The Ramakrishna Math and Mission has 14 hospitals, and more than 100 outdoor dispensaries and more than 50 mobile dispensaries (which serve mostly in rural and tribal areas). The hospitals and dispensaries are situated in cities, towns, and even in little villages in the Himalayas and are meant primarily for the poor. Lakhs of patients were treated in these medical centres. Besides these, a considerable number of medical camps are organized, mostly in rural areas, where thousands of patients are treated, and many patients are operated on for cataract free of cost. The Ramakrishna Math and Mission run 7 nurses’ training centres where about 700 students are trained in nursing every year. Two old-age homes for men and one for women are also maintained.