13A, Kamla Nehru Road
Allahabad – 211 001
Phone: 0532-2408292, 2407430
Director: Rev. Fr. K. K. Antony
Assistant Director: Rev. Fr. Reginald D’Souza
Matron: Rev. Sr. Brigit CSN
MANAGEMENT: Nazareth Hospital is registered as Nazareth Hospital
Society under the societies Act 1860 and is managed by Roman Catholic Diocese of
Allahabad and Most Rev. Isidore Fernandes, the Bishop of Allahabad as its Chairman.
OUR VISION IS TO SERVE THE SUFFERING HUMANITY WITH COMPASSION AND
RESPECT; AND TO BE RECOGNIZED AS A GLOBAL LEADER IN HEALTH CARE.
OUR MISSION IS TO PROVIDE QUALITY, HOLISTIC AND COMPASSIONATE HEALTH
CARE WITH TOTAL DEDICATION AND COMMITMENT.
1. COMPASSION: We strive for quality, patient-centred care, treating every patient
with compassion, empathy and sensitivity.
2. HOLISTIC CARE: We strive to care for our patients as a whole person, which include
physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and social dimensions.
3. RESPECT: We treat all people (patients, relatives & colleagues) with dignity
and respect, recognizing all as uniquely created by God.
4. TEAM WORK: We strive to foster a supportive work environment where every team
member is valued for his or her unique contributions.
5. TRUST & CONFIDENCE: We strive to instil a deep sense of trust and confidence
in the patients of every walk of life in the health care provided to them, irrespective
of their social and economic status.
C: Committed to continuous Improvement
A: Availability 24X7
R: Responsibility towards society
E: Eager to serve the sick and the suffering
The Roman Catholic diocese had always been the ‘Light House’ of education and social
service in the city of Allahabad and its adjoining districts. For the first time
the Allahabad Diocese desired to step out of its normal protocol and venture into
the field of ‘Health Care’ in a big way. This noble idea was expressed for the first
time in 1974 and subsequently permission was granted to go ahead with the project
of building a hospital in the city of Allahabad.
On a piece of part-farm land and part-waste land, housing a small building by the
name of JIGYANSU KENDRA, the seed of Nazareth was sown. Geographically, this land-site
situated at 13/A Kamla Nehru Road, had St Joseph’s College to its North, St Mary’s
Convent to its West, Hathi Park to its South and Alfred Park to its East.
On 21st November, 1974, the then Bishop Rt Rev Alfred Fernandes, laid foundation
stone of the hospital. The overall in charge of this project fell on the shoulders
of Rev Fr Philip Noronha. In the meantime, the Rev Sisters of the Congregation of
Sisters of Nazareth, Angamaly, Ernakulam, were drafted into this project and their
invaluable services keenly desired. They willingly consented and on 8th December,
1975, a single-storied Nazareth Hospital was inaugurated. Simultaneously, planning
for the C.S.N. Sisters’ residence, the doctors’ residential quarters and the other
staff members’ residence was carefully laid out.
Rev Fr Philip Noronha was appointed the Founder Director and Rev Sr Goretti, CSN,
as the First Matron of this hospital. They plunged into their respective work with
full gusto and perseverance. The professional responsibility was shouldered by a
few doctors who nurtured the growth and health care of this hospital. To name a
few – Dr R K Nagar, and Dr T. B. Singh, who considered this hospital as their own
To start with, it was a 50-bedded hospital, providing general, semi-private and
private beds. There was a Labour Room, an Operation Theatre, Pathology, X-Ray unit
and a Dispensary with out-door chambers. Total Health Care was rendered in the field
of General Medicine, General Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology. Owing to the dedicated
services of the Doctors, Nursing Staff and Hospital employees and under the able
and astute guidance of the Founder Director and the First Matron, the influx of
patients increased in leaps and bounds. Selfless service with a personal touch was
the key to the stupendous success.
The initial couple of years saw Nazareth secure a name for itself in the city of
Allahabad. In 1977, the plans for construction of the first floor of the hospital
were passed. After the initial spadework, the charge of Matronship passed on to
Rev Sr Louisa, CSN who continued to serve this hospital in the same zealous vein.
In 1979, the construction work of the First Floor of this hospital was completed.
