The Duncan hospital was established in 1930 by Dr Cecil Duncan a Scottish Surgeon to provide health-care to people in Bihar and neighboring Nepal. The hospital is strategically located at the border of Northern Bihar & Nepal and has 200 beds. It provides services of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, General Medicine, Surgery, Paediatrics, Orthopaedic and Intensive Care. The Community health program Empowers Women & adolescent girls from vulnerable communities, people with disabilities, mental disorder, people with HIV/ AIDS; Community organization and advocacy for- sexual and reproductive rights, protecting vulnerable families from slavery and sustainable freedom.; Capacity building of government health delivery system; and Primary health care through clinics in peripheral health centers and mobile clinics in 3 blocks.
REPORT 2015 - 16
Duncan Hospital saw Dr. Uttam Mohapatra take over as the new Managing Director ably assisted by Dr. Saira Mathew as Deputy Medical Director (Operations) & Dr. Chandan Nalli as Medical Director, Sr. Meena Lal as Nursing Superintendent & Sr. Dorcas as Principal of Nursing. New services added during the year included a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PMR) dept. established by Dr.Vijay Mandya & Psychiatry by Dr. Ravi Sunil. New staff quarters were added & the OPD has been renovated with centralized AC being installed. The hospital has done well financially, bringing down its debt by more than 50%. Community health projects continued to impact large populations in the region, assisting in reducing infant & maternal mortality, through various interventions & networks created. Research activities continued with the Community snakebite survey & maternal near-miss cases being documented & studied. 2 research studies of snakebite have been published in reputed journals & Ms. Lois was able to present the findings at the World Congress of the International Society of Toxicology at Oxford, UK.
Hospital Contact Details
Dr. Prabhu Joseph, Managing Director
Raxaul, East Champaran District,
Bihar - 845 305
Phone: 06255-220653 / 222641