When the Jerusalem community in the first century went through a famine, the community at Macedonia heard about this. They were poor, under severe persecution, but they wanted to help out the community which was at Jerusalem. Despite being under severe persecution they were joyful. Despite their poverty, they were generous. They went beyond their means and begged the apostles to give them a privilege of taking part in supporting a sister community which was going through challenges. We find this story in 2 Corinthians 8, as shared by Paul to the Corinthian church.
Years ago when Dr. E. J. Robinson who worked as a missionary doctor in one corner of Landour felt that the people living in these hills needed medical assistance and the place they worked at this moment too small to carry out this mission. Hence with the help and prayers from various American churches and the then local community a land was purchased for building a double story hospital building which was one of its kinds in that era. Years have gone by and its now 75 years since all that happened. Since 1938 different people from all parts of the world and India have still kept this work going and in spite of all the constraints and ups and downs it has gone through whether it be monetary or infrastructure or medical personal.
“Oh give thanks to the lord call upon His name His deeds among the people make known”
Our dream came true when the Lord almighty answered the prayer of many well wishers - we were granted permission by Uttarakhand Nurses & Midwives Council to admit 20 GNM Nursing students for 2013 – 2014 academic year. A new chapter is added in the history of Herbertpur Christian Hospital.
A Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) for previous Reproductive Child Health (RCH) nurses was held at the RCH building, Herbertpur Christian Hospital on 11th and 12th of November. There were 8 previous RCH nurses and 8 present nurses present at the CNE. The important change from the usual CNEs was that the students from the present batch were the resource persons!