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April 4th, 2014

Ct scanner saves life in Manali

For years we have been looking forward to this day, when the ct scanner came into its own and saved life here in Manali. A young male was brought with a motor vehicle accident, unconscious and unstable. He  underwent resuscitation, was stabilised, blunt trauma abdomen excluded, and went on to have a ct scan head. This showed a depressed skull fracture and blood collected in the brain causing some compression. He underwent a decompression craniotomy, elevation of the depressed fragment and evacuation of the hematoma, was ventilated postoperatively and was transferred by ventilated ambulance to safety in Chandigarh.

This is just one paragraph of events, but has been a decade of anticipation and work, together with the benovelence of so many well wishers and the smooth functioning of the Manali team which has made the above paragraph so non descript. It is with thankfulness and pride that we report this event in Manali, the citizens of whom can now look forward to this standard of care in this remote hill town.



January 11th, 2014

JSSK is live in LWH

The JSSK (Janani Shishu Suraksha Karyakram) or Mother and Child program of the government through the state NRHM is now live in LWH Manali. Under this program, every pregnant mother who delivers and every child under one year of age is extended some monetary benefit by the government, a benefit which now our hospital is empaneled to disburse. This will reduce the costs of delivery in our hospital and also reduce the costs of care for infants admitted to the hospital. We are grateful to Dr. Bishan Shashni, BMO Naggar, and the district health authorities for making this program a reality in our hospital.



December 22nd, 2013

Carols with the Willingdon wallas

The Willingdon Wallas got everyone around a campfire to sing carols, with dinner as their finale item. A good time was had by all, and it was fun to sing around the fire. A simple but tasty dinner was prepared by the mess now being run by a mess committee, which has been catering for many functions in the recent days.


December 13th, 2013

Cricket match

The first Daystar School versus Lady Willingdon Hospital cricket match was a resounding success. The Daystar School won the Dr. M.P. Alexander rolling trophy by winning the best of three matches. Their side demonstrated good teamwork and had seasoned and experienced players. The Lady Willingdon Hospital staff however put up an excellent fight and after the first ten overs, had the Daystar school staff having to fight hard to keep ahead. The staff on both sides played very well and there was much cheering that accompanied the match from the sidelines. Scintillating commentary and good natured ribaldry from both sides continued from the commentators box right through the match. A good time was had by all, and every one left saying.. “Till next year, when we see you on the pitch”.

The Dr. M.P. Alexander rolling trophy was established by the Daystar School in memory of Philip’s father, who spent his life here being friends with one and all, which was  the focus of the match, to foster good relationships between all the staff of the Society, both in the school and the hospital.


December 6th, 2013

Dutch obstetrics

We thank Ms. Anne Bedeaux a dutch nurse, who has taught our nurses on obstetrics for the past seven weeks. The nurses had a great time with her and they were trained in updates in obstetrics. A farewell was held for her on the last day and here she is seen with our obstetrician Dr. Rashmi Bora. Thank you Anne!


November 30th, 2013

Fire demo in LWH

A demonstration of how to use a fire extinguisher and what sort of extinguishers to use for the class of fires was held for all the staff in front of the mess. This is a useful exercise, one that should be periodic and regular.



November 28th, 2013

Welcome Dr. Rashmi

We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Rashmi Bora, Obstetrician and Gynaecologist to our midst. Dr. Rashmi trained in Obstetrics in St. Stephens Hospital Delhi. She has been a great blessing to us and our patients, and we are very grateful for her providing obstetric and gynaecologic care to our patients.  In this photograph she is shown with our nurse Educator Sr Sunita, medical student from Australia Elizabeth, and Tenzin, one of our nurses.



November 26th, 2013

Phako machine and Eye surgery

Drs Jacob Koshy and Dr Arun Bhatti are providing advanced eye surgery in Manali using the phakoemulsifier machine to operate on cataract. This allows a very small incision to be made which does not need stitches to close, and emulsifies the lens using ultrasound and removes it, allowing its replacement with a foldable lens.

We thank them and CMC Ludhiana for providing this service to the people of Manali.


October 23rd, 2013


We bid a fond farewell to the following doctors:

Dr. Isaac Frank: Dr. Isaac has been with us for the past two years, performing his service obligation. He has worked especially hard for obstetrics here, and has assumed the responsibility for many of the deliveries conducted safely in LWH manali. He is interested in doing surgery and is hopeful of obtaining a seat in CMC Vellore.


Dr. Nishant Arulappan joined us a year ago, and will now be moving on to pursue his studies with an interest in obtaining a seat for the IAS.


Dr. Rohini Jose joined us four months ago as a surgeon, and will be moving on to pursue further avenues in her career.


Dr. Reema Charles has been with us for the past three and a half years, and is moving on to pursue further studies.


We are grateful for all their service and we wish them well in their future careers.

October 10th, 2013

Team building seminar

Ms. Shobha Sreekumaran from “Open doors” in Mumbai is here conducting a team building seminar for all our staff over three days. The first day was great fun for all, and the staff enjoyed the team activities and games that highlighted different aspects of team and personality developement.

We are grateful to Ms. Shobha for doing this for our staff. This is the second time she is doing this.

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