Now the hospital bed strength stood at the century mark. The Ground Floor now had
the Labour Room, Obstetrics and Gynecology ward, Dispensary, Pathology, X-Ray unit
and Consultation Chambers for out-patients. The First Floor had the General Medicine,
General Surgery and Paediatric wards together with the Operation Theatre. The year
1981 witnessed the change of Directorship from Rev Fr Philip Noronha to Rev Fr Isidore
Fernandes. The other pillar of administration also had a change of hands – the Third
Matron Rev Sr Alacoque, CSN took charge. The Ophthalmology department was added
to the hospital and its field of health care expanded. The introduction of the ‘Hearse
Van’ services under the auspices of Wheeler’s Seva Trust in 1983 was a unique feature
in the history of Nazareth. This was indeed a boon for the worthy citizens of Allahabad.
The fame, popularity, high standard of service and the professional efficiency of
this hospital not only spread to the nooks and corners of this city but triumphantly
invaded the adjoining suburbs and districts. This acted as an appetizer for both
the Roman Catholic Diocese and the Hospital Administration – the need for further
expansion therefore, became inevitable and the prime priority.
In July, 1984, the post of Assistant Director was added to the Hospital Administration
and Rev Apolin Lobo was deputed this responsible work. Later. Fr Apolin took charge
as the third Director in July, 1986.
The year 1988 was a special year for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Allahabad. Rev
Fr Isidore Fernandes, the second Director of the Hospital, became the Bishop of
Allahabad and stepped into the shoes of Rt Rev Bishop Baptist Mudartha. This year
for the first time, co-operation and aid was sought from abroad. The ‘White Fathers’
of Overseas Mission Service, Belgium were approached by the then Director, Rev Fr
Apolin Lobo. The ‘White Fathers’ were convinced about the genuine health care services
of Nazareth and promised their co-operation and financial help.
Commencing from the year 1989, Nazareth Hospital underwent a complete metamorphosis
with intensive remodeling, expansion and structural modification under the architectural
guidance of Mr Parvez Naseer. This same year on 10th Dec., 1989 the Second Floor
of the Hospital was inaugurated by Sri Upadhyay, Secretary, Allahabad Development
Authority. The Floor was totally dedicated to surgery related patients and had Surgical
Wards and Obstetrics and Gynaecology wards. Now the hospital bed strength stood
at 250 beds inclusive of General Beds, Private Rooms and A/C Rooms. Another landmark
of this year, in the history of Nazareth, was the permission for the much- awaited
and aspired for School of Nursing. This bore fruit on 15th June 1990 when the first
batch of Nursing students numbering 20, was admitted under the tutelage of Nazareth’s
School of Nursing. Rev Sr Stephany, CSN took charge of Principalship and the Nursing
School took off towards a well-directed goal NIGHTINGALES OF NAZARETH.
The administration also had a change of Matronship. Rev Sr Brigit became the Fourth
Matron. The promise of the ‘White Fathers’ was fulfilled in December 1990 when the
Ultrasound unit was inaugurated by Sri Laxmi Chandra, IAS, Commissioner of Allahabad.
Already, the newly born School of nursing was nurturing the idea of expansion and
behold on 8th December, 1991, Hon’ble Sri Kesari Nath Tripathi, Speaker of Vidhan
Sabha, UP laid the foundation stone of the Nursing Students’ and Staff hostel. The
same was inaugurated on 13th December, 1993 by Sri Subhas Kumar, IAS, Commissioner
‘The White Fathers’ and the Belgium Government had not forgotten Nazareth. On 25th
March, 1994, Her Excellency, Mrs C. F. Noppen, Ambassador of Belgium, paid us an
official visit. She was not only satisfied but very much impressed by the proper
utilization of their financial aid to this hospital. So much so, that she laid the
foundation stone of the new OPD complex and promised further aid to this hospital.
In 1994, there was infrastructural expansion in the form of addition and remodeling
of the O. T complex, expansion of the Doctors’ Residential complex and the Class
III and IV residential complex. On 18th December 1994, the new building of the School
of Nursing was inaugurated by Sri Ravi Wadhawan, Mayor of Allahabad.
The School of Nursing saw the change over of the First Principal. Rev Sr Shaliny,
CSN, became the Second Principal in 1995.
In 1996, there was a resurgence of expansion in this hospital. The Orthopaedic and
ENT departments were inaugurated by Rt Rev Bishop Mudhartha in 1996. On 13th May,
1996, Dr S. N. Awasthy, Secretary, UP State Medical Faculty, Lucknow inaugurated
the New OPD Complex. The highly sophisticated ICCU was inaugurated in April 1996
by Smt Rita Bahuguna Joshi, Mayor of Allahabad.
