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February 20th, 2018

Ultrasound services recommence in LWH Manali

The PCPNTDT act is very strict in its enforcement. We were not able to obtain a sonologist for the past three years to come to us in LWH and work for us at the remuneration we are able to provide here. The remunerations we provide is fractional when compared to market rate. Therefore we are very grateful to Dr. Jangdeep Banga who has agreed to visit Manali three days a week and perform ultrasound examinations for us. This permits us now to re open our two good ultrasound machines which have been decomissioned thus far. Dr. Susheel, our esteemed CMO Kullu decomissioned our machines on Monday 19th February. We are grateful for this. 

Ultronography and doppler facilities are therefore reopened here in LWH Manali from the 23rd February 2018. These examinations will be performed every Friday, Saturday and Monday. 

We are very grateful to all who have made this essential examination possible for which our patients were having to go to Kullu for a satisfactory report. 


February 15th, 2018

LWH contributes to Lancet Infectious diseases

Surgical research in tiny hospitals is not impossible. The Lady Willingdon Hospital has been an contributing author to a landmark paper just published in the Lancet Infectious diseases as part of a global collaboration. 

The  paper can be acessed here:

This international,  prospective, multi institutional cohort study included 12539 patients undergoing elective or emergent gastro intestinal surgery over a two week period. 343 hospitals contributed to the study from 66 countries. 

The results show that surgical site infections are a major source of morbidity and 30 day mortality. When examined across high, middle and low income countries according to the human developement index, low income countries fare very poorly both in terms of prevalent surgical site infections, antibiotic resistance and mortality. 

Indian contributors to the study have been few. 

The take home message for India is that there is a huge need to conduct a similar study across our country to assess the actual status and impact of surgical site infections. It was clear from this study that indiscriminate perioperative and postoperative antibiotic use was more prevalent in the low income countries. 

October 31st, 2017

Support as you shop

We are glad to announce that one of our donor agencies, Touch ministries is now enlisted for Amazon Smile. Amazon smile will donate 0.5% of the cost of your item to charitable agencies. All you need to do is enlist for this using the link below on your Amazon website. The proceeds will be automatically sent to Touch ministries, which supports us here in Manali. 

To do this, please go to the link provided below. It will automatically enlist Touch ministries as your preferred donor agency. Subsequently, whenever you order an item on amazon, please ensure that you do using AMAZON SMILE. The link for this is on the amazon site itself on the left. Further, the amazon site has an app that you can download which will install into your browser to permit the amazon smile program to work automatically when you shop. You will not need to do anything else or change any of your shopping patterns on the amazon website subsequent to this choice. 

How to donate while you shop at AMAZON? Just click below and choose Touch Ministries as your charity.

Whenever you shop at amazon always use this link:

We thank you for your support to us which has permitted us to continue to serve the people of this region for so many years. We add our blessings to you and know that not one of these donations goes unnoticed by our heavenly Father. 

With our thanks



October 20th, 2017

Killad camp cancelled

We regret to announce that we have had to cancell the Killad camp because we did not receive government permission to conduct it. Despite everything being ready from our side to conduct this camp, the government denied us the permission and did not permit us to take an ultrasound machine in. 

The pass will close soon. So this year, it does appear the people of Pangi are truly deprived of a service. The government will also not be able to ensure a camp for them prior to the winter. 

We are grateful to Pastor Luke Walter who has responded to our lack of funds and had mobilised some donations for the camp. We had intended to use it for this camp, but will now credit it to the kaaza camp.


September 5th, 2017

ENT camp in full swing

Dr. Suma Mathew and Dr. Justin from the department of ENT in CMC Vellore are here to conduct an ENT camp in LWH. This service has been consistent for the past eight years. We are very grateful to the department of CMC Vellore for this service, which offers the hope of advanced ent surgery to the patients of this region who otherwise would have to travel to Chandigarh to avail of these surgeries. The consequence usually is that disease gets neglected with patients unable to make the trip. Two hundred patients were seen on Monday and surgeries posted. The camp will run till the 7th of September. Thank you Vellore! 

