1. Hospital at Bhiali Pahari


St. Joseph´s Hospital, Bhilai Pahari
NH – 33, Mango
Jamshedpur 831012
Jharkhand, India


                  Jamshedpurské biskupství
                  Catholic Diocese of Jamshedpur
                  Bishops House, Golmuri
                  Jamshedpur, 831003
                  Jharkhand, India

Fr. George Mannarakam
St. Joseph’s Hospital, Bhilai Pahari
NH – 33, Mango,
Jamshedpur 831012
Jharhand, India






It is the first Czech-Indian hospital which all the patients from near and distant regions can visit and get the needed medical care free of charge. Needless to say, the hospital is a result of complicated negotiations with the Indian government.
The first hospital proposal was rejected because leprosy is considered a national problem and cooperation with companies from other countries is not desirable.
Fortunately, a request came from the Jamshedpur diocese which was willing to offer its land in Bhilai Pahari, where later on we eventually started the construction of the first Czech-Indian hospital.
The construction commenced in 2003 and the hospital was opened on 12th December 2006. The project was carried out in collaboration with Jamshedpur Diocese, which became the owner of the hospital and took the legal liability.
The director, treasurer and architect of the hospital are appointed / dismissed by the bishop in coordination with the LL. The medical staff consists of nuns working for free and employees, i.e. doctors and other staff, who are Indians.
People in charge:
Diocese of Jamshedpur: Bishop Felix Toppo
General Vicar: Fr. George Mannarakamem
Architect: Efrem Kispotta

The hospital complex consists of:
Hospital: 30 beds (approx 45/30m)
Dispensary: emergency room including laboratories, 4 beds (21/16m)
Convent: sisters´ dormitory (21/16m)
Garages for a mobile clinic
Chapel (9/7m)
Czech house
Terrace for festivities


Additional constructions:
The list of the additional constructions comprises own water storage, sewerage system, electricity transformers, solar panels and a pond. The total cost of these constructions, excluding medical equipment, was 14 million CZK.

Mobile clinics:

Mobile clinics are used for so called blanket searching for lepers and tuberculosis patients in a wide area (approx. 50 km). Hence, we are able to trace and tackle a disease at an early stage.
Brother Arnold uses his motorcycle to get to less accessible area. He also defines the locations where to send the mobile clinic.
Poor patients are treated on the spot and given medical advice; however, more serious cases are transferred straight to the hospital.
Within the two years of functioning, we treated over 10,000 patients, mostly diagnosed with malaria, TB and leprosy.
Additionally, four times per month there are medical camps operating in the area. The idea is to treat patients on the spot and instruct them on how to recognise the symptoms of a particular disease and how to behave in case they come across an infected person.

The Farm in Patamda - St. Joseph Centre

LL purchased the lands (with the area of 45,000 square metres) adjacent to the hospital in order to build a farm that would supply the hospital as well as the neighbouring villages with vegetables, rice and fruits. In addition to this, rabbits, chicken and fish are kept there too.

Infant Jesus Home:

The children´s home can accommodate up to 40 children . Majority of them are orphans of lepers and TB patients, but there are also poor children from the neighborhood.

St. Joseph school:


A school named after St Joseph was built in conjunction with the Infant Jesus Home with one main aim: to help the sheltered children gain basic education. Children can continue in secondary school run by Jamshedpur Diocese, which is also responsible for preparing students for vocational jobs.
Via the forementioned efforts we would like to promote complete social rehabilitation of the sick, poor and unemployed who can work on the farm. All this is to help fight hunger, illiteracy and the caste system.