Calcutta Mercy Hospital
Since 1977, Calcutta Mercy Hospital continues providing care to more than 100,000 people every year with 40 percent of its total patient care free of charge to those in need. The seven-story health care and medical research institution, located in downtown Calcutta, India, provides pediatric and neonatal care, therapeutic, and rehabilitative services to abused and underprivileged patients, AIDS awareness, and educational services.
The hospital has a Research Centre School of Nursing that provides top level professional services to girls and women from all levels of income as they realize that in the Indian culture it is necessary for women to have training in various vocational fields in order to gain respect, success, and to break the cycle of poverty.
In the rural communities around Calcutta, the hospital sends out doctor and nurse teams to attend the medical needs of thousands of poor people who would otherwise go untreated.
In the wake of the tsunami, Calcutta Mercy Hospital sent an eight-member team of doctors, nurses, and technicians to help the tsunami-affected people. Spending ten days in the western provinces of Kalmunai and Akkaraipattu, Maruthamunai, and Akbar; giving a fresh lease on life to the people through medical attention, love, and care.
In 2004, the Calcutta hospital treated thousands of children affected by Thalassaemia, a disease related to abnormal hemoglobin that requires blood transfusion twice a month and surgical removal of spleens by the age of 6 or 7.
In addition, the hospital has treated free of charge thousands of children who were suffering with leukemia. Every year, Calcutta Mercy Hospital has a special operation camp for babies and children with lip and cleft palate problems.
Calcutta Mercy Hospital also treats children for blindness. Most of the children treated receive 60% of sight after the operation. Tens of thousands of families attend the Free Meal Program to receive daily meals.
Through BHM partnership with Mercy Hospital the Hinn Pediatric Ward was founded and remains on the second floor of the hospital providing care to and serving the medical needs of precious sick children from the region.
Since 2002, Benny Hinn Ministries has supported capital needs and ongoing free treatment at Calcutta Mercy Hospital.
Rajani – Special Calcutta Child
A vibrant young boy, Rajani has already faced a lifetime of challenges, yet his courage is an inspiration to all. He suffers from thalassemia, a rare blood disorder that begins in early childhood. The disease leads to a breakdown and shortage of hemoglobin that causes anemia. Left untreated, most children with this disease usually die between one and eight years of age.
Rajani, however, is already beating the odds, for he comes regularly to Calcutta Mercy Hospital for blood transfusions—a service provided by Benny Hinn Ministries partners. He talks excitedly about a future that would have been impossible without these blood treatments.