Holy Cross Hospital
(Geographical location : Giridih, Jharkhand)
Holy Cross Hospital is situated in Deori Block of Giridih district in Jharkhand run by popularly known Holy Cross Congregation. The project was started as a dispensary in 1974 and later expanded to eighty bedded hospital including 12 beds for leprosy.
Leprosy Services: Holy Cross Hospital started leprosy services in 1990, since then a total of 1743 persons with leprosy have been treated. Introduction of Reconstructive Surgery (RCS) became the milestone of this hospital in such remote area and received recognition from GoI as DPMR tertiary care centre. 36 RCS has been conducted so far.
TB Activities: Holy Cross Hospital has taken up TB Microscopy Centre under the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Program by covering a population of 80,000. A total of 810 TB affected persons has been treated since then.
Socio-economic Activities: Project has extended economic support to 96 affected clients to find their livelihood in addition to formation of Self Help Group (SHG) in 46 villages of 7 Panchayats. A total of 1123 members are involved in these SHGs.
Facilities: Besides leprosy (12 bed hospital) and TB Microscopy Centre this hospital also offers specialized services in General medicine, General surgery, Malaria Control, Gynaecology, Orthopedic, Ultra sound and Radiology.