Glamorous Celebrations Mark Fr Muller Hospital-Thumbay 5th Anniversary in Zeal

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Glamorous Celebrations Mark Fr Muller Hospital-Thumbay 5th Anniversary in Zeal

Mangaluru: “We come to comfort and to heal, to love and serve in woe and weal; Let the name Augustus Muller proudly write in gold; Flame across Karnataka’s vast and Bharat’s millions hold, In admiration of his zeal whose vision bright and bold; In Mangaluru’s fair bosom raised its home of peace untold. Hail! dear home where tender care beguiles disease and pain; Where love divine inspires and lifts the failing heart or brain; Come all who soothe in ways unsung Humanity’s unrest. Let’s all as one, with love pursue the toil by millions blest.”-these thought-provoking lyrics from the Father Muller Institutions Anthem speaks in volumes the services provided by the Doctors, Nurses and Staff to the suffering Humanity at Father Muller Hospital-Thumbay,{FMHT} for the last FIVE years since its inception, and 1 May 2018 was the BIG Day of Celebrations to mark the Glorious Fifth Anniversary, with the motto “Comfort and Heal”!

With a Vision to heal and comfort the suffering humanity with compassion and respect, and to be recognized as a global leader in medical education and research; and with a Mission -To be progressive in providing holistic health care services to all; To ensure global standards in medical education; and To create and foster centre of excellence for medical research, FMHT hosted the Fifth Year Anniversary Celebrations in glamorous and exuberance on 1 May 2018, in the Hospital open-air campus at 6 pm. Bishop of Mangaluru Diocese Most Rev. Dr. Aloysius Paul D’Souza presided over the function, while Principal of Sahyadri College of Management and Technology Dr. U M Bhushi was the chief guest, along with Director of Father Muller Charitable Institutions Fr. Richard Aloysius Coelho; Fr Roshan Crasta and Dr Kiran Shetty-Administrator and Medical Superintendent of FMHT respectively were other dignitaries on the dais.

The Happy and Joyous celebrations began with invoking God’s blessings through a prayer dance performed by the staff of FMHT, followed by welcome address by Fr Roshan Crasta, where while introducing the guests and welcoming the august gathering, he also mentioned that “FMHT since its inception on 1 May 2013 has grown from a simple general hospital care to multi-specialty hospital with state of the art facilities, with the motto “Heal and Comfort” and slogan “We Care For You At Every Stage”. Ours is a hospital having 150 beds, provides service in General Medicine, Pediatrics, ENT, Dental, General Surgery, Ophthalmology, Dermatology, Physiotherapy, OBG, Cardiology, Radiology, Homeopathy, Orthopedics, Anesthesiology, and Psychiatry.

“FMHT renders remarkable preventive and promotive health care at the doorsteps of the community to the suffering humanity with compassion and respect. Today while we celebrate FMHT’s 5th Anniversary we thank the Almighty for showering His blessings on us in making us reach greater heights in such a short period of time. 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 have strived 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, Fr Richard Coelho director FMCI, Sr Theresa Pereira-Head/ In-charge of Nursing Dept FMHT, and all the doctors, nurses, and all ancillary staff of our hospital for their dedicated service. I take this opportunity to lovingly remember our former director late Rev. Fr Patrick Rodrigues for the vision he had for this hospital. May God bless you all” added Fr Crasta.

Lighting of the traditional lamp and release of the balloons into the air by the dignitaries on the dais marked the inauguration of the prestigious 5th Year Anniversary celebration, which was followed by the release of the fifth edition of the ‘Fr Muller Hospital-Thumbay ‘ Magazine by chief guest Dr U M Bhushi. On the occasion, three persons namely Fr Rudolph Ravi D’Sa, Administrator, Father Muller Medical College Hospital-Mangaluru; Dr Kiran Shetty- Medical Superintendent-FMHT; and Sr Theresa Pereira- Nursing Dept In-Charge FMHT were felicitated for their dedicated and committed service towards FMHT. Lokanath Shetty of Lions Club Bantwal, the sponsor for the eye check-up camp and free spectacle distribution, was also honoured for his contribution to the community.

