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Aseem Sambhavanaye

Saturday saw the gathering of our participants of our Community based rehabilation gather together under a pandal erected under a clear blue sky on Saturday 25th May. The title means unlimited possibilities. This was the sixth year in succession we have had this program, intended to provide a common meeting place for the participants to gather, share their stories, draw inspiration from each other and encourage each other on the difficult road they are called upon to walk. 

Participants are known to the rehab staff, but here they get to know and learn about one another, and listen to stories of courage and determination, see the progress others have made and draw determination and inspiration from each other. They each receive and are an inspiration. Bed bound patients from two years ago are no longer bed bound today. A patient who was on a wheelchair two years ago is today striding around with crutch supports and braces, independant and self supporting. These are stories of courage. 

There were health talks, motivational videos, games, sharing times, and lunch, topped off by dancing… yes dancing! 

Kudos to the physiotherapy team who has made all this possible. It was a very moving time for all concerned, and yet another event which will always remain in the hearts of those who attended. 


Continuing nursing education – focus on tuberculosis

One death a minute. A quarter of the world’s cases. Thirty per cent of the burden of drug resistant tuberculosis. One million missing patients.

These are stark and sobering statistics, foreboding facts forecasting a murky and uncertain future in our battle against the ubiquitous acid fast bacillus Mycobacterium tuberculosis. 

To spread awareness about this bomb ticking away in our society, the Lady Willingdon Hospital conducted a conference on continuing Nursing education that focussed on tuberculosis on the 11th of May 2019, to commemorate nurses day. Our nurses had organised the whole program which was a endearing mix of display of talent and current knowledge about the disease. Our honored chief guest was the Chief Medical Officer Kullu, Dr. Susheel Chandel. Invited dignitaries were the WHO Consultant for tuberculosis Dr. Ravinder Kumar, the Block Medical Officer Dr. Paljor, and the District Tuberculosis Officer Dr. Naresh. 

A poster presentation on tuberculosis was adjudged and some teams of nurses felicitated for their service with awards presented to them by the dignitaries. 

Our nurses put up meaningful dances, songs, and a street play which they had performed earlier on the Mall road in Manali, and also in various schools over the past week. Dr. Ravinder brought out current recommendations in the diagnosis and treatment of the disease and progress made including plans to tackle this scourge of our society. Dr. Philip narrated the experience of the Lady Willingdon hospital over the past fourteen years, bringing out real issues and areas of concern in the diagnosis and treatment of this disease. Nurses from other colleges in the region participated in renewing their vows to the service of humanity, led by our Nursing Supervisor, Sr. Prabhjot Kaur. It was a very meaningful time. 

Like all meaningful times, we had to finish with a sumptuous meal served by our intrepid cooks, who produced an eclectic fare including sepu vadi among other delights. 

A very meaningful  commemoration of a great bunch of people. 

Happy nurses day! 




LWH Nurses Week May 2019

In commemoration of the Nurses Week, the nurses of Lady Willingdon Hospital, Manali have decided to raise public awareness about Tuberculosis.

Even though there has been considerable progress in the last decade, TB is an infectious killer world-wide and the drug resistant TB poses a major threat.

Today the nurses performed street plays in the town in an effort to raise awareness against TB. They will be going to all the schools in Manali to perform skits and talk to the Teachers and Children about how the disease can be prevented and treated thus giving them knowledge about accessing the right treatment, at the right time.

At the starting point

Introduction by Sis Prabhjyot Nursing In Charge of LWH

Awareness in Action

LWH Team at Mall Road


ENT Camp

Special E.N.T. Camp is being held at Lady Willingdon Hospital, Manali from May 6, 2019 till May 9, 2019 at 1 PM.

Dr Suma Mathews Professor of ENT and Dr Divyan Samson Assistant Professor of ENT from CMC Vellore are available for consultation and surgery.  This three day camp is a platform for providing specialized health services for Ear, Nose and throat to the people of the valley. E.N.T. Camps are being held in the hospital for many years and hundreds of people have benefited from them.




With Patient



The memory of a long and cold  winter fades, giving way to clear skies, sunshine, and smiles on faces. Marking a season of work, and a pause before the vault into the activity of the summer, we all needed space and time to shake it out, and share a meal, fellowship, ice cream, our children, and of course… dancing. 

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The in-house pharmacy was an assemblage of racks spilling over with medicines housed in impromptu locations, intelligible only to the pharmacy staff as they dispensed medicines. Cramped, and with paint peeling off the walls, it was a less than desirable space as a work area. We were able to renovate this whole area and install a goods lift for supplies from the overhead stores, thanks to our dedicated team of maintenance men, ably supervised by our Operations Manager, Mr. Franklyne Dhayalan. Now the dedicated staff truly have a comfortable work space that will permit them to continue to work to dispense health and healing to those in need. Thank you all team!

The photos were taken at the dedication of this space done today by Pastor Naresh Lall.


Annual day videos

The annual day was a celebration and a thanksgiving. 

We uploaded the dances onto utube and they can be viewed here at these addresses: 

Prayer dance:

Nati (local dance) from Anni region:

Bhangra dance:

Drummer boy song:


Kerala dance:


Annual day 2018

The Hospital staff assembled on the 24th to celebrate their annual day. It was a smashing success, with a variety of songs, dances and a skit on the theme of  1 Cor 10:31:- “in all that we do, do it for the glory of God”. We have experienced His hand in all that we has happened in the  year, and we are grateful. It was an outpouring of talent and energy, laced with bonhomie and togetherness. A lip smacking dinner was served at the end.

Watch this space for more photographs and videos as they become available. Well done LWH! 


Campus clean up day

The hospital staff got together for a campus clean up day. Five teams of zealous scrubbers moppers and movers rolled up their sleeves and attacked the campus areas with gusto, removing five pick up loads of trash and leaving their respective areas spick and span. Mr. Vijay Kumar, principal of the Daystar Schoool, was appointed as judge to gauge the best cleaned area. He was stumped and found that his mathematical formula for evaluation (he is a maths teacher) returned  a five way tie. So Elijah, Dr. Dennis’s one and a half year old son picked the winners from a cap made for the occasion for prizes, and declared teams four and five the winners. The first team got caps emblazoned with the hospital logo and the runners up lapel buttons with an environmentally friendly message. This was followed by great celebration, mutton biryani and of course… dancing. Well done all!