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April 7th, 2019

SO GO ON AND LET YOUR HAIR DOWN..SHAKE A LEG, LWH STYLE

The memory of a long and cold  winter fades, giving way to clear skies, sunshine, and smiles on faces. Marking a season of work, and a pause before the vault into the activity of the summer, we all needed space and time to shake it out, and share a meal, fellowship, ice cream, our children, and of course… dancing. 

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April 7th, 2019

THE PHARMACY GETS A NEW PACKAGING

The in-house pharmacy was an assemblage of racks spilling over with medicines housed in impromptu locations, intelligible only to the pharmacy staff as they dispensed medicines. Cramped, and with paint peeling off the walls, it was a less than desirable space as a work area. We were able to renovate this whole area and install a goods lift for supplies from the overhead stores, thanks to our dedicated team of maintenance men, ably supervised by our Operations Manager, Mr. Franklyne Dhayalan. Now the dedicated staff truly have a comfortable work space that will permit them to continue to work to dispense health and healing to those in need. Thank you all team!

The photos were taken at the dedication of this space done today by Pastor Naresh Lall.

April 7th, 2019

New washer in LWH Manali

For the past fifteen years, Ms. Surti has washed our linen in a washer that has kept going, despite needing repair and sometimes engaging in battles with linen, from which the linen comes out the loser.  Thanks to one generous donor, we have ordered  new machines, including washer, tumble dryer, stain remover and press. The washer is now installed and functional, as we work on clearing space for the installation of the other machines. We do look forward to a new phase in the lives of both Ms. Surti and the linen in LWH! We thank God for He knows our needs before we ask Him and we thank His people!

December 13th, 2018

Annual day videos

The annual day was a celebration and a thanksgiving. 

We uploaded the dances onto utube and they can be viewed here at these addresses: 

Prayer dance: https://tinyurl.com/yb6k6p2l

Nati (local dance) from Anni region: https://tinyurl.com/y94eyyge

Bhangra dance: https://tinyurl.com/ybdfl3za

Drummer boy song: https://tinyurl.com/y7otboee

Skit: https://tinyurl.com/y7ycufus

Kerala dance: https://tinyurl.com/y8fm9ltj

Kinnauri Nati: https://tinyurl.com/ybk99br4

Hope you all enjoy watching! 

November 30th, 2018

Annual day 2018

The Hospital staff assembled on the 24th to celebrate their annual day. It was a smashing success, with a variety of songs, dances and a skit on the theme of  1 Cor 10:31:- “in all that we do, do it for the glory of God”. We have experienced His hand in all that we has happened in the  year, and we are grateful. It was an outpouring of talent and energy, laced with bonhomie and togetherness. A lip smacking dinner was served at the end.

Watch this space for more photographs and videos as they become available. Well done LWH! 

August 12th, 2018

Campus clean up day

The hospital staff got together for a campus clean up day. Five teams of zealous scrubbers moppers and movers rolled up their sleeves and attacked the campus areas with gusto, removing five pick up loads of trash and leaving their respective areas spick and span. Mr. Vijay Kumar, principal of the Daystar Schoool, was appointed as judge to gauge the best cleaned area. He was stumped and found that his mathematical formula for evaluation (he is a maths teacher) returned  a five way tie. So Elijah, Dr. Dennis’s one and a half year old son picked the winners from a cap made for the occasion for prizes, and declared teams four and five the winners. The first team got caps emblazoned with the hospital logo and the runners up lapel buttons with an environmentally friendly message. This was followed by great celebration, mutton biryani and of course… dancing. Well done all! 

August 6th, 2018

CME on typhoid

A continuing medicine update was held in Manu Allya on the 4th of August on typhoid. Dr. RishiRaj Bhatt, microbiologist from CMC Ludhiana spoke on. the microbiology of enteric fever. Dr. Anna spoke on the history and clinical managment of typhoid. 

A good interaction was had with the pharmacists and doctors. 

July 21st, 2018

Surgical camp in Manali a success

The Surgical Camp in Civil Hospital Manali concluded today successfully, having seen over one thousand and one hundred and sixteen patients and conducted surgery safely and successfully on fifty patients including eye surgery and general and gynaecologic surgery. 

We are grateful to Dr. Bishan Shasni, Community consultant, LWH for his leadership and organisation of the camp, to our visiting faculty.  Dr. Nitin Batra, HOD Dept of Opthalmology, CMC Ludhiana brought his entire team and supplies to provide specialised eye services to the local people. Fifteen surgeries were done and over three hundred and fifty patients seen. 

Dr. Ganesan, senior radiologist from Chennai provided high quality ultrasound reporting and performed over four hundred ultrasound examinations. 

Dr. Saroj Choudhary, Senior Gynaecologist from LWH provided gynaecologic services. 

The general surgery team is grateful to Dr. Rao, Dr. Sagari both anesthetists, and Dr. Ashwani a plastic surgeon from Delhi who provided safe conduct of surgery and also provided plastic surgery to the patients. 

The camp was funded by the NRHM and was a week long. We are also grateful to our team in LWH who stood in the gap to ensure that services continued uninterrupted at the base in LWH and also the entire team who pulled together amazingly to make this a huge success. 

All the patients have been discharged safe and well on Sunday. 

July 17th, 2018

Manali surgical camp starts 16th July

The first of the surgical camps has started in a drizzly manali on the 16th with a grand inauguration by the Minister for Forrest, transport and youth, Shri Govind Thakur in the civil hospital Manali. The Lady willingdon hospital will conduct this camp and provide gyneacological, opthalmic and general surgery free to the patients of Manali in addition to ultrasound services. The civil hospital in Manali is very well maintained and kept. We saw 170 patients on the first day and the surgical lists have filled up for the next days. 

Dr. Bishan Shashni, our community consultant gave the welcome address to the gathering in the hospital and the honorable minister gave a motivational speech encouraging tree planting, and discipline in the workplace. 

Dr. Ganeshan, the radiologist, and Dr. Rao the anesthetist, and Dr. Nitin Batra HOD of the dept of eye in CMC Ludhiana are the visiting consultants. Dr. Saroj will provide obstetric care. 

June 18th, 2018

MOU signed with Govt of Himachal and Helimission

On the 14th of June 2018 a historic Tripartite Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the govt of Himachal Pradesh, Helimission Switzerland and Lady Willingdon Hospital in the chamber of the Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh. This MOU is towards providing a free medical evacuation service for Himachal Pradesh. 

There is a lot of work that remains to be done for this and the whole process of settting up is likely to take more than a year, but we have been flagged off and we are on the way. 

This represents a dream that originated from our times at camp while negotiating those impassable roads and wondering what sick patients or those in dire emergencies would do in these remote locations. This now represents a hope for those patients, a hope that has been provided only because our God is a prayer answering God and nothing is impossible for Him.