Years ago when Dr. E. J. Robinson who worked as a missionary doctor in one corner of Landour felt that the people living in these hills needed medical assistance and the place they worked at this moment too small to carry out this mission. Hence with the help and prayers from various American churches and the then local community a land was purchased for building a double story hospital building which was one of its kinds in that era. Years have gone by and its now 75 years since all that happened. Since 1938 different people from all parts of the world and India have still kept this work going and in spite of all the constraints and ups and downs it has gone through whether it be monetary or infrastructure or medical personal.
“Oh give thanks to the lord call upon His name His deeds among the people make known”
Our dream came true when the Lord almighty answered the prayer of many well wishers - we were granted permission by Uttarakhand Nurses & Midwives Council to admit 20 GNM Nursing students for 2013 – 2014 academic year. A new chapter is added in the history of Herbertpur Christian Hospital.
A Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) for previous Reproductive Child Health (RCH) nurses was held at the RCH building, Herbertpur Christian Hospital on 11th and 12th of November. There were 8 previous RCH nurses and 8 present nurses present at the CNE. The important change from the usual CNEs was that the students from the present batch were the resource persons!
The Eye CME was held at Robertsganj from November 4-6, 2013. The unique feature of this CME was that there was 100% attendance by all the EHA eye surgeons. This was very encouraging for me as the organizer as well as to each other. There was good fellowship and learning among us.
The main resource person for the CME was Dr. Jacob Koshy who is a consultant in the department of Ophthalmology at CMC, Ludhiana. The head of the Eye department and the director of CMC were very gracious to allow Dr. Koshy to come for this CME. The topics covered included Cataract, Glaucoma, Corneal Ulcers and Diabetic Retinopathy. The teaching sessions were highly interactive so that as much learning as possible took place. The sessions conducted by Dr. Koshy were of excellent value both for academic and practical value. He presented advanced investigations for glaucoma in a very clear manner and also taught how to read the newer investigative reports. Cataract being a very popular topic, he took us through Phaco surgery and all the newer lenses available for the surgery. New techniques for us were the iris fixated lens and the technique for scleral fixated lenses.