Addressing the audience, chief guest Dr Bhushi praising FMHT for their service to the suffering humanity in the area said, “More than healing touch and treatment through medicine, Patients need something more, the touch of heart. And only when we touch the hearts of the patients, we could see transformations. People are not looking for hospitals, instead, they want real transformation. And I feel proud to say that FMHT is doing that. Although my association and that of Sahyadri College with FMHT has been not so long, I already feel that I am part of this hospital family, and I cherish my association with this institution. And I want to keep our relationship strong in the future years too. FMHT has already made a difference in the community here and will do better in the years to come.”

Following the release of the Special FMHT Health Card Scheme, in his presidential address, Bishop of Mangalore Diocese Dr ALoysius Paul D’Souza said, “Fr Roshan Crasta, Dr Kiran Shetty and Sr Theresa, along with other crew of this hospital are the pillars for the growth and success of FMHT. Our main intention in launching this hospital here was to provide health care to the local and rural people in Belthangady, Puttur, Vittal, Bantwal and surrounding vicinity, and I am sure that the people have benefited from this hospital in their medical needs. Our hospital motto is Comfort and Heal, and to serve those poor suffering humanity”

“In the Bible, we are told to serve the poor, downtrodden and the sick who desperately need help, and that’s exactly what Father Muller hospitals are doing. FMHT last year alone has given nearly Rs 64 lakh free medical aid to the needy, and till date, Father Muller Charitable Institutions have contributed Rs 35 Crore worth of free medical aid to the poor. And that’s how we reach to help those in need of healthcare. Pope Francis has urged Catholics worldwide to bring to the sick and needy “the ‎Lord’s own gaze, full of tenderness and compassion,” reminding the Church of her “maternal vocation” to them. And FMCI has taken Pope’s message seriously in taking care of the needy in their health needs. Now that we also have Health Card, people should avail all the benefits that the Card has to offer. Since 45 years FMCI has been taking care of leprosy patients at the Leprosy Centre at Fr Muller Hospital, Mangaluru. My sincere compliments to the entire fraternity at FMHT for taking this hospital to higher standards and earning name and fame in the community. A job well done”, added the Bishop.

Director of FMCI, Fr Richard Coelho also speaking on the occasion said, “We would like to thank Bishop Dr Aloysius P D’Souza for his constant support all these years, he has been a guiding source of inspiration to all of us at FMCI for decades. Today, May 1 being a Labour Day and also the Feast of St Joseph the Worker- Joseph is the patron of many things, including the universal Church, fathers, the dying and social justice. On this Day today, we are all labourers and God is our Boss/Employer. In order to please our Boss, we need to perform our duties to the best of our abilities and capacities. And for that matter, the entire Management, doctors, nurses and staff of FMHT have done extremely good work, to keep this hospital running successfully.

Fr Coelho further said, “In its journey of FIVE years now, Father Muller Hospital Thumbay has always stood firm on its central mission of providing quality healthcare services, mainly to the rural and disadvantaged poor people. Its core values embraced the principles of excellence in service and collaboration with local leaders and other stakeholders. Our aim is to improve the health of our community every day and our slogan, “We care for you at every step“. To accomplish this, we remain current with facility and I am pleased to say that Father Muller Hospital Thumbay is now equipped with all the state of the art facilities. Our dream of Thumbay is to reach to the un-reached, to love the unloved and care the un-cared and to serve the marginalized and less privileged people of the society. Kudos to the entire team of FMHT, and my prayer to all those who visit Fr Muller Hospital-Thumbay, that you may find peace, joy and solace.”

Dr Kiran Shetty delivered the vote of thanks, while Nisha Lobo -Nursing Dept Supervisor at FMHT compered the entire programme professionally. The Annual report of FMHT through audio video was presented by Sushma, an FMHT administrative staff. Mementoes were handed over to the dignitaries, followed by the FMCI anthem. Fr Vincent Vinod Saldanha, Administrator, FMHMCH & HPD; Fr Ajith B. Menezes, Administrator, Father Muller Medical College; Fr Sylvester Vincent Lobo, Assistant Administrator, FMHMC & HPD; Fr Jeevan George Sequeira, Assistant Administrator, Father Muller Medical College Hospital; Fr Felix Monteiro, Chaplain, FMCI; Fr Melwyn D’Souza, Chaplain, FMCI, Fr Peter Noronha- Chaplain FMCI; Sr Janet D’Souza- Chief Nursing Officer, Fr Muller Hospital, Mangaluru; and Sr Jacintha-Principal, Fr Muller Nursing College, Mangaluru were among the many guests and well-wishers that graced the occasion.

