We are delighted to share this updated newsletter, direct from The Duncan. As we all know 2020 was very challenging for the hospital and its staff, however all was not lost as the staff battled to help not only their patients but those struggling in the local community as well. Later in the year as…

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The last time we updated from The Duncan Hospital in Bihar in northern India they were in the grip of the corona pandemic and indeed Blessy, senior paediatrician and wife of Hospital Director Prahbu, along with other staff members – actually caught the virus.   As Prahbu explained, “Just a month ago we were so…

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Recent news reports from Bihar are not encouraging at the moment with reports that the Indian state is suffering from bad seasonal monsoon flooding. The Duncan Hospital in badly affected by the floods and it is hampering their efforts to aid patients and the local community in general. A recent BBC report details the problems…

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This piece was published in civilsocietyonline.com April 23rd, 2020 and explains more about The Duncan Hospital and other independent hospitals in India, how the staff in such hospitals work to better the health of their local populations. “In 1992 a young couple, both doctors, travelled from Madurai in Tamil Nadu to a remote corner of…

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Our second update from The Duncan Hospital in Bihar, India where staff are pulling together thin resources to help local people left struggling in the face of India’s coronavirus lockdown. The Duncan Hospital Charitable Trust is keeping in close contact with The Duncan during this Coronavirus pandemic. The plight of staff and patients remain in…

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As many of you know India has been hit heavily by Covid-19 and the effects of a lockdown imposed within four hours on the country’s population Professor and Jackie Mackay only visited in February earlier this year. We were about to bring you videos of that trip with news of some of the exciting developments…

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