheb Dr. B. Raghavendra Rao, retired Civil Surgeon, placed his voluntary services at the disposal of the institution and undertook to meet the entire recurring expenditure of the work. The devoted and self-sacrificing services of other eminent doctors as well as lay devotees have enabled this Dispensary to grow into a very useful center of medical relief and diagnostic center in the heart of Chennai.
During its 1st year the number of patients treated was only 970, whereas in the year 2012 the number was more than 2 lakhs
About 30 Doctors render their services purely as a labor of love. A monastic member looks after the day to day administration of the Dispensary. He is assisted by a band of dedicated staff and volunteers. Their Self-sacrificing service is helping its smooth function.
On an average, 700 patients per day avail the medical facilities here.
Most of the medicines are given free of cost. Stock mixtures, tablets, lotions, ointments, syrups etc. come under this category. However, costly medicines like tonics, antibiotics, drugs, multivitamin drops for children injections etc are given at a very nominal charge.
The Dispensary has following departments:
General, Eye, ENT, Dental, Pediatrics, diabetology, Gynecology, Thyroid, Orthopedic, Homeopathy, Cardiology, Physiotherapy, etc.
Investigations are done at a nominal cost including Ultrasound Scan, digital X-ray, ECG, Endoscopy, colonoscopy, etc.