The first medical activity, in Auroville, was started by Dr. Sen, in 1971, in a temporary bamboo shelter, near Aspiration. He laid out a set of guidelines for the construction of the new Health Centre, which was approved by The Mother. The First Phase of the project, even before completion, began functioning in 1974.
Phase 2 was built between 1990-1992. It was added to the pre-existing structure, but with different architectural features. It included a large open waiting hall (covered with ferro cement vaults), the patient's record counter, the medical consultation rooms, the pharmacy, the laboratory for testing and an administration office. We tried, here, to avoid creating the cliched depressed and crowded waiting room experience, to lessen the risk of contagion between ‘unwell’ individuals.