What about the wellness clinic? Are poor people in India so healthy that they can think about this kind of services? AIMS is so hype that scammers have tried to swindle wealthy students who were seeking for admission into its medical college. By now we know for sure that AIMS is a paying and trendy hospital.
Therefore this quote that Amma's former joint secretary made on Cult Of The Hugging Saint is puzzling :
"Under the Indo-US Agreement, to get the complete waiver of Customs Duty for all the Medical Items to be Imported, the Ashram also has given an Irrevocable Undertaking to the Government of India that the Hospital would provide Medical Treatments at Free of Cost. But in Reality, as everyone here knows, the Ashram Hospital at Cochin is not a Free Hospital; Neither it could be considered to be a Charitable One as Certain Percentage of Beds have not been set aside as Free Ones for the use of Deserving Poor Patients"This ex-renunciate who seems to know a lot about the M.A. Math's accounts has also posted the tax exemption forms, filled under this agreement, on Ammachi_Real_Free_Speech_Zone yahoo group.