Mangaluru : Fr Muller Hospital-Thumbay reaching ‘Greater Heights’ with 2 Additional Floors/Health Services

Mangaluru: Addressing the media persons during a press meet held at Fr Muller Hospital-Thumbay conference hall, Rev Fr Patrick Rodrigues-Director of Fr Muller Charitable Institutions said, ” Fr Muller Hospital-Thumbay which is an extension unit of Fr Muller Charitable Institutions will launch its additional two floors and Health Services on Sunday, 1 November 2015 increasing its capacity to a 100 plus bed to cater the needs of the patients. Very soon we will be starting a 24 hours Blood bank Unit here. This hospital has always helped the people of this rural area during the time of the medical needs, and all the medical services are provided to them way are charged way much cheaper than in Mangaluru City”.

Fr Rodrigues further said that Fr Muller Hospital-Thumbay was taken over from BA Group mainly to serve the rural people. “This hospital is a quick-responding institution especially for the poor class, and we have quite a few permanent professional doctors always quick in attending to the need of the patients.. It is commendable that Father Muller Charitable Institution has taken over BA Hospital in Thumbay. Father Muller is today growing towards becoming one of the top hospitals and institutions in the country.” added Fr Rodrigues.

The inauguration of the Two Additional Floors and Health Services will be done by chief guest MLA JR Lobo, with Most Rev Dr Aloysius Paul D’Souza-Bishop of Mangaluru presiding over the function. Also on the occasion of the hospital’s completion of 2 1/2 years, a hospital magazine “Fr Mullers @ Thumbay” will be released by guest of honour, Rahul K-Assistant Superintendent of Police, Bantwal and Belthangady Tq.

Fr Roshan Crasta-Administrator, Dr Kiran Shetty-Medical Superintendent, and Shalini Menezes- Asst. Nursing Superintendent-all of Fr Muller Hospital-Thumbay were present during the press meet.

About Fr Muller Charitable Institutions and Fr Muller Hospital-Thumbay:

With the motto “Heal and Comfort”, the healing touch of Fr Muller Hospital grows. Fr Muller Hospital run under Fr MulerCharitable Institutions is famous for being one of the oldest hospitals in Mangaluru. Fr Muller Charitable Institutions have been touching the lives of thousands of people for the last 135 long years. The institution founded by Augustus Muller in 1880 stands out as a hallmark of medical service and education in our country. With its motto “Heal and Comfort”, it is committed to bring health-care solace to the suffering humanity.

Being in the health-care service since 1880, Fr Muller Hospital has a rich heritage which is seen in its vast experience in the field of medicine and gives it the reputation of an institution that combines a caring heart with highly professional skills. The National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) has accredited microbiology, biochemistry and pathology clinical labs of the hospital. Fr Muller is the only institution in the City which has all the three labs accredited byNABL guarantying quality of service.

Fr Patrick Rodrigues – Director, FMCI

Two years ago Fr Muller Medical College was accredited by NAAC with ‘A’ grade-the college became the First Medical College accredited under Rajiv Gandhi University, and 2015 has been a land mark year in the history of Fr Muller. This year Fr Muller Medical College Hospital has been accredited by NABH-thus becoming the first hospital in Karnataka and among a few in India to be credited by NAAC and NABH.

Fr. Muller’s Hospital, a well-known household name, opened its doors to the people of South Canara in 1880. It started when Fr. Augustus Muller S.J., a German Jesuit priest dispensed homeopathic medicines under a Banyan tree. It went on to become a Leprosy hospital (now known as the St Joseph’s Leprosy Hospital) and then into a fully fledged hospital. It started the School of Nursing which offered diplomas in General Nursing and Midwifery(GNM) and later College of Nursing which offered degree in Bachelor of Nursing Science.

Fr Roshan Crasta – Administrator, Father Muller Hospital – Thumbay

In 1989, Fr. Muller Institute of Medical Education and Research was duly constituted. Fr. Muller’s Institute of Medical Education and Research (FMIMER) started in 1991 with postgraduate courses and then went on to include other courses under its banner, including the Bachelors in Physiotherapy (1994–95), M.Sc in Hospital Administration (1996) and Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) course in 1999. It was thereby was raised to the status of Medical College.

Father Muller college, a forerunner in medical education sector has installed college management software for work flow automation of the entire campus. This has not only help the streamline the campus processes but also benefited the management, faculty manage the college work flow and students as well as parents to effectively communicate with the management and faculty. The college is fully run by the Diocese of Mangalore with its president being Dr Aloysius P D’Souza, Bishop Of Mangaluru. Others in the administration include: Fr Patrick Rodrigues-Director, F.M.C.I.; Dr Jayaprakash Alva-Dean; and Fr Richard Coelho-Administrator, Fr Muller Medical College Hospital

The college is affiliated to Fr. Muller Medical College Hospital, and now having yet another hospital at Thumbay named Father Muller Hospital, Thumbay which acts as a rural connect as well as post graduate posting as a means of obtaining cheap labour. Originally started by the famous Educationalist/Industrialist B. Ahmed Hajee Mohiudeen, this great centre of healing in a predominantly village area 17 kms away was acquired in May 2013 by Father Muller Charitable Institutions in order to more fully fulfill the Founder’s dream of giving the rural folk most modern and contemporary medical facilities which only a large medical college hospital can offer. At the time of acquisition, it was a fully functioning 100 bed multi-speciality hospital. FMCI later developed it further to provide greater facilities for the people.

