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April 29th, 2015

New autoanalyser

The lab staff are happy. The increased work load on the previous semi automatic analyser had work backed up, and was causing them to have patients wait. A new fully automatic analyser was installed yesterday (29th April 2015), which will now permit them not only to work faster, but also increase the range of tests that are done.

In the group are seen from L to R, Mini, Merci, Bhagwati and Neelma.


April 22nd, 2015

Protest against the land mafia

The Lady Willingdon hospital belongs to the Church of North India, Amritsar Diocese, which had inherited all lands and properties from the church of England at the time of Indepedence. The hospital has 9 bighas of  land in Katrain. This property has been under dispute for years, since fraudulent impostors had impersonated the real Bishop of Amritsar, and sold the land twice over in the past with forged documents. These cases are subjudice.

Recently another party, following the same fraudulent means, has sold it again, and this despite our personal respresentations and letters from the D.C. to all the concerned authorities not to entertain any transactions about this land. This time, we have come to know that the registration has also been permitted, despite our personal representation to the concerned authority a month prior!

We plead for justice and condemn all those involved in these fraudulent deals concerning church property, and also protest against officials involved.

The fraudulent party who “sold” the land is Mr. Sunil Masih, and the parties who bought the land are Mr.  Mr.Surenderpal Singh, s/o Shri. Ishar Singh,   and Mr.Rajesh Kumar, s/o Smt. Krishana Devi.

God is a god of Justice. We are confident of this. We will continue to pursue this in the courts of law and in the hallways of the government.


















April 11th, 2015

Retirement function Sister Mariamma Thampy

A function was held today (11th April 2015) to mark the retirement of Sister Mariamma Thampy, who has served faithfully here in our hospital for the last twenty seven years. All the staff felicitated her and had a thanksgiving lunch with dancing and music ( of course ).

We thank God for her long years of faithful service and wish her well in the years to come.


April 5th, 2015

Happy Easter

Easter brings hope into hopelessness, light into darkness. May we also be instruments of this message, like this photo tries to depict.

Happy easter.



April 3rd, 2015

And here’s to the new financial year

A new financial year has started. Rain has been incessant, winter reluctant to make way for summer, though the leaves have sprouted  in ready eagerness, unheeded by the dark rain clouds.  Another year has begun, and in case you were wondering if we were hibernating till now, we time our year with the financial year beginning in April.

This years calendar looks packed already, and we have not even started!

We have a profusion of camps lined up, and also work across the pass when it opens.

We have been joined by Pastor David Rout, filling for the first time possibly in history, the role of a full time hospital chaplain. His wife Esther will minister with him, and his two dogs also are very vocal in their willingness to help their ministry here.

We bid farewell to Dr. Ankita, who returns to CMC Vellore to complete her service obligation.

We welcome Dr. Thomas Abraham junior resident, as also look forward to Dr. Andrew Christodos joining us from CMC Vellore in the same capacity.

We are also delighted to welcome Dr. Prakash Jain and his wife for a few months. Dr. Prakash is a hepatobiliary surgeon, and his wife an Anesthetist.

Watch this space for further details and some pictures, as soon as we get them.


February 22nd, 2015

Farewell to Grant and Charlene

We bid a fond farewell now to Grant and Charlene Campbell who have been with us for the past seven years. They undertake a six month sabbatical. Grant has helped us with the ambulance service, the bls classes for staff and first responder training for the community. Charlene taught music in the school initially and then later concentrated on keeping their home open and welcoming to all the youth for whom the tree house was a haven and a second home. Thanks, Grant Charlene, and hope you have a blessed time away. We hope to see you again!


February 20th, 2015

Let it snow!

It is snowing here in Manali. The electricity is out again, and there is no knowing when it will return. The snow is constant, sometimes rainy, sometimes light, but has been consistent. Opd attendance is minimal, and our doctors huddle to keep warm!. Here in this photograph  we have representation from Andhra Pradesh, Germany, Kerala, and Singapore – truly doctors without borders!


February 12th, 2015

Disaster planning cell

The District Disaster Authority (D.C. Kullu) office had invited a number of non governmnent agencies today (12th February 2015) to Kullu for a meeting. They had proposed setting up a cell consisting of government and non government organisations that would help planning for disasters in the district. The Lady Willingdon hospital has been asked to serve as part of this cell, with a mandate to bring proposals for disaster prevention, mitigation and relief. This is a unique opportunity and one that we welcome as we work together with others in this region. Dr. Ranjit Christopher, Dr. David Reichardt and Dr. Philip Alexander had attended and participated in this meeting.

January 25th, 2015

Seminar on PC-PNDT act

A seminar was held on the PC PNDT act in the Lady Willingdon Hospital on the 24th of January 2015, celebrated as the “Girl child day”. The C.M.O, and D.A.A., Kullu, Shri Baldev Thakur  was Chief guest and the main speaker. He presented a fascinating talk focussing on the unequal sex ratio across India and its implications.

In this Christian Mission hospital, we firmly hold all life to be invaluable. We make no distinction between a fetus and a person and regard abortion as a crime. For this reason, we do not perform M.T.P here in our hospital, even if medical reasons justify it.

We are also committed  to fulfill all the law by ensuring our compliance with this and all other laws that do not contravene the laws that our Creator has given to us. This session educated our staff in the finer points of this act and will help them in the conduct of their daily routines as they intersect with this act.

We thank  our C.M.O, the respected Dr. Baldev Thakur for making this topic so easily understandable to us.



November 13th, 2014

ENT Camp a boon to the deaf

The ENT camp was held in LWH Manali for the fifth year in succession. Large numbers of patients were seen, and microscopic surgery performed on eight patients by Drs. George Ani and Vibhor Jain. We see God’s hand of providence in the work here, since just at this time, a four year old boy was brought at deaths doorstep, with a very rare condition. This condition prevented him from being able to breath because his vocal cords were fixed and were not allowing him to breathe properly. Fortuitously both the ent surgeons were here and operated on him and he is now a much more comfortable little boy who can look forward to life. The father is from nepal, and does not have resources to go elsewhere for treatment. How wonderful that all this worked out the way it did! Thanks team!