About RVM Foundation Humanitarian Hospital

The RVM Foundation Humanitarian Hospital, a unit of FOSA, is one of the leading healthcare NGOs in India and one of its kind in Bangalore and the healthcare industry.

Located on Bannerghatta Road, Bengaluru, the charitable RVM Foundation Hospital is a FREE hospital that provides free medical treatment to the poor and destitute people. It offers quality healthcare services to thousands of needy people. The hospital has its own ambulance and is well-equipped. Run by qualified administrative and medical staff of doctors and nurses, the hospital operates a unique 24/7 helpline number, which is dedicated to the service of the underprivileged. The hospital collaborates with other hospitals in case a patient needs specialised or advanced treatment, raises funds for such treatments, and consults specialists when required.


The RVM Foundation Humanitarian was established in 1998 with the singular aim of “Making a Difference” in the world by “Reducing Pain and Suffering”. It strives to alleviate the suffering of destitute people and offers hope and love to the ailing and those in despair.

This free hospital has had the good fortune of being blessed by none other than His Holiness, The Dalai Lama, who was deeply moved and touched by the mission of the hospital.

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Inspirational Stories

  • Alam Khan

    28-year-old Alam Khan, a victim of an accident, had a serious injury to his right ear. He was a resident of Calcutta who had come to Bengaluru in search of work. He was employed as a construction worker. He was found lying on a street in Varthur when he was rescued. The injury to his ear was so severe that our doctors suspected complete hearing loss. Medical examinations, however, revealed that he was only able to hear partially, and what he heard was unclear and muffled because of a collection of pus in the ear. He was treated, and once the ear canal was clear, he regained his ability to hear. Alam Khan was extremely happy and relieved that he would be able to resume a normal life. Alam Khan was discharged, and he went back to Calcutta to be with his family.

  • Sekhar

    40-year-old Sekhar used to work as a driver, but had to leave his job because of the excruciating pain in his joints that affected his ability to drive. He was depressed when he was admitted at the hospital, but both his treatment and counselling gave him courage, hope and strength. He was treated forrheumatoid arthritis and general debility. His condition improved over a period of time.He is employed again and is now working again as a driver in a private company.

  • Rekha

    Rekha is an acid-attack survivor. Her beautiful face was disfigured and the upper part of her body was burnt and scarred after her husband poured acid over her. Rekha has been undergoing treatment for her scars, including sessions with a plastic surgeon. She has come a very long way. She smiles and laughs and no longer feels lonely or depressed. She is now a residentof the RVM Foundation Transit Home, and feels safe and loved. She keeps herself busy with artistic pursuits. She designs and creates jewellery with beads that she sells.

  • Mary Stella

    Mary Stella was found on the streets of Basvangudi by the RVM Foundation Humanitarian Hospital's service team. She was sickly and frail, and had a large abnormal growth on her neck. A retired teacher from Coimbatore, she had left home because of a strained and turbulent relationship with her daughter-in-law. Mary was counselled and then treated at the hospital. Her growth, diagnosed as goitre, was surgically removed. After she recovered, contact was re-established with her husband whom Stella Mary dearly missed. Her husband had been extremely worried about her because she had been missing for months. He was overjoyed to know that Stella Mary was safe and healthy. He came to take her back home. It was a very happy family reunion!

Our Testimonials

I am writing this testimonial for just giving my hearty thanks for the entire team of RVM Foundation. You people are providing amazing services for the abandoned people. You gave me a hope, what I can do for the people who have nothing for them. You people not only doing the great job, more than you are living a meaningful life. Humanity is all about coming to rescue at the right moment.
Thank you soooo much for coming at the right time and giving life for Durai Saamy.
Karthick. S

Great service to humanity! RVM Foundation Humanitarian Hospital is doing excellent work! They are a great organization and have very high standards of hygiene and quality. Good luck!
Gururaj M

Commendable work by the entire team of the hospital. They pick up people from streets and give them medication, food and shelter. Not seen any kind of hospital who are doing such service.
Vini Roy Chowdhury

Fosa humanitarian hospital. A free hospital for the poor.
Dr Nidhin Sudhakaran
Due such NGO's like rvm foundation today India is feeling proud. Lots of orphans and underprivileged children are being educated and getting food today. Hats off to these people who are living for others.
Jiya Khan
Amazing job your team is doing. Good service by the doctors, they are very friendly and motivating. I visited last week and really liked your dedication towards your work. All the best. Keep up the good work.
Ashima Gupta


1. What does the RVM FOUNDATION do?

The RVM Foundation, founded in 1998, is a non-profit organization that operates in Bangalore. It endeavors to “Make a Difference” in the world through its inspirational, humanitarian and spiritual work. Founded by RVM, a positive-life philosopher and philanthropist, it encourages people to live with purpose and meaning; to Rejoice, Value Life and Make a Difference.

