Sophia Hospital: (1979)
The people of this area had to travel a long distance to get proper medical treatment. While conducting Leprosy road-side clinic many poor people of the villages are suffering from different general ailments came to us for treatment. It was too much to treat leprosy as well as general cases in the field hence we found it necessary to start a general clinic in the campus. Sophia General Hospital saw the light of day on 15.10.79 at the arrival of Sr. Agnes Xavier, the first Doctor Sister of the Congregation. Though started as a small dispensary, today the hospital has grown in different ways and renders medical services to many patients. It has 25 beds serving poor patients. An extension block was constructed to attend to out-patients with maternity and laboratory facilities. Among the diseases seen commonly in the villages like anemia, diarrohea, malnutrition etc, the hospital is specially treating 60% of the patients with skin diseases. Patients with poisonous snakebites are also treated and cure is very satisfactory. The patients pay minimum charges and the poor are often given free treatment.