About Sewa Bhawan Hospital

    SBH had it's humble beginning in the year 1928. The founder missionary Rev. Samuel Tyson Moyer and his wife Mrs.Metta Habbegar came to Jagdeeshpur on January 24,1923. They took the help of tribal people of nearby villages and started their work. During this time one of the worker’s daughter fell seriously ill with high fever. Despite sincere efforts, she could not save the child. This incidence shook Mrs. Moyer very badly. They realized the need for medical services in the area. The Moyers when left for furlough in 1927 expressed in their church their difficulties and need of medical people to look after the area . Mrs. Hilda and Dr. Dester arrived Jagdeeshpur during 1928.

    In 1930 the Queen of Saraipali came to visit Jhagarendih, a place near Jagdeeshpur. She fell ill and was brought to Dr. Dester where she recovered soon. To show her gratitude she donated 3 acres of land area for building the present hospital.

    It took about 2 years for Desters to gather fund to complete the present hospital building. The hospital was named as “Sewa Bhawan Hospital” which means “House of Service”. The hospital started with just 5 workers. Dr.Dester gave his valuable contribution, serving the needy and poor people for full 30 years. He went back to USA in 1957 after handing over the charge to Dr.Joe Duerksen who came to India in 1956.

    The baton was eventually passed on to Dr. E.S.K. Arthur in 1961. Finally in 1974 the hospital was handed over to E.H.A. There were series of national doctors who did their best to continue the work. Hospital continue to achieve its mission successfully.


    Geographic Location

    Demographic Profile:

    Population density is 180 per sq.kms. Rate of population growth is 8.72% (1991-2001).The district has a tribal population of 28.9%.The tribes living here are Bhujia, Binjwar, Dhanwar, Halba, Kamar, Kanwar, Kharai, Pardhi, Munda, Bahalia, Saur, Saharia, Sanwara and Kharwar. Major languages spoken are Chhattisgarhi, Odiya and Hindi. There are 1145 villages, 5 blocks and 475-gram panchayats in the district served by 5 Government Com- munity Health Centers, 15 PHCs and 149 health sub-centers.Main occupation of the people is daily wage labour and agriculture.


    The climate of Chhattisgarh is mainly tropical. It is hot and humid because of its proximity to the Tropic of Cancer and is completely dependent on the monsoons for rains.Last year rainfall was less and the district was declared a drought affected area. Temperature varies between 30oC and 48oC in summer and between 5oC and 25oC during winter. Summer is from April to June and monsoon brings a welcome respite from heat from late June. Winters are pleasant starting from November to January and is a good time to visit.


    Out Patient Department

    SBH provides following medical facilities:

    • General Surgery
    • General Medicine
    • Obstetric & Gynecology
    • Ophthalmology
    • ENT

    Our day start with a morning devotion lead by staff. Doctors are available all throughout OPD hours to attend to patients. Periodic patient satisfaction surveys are done by a neutral person and steps are taken to improve services. By the middle of the year Ophthalmic and ENT services came to a halt due to the transfer of the doctor couple.

    Emergency Services

    As a referral center we receive many critical cases which is attended by the emergency team round the clock With a 5 bedded room with facilities such as disable friendly patient ramp , 3 Multipara Monitors, Ventilator, Two way Oxygen Concentrators, Emergency Medicine and Resuscitation trolley, Defibrillator and Suction apparatus contribute a lot in attending to the districts medical emergencies.

    Inpatient services

    To cater to the needs of patients who get admitted we have a 50 bedded facility . All wards are headed by the Sisters in Charge under the supervision of the Nursing Superintendent . The wards vary from private wards/room and general wards depending on the patient's choice. As a part of the RSBY scheme ,enrolled patients are served with well cooked, healthy and palatable food. Counseling services are available all day facilitated by Nursing department. Dharamshala facility is provided where patient’s relatives can stay and cook their meals. There are beautiful gardens and well-kept hospital grounds where patients relax as they recuperate.


