DANISH MISSION HOSPITAL
Update April 2012: The young doctors who have been managing the hospital as part of their medical school practicum have finished their assignment at the Danish Mission Hospital. All LPGM Partner projects with regard to the hospital are on hold. Please remember the leaders of the Arcot Lutheran Church in your prayers as they discern the options for this much needed community service. Contact Mark in the LPGM office if you have any questions.
The Danish Mission Hospital (DMH) celebrated its centenary in January 2011. It is an institution staffed by Indians who provide high quality care to the rural population around Tirukoilur, Tamil Nadu, in Southern India. The care is offered at a fair, affordable cost to those who can pay for the services. Often, care is free as many people in this region simply cannot afford to pay.
Originally it was founded and entirely supported by the Danes. It has recently experienced a rebirth as a more independent institution.
The Eye Program
Ocular diseases, especially early cataracts, are common in the region of Tirukoilur. The Eye Program at Danish Mission Hospital provides high quality and affordable eye care by ophthalmologists, physicians, and oculists. There can be 50+ surgeries performed every week.
LPGM provides support for the recipients who benefit from free services. It requires a contribution of approximately $2,000 each month. If you or your congregation or group would like to be a supporter, please contact us at the LPGM office: 612.823.5058 or email@example.com ( office null@null lutheranpartners NULL.org).