St. John’s Health Centre, Banda
No of Religious : Nil
The Franciscan Servants of Mary were once again invited by the Bishop of Bareilly Rt. Rev. Antony Fernandes, to render medical services to the least of society. In 2002, September16, our sisters arrived to the Health Centre which in the beginning also served as their residence, to reach out to the poor and the sick.
The Centre is situated in the heart of the village where Sikhs of Punjabi origin are a majority. Sr. Therese Thottam, Superior, Sr. Prabha and two postulants were the pioneers of this mission.
Today, many people profit from this Centre and it is a blessing to this locality. We mainly get pregnant ladies, young girls and children. The sisters do visit the village and conduct awareness programs to the people.
We have created a good rapport with the villagers and these villages come under IDEA programme which is funded by Caritas – India.