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April 22nd, 2016

Welcome Drs. Shireen and Neerav

We welcome Drs. Shireen Chacko and Dr. Neerav Aruldas, who have joined us from CMC Vellore and CMC Ludhiana respectively towards their service obligation for a year.

We also are very grateful and thankful that Dr. Pradeep Zachariah has made it into CMC Vellore for his postgraduate training in General Surgery. Congratulations Pradeep.



April 13th, 2016

Hospital administrators

We welcome our new Hospital administrators, Mr. Thomas Mathai and Ms. Christina Dhas Sankhro.

Mr. Thomas Mathai has a lifetime of experience in management. He was the general manager of Sarovar Portico in Manali prior to leaving the hotel industry and joining us here in the hospital. We welcome him and look forward to his services with us. We are very glad he is now using his skills to help people who are in need and come to the hospital for help.



Ms. Christina Dhas Sankhro has training in Business administration, has experience working in human resource development in the corporate world and was the previous administrator of the Christian Hospital in Kachwwa. We welcome her here and look forward to her contribution to the administrative section of our hospital.


April 9th, 2016

New staff

We continue to feature new staff who have joined us.

Ms. Anuradha Garg has joined us as Medical Records Officer. Anuradha is a local Manali girl, product of our Daystar School, who was sponsored to CMC Vellore for training in Medical Records technology. She has joined to initiate this department here, since till now we did not have a department. We welcome her warmly.


We also welcome Mr. Simpson who has joined as lab technician. Mr. Simpson  will be with us for one year in the laboratory, working towards his service obligation with CMC Vellore. We hope he has a good time here with us.


April 8th, 2016

Blood storage centre

Transfusing blood in emergent situations has always been a difficult proposition in Manali. Though the civil hospital here has been designated as a blood storage centre for years, practically there is never blood when one needs it. The nearest blood bank is in Kullu but even there blood of the appropriate group has been not always available.

Now thanks to the efforts of Dr. Bishan Shashni, our Community Consultant, we have a  functional blood storage centre in Mission hospital Manali. We have a ready stock of blood groups for any emergency.

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April 7th, 2016

Drs. Dennis and Sharel Martin

We are very glad to have Dr. Dennis and Sharel Martin with us now on staff.

Dr. Dennis first came to Manali as a medical student, then came to perform his service obligation. He was sponsored from here for his Diplomate in Orthopaedics, in CMC Vellore, went on to do his masters in orthopaedic surgery. He has now rejoined as Consultant, and is the first fully trained orthopaedic surgeon to provide services to people in the valley. He has already performed all types of orthopaedic surgery here safely, including spine stabilisations.

His wife, Sharel is currently an M.Ph scholar completing her studies from C.M.C. Vellore. She is working here on her thesis dissertation and will join our staff after her completion.


April 4th, 2016

Farewell to Dr. Andrew

We bid a fond farewell to Dr. Andrew Issac Christudoss, doctor from CMC Vellore who has worked with us over the last year. Dr. Andrew returns to Vellore to complete his service obligation. We will miss him dearly since in this short time he has carved a place for himself in the hearts of the patients and staff. We wish him well. Seen here with his buddy Dr. Ajith Albert.



April 4th, 2016

Handimachal Unit in Kullu

The Handimachal unit in Kullu inaugurated their new facility in Kullu on the 2nd of April. Coinciding with the commemoration of the World Autism day, the unit was inaugurated by the SDM of Kullu, Mr. Rohit Rana.

This unit is a joint venture of the Maison Des Himalayas, a n.g.o. based in France, and the Lady Willingdon Hospital and Daystar School society. It offers hope to differently abled children and their parents, and provides in house professional help for these children. Physiotherapists, occupational therapists, special educators, and a team of trained workers faithfully minister to these children and also provide home based rehabilitation with visits to the village homes.

We congratulate them on this venture and wish them well.

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April 1st, 2016

Retirement function of Mr. Tikkam Ram (Tikmu)

A bittersweet function marked the retirement of Mr. Tikkam Ram, security guard from our staff. He served the hospital for 28 years faithfully, and though he does not look a day older than the day he joined, the time has rolled around for him to enter a new phase of a post retired life.

Mr. Tikkam Ram first was appointed as caretaker of the hospital orchard in Katrain, and then later joined the staff of security here. Along with all other security staff, he was quite a multipurpose worker, his job descriptions being as varied as bringing the mail and transporting patients to various parts of the hospital, besides security.

We thank him for his faithful service to us and wish him well in his post retired life. He was constantly humming a tune in the progress of his duties, and we could hear his approach long before he appeared, something that our campus will now miss.

Best wishes Tikmu! We know we will be seeing quite a bit of  you yet, since you are not far from us in Old Manali.


April 1st, 2016

Drs. Chris and Taehee Shin

We start this series highlighting newer staff who have joined us in Manali with Drs. Chris and Taehee Shin. Drs. Chris and Taehee hail from Korea but have been in the United States for large part of their professional lives. Dr. Chris is an internal medicine specialist, and Dr. Taehee a dentist. They serve here in Manali through interserve.

Both of them bring years of experience and a love for the people of this region to their work.

Chris is a good musician too, and enlivens every morning devotion and hospital function with music and choir mastering skills.

We thank them and Interserve for serving here when so easily they could be anywhere else in the world.

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December 31st, 2015

Blessed New Year


The Mission hospital Manali wishes all its readers a blessed New Year 2016.

A new year is like a milestone marker. A testament to the journey so far, and a totem to the future.

We are very grateful to all that has been, and we look forward to the New Year with hope and the assurance that He who led us this far will accompany us.

If there is one thing that we would like to carry with us from the past into this future, it will be the companionship of His presence.

We wish all our readers a blessed New Year.