On 23rd May, 1996, the unique ‘Sponsored Beds’ was inaugurated by Dr (Smt) Rajendra
Kumar Bajpai, Lt Governor of Pondicherry. This year also witnessed the invasion
of Noninvasive/Minimally Invasive Surgery (Laparoscopic Surgery) at Nazareth. This
year culminated with the inauguration of the Third Floor and Paediatric Ward bringing
the bed strength of the hospital at about 275.
The following year, the two stalwarts of Administration were inducted or transferred.
Rev Fr Joseph Mascarenhas joined as Associate Director and the Fifth Matron Rev
Sr Leoni, CSN, took over the leadership from Rev Sr Brigit, CSN.
In 1998, the Fourth Director, Rev Fr Joseph Mascarenhas, became the Patriarch of
the Nazareth Family and Rev Fr Ambrose D’Souza became his Assistant. This year the
important health care unit, MICU was inaugurated and the modern Dialysis unit installed.
The Lithotripsy unit was installed in the following year, 1999. In September 1999
Nazareth became a star in the horizon of the medical profession as it hosted the
Mid-Term Conference of Endo Surgeons, North Zone. This also was the initiation of
the Jubilee Celebration and renovations, paintings of buildings were mandatory.
The Doctors’ Residential Complex was remodeled and expanded. Rev Fr Raymond D’Souza
joined in July, 2000 as the Assistant Director, in place of Rev Fr Ambrose D’Souza.
The UP Faculty gave the much desired permission to increase the Nursing Students
strength from 25 to 40. However, a setback did not deter the perseverance of the
School of Nursing. It was only for one batch of students that the increase in number
to 35 was feasible.
The year 2000, the new millennium, was a land mark in the annals of Nazareth: Silver
Jubilee of Nazareth Hospital. It was celebrated with pomp and show.
The following years had many milestones in the history of Nazareth. The Fourth Director,
Rev Fr Joseph Mascarenhas, had the blessing of celebrating his Silver Jubilee as
a Priest in 2000. The School of Nursing had a transition of leadership. Rev Sr.
Shaliny CSN handed over the mantle to Rev Sr Preema. However, Rev Sr Preema had
to leave for further studies and she handed over the baton to Rev Sr Eugene, CSN
In 2003, the Assistant Director, Rev Fr Raymond D’Souza, went for a course in Hospital
Administration. Rev Fr Reginald D’Souza joined the Nazareth Family in June, 2003.
In January, 2005, Rev Fr Joseph Mascarenhas migrated to Bangalore to the post of
Associate Director, Finance at St John’s Medical College. In the interim period
Rev Fr Reginald D’Souza ably handled the responsibilities of Director with the help
of Rev Fr Alex D’Souza. In June, 2005, the Fifth and the Present Director Rev Fr
K. K. Antony stepped into the portals of Nazareth. The other important stalwart
of Nazareth also made way for another person. Rev Sr Leoni handed over the charge
of Matronship to Rev Sr Brigit, CSN.
In 2007, Rev Fr Reginald D’Souza went to Mangalore for a course in Hospital Administration.
He was succeeded by Rev Fr Vipin D’Souza as the Assistant Director.
During the course of these years, the hospital showed progress and a few of them
are worth mentioning.
There was addition to a few departments like Dental, Dermatology, and Psychiatry.
Technology and advancement was not lagging behind. Colour Doppler, upgrading of
the Pathology Lab, upgrading of the Operation Theatre, and I.C.C.U. The infrastructure
also had minor remodeling: extension of the central gas supply, addition of Deluxe
Rooms, Renovation of Indoor wards, installation of new generators etc. The most
welcome news was the inauguration of the Canteen, a boon for all.
The Nursing School had a lot to cheer about. Not only the number of students per
batch was increased from 25 to 40 on a permanent basis, but there was an extension
of the nursing hostel and home centre for exams.
The most important event was the inauguration of N.I.C.U. and the CT Scan unit.
Another feather in the cap of Nazareth was ENDCON 2008, which was hosted by Nazareth
Hospital. And probably the most satisfying event is the present celebration of the
Silver Jubilee of Priesthood of our dear Director, Rev Fr K. K. Antony.
The Nazareth Hospital strides forward with pride and zeal for further improvement.