St. Joseph's Hospital

St. Joseph's Hospital is supported by Likvidace Lepry, Czech Republic.

St. Joseph's Hospital was inaugurated by Dr. Vojtech Elias, President of Likvidace Lepry of Czech Republic, former Archbishop Lucas Sirkar and Archbisop Thomas D'Souza blessed the hospital on 11th November 2011.

Three buildings - General Hospital, Dispensary and Convent came as a gift from Likvidace Lepry to work for TB, Leprosy and serve the poor people of the area for general sicknesses. The Hospital has a pharmacy, laboratory for biochemistry and pathological tests, digital X-ray and ultrasonography with color Doppler. Fr. Reginald Fernandes is appointed as Director of St. Joseph's hospital. There are 15 Consultants for Medicine, Cardiology, General Surgery, laparoscopic Surgery, Urology, Pediatrics, ENT, Opthalmology, Gynecology, Radiology, Dentistry, Pathology and Biochemistry. 3 RMOs are appointed and they are available round the clock 7 days a week.

Nearly ten thousand people have been treated in the Outpatient Department (OPD) since January 2012, when it started. Inpatient services started in February. There were 163 endoscopy and 28 operations conducted. Training in bedside nursing was started on 25th May for the tribal catholic boys and girls who finished matriculation and higher secondary. There are currently 21 girls and 2 boys from different parishes of Medinipur deanery. They have theory classes and practical classes at the hospital. Sisters of the Divine Saviour have started a community with four sisters on 16th May 2012 and they are in charge of different departments.

Seva Kendra directly supports the hospital for its staffs' salary, while partner Likvidace is supporting the running expenses of the Hospital and some portion of the Hospital's food expense is being supported from our farm.