2. What does the RVM Foundation Humanitarian Hospital do?

The RVM Foundation Humanitarian Hospital is a charitable hospital in Bangalore, a medical NGO, where treatments, tests, medicines, food and hospitalization are FREE. There are no healthcare costs whatsoever. Those who come to the hospital do not have to come with a credit card. The hospital offers free medical care and services to the underprivileged and the abandoned.

3. What is the free healthcare services offered at the RVM Foundation Humanitarian Hospital?

The RVM Foundation Humanitarian Hospital offers a wide range of free healthcare and medical facilities to the economically impoverished sections of society in Bangalore. Everything from treatment, tests, medicines, food and hospital stay is free. Whether one wants to consult a doctor for a minor ailment such as a cold, or whether one needs treatment for debilitating or life-threatening diseases or even psychiatric support everything is absolutely free. More

4. What are the various medical wards and departments at the Hospital?

The RVM Foundation Humanitarian Hospital operates a free medical clinic, which is open to outpatients and those admitted. It also runs an ICU to give intensive medical treatment to patients in need of emergency care. In addition, it offers the following facilities and free services:

  • Casualty
  • Separate wards for males and females
  • Pediatric ward
  • Specialty wards – Psychiatry, TB, Orthopedics
  • OT for minor surgeries
  • Dialysis, ECG and X-Ray units
  • Physiotherapy
  • Laboratory
  • Pharmacy
  • Counseling

5. What are the types of diseases treated at the hospital?

The RVM Foundation Humanitarian Hospital is a hospital with a unique healthcare system and as the name suggests, focuses on charitable, humanitarian and philanthropic work. It is a medical NGO that provides free treatment to all patients, regardless of age, gender, faith, creed, and caste. The hospital’s services range from free tests to surgeries, and postoperative care to rehabilitation. Patients with minor ailments such as cold and coughs and those with critical illnesses such as cancer, HIV and physical injuries, and those suffering from behavioral, psychiatric and emotional problems are treated here. Free medical camps are conducted by the hospital in remote areas where little or no healthcare facilities are available.

6. Does the Hospital have an ambulance service?

Yes, the RVM Foundation Humanitarian Hospital has a free 24/7 ambulance service. It operates its own ambulance that rescues patients, often picking them up from the streets of Bangalore, or from slums, shelters and homes. We are also happy to acknowledge and are grateful for the support that our partners and donors have extended to us through donations and aiding us in bringing patients to the hospital. Read more

7. What do you mean by Special Cases or Adopted cases?

Hundreds of destitute patients are admitted to theRVM Foundation Humanitarian Hospitalevery month. Some need minor medical treatment after which they are discharged and sent back home. However, there are a few patients who need prolonged or intensive medical care. Such patients are adopted by the hospital and classified as “Special Cases”. Their condition is monitored closely and treatment is given accordingly, and upon recovery, they are shifted to the RVM Foundation Transit Home till they are considered fit enough to be discharged Read more

8. Does the RVM Foundation conduct medical camps?

For years, the RVM Foundation Humanitarian Hospital organized and conducted free medical camps across Bangalore every day of the week except Sundays. However, this free service has been temporarily suspended due to logistics. Camps are still conducted, but not as frequently. Read more

9. How can I contact or connect with the RVM Foundation Humanitarian Hospital?

You can email us at rpas@rvm.co.in You can call us at +91 9739577777/ +9197394 55555
You can also visit us at
#20, Milestone, Bannerghatta Main Road, Bannerghatta, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560083

10. How can I help the hospital?

There are different ways to support our humanitarian cause. You can donate provisions, food, medicines, blankets, clothes, mattresses, cots, and medical equipment. You can make monetary donations (cash, cheque, or online donations). You can sponsor patients or even a special meal. You can volunteer time and help cheer patients. If you are a part of the medical fraternity, your skills and support can be of great support to us Read More

11. How can I work for the RVM Foundation Humanitarian Hospital?

We are always looking for dedicated team members who are passionate about social change and helping people. Interested individuals, candidates with medical degrees, doctors, nurses and those with experience in social service can write to us career page

12. How many people have benefited through the RVM Foundation Humanitarian Hospital?

Till date, thousands of people have benefitted from the free medical healthcare services offered at the hospital. The free distribution of medicines, diagnosis, tests, treatment, hospitalization and rehabilitation has provided essential and critical quality healthcare support to the destitute people. Surgeries for fractures have empowered accident victims to walk again. Those with leg amputations have been provided with prosthetic limbs. Individuals suffering from serious ailments like TB, HIV, and cancer have been given requisite medical attention and medication. Many of the patients have practically been given a second chance at life. They have been able to resume living normal lives. Some of the patients have chosen to be with us after their complete recovery and joined our workforce as employees. Visit

13. How can I donate to the RVM Foundation Humanitarian Hospital?

You can Donate Online. For other donation-related queries, please write to donate@rvm.co.in or contact us at +91 9739544444