Ruby Nelson Memorial Hospital (IN)

A 52-bed hospital operated by COSDAH of the Southern Asia Division at the town of Jallandar in the state of Punjab, about 250 miles (400 kilometers) from Delhi, India. The hospital was started in 1965 on a nine-acre (four-hectare) plot of land in a bungalow that was already constructed. The first medical director was K. P. George, a graduate from Christian Medical College, Vellore. In the beginning the bed strength was 27. In January 1966 the hospital was officially given its present name in memory of the late Mrs. Ruby Nelson, wife of Dr. Phillip S. Nelson, who was brutally murdered on a car trip on the way from Delhi to Ranchi. The hospital is well known for its work in ophthalmology. Free eye camps are held each year in villages around Jalandhar. Medical Directors/Administrators: K. P. ...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.

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