Work begins on new Nursing College

We are delighted to share with you the news that the ground-breaking ceremony took place in February for the new Duncan Hospital College of Nursing. This huge project has been years in the planning and funding and we are so excited to share with you that it is finally underway.  It has long been the…

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Looking with hope to 2022

Thankfully at the end of 2021 we can report that The Duncan Hospital is seeing a drop in Covid patients. Prabhu Joseph, Hospital Director told us that the largest peak in patients was seen in May 2021 when over 280 Covid patients were admitted almost all of whom were severely ill.   It is a…

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Pipe up!

Great news from Duncan hospital – EHA Director Prahbu this week. He reports that work has slowly started on the O2 piping work that your generous donations to our Breath of Life campaign have helped to fund. These pipes may not sound lifesaving or exciting but they are part of a vital chain to transfer…

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Thankyou all so much for your generosity!

A huge heartfelt thankyou to everyone who donated to our “Breath of Life” campaign to provide an urgently needed new oxygen plant for the Duncan hospital – EHA during the corona crisis. You raised a fantastic £9,926.51! We have received brilliant news that a major single donor (who we will be able to tell you…

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Looking back at 2020 – including moments of joy

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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Cautious optimism blooms at The Duncan

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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Monsoon flooding adding to Bihar’s corona woes

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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Doctors out there: Why small hospitals matter

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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