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 activities in our Health Centres

  • Promoting preventive measures by means of conducting awareness programmes and camps [eye check up, diabetes check up etc]
    • Collaborating with NGOs and Governmental Organizations.
    • providing palliative care
    • Teaching alternative medicines
    • Giving concession for the poor and medicine free of cost for the deserving
    • Appointing qualified professionals from the outside.

Health – Hope for the Future

As God is the Healer, he works miraculously among the people. He shows kindness and mercy. God calls preachers, ambassadors and apostles to follow his works. Amalvai sisters with love of service to humanity go around  to help poor patients in the hospitals with intense eagerness and zeal.

They carry out their schemes in public and the people  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 the right time. they work miraculously among the sick people.

Leonard Hospital, K. Pudur

To mark the golden jubilee of the congregation amalavai sisters stared Leonard Dispensary in k.Pudur in 1961 in honour of Most Rev. Bishop Leonard, the silver jubilarian that year. Srs . Gabirini and Salomi, after staff nurse training in Rajaji Hospital, Madurai, were appointed to the dispensary. With their skillful and willing medical service poor people richly benefited particularly in the area of maternity.  Buildings were newly constructed in 1976 in-order to provide outpatient service. In the year 1998 a separate community for the hospital sisters was started. As the dispensary was expanded into a Hospital, X-ray and scan facilities were added and Sr.Pious Beatrice was appointed as the residential doctor. In 2003 Dr.Sr. Rosy was appointed as the residential doctor and she expanded and served the hospital with commitment. Presently the Hospital is serving the public in collaboration with other medical organisations.

St. Joseph’s Hospital, Puliyal

Puliyal 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 in despair and pain. At the same time Sr. Gabirini who worked at Rajaji 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. The Parish priest gave them good remuneration for the work on 21st April 1971 and a new hospital was opened by Most. Rev. Justin Diraviam, D.D. Then in 1978 this hospital was taken over by the Amalavai sisters. The hospital was fittingly named as St. Joseph’s Hospital. Without Fr. Alex’ initiative, the hospital would not have been built.

St.Joseph’s Hospital collaborates with Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai, Meenatchi Mission Hospital, Madurai and Thamian Eye Hospital Nilakottai in conducting free Eye checkup programme every year. Rotary club helps the hospital. Mobile clinic is run in and around Puliyal.  Serving the sick people through mobile clinic is a 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 in-patients 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 take turns at the Hospital to attend to the patients.

The Immaculate School of Nursing

This place has a lot of poor people such as coolies and  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. Motchalangaram took huge effort to improve this school.  Inspection was done by the Tamil Nadu Nursing Council and Indian Nursing Council. They inspected each and every tool and the place carefully, and after examining carefully, on 14th June 2007 Recognition order was given by the council. Young girls are well trained and educated successfully. Every year around twenty girls are admitted for the certificate course. Those who complete the  four year course are appointed as nurses in the hospital. This 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 centre is intended for HIV/AIDS patients.  It is a dreadful, horrible, awful, fearful and terrible disease because of which these people are left alone unattended. In order to prevent it, on 17th  June, 2008 ‘C’ Programme was started, particularly for the AIDS-affected persons.

Our Deeds:

  • Inspecting carefully regarding white corpo cells. It should not decrease. If it decreses, careful attention should be taken through ART.
    • Home care is given 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.

     As a recognition to our service, our administrator Sr.Motchalangaram was given star achiever award and Bharata Ratna MGR award in 2009 and 2011 respectively.

St.Joseph’s Dispensary  – Suranam :

A small dispensary started functioning in suranam since 12 June 1917. With a help of an English Lady, Julia Zwicker, the Dispensary was expanded in order to provide consultation and awareness to people regarding family care, TB, AIDS and infectious Diseases.

St.Antony’s  Dispensary –  Nallur

St.Antony’s Dispensary was started in Nallur on 15th  May 1994 to address the medical needs of the people. Initially the sisters were staying in Nelliankulam and since 2003, they stayed in the dispensary itself until a new convent was built in 2007. Here in the dispensary, medical help is provided at low cost. Special awareness camps are organised for pregnant women and students in the school are given awareness on health and hygiene.