Dr Kiran Shetty – Medical Superintendent Father Muller Hospital Thunbay

The Hospital is fully equipped with state-of-the art equipments and has full fledged Operation Theatre and Labour Theatre. The following Specialities/facilities are available: General Medicine; 24 hours Ambulance Service;General Surgery; 24 hours Medical Store; Obstetrics and Gynecology; Post operative Ward; Pediatrics; ICU Ventilator; ENT; ElectroCardiography; Orthopedics; Echo Cardiography and Treadmill; Ophthalmology; Central Oxygen facility; Physiotherapy; Immunization; Fully equipped Medical Lab; Fully Equipped O.T.; Dental Clinic; X-ray & portable X-ray facility; Homeopathy Dept.; Color Doppler with Echo; Medical Records; Ultra Sound; Operation Theatres; and Mortuary

The Casualty Dept works round the clock 365 days a year, catering to the needs of all Emergency and Trauma patients. It attends to patients during non-OPD hours and on holidays, when OPD’s are non-functioning. It is staffed by RMO and CMO’s and has minor and a well equipped operation theatre.The hospital has round the clock services like Emergency and Trauma Centre; CT Scan; Ultra-Sound; X-Ray; Pharmacy; Ambulance; Laboratory Services; Medical Record Dept; Out-Patient Dept. in all specialities/Physiotherapy/special care units/dedicated nursing service. In addition to the hospital facility, they have a eight health-care centres in and around Thumbay, which cater health facilities at the doorsteps of patients by visiting their residences.

More over Fr Muller Hospital-Thumbay has Health Card benefits with concessional rate in all the health services. The hospital also has a Cardiology OPD which is available on Thursdays (9.30am-12.30pm), where renowned Cardiologist Dr Sayyad is available as a consultant Cardiologist. Specialists are available for consultations at the Out Patient Department between 8.30 a.m.- 1.00 p.m. and 2.00 p.m. – 5.00 p.m. Serious cases requiring attention will be transferred to the Fr Muller Hospital -Kankanady, Mangaluru. Fr Muller Health Card holders can avail all facilities available under the scheme at Thumbay location also.

Speaking to, Fr Roshan Crasta- Administrator at Fr Muller Hospital-Thumbay said, ” Father Muller HospitalThumbay will celebrate its Two Years of glorious Existence on 1st November 2015. It has grown from a simple General Health care to a Multi-specialty hospital with state of art facilities.The Loyalty that inspires in providing care is a strength which helps to carry on the vision- ‘Heal and Comfort the suffering humanity with compassion and respect’. As my ministry is “love and serve the faithful after the example of Christ”, this is a great opportunity to serve the mankind with preventive and promotive health care at the door steps of the community”.

He further said, “The Hospital Magazine entitled “Mullers@ Thumbay” that will be released during the inaugural ceremony of the additional Floors at the Hospital would be the mirror Image of the activities carried out and explains people the vision of the Institution in providing quality health care for all and our commitment. It is indeed a matter of joy and pride for me to be an administrator and all the tireless effort of each one you is appreciable. The dedicated team of our doctors, nurses and other hospital personnel strive to provide high-quality, affordable and personal health care that respects the needs and dignity of each person served. I am grateful to Dr Kiran Shetty-Medical Superintendent, Mrs Shalini Menezes- Assistant Nursing Superintendent and all the members of Father Muller Hospital-Thumbay for their dedicated service”.

Dr Kiran Shetty-Medical Superintendent at Fr Muller Hospital-Thumbay said, ” Medical profession should aim to develop patient confidence by assuring good, fair and ethical treatment. This will enhance your standing in the society. In this regard I feel proud to say that we have a bevy of excellent and professional surgeons/doctors who are always ready to cater to the medical needs of the patients in this rural area, in the best of their knowledge and experiences. My sincere thanks to such a great team of physicians, nurses and all the staff of various departments who toil hard to provide the best medical attention towards the sick, thereby keeping our motto “Heal and Comfort” true to its commitment”.

Dr Kiran Shetty further said, ” Being at the helm as Medical Superintendent of this prestigious hospital, I have done my duties to the best of my abilities to maintain the standards and the services rendered. Along with the dedicated and committed Physicians, nurses, and other hospital staff here, I assure that we will see that Fr Muller Hospital-Thumbaybecomes a better and full-fledged hospital wholly committed and caring towards the people in this rural area, in the time of their medical needs. I would like to extend my sincere appreciation and heartfelt thanks to Rev Dr Aloysius Paul D’souza-the Bishop of Mangaluru for his blessings and support towards this Hospital, and also for agreeing to grace the forthcoming inaugural ceremony-he has been a inspiration for all of us at Fr Muller Hospital-Thumbay. I am also grateful to my mentors, Rev Fr Patrick Rodrigues- Director, FMCI, and also to Fr Roshan Crasta-Administrator, Fr Muller Hospital-Thumbay for their guidance and support during my tenure as Medical Superintendent”.

The team of doctors that care and treat the patients that walk into Father Muller Hospital-Thumbay are : Dr Kiran Shetty(Medicine); Dr Ganapathy Bhat, Dr Ashwin Baliga ( Paediatric ); Dr Praveen Kumar K ( Surgery ); Dr Anjan Kumar AN (ENT); Dr Rajesh ( Orthopaedic); Dr Jamila, Dr Bhagyashri Baliga (OBG ); Dr Davin ( Psychiatric); Dr Rochelle (Dermatology ); DrAjith H ( Opthalmology); Dr Kanthi Bhandary B (Dentistry ); and others. So for your next medical treatment and other health issues, stop by at Fr Muller Hospital-Thumbay and feel the difference.

For more details contact :

Father Muller Hospital- Thumbay
Bantwal -574143

Ph No: 08255-232555,234853,234854
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