Medical Clinic of Jerusalem Mar Thoma Syrian Church, New Delhi

“Be alert, stand firm in the faith,

be brave, be strong.  

Do all your work in love”

1 Cor. 16:13-14

The Medical Clinic in its present form is in existence for the past four years. Earlier the church used to organize a medical camp once a year in one of the slum areas of Delhi. Free consultation and free dispensing of medicines used to be undertaken. Obviously it was not beneficial because it was being conducted only once a year. Certain amount of money was budgeted every year for these camps.  

The Church Executive Committee felt that it would be more beneficial to have a medical clinic once a month in the church itself. That is how the medical clinic came into being.

OBJECTIVES : The objectives of the medical clinic are two fold :-

  1. To provide health care  to the people in the neighborhood of  the church.

  2. To provide health care  to the people of the church

FACILITIES : The Facilities provided are :-

  1. Free consultation both allopathic and Homeopathic
  2. General checkup including weight and blood pressure
  3. Lab investigation like:
    • Haemoglobin
    • Blood sugar
    • Urine , etc
  4. Dispense commonly needed medicines (both allopathic and homeopathic) free of charge.

Through these routine medical check ups many people have been diagnosed as having hypertension or diabetes at the very early stages. Early detection of a disease is very important for better control and prevention of complications.

This year the medical clinic has adopted two chronic patients, one suffering from diabetes needing medicines and Insulin daily and the other suffering from Rheumatic valvular heart disease. They need to take medication on a daily basis. They would have found it very difficult to manage without the help from the Medical Clinic.

the team : The Medical Clinic has a team of medical, paramedical and non medical staff working tirelessly. The Medical Clinic is held every second Sunday of the month. On Saturday evenings, pamphlets containing information about the clinic are distributed in the areas around the church.

a humble beginning : This is just a humble beginning .We want to bring in specialists like cardiologists, neurologists, counselors etc from outside the church so that our church members can be benefited. Our parish has a great medical talent pool. With the help of the medical and paramedical staff and with the cooperation of the church members we can diversify further and try and reach out to more and more people in and around the church.

Updated on Friday, September 23, 2011