June 27th, 2017

Peace rally rides through Manali

A team of forty five bikers on twenty five bikes rode into Manali yesterday with a message of peace. The team, led by our Moderator the Most Rt Rev P.K. Samantaroy is travelling from Amritsar to Leh, interacting with people of all faiths and communities and going to the local schools along the way, spreading the message of peace. The team has representation from other faiths and also has members from Germany, Australia and USA. 

In LWH an inter faith assembly was held in the Daystar School hall. Leaders from all faiths spoke on peace and reiterated the emphasis on peace that possessed central place in each doctrine and scripture. 

The team will leave today for Leh. We send our prayers and our peace with them across the mountains. 


June 7th, 2017

LWH moves towards paperless medical records

Last week the software engineers from SOCIT technologies implemented phase two of the computerisation system in LWH. This now moves us into a potentially paperless environment where all the medical records of the patients is now stored in digital format. The software still needs some tweaks but essentially the implementation was successful. We hope that as the engineers refine this software it becomes a useful tool for many other smaller mission hospitals like ours. We are grateful to the entire team at SOCIT and are very cognisant that the entire project started because individuals were very obedient to what they felt God was wanting for them to do. 

The photograph shows Dr. Dennis and team on rounds having just finished entries on our mobile workstation which now populates our wards, fondly called R2D2. 

Those interested to learn more about the SOCIT software system can follow the link below:


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May 13th, 2017

Nurses day 2017

Nurses day was celebrated on the 12th of May on the roof of the postnatal block. Our nurses were felicitated, and given a small bouquet each as their contribution to the patients in LWH Manali was recognised. They reconfirmed their nursing vow together with their Nursing Supervisor Sr. Prabhjot Kaur. Dr. Philip encouraged them, in the spirit of the founder of their profession to continue to do the best they can to bright light and hope to the patients. Dr. Chuck cut the cake for them celebrating their contribution. We are all very proud of them as they are the healing hands and hearts of LWH Manali. 

Following this, they gave health talks to the patients, and also set up food stalls providing a variety of delicious food to the patients, staff and relatives. 

Great going nurses! Keep the flag flying high.

November 30th, 2016

Amin Chand wins award

Mr. Amin Chand, housekeeping staff wins the Champa Rani memorial employee of the year award. This award is given every year in memory of late Ms. Champa Rani, pharmacy staff who was taken from us in 2010. She exemplified an ideal employee and this award is given by staff selection every year.

This year Mr. Amin Chand won it hands down. Congratulations Amin!

This award is given for the following characteristics:

  1. On time for work habitually
  2. Never absent without prior information
  3. Always cheerful and very good relationships with colleagues and patients
  4. Very compassionate and polite in all dealings
  5. Does work very responsibly and with minimum mistakes
  6. Accountable always for her work, and owns up to any mistake that might happen in the course of work, accepting responsibility for it.
  7. Does not gossip at the workplace about any one else
  8. Does not speak unnecessarily at the work place about others
  9. Always available and willing to adjust to need of the institution as required
  10. Very faithful to learn new procedures and protocols and use them in work





November 8th, 2016

Manali Mission Hospital and Global Surgery

The Global surgery network is a consortium across 28 countries that have come together to enter their data onto a preliminary study of surgical infections that has served as baseline data working towards a multi centric global randomised controlled trial studying surgical site infections. The organisers, the University of Birmingham, UK, had hosted the participant countries to its structuring meeting in Birmingham from 7th and 8th November in Birmingham.

The Lady Willingdon hospital, although a very small hospital, had qualified and contributed to this initial data set and is part of this trial.

The trial is it its very initial planning stage, and it probably is like a journey of a thousand miles, but the manali mission hospital has put its foot in together with many others into the first step.

More will be reported about this in the years to come.

We are very grateful to the University of Birmingham faculty for this opportunity.