Sisters those are engaged in medical service take care, not only to heal the physical illness of the people but also to comfort them and bring peace to their hearts, and be concerned about their welfare of the whole being through counseling.
Aim of undertaking healing ministry
- To make quality health service available, affordable and accessible in the rural area
- To be helpful in the rehabilitated activities related to health problems.
- To provide first aid and emergency treatment at homes in the villages.
- To help the downtrodden by deepening our values in the commercialized world.
Regular activates at our Health centres
- Promoting preventive measures by means of conducting awareness programmes and camps [eye check up, diabetes check up etc]
- Collaborating with NGO’s and Governmental Organizations.
- providing palliative care
- Teaching alternative medicines
- Giving concession for the poor and medicine at fee of coat for the deserved
- Appointing qualified professionals from the outside.
Health – Hope for the Future
The God has become like men and have come down to us. God knows the thoughts and desires of everyone. God finds the people full of irrational belief, belief in what is absurd. They carryout superstitiously their minds. Then God got rid of all these with all His might. God freed and liberated them from irrational faith in witchcraft, conjuring black-magic. As God is the Healer, He works miraculously among the people he puts one’s mind arrest. He showed kindness and mercy. He changed their minds and carried out his plans. God called preachers, ambassadors and apostles to follow out his works. Amalvai sisters with love of service to humanity circulate in the community to help poor patients at hospitals with eagerness and intense zeal, fervor.
They carry out their schemes in public and the people will see them or know what they are doing. The people affected by a disease or indisposition are looked after well by the sisters. They do all the medical service to the sick people at good time. They work miraculously among the sick people. They do this service with eagerness and intense zeal, fervor by carrying first aid kits.
They are sent to Tuticorin, Bangalore, Hydrabad , Patna, Mumbai and Madurai to be trained for attending on the sick, a female attendant on children etc., In 1966 Rev. Sr. Agnes Xavier was sent to St. John’s medical college, America to study medicine, there she was a student of medicine for four years. She came back to India as a skillful physician. The sisters work among the sick people with medicinal plants. They are good at herbaceous study. Each tables are given numbers for easy understanding the people who are lacking education. Even they do their works among the sick people during holidays satisfactorily. Every sister tries to attain perfection in her work. Even the sisters are sent to Madurai Rajaji Hospital, Dindigul St. Joseph’s Hospital, TrihyInfant Jesus Hospital to be trained as medical attendants. They never do slip work. A child should be a crawler. Without crawling a babe will not be well advanced in its life. According to this the sisters are well trained to care for the sick. The sick people are looked after by trained nurses. Medicines are supplied to poor patients.
Leonard Hospital, K. Pudur
A few Amalavai sisters set their feet in Madurai. The actual, day today management have ever in the hands of the Amalavai sisters took over the responsibility of opening a hospital. They continued to look after the facility in Madurai. In 1961 Amalavi sisters’ Golden jubilee and Rev. Bishop Leonard S.J’s silver jubilee were celebrated in a grant manner. In memory of the two functions a land was purchased worth Rs. 1000/- to build a hospital. Sr. Gabirini and Salomi were sent to Rajaji Hospital to receive training as medical attendants. They helped skillfully and willingly. A fine hospital was opened in the land on 15th of August 1962. The well trained sister Salomi was appointed to the post of medical attendant. Maternity section was opened. They started a maternity section in a secluded place and the inpatients are put in a secluded place. People started flocking towards the hospital to get medicine. Proper medical care is given to the sick. So the dispensary is familiar to the locality. Because of our sisters un instinted help our service gets widespread reputation. Out patients are looked after well. There is a separate new building constructed for them on 2nd of January, 1976. The problem of providing medical facilities and special treatment have to be solved. On the 1st November, 1998 a separate room is constructed for the sisters to stay in.There is an up-to-date scan, X-ray machine, a well equipped pathological laboratory and a very good operating theatre. Where operations are performed by the visiting surgeon attached to the hospital. Even the sick sisters are looked after well by the trained missionaries.
In 2003 Dr. Rev. Sr. Rosy was appointed as doctor and president of the hospital. The hospital was expanded by her huge effort. Various visiting physicians are taken turns at the hospital. Facilities in the Hospital have been improved from time to time.
The Hospital is well equipped, with X-ray, Maternity and other Facilities and also the inchargeis Sr. Dr. Rosy:
Cancer awareness is given along with the other organizations. Though this extra work meant little or no holiday for these doctors, sisters and medical attendants, they helped willingly.
