St. Francis Hospital is a 250 bedded Hospital run by the Society of the Mission Sisters of Ajmer and is now 66 years old. Over the years this hospital has grown from a maternity home to a multi speciality and now also has some super specialities like Neurology, Urology, Neonatology, and Paediatric surgery. The following is a list of doctors attached to this hospital.
Dr. Sanjay Tolambia, Dr. Ravi Rajput,
Dr. Sister Malti Bundla
Dr. G.S. Jhalla, Dr. J.C. Baid
Dr. Wallace M.
Dr. S.L. Mishra
Dr. P.L. Gupta, Dr.Janki
Dr.Deepika, Dr. Claire
Dr. Mahesh Agarwal, Dr. Anil Rathi
|CONSULTANT ORTHOPEAEDIC SURGEON
Dr. S.N. Dargar
Dr.Suman, Dr. D.R. Gupta
Dr. Ashok Vijay, Dr.Sujata
Dr. Manish Mathur, Dr.Gattani
Dr. L.K. Nepalia
Dr. R.K. Khasgiwal
Dr. S.K. Pandey
|CONSULTANT PAEDIATRIC SURGEON
Dr. Wallace Mendoza
Dr.Sourav Kumar Singh
Dr. Rahul Mathur
|CONSULTANT ORTHOPEAEDICIANS FROM AHMEDABAD & BHILWARA
Dr. B.M. Maloo
|CONSULTANT ENT SURGEONS
Dr. Suresh Lalwani
Dr. Anuj Mathur,
Dr. Akshay Raj Goyal Visiting Cardiologists from Jaipur
|CONSULTANT CHEST PHYSICIAN
Dr.Rakesh C. Gupta
Dr. Prateek Kothari
OPD TIME: 9:30 AM TO 12:30 PM. Emergency ..24 hours
The Hospital has Resident Medical officers, routine immunization facilities and in house X-Ray, Pharmacy, Laboratory, Sonography, and Ambulance Services. The Congregation of the Mission Sister of Ajmer, which today runs the St. Francis Hospital, and Nursing College, was founded by Bishop Henry Fortunatus Caumont – He was a a French priest, a Franciscan, who came to Rajasthan, India, in the late 19th Century. He along with some of his family members dedicated their life to the cause of upliftment of the Rajputana mission as Rajasthan and surrounding areas were called. He established this congregation in 1911.
St. Francis (of Assisi, Italy) whose name the hospital bears, was a great saint of the 12th Century. He was a very remarkable man, a close follower of Jesus and we today try to follow his values of love, joy, brotherhood, charity, and peace.
A 50 Year old Nursing school, now upgraded into nursing college offers 3.5 years Diploma Course (GNM) as well as 4 years degree course (B.Sc. nursing) approved by the Rajasthan and Indian Nursing Councils. Hostel facilities are available.
An overview of the activities of the objects of the Society of St. Francis Hospital and Nursing Home
St. Francis Hospital was taken over by the Mission sisters in 1952 ; starting as a maternity nursing home it grew to be a 250 bedded general hospital . The sisters also run a nursing school (now upgraded to nursing college).
Besides maternity, medicine, surgery , paediatric, orthopaedic and ophthalmology and dental departments , we have an ICU and NICU, neurology, and urology.. We had a few medical outreach programmes into the slums or other backward areas; besides, we participate in TB control (DOTS) and other government run medical and immunization programmes.
We have a sister doctor along with 45 other specialist and super specialist doctors. This Society/Trust also runs a 25 bedded hospice “ASHANIKETAN” for persons living with HIV/AIDS and located about 20 kms. away from the hospital and which is run on a total freeship basis; currently we have 15 to 20 residential and some OPD patients.
For the past 20 odd years, late Dr. Sr. Melba ( OB &G) , a familiar figure and long associated with the hospital, had been catering almost exclusively to the lower middle class sections coming from rural and semiurban slums around Ajmer.
Our sisters have been collaborating with the Avedna Ashram , Jaipur, for the care of terminally ill cancer patients , and Sister Nickolette has been awarded the “Mother Teresa of Jaipur” award.
Every week, our physician …a sister-doctor , Dr.Malti, visits one out of the 5 villages under our sisters care (mission stations) to attend to the medical needs of the patients around and keeps track of their medical needs. She also visits the Mother Teresa’s home for the destitute in Ajmer to cater to the medical needs of about 60 inmates.
This Society has also adopted the village of Somalpur for preventive and curative care, besides attending to school health programmes.