Jivodaya Hospital is run by Sisters of the Destitute. The Congregation of the Sisters of the Destitute was founded at Chunangamvely, Aluva, Kerala, India on 19 March 1927, by venerable Fr. Varghese Payapilly with four members as pioneers. Rev. Fr. Varghese Payapilly was appointed by the Holy Spirit with a special charism. It was to carry out the mission of Christ by becoming a channel of compassionate love to the poor and destitute by personalizing the inner attitudes of Christ. He was fascinated by the word of God …. “As you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did to me’’ [Mt.25:40]. Deeply moved by the compassionate love of Christ, he came forward with the idea of founding a congregation to realize the special charism he has received.
The founder gave training to the pioneer sisters to make home visit in the locality and to take care and give shelter to the abandoned and the destitutes with compassion. The founder, venerable Fr. Varghese Payyappilly, was called to eternal reward on October 5th, 1929 and Msgr. George Valliarumpeth was appointed as the Director and under his able guidance and untiring efforts, the congregation continued to grow and flourish. SD took a radical step and made her first missionary journey and reached Delhi in 1958 and Europe in 1964. At present SD is blessed with six provinces in India; three provinces in the state of Kerala and three in the mission outside Kerala and a region in Tamil Nadu state. SD bears witness to the compassionate love of Christ in this wounded world through 1719 sisters in 232 communities spread out in 65 dioceses in all over India and abroad.
With this Hospital coming closer to nearly four decades of service in the healthcare industry, it is quite satisfying to turn back the pages of history to see the thousands of smiling faces. Over these years, delivery of quality healthcare service which is in line with Quality Policy of the organization has been the focus area at every level.
We have a highly qualified and dedicated team of Medical, Administrative and Support staff. The Consultants in various departments are among the cream of Specialists in the city. With state-of-the-art technology and qualified and trained staff, we are able to offer world class services.
Plans are underway to constantly increase and improve the services and clinics that the Hospital offers, both in curative and preventive healthcare applications. As always, we are looking to improve our care and service to you
Wishing you good health at all times.
Administrator, Jivodaya Hospital
SD sisters were invited to Delhi by Arch Bishop Joseph Fernandez to take care of the inmates of Ossana Home run by Vincent De paul Society at Pompeyabad . The first group of SD missionaries arrived in Delhi on 12th October 1958. Due to unavoidable circumstances they left the place in 1966 and opened a clinic in Model town under the guidance of Dr. Sr. Fidelis S D... Later it was shifted to Kailash colony and then to Greater Kailash. Staying at Greater Kailash Dr. Fidelis managed to get some land in Ashok Vihar and constructed 40 beds “Jivodaya Hospital.” It was blessed and inaugurated by His Grace Angelo Fernandes, on March 1980. A ward was set apart for the economically weaker section and free treatment was given to them and a clinic for them was conducted daily by Dr. Sr. Fidelis.
Jivodaya stands as a blessing for all, especially for the sick brethren. The blessing of Jivodaya extends to the poor and the marginalized sections in the capital city. The hospital conducts regular mobile clinics in the surrounding poor villages. With the establishment of the Hospital in 1980, a dispensary was started at Jahangirpuri as a unit of Jivodaya. In the silver Jubilee Year of Jivodaya, a rehabilitation centre for wandering ladies, “Jivodaya Ashralaya,” was opened at Vikaspuri.
To provide quality treatment for the patients from the marginalized, and weaker sections.
To provide satisfactory accommodation, food, relief of pain and suffering.
To meet their immediate needs, such as shelter, food, clothing, spiritual needs and other human rights.
To provide counselling and guidance.
To render solidarity and spiritual support at the time of suffering and pain.