    Medical Ward & Surgical Ward (A WARD)

    A general ward providing care for patients in a quiet environment.
    A-ward offer pre and post surgical nursing care.


    This consists of labor ward, pre and postnatal ward and a nursery. It is well equipped with obstetric equipments and qualified midwives who support mothers through patient education, knowledge and skills to ensure safe motherhood.

    The Nursery/ Neonatal Care Baby Unit

    The Special Care Baby Unit is equipped with warmer, phototherapy and other life saving equipment . It provides care for sick and premature babies.

    Surgical Department

    Dr. Raj Dayal Singh took charge of the Department by the year end. We thank Dr. Tushar Naik for his contribution throughout the year . The main theatre complex has been redesigned and renovated to achieve stringent sterility standards. It contains Main OT, Eye OT, Anesthesia room and CSSD.

    Obstetric and Gynecologic Services

    We are one of the trusted Caesarean referral centre in 150 km radius with one third being emergency caesareans , this remains the major service of our unit. Sick babies are stabilized and they often need to be referred for lack of an incubator and NICU. Efforts are made to spread awareness about the importance of Ante Natal Checkups, immunization and nutrition intakes. We Teamed with Government PHCs and started Antenatal check ups where high risk mothers were screened. Every month our doctors visits the nearest PHC and high risk cases are screened and diverted to the hospital. In a subsidized rate Sonography facility was also provided for these patients.


    Eye Service facilities include Slit-Lamp Examination, Retinoscopy, Computerized Eye Testing, Direct Ophthalmoscopy, Applanation Tonometry, Optical Prescription and Dispensing. With a Tagaki OM5 operating microscope and Manual Sutureless Cataract Surgery , basic Eye surgeries are being performed. Community Ophthalmic Services are also conducted in the form of Village Eye Screening, School Screening, Educational and promotional activities for Mitanins (Village Health workers) and Sarpanchs (Village administration). An Optical shop is also operated under the department.


    We could start providing ENT OP services from February 2017.We were intending to develop the services by starting surgical services, Audiometry, Tympanometry and Hearing aids. ENT services came to a halt by September as the con-



    With our LOGIQ C 5 Machine registered under PNDT Act we could do around 1855 sonographies this year.


    Two qualified X-ray technicians who are also multitasked run the department with a portable 60 MA GE Mobile machine. Diagnosis becomes difficult sometimes due to less clarity. Siemens Machine of 300 MA is out of order. Plans are there to digitalize the service.


    With the present Single channel ECG machine we could do around 183 ECGs. Plans are there to get a good 12 channel machine with built-in ECG  Parameter measurements and Interpretations.


    Quality and prompt Lab services are provided by two qualified technicians round the clock. Most of the tests are still done manually. The facilities available are Semi-Auto Analyser, Centrifuge, Binocular microscope, Incubator, photo calorimeters and Glucometers. Histopath services are outsourced. Quality control is done regularly by sending samples to CMC Vellore. We are planning to get a CBC Machine and an Electrolyte analyzer.


    We run a licensed Pharmacy round the clock under the supervision of a qualified pharmacist. Managing the costs of medicines is critical in making the best use of limited resources to maximize health care for as many people as possible. Our team including pharmacist, doctors and the administration try for the best practices to obtain, store, secure, distribute, administer, dispense and dispose of medical products.

    Blood Storage Unit

    For Chhattisgarh, a state with very high rates of anaemia, especially among women and children, the shortage of blood throws up multiple challenges.

    According to the National Family Health Survey, more than half of the women of the state – about 57% – suffer from anaemia, as do nearly three-quarters, or 71.2% of children aged 0-5. About 2% of both women and children have severe anaemia, with a haemoglobin level below seven grams per decilitre of blood, for which most patients need blood transfusions.

    Apart from this, about 60,000 children are estimated to have sickle cell anaemia, a severe form of the condition caused by a genetic blood disorder.

    We faced various challenges last year due to lack of blood. Efforts were made to start a Blood Storage Unit that received the license recently. Regular blood donation camps are conducted to find replacement blood.


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