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Khristiya Seva Niketan Maternity Unit

Postby Graham Smith » Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:38 pm

Khristiya Seva Niketan Hospital is a Mission Hospital of the Church of North India in the rural District of Bankura, under the Diocese of Durgapur, West Bengal, India.

Last year there were over 2000 deliveries in this hospital.
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The Delivery Room




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New Born
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Going home for the first time
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Postby Ernst-Ulrich Schafer » Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:10 pm

Thanks for sharing. Enjoyed the portraits.
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Postby Charles Haacker » Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:26 pm

Wonderful pictures! But looking around the rooms at the equipment and facilities... Rough. I know everyone is doing their best (you included), but... Well, it's good for us in the West to occasionally get jerked back to others' reality.
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Postby Graham Smith » Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:36 pm

Charles Haacker wrote:Wonderful pictures! But looking around the rooms at the equipment and facilities... Rough. I know everyone is doing their best (you included), but... Well, it's good for us in the West to occasionally get jerked back to others' reality.


The hospital treats the patients for free, if it wasn't for this place and it's dedicated staff many would get no hospital treatment at all.

It is a constant struggle to keep the place running. A shortage of drugs, broken or worn out equipment and buildings in poor condition are just a few of the problems they face on a daily basis.

The hospital also runs a nursing training school, the nurses that qualify from KSNH are of a very high standard and are much in demand in the big city hospitals.

The place is a miracle.
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Postby minniev » Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:18 am

Graham Smith wrote:Khristiya Seva Niketan Hospital is a Mission Hospital of the Church of North India in the rural District of Bankura, under the Diocese of Durgapur, West Bengal, India.

Last year there were over 2000 deliveries in this hospital.
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A fascinating and powerful set of images, Graham, far past travel photos and into social documentary images. They're well done, of course, but they tell a story about medical care that reminds us of the differences between this world and ours. But the story is also about people, that story transcends the distance between our countries and cultures.

Very well done.
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Re: Khristiya Seva Niketan Maternity Unit

Postby St3v3M » Sat Jun 10, 2017 4:12 am

Graham Smith wrote:...
The place is a miracle.

And you are a saint for bringing this to us and the world beyond. Great images and great heart! Thank you! S-
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