Ludhiana CMC Board USA Extending Medical Nursing Dental Education Services in Punjab, India
Our Mission "The purposes for which The Ludhiana Christian Medical College Board, USA, Inc. is formed are to promote and advance Christian medical education in India and in particular to sponsor and foster the Christian Medical College and Hospital in Ludhiana, India, and to promote its work".
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When surgeon Forrest Eggleston and his wife, Barbara, arrived in India in 1953, their two children in tow, the impoverished country had only been independent for six and half years. The family’s destination as Presbyterian medical missionaries was the Lady Irwin Tuberculosis Sanatorium in the tiny village of Jubar high in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains. There, surrounded by breathtaking views, cultural mores often inimical to healing, and mind-numbing primitive conditions, Eggleston served as the medical superintendent with skill and compassion. During this period of time, he also developed a general surgical residency program at the Christian Medical College in Ludhiana, on the plains of the state of Punjab, which allowed him the particularly satisfying activity of teaching.
In a voice still filled with a sense of wonder and gratitude for the incredible adventure in which he and his family too part. Eggleston reflects on his medical mission. Although as he describes it, “We wept for the poor of India and felt helpless,” he and his dedicated staff made a vast difference in the quality of health care available on the plains and in the quality of health care available on the plains and in the mountains of North India. They offered all their patients loving Christian care, curing those who could be cured and not being afraid to be with the incurable as they died.