The formal function ended with a cultural programme with dance performance by FMHT staff, and the crowd was taken into the world of laughter by Umesh Mijar and his troupe of “Telikeda Gonchil” through their witty punchlines and humorous acting. Prior to the evening formal function, a free health checkup camp, and also Eye Test Camp was organized in the morning, 1 May. Nearly 750 people attended the camp, and nearly 350 free eyeglasses were distributed.


You can avail the FMHT Health card by making a cash/demand draft drawn in favour of “Father Muller Health Card A/c. After payment collect your acknowledgment slip after submission of the form and payment of the fee. • Rs. 100/- for individual scheme. • Under family scheme Rs. 100/- for primary card holder and Rs. 50 for every additional member. • The validity of the Health Card is for one year (01.05.2018 to 30.04.2019). The Health Card will cover the following :

GENERAL WARD – Out Patient & In-Patient Benefits and OPD benefits • 100% Concession on Registration & Admission charges. • 100% Concession on Professional charges • 100% Concession on Bed, Food and Nursing Service charges. • 30% Concession on Operation Theater charges & Professional charges in general specialities only* • 20 % Concession on Lab investigations. • 25 % Concession on Physiotherapy charges. • 25% Concession on Ultrasonography charges • 25 % Concession on CT Scan, X-Ray, ECG • 20% Concession on ICU/MICU/ICCU/PICU/NICU/ Post Operative charges. • 15 % Concession on Drugs (FatherMuller Thumbay Medical Store).

PRIVATE/ SEMI-PRIVATE – Out Patient & In-Patient Benefits • 100% Concession on Registration & Admission charges • 20% Concession on Professional charges • 20%Concession on Bed, Food and Nursing service charges. • 30% Concession on Operation Theater charges & Professional charges in general specialities only* • 20 %Concession on Lab investigations. • 25 % Concession on Physiotherapy charges. • 25% Concession on Ultrasonography charges. • 25% Concession on CT Scan, X-Ray, ECG • 20% Concession on ICU/MICU/ICCU/PICU/NICU/ Post Operative charges. • 15 % Concession on Drugs (Father Muller Thumbay Medical Store).

* Above Concessions are available for Homoeopathic and Father Muller Hospital, Thumbay patients only * Concession for Lab investigations done in Father MullerHospital Thumbay only. Exclusions: *OT Materials, Contrast dye, Prostheses, Stent, Contact 12.9 Lenses, Implants, Dental Materials, Hearing Aids etc. Please note: This Card will be applicable for those getting admitted/treated as Father Muller Hospital Thumbay patients only.* * Card has to be produced to the concerned department before availing any service from the hospital. No card benefits will be given after availing the services. * Issuing of Father Muller health card and granting facilities which are not mentioned above are at the discretion of the management. In this regard decision of Management is final and binding. * Legal disputes subject to Mangalore jurisdiction only. Conditions apply


Father Muller Hospital, Thumbay affiliated to Fr Muller Institutions- Mangaluru acts as a rural connect with the people in these areas, and was 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 FatherMullerCharitable 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.

The Hospital is fully equipped with state-of-the art equipments and has full-fledged Operation Theatre and Labour Theatre. The following Specialties/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 an eight health-care centres in and around Thumbay, which cater health facilities at the doorsteps of patients by visiting their residences.

Moreover 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 a renowned Cardiologist 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. FrMuller Health Card holders can avail all facilities available under the scheme at Thumbay location. So for your next medical treatment and other health issues, stop by at FrMuller Hospital-Thumbay and feel the difference.

MULTI SPECIALITY HOSPITAL A Unit of Father Muller Charitable Institutions
Thumbay, Bantwal Taluk, D.K. 574143.

Email: Telephone : 08255 232555, 234853 (3 lines) Reception : 08255-232555.

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