Orissa is the poorest region in India. Here, more than 30 hours of southbound bumpy train ride from Delhi, you will find the locals fighting both poverty and tropical diseases. Typhoid and Malaria are common guests in this area. In the very centre of this disadvantaged region, you will find the village, Bissamcuttack; the home of “Christian Hospital.”
“Christian Hospital” is the only hospital within the radius of 200 kilometres. Furthermore, it is located in an area where most people commute by foot. Wealthy patients pay for single rooms – while the less affluent will stay in wards. However, the service is the same for all who are admitted here – and patients who are strapped for cash pay less than the ones who can afford a single room. This system provides and secures treatment for almost everyone in this disadvantaged area.