Advaita Ashrama at Mayavati, apart from being a monastery, also runs the Mayavati Charitable Hospital which serves nearly 1400 villages in this remote and backward region of the Himalayas, free of charge. The helplessness of the people here would touch any heart if only it were known. The hospital depends upon public charity for its maintenance. Quite a large number of patients come here daily across hills and dales, sometimes trudging a distance of 80 or 100 km for medical help. And they are provided prompt and sympathetic medical treatment with modern and tested medicines collected from distant places with great care. The treatment is provided absolutely free of cost.