St. Luke’s Hospital, Nazareth, Tamil Nadu



CSI THOOTHUKUDI-NAZARETH DIOCESE

ST. LUKE’S HOSPITAL, NAZARETH 

 

ABOUT THE HOSPITAL

St. Luke’s Hospital, Nazareth was founded in the year 1870 by Dr.J.M.Strachan MD.,(Edin) and SPG Missionary. From its early beginning, it has been catering to the needs of the sick, irrespective of caste, creed, sex or religion. In the year 1892, this hospital was christened “ St. Luke’s Hospital” by Canon Arthur Margoschis on 18th October 

(St. Luke’s Day). St. Luke’s Hospital belongs to the CSI Thoothukudi–Nazareth Diocese.

After his death in 1908, the hospital survived in the able hands of  Dr.Devaprium, 

Dr. Mrs.Western (1909 – 1912) and Rev. Dr.Welsh (1914 – 1916).

Dr.Rathanam Vedabothakam , a dedicated young doctor took charge of the hospital as medical officer in 1916. He was ably assisted by his wife Dr.Ruby Grace Vedabodakam.

He played a major role in the growth of the hospital. Both Infrastructural and medical services saw an exponential growth. He enjoyed great support from community and well wishers. His motto of  “To heal the sick and preach the Gospel” is still followed. After his retirement in 1958, lot of doctors contributed to the well being of the hospital, with a special mention of Dr.Kamali Jeyaseelan who served from 1972 to 2002,  under whom the hospital became 100 bedded.

In the recent past, lots of new private and corporate hospitals  have emerged. Medical ethics and mission hospital ideologies have taken a back step in the present world. Medical field is no longer a service any more.

But, for people in mission hospital, nothing is Impossible if there is faith, hope and love.

 

 

FACILITIES AND SERVICES 

We have departments of General Medicine, Child health, Dental, General Surgery and Gynecology. There are facilities for X-ray, ECG, Ultra Sound Scan and blood investigation.

We have visiting consultants for Cardiology, Neurology, Orthopedics, ENT, Radiology,   Ophthalmology Anaesthesia and Scan.

100 bedded, Outpatient dept., 100 patient /day

There are Eight full time Doctors and Nine visiting Doctors.

 

PROJECTS 

 

PLANS AND NEEDS

 

OPPORTUNITIES FOR DOCTORS AND STUDENTS

 

CONTACT DETAILS

 

HOW TO GET THERE 

 

HISTORICAL OR TOURIST PLACES WITHIN 200 TO 300 KMS DISTANCE.  

 


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