The first private medical college in Delhi will begin from 2017. Holy Family School of Nursing organized to mark 60 years of the diamond jubilee celebrations of the Holy Family, wherein Father George PA, the director of Holy Family, told a brief history of the hospital and medical superintendent Dr Sumbul Warsi said Holy Family Medical College will start teaching medical students from next year. Raminder Kalra, Principal of the College of Nursing, said that the college has planned to start MSc in nursing from next session.
Earlier, in a meeting of the Board of Directors of Holy Family, the plan to open the medical college was approved. The College of Nursing, located on the campus of Holy Family Hospital, is affiliated to Delhi University. Thus it is already a teaching hospital. It has already got the approval of the medical college from authorities. The hospital has about three hundred and fifty beds. The college will admit 60 medical students in the first batch. It will enroll through AIPMT. As the infrastructure will be in place number of students will go to 100 in each batch.
Holy Family Hospital was founded by Sister Anna Maria Dengel of Medical Mission Sisters 1953. The purpose of the hospital was to provide medical care to the poor class. The first lady to deliver a baby in the hospital was a laborer’s wife, who was working as a construction labor. Many well-known people have been born in the hospital, which included Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi.
The College of Nursing was started in 1956, three years after opening of the hospital. Its students among the toppers of Delhi University. Due to quality education and training of nurses here they are employed worldwide. Sister Ruth, a student of 1958 batch, narrated her experience. Chief Guest Tarun Seem, Secretary Health and Family Welfare, Government of Delhi, specially highlighted the excellent nursing care for which Holy Family Hospital is known for. Indian Nursing Council president T. Kumar assured the graduates that they did not lack any opportunity of employment in India or abroad.
President of Holy Family Hospital Society and Archbishop of Delhi Most Rev. Anil J.T. Couto appealed to the Govt. and the Nursing Council to collaborate and extend their support in bringing greater nursing professionals. The students of nursing presented a colorful program on the occasion of diamond jubilee celebration.