Mangaluru: Bishop Dr Saldanha inaugurates Father Muller Palliative Care Centre

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Mangaluru, 02 Jan 2022: Father Muller Homeopathic Medical College and Hospital, a unit of Father Muller Charitable Institutions, has been catering Homeopathic treatment to the patients since 1985. Over the years, the hospital has been functioning with Out-patient department, In-patient department, Yoga & naturopathy unit, Counseling, Physiotherapy, X-ray and laboratory services, with the recent inclusion of Covid Care Centre, Post-Covid Treatment Centre, Specialty Clinics, Online Consultation and Health Check-Up Schemes.


The Palliative Care Centre was inaugurated at Father Muller Homoeopathic Medical College Hospital (FMHMCH), Deralakatte, here on Saturday, January 1.


Dr Peter Paul Saldanha, Bishop of Mangaluru diocese and president of Father Muller Charitable Institutions (FMCI) inaugurated the newly-opened Palliative Care Centre.



Fr Richard Aloysius Coelho, director, FMCI, Fr Roshan Crasta, administrator, FMHMC&H, Fr Rohan Dias, assistant administrator, FMHMC&H, Dr E S J Prabhu Kiran, principal, FMHMC, Dr Vilma Meera D’Souza, vice principal, FMHMC and Dr Girish Navada U K, medical superintendent, FMHMCH were among the other dignitaries present.


The programme commenced by invoking the blessings of the Almighty through a meaningful prayer service.


The amenities and the facilities offered in the Palliative Care Centre were briefed by Dr Girish Navada U K.


With the motto ‘Care & Comfort’ the Palliative care center will offer palliative therapy to patients with incurable diseases, life-limiting conditions such as terminal cases of cancer, end stage renal failure, parkinsonism, stroke and provide relief from distressing symptoms through Homeopathy, yoga, naturopathy and modern medicine. The main objective is to improve the quality of life of patients and family members and to provide physical, emotional, spiritual, and psychological comfort by qualified medical and nursing staff.


The Warehouse of Father Muller Homeopathic Pharmaceutical Division was inaugurated by Bishop Dr Saldanha.


Later, the formal programme was held at the college auditorium.


Fr Roshan Crasta, administrator, FMHMC&H welcomed the august gathering.


The most awaited Homeopathic Pharmaceutical Division website was launched by Bishop Dr Saldanha.


The features of the website was demonstrated by Dr Sooraj K V, Assistant Professor, department of medicine.


To mark the joyous beginning of the New Year, carols were sung by the students of Fr Muller Homeopathic Medical College followed by the New Year cake cutting ceremony by the dignitaries.


The college annual magazine Pioneer 2021 which depicts all the academic and extracurricular activities of the college was released by Fr Richard Aloysius Coelho, director FMCI.


Dr Sherlyn Paul, staff editor and Santa Maria Fernandez, magazine secretary along with the staff and student editorial board were instrumental in compiling Pioneer 2021.


The prizes were distributed to the winners of the competitions held in view of Pioneer 2021 by the Bishop.


The director, in his message congratulated the staff editor and the editorial board members of Pioneer 2021 for their contribution to the annual magazine by conducting various competitions and activities and creating a lively atmosphere in the college campus. He also motivated the students to uphold the ethos of the institution and carry forward the legacy of Fr Muller.


As a token of gratitude a memento was presented by the director to the Bishop.


Bishop Dr Saldanha, in his presidential address congratulated the administrator Fr Roshan Crasta, assistant administrator, Fr Rohan Dias, FMHMC&H and all the staff and students on being instrumental in initiating the establishment of a new warehouse for the Homeopathic Pharmaceutical Division, an unique initiative to meet the need of the hour the Palliative Care Centre at Father Muller Homeopathic Medical College Hospital Deralakatte and the launch of Homeopathic Pharmaceutical Division website, a distinctive enterprise easily accessible to the beneficiaries and the release of annual college magazine Pioneer 2021.


The Bishop in his message focused on the significance of Palliative care unit which is to treat the patient holistically through integrated approach collaborating Homeopathy, Naturopathy, yoga and Modern medicine and also assisting them in spiritual renewal .He emphasized on the fact that we are spiritual beings with human experience and though our external body is weakened through various trials our spirit renews each day and rejuvenates by enduring suffering. He also mentioned the mission of the doctor treating terminally ill patients is to fill in hope and give meaning to their life and a dignified way of living during their last days of their life.


Dr Anusha G Sanil and Dr Nishal Preemal D’Souza compered the programme.


It was followed by the institution anthem.



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