St. Joseph’s Hospital, Pullial
Pullial is situated between Tiruvadanai and Devakottai. Pious people are living here. They are having reverence for God. Most of the people are farmers. In the beginning people were suffering from Cholera, an infectious disease Plague, an epidemic disease and Malaria. In this circumstances Rev. Fr. Alexis, Parish Priest wished to construct a hospital for the people who are despair, and pain. At the same time Sr. Gabiriniwho worked atRajaji Hospital in Madurai resigned her job and joined this hospital. She did her service in the Amalavai building itself. They ran the hospital in a temporary building. The need for a good permanent hospital with a resident staff was soon felt. They appointed same medical also stands. The Parish priest gave them good remuneration for the work on 21st April 1971 a new hospital was opened by Rev. Fr. Bishop Justin Diraviam. Then in 1978 this hospital was taken inchargeby the Amalavai sisters. “St. Joseph’s Hospital” The hospital was fittingly named. Without Fr. Alex initiative, the hospital would not have built.
Aravind eye hospital Madurai, Meenatchi Mission Hospital, Madurai. Thamian Eye Hospital, Nilakottai, Salaigiramam conduct free Eye checkup programme every year. Rotary club also help in the hospital. Mobile clinic is run in and around Pullial. Serving the sick people through mobile clinic is crowning glory.
Members of One Family:
In the beginning the hospital was opened in a small tiled house. Facilities in the hospital have been improved from time to time. Now this hospital has 50 beds. They work miraculously with a love of service to the humanity and a missionary zeal the sisters give quality care and medical attention. Remediable work is done immediately. So their service gets widespread reputation. As the inpatients and out patients are looked after well and are given good medical treatment people start flocking towards this hospital. They examine the condition and soundness of the sick people body. Various visiting physicians are taken turns at the hospital.
The Immaculate School of Nursing
This place has more or less poor people such as coolies, low income people. Because of the Poverty problem their children particularly young girls had to give up their studies after finishing their plus two. They were like fish out of water. They had to work in the fields removing weeds. Due to utter poverty the people could not send their daughters to schools after the plus two.
In these circumstances the Amalavai sisters looked into this matter and decided to improve this hospital and Nursing school by creating more and more medical attendants and nurses. Thus Immaculate School of Nursing was born. Rev. Sr. Motcha Alangaram took huge effort and was taken over the responsibility of improving this school. Inspection was done by the Tamil Nadu Nursing Council and Indian Nursing Council. They inspected each and every tools and the place carefully, and after examining carefully, on the 14th of June 2007 Recognition order was given by them. Young girls are well trained and educated successfully. Every year to do the certificate course 20 girls are admitted for certified course to this school of Nursing and after thorough detailed and knowledge. Four years they get their certificates and after that they are appointed as nurses in the hospital. This St. Joseph’s hospital is the top most hospital at Puliyal. Through the fruitful service this hospital’s name and fame is spread far and wide, that is work slowly into favour. This is our Mother hospital of all the hospitals. This nursing school is tied up with Municipality. For practical and preferring activity this school is affiliated with
1) Government Head quarter’s Hospital – Ramnad.
2) Primary Health Centre (PHC) – Thiruvegam burthur
3) Rajaji Government Hospital – Madurai.
4) Padmini Urology Hospital – Karaikudi.
CCC- Community Care Centre for HIV / AIDS Patients:
This is in the middle place for specially intended for aids affected persons. AIDS is a killing disease. It is a dreadful, horrible, awful, fearful and terrible disease because of that the aids stricken people are left lonely and are departed from others. In order to prevent it, on 17th of June, 2008 ‘C’ Programme was started, particularly for the aids affected persons.
- Inspect carefully regarding white corpo cells. It should not be diminished. If it decreases in amount, careful attentionshoud be taken through ART.
- Home care will be taken and no delay in helping.
- CD4 is carefully examined once in six months.
- Nourishing food is given.
- Helping by giving booklets.
- Most affected persons are sent to Rajaji Hospital or Sivagangai hospital.
- Awareness on Aids is given now and then.
This committee is run by the valuable suggestions, hints and proposals of the collector, Pleader, doctor, school headmaster, politician and village president. This committee is taken their advice. After the death of the AIDS affected persons’ dead bodies are cremated. The bodies are burnt to Ashes.
Speaking high of our service:
Sr. Motcham is spoken highly of her loyal work attending on the AIDS people. Because of her tireless work and considered with much respect the Human rights organization considered high and honoured her. On 29th of November 2009 she was granted “STAR ACHIEVER” award on 29th of January 2011 the Media Vision Organization gave her “Bharatha Rathina” award. It is a decision of her service. The two awards are unforgettable things given in recognition.