The ministry of healing is a work of compassion and love. When Jesus heals people, he is communicating God’s forgiving love that heals and makes people whole. We are asked to do the same. This is illustrated in the parables of the prodigal son, of the lost sheep and coin (Luke 15) and of the Good Samaritan (Lk 10:25-37). The Samaritan manifests his love by picking up the wounded man, dressing his wounds with oil and making sure that he will be nursed back to health in the inn. This is the substance of love. That is why caring for the sick becomes an important element in the process of proclaiming and realizing the Reign of God. It goes together with the option for the poor (Mt 25:31-46). Healing, thus, is a constituent part of our mission.
Our Congregation, implanted in the culture and context of India, has taken its ministry in the field of health care as primary one, since fundamentally it is nothing but promoting life in its various dimensions. We are well aware that ‘The Gospel of life is at the heart of Jesus ‘message.’ Pope John Paul II explains, “The Church considers service to the sick as an integral part of its mission.”
In solidarity with the suffering, to work for a healthy society and to contribute towards a just society
In African Countries, people are dying from starvation and disease every minute. We may not be able to help everyone, but with every prayer, with every medical mission team we are able to send, we are making a difference in the lives of the people in African Countries. We may not be able to do all that we would like to do, but we can make a difference. As a sign of helping our affected brethren in Africa, we have started working in the countries of Kenya, Ethiopia and Ghana. Our sisters in these places offer their skills as doctors, nurses, technicians and health workers.
Our sisters started working here from July 2006 onwards. St.Martin de Pores Hospital at Eikwe, was established in 1959 by the Archdioceses of Cape Coast and having operated in the mid 1930’s as a maternity home and orphanage. It has grown to become a general Hospital with a bed complement of 175, providing a range of specialized and other services.
To provide high quality health care in the most effective and innovative manner, specific to the needs of the communities we serve and at all times acknowledge the dignity of the patient.
To strengthen and improve on the health status and the spiritual well being of all people especially those living in the Eikwe sub district through:
Services areas are ranging from clinical, preventive, curative and health support. The provision of Obstetrics and Gynecology services is one of the mainstay of the hospital.
|No||Place||Name||System of medicine|
|01||Arambakkam||Mother Joseph Hospital||Allopathy|
|02||Arasadipatti||St.Mary’s Health Centre||Allopathy, Siddha|
|03||Ayyampalayam - Nellur||St.Anne’s Homeopathic Centre||Homeo, Siddha, Pranic Healing, Naturopathy|
|04||Belpahari||St.Anne’s Health Centre||Allopathy|
|05||Burdwan||Chetana Community Care Centre||Allopathy|
|06||Dodda Alahalli||Snehashrama Health Centre||Allopathy|
|07||Dudhani - Dumka||Mobile Clinic||Allopathy|
|08||Jetti Hundi||Anita Hospital||Allopathy|
|10||Kadapakkam||Arokia Matha Dispensary||Allopathy|
|11||Kurumilangudi||Mother Gnanamma Health Centre||Allopathy|
|12||Nagamangalam||Bethsaida Health Centre||Allopathy|
|13||Perungudi (Chennai)||St.Pius Dispensary||Allopathy|
|14||Perungudi (Madurai)||St.Joseph’s Health Centre||Allopathy|
|17||Thandeswaranallur||St.John’s Health Centre||Siddha|
|18||Thondamanthurai||Annai Gnanamma Aged Home||Homeo, Siddha, Pranic Healing|
Over the course of the past years, we have witnessed profound changes in the provision of heath care services in our Congregation. It is not an exaggeration to say that working in a health care setting today is a fiercely competitive. To remain competitive, we may have to make some changes in the way we do things and get actively involved in advocacy. To advocate effectively and to achieve a strong and respected Charism and the goal of our Congregation, we have to know the values, the costs and benefits of our services.
Our work in prevention of illness and promotion of health among the rural population is significant. As we look into the future, we think prophetic role of nurses needs to be reiterated. We have an important mandate. That is to bring the healing presence of Christ to the sick, down trodden and marginalized. May the Divine Healer Jesus bless our concerted efforts in the healing mission of the Church to create a better society.