The BMCH hospital consolidated the initiatives of the previous year, and augmented the prevailing services. It continued on the course of becoming a centre for learning and research, and for minimally invasive surgery. The hospital was started in 1935 by Dr. Crozier, to serve the people of Assam. Located in the backward Cachar district in Assam, the 70 beds hospital has a full surgical and medical facility. The hospital offers services in Medicine, Surgery, Urology, Laparoscopic surgery, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics, School of nursing, community health, Diagnostic and surgical camps, and various training programs to the community around it.
- Patient numbers have tripled since August last, and are steadily increasing.
- Patient satisfaction has also increased.
- Surrounding communities and businesses have greatly benefited, improving their economy and attitude towards the hospital.
An introduction to the work and ministry of a mission hospital located in North-East India.
Makunda Christian Hospital maintained its poor friendly focus, with the emphasis on minimal investigation, minimal treatment and low charges for patients. The origin of the Makunda Christian Leprosy & General Hospital can be traced back to 1935 when Dr. Crozier started medical work at Alipur. Makunda hospital is located in a tribal populated area at the junction of three northeast states - Assam, Mizoram and Tripura. The pioneering emphasis of the hospital is stressed at every opportunity. Apart from the high quality medical care made available to the people living in Assam, the hospital also offers many training programs for the health professionals. The ANM nursing school significantly improves the poor maternal and child health mortality situation in remote rural areas, by training local women who then serve in these areas.
- Completed 20 years with EHA (1992 to 2012)
- Nurses from other hospitals come to Makunda for experience, especially in maternity and surgery.
- Skilled Birth Attendants (SBA) training were started with National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) for training nurses of Karimganj District, Assam
- Good results were obtained by students in High school and Nursing school in 2012 exams. 100% pass in the first batch of Class ten board exams!
- Witnessed stability at Kamalacherra branch (Ambassa), the only Christian mission hospital in Tripura state. It was started in 2005 as a dispensary, and now has 12 bed ward, OPD and other services. 14241 Outpatients patients and 495 in-patients were treated last year.
MAKUNDA SCHOOL delivers high quality education to about 200 children living in poor tribal areas of the northeast area of Assam. An education paves the way toward transformation for these children and their families. The long term vision is to see the community changed by impacting future generations. The school also provides a ready vehicle to share Christ with students.
Prem Sewa Hospital continued to be an important healthcare provider to the people of Balrampur, Gonda, Bahraich and Siddharth Nagar districts in eastern Uttar Pradesh. It provided 13% of the available hospital beds in these districts. The hospital was started in 1966 as a small clinic with 22 beds by SIM International, and today has 35 beds. It offers hope and quality medical services including vital maternal and child health care to many women and children through its services in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Community Reproductive & Child Health, Eye & Dentistry. The hospital also has an active outreach program through its community health and development services.
- Prem Sewa Hospital continued to provide vital health care to the people of Balrampur district
- Around 180 patients were seen every day, with God providing the strength and health.
- Releationships with the district administration were strengthened
- RSBY health insurance scheme helped in providing free services to families living below the poverty line.
- Prem Sewa hospital continued to be a major provider of eye services in Balrampur District. 11 free eye camps were conducted during the year.
Jiwan Jyoti Christian Hospital has progressed in aspects of hospital infrastructure, personnel training and development. The service to the poor and marginalized continued to remain their centre of focus. The hospital traces its beginnings to 1930, when it was started as a small outpost for health work by missionaries of Crosslinks. In 1976 the hospital became a member of EHA. In the past 20 years, the hospital has grown from 20 beds to 100 beds and extends medical services to a large part of the local population in Robertsganj, UP as well as neighboring states.
- Opening of the Government District Blood Bank at the beginning of the year. General patients and patients for delivery could be admitted again in the hospital.
- Efforts were made this year to reach out to the community through Medical Camps & Eye Screening Camps. Poor children studying in village schools were visited by the teams.
- Provided Flood relief to the affected people of Sonebhadra, especially from the most affected villages,
- Up-gradation of Artificial Limb Centre