The sick and the affected have a special place in the sacrificial plan of God for mankind. The Holy Gospel portraits a community that cares for the ailing brethren. Jesus Christ who went throughout Galilee curing every disease and sickness among the people is the inspiration for us. Mar Sleeva Medicity Palai is envisaged as a home of consolation and wholeness for the sick and suffering. The aim behind the launching of this hospital at Cherpunkal is to not only confine it as a tertiary care hospital, but a project leading to the establishment of a Medicity comprising all the modern as well as ancient traditional healing methods that includes Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Meditation and Prayer. Thus, envisioning a healthy generation in body, mind and soul aimed at the wholeness of all people and for the betterment of our community. While the hospital and its specialties will meet the needs of the people who come to the hospital, a Hospice Centre attached to the Mar Sleeva Medicity Palai cares for the forsaken and suffering poor brethren who are bedridden and left without humanitarian care. Keeping in mind, that sufferings are the ways of God's loving providence, the Hospice will provide them with every assistance whereby they can find a home of love, peace, consolation and gain spiritual motivation for accepting the state of life.
The Diocese of Palai, has come forward with this unique project to contribute our part for the development and growth of the nation and to nurture a healthy generation. Our life is certainly in the hands of God, but health is to the most part our own efforts. The new hospital will spare no efforts to save life at all costs upholding the lofty principles of morality and ethics. Needless to say, a project like this can only be achieved through the united and concerted efforts of our community at all levels. Ensuring the wholehearted co-operation and joint efforts of all namely our parishes, institutions, generous and well-intentioned people from all walks of the society without distinction of communities. It is very gratifying to note that the project has gained very positive and welcoming response by way of sponsorships for rooms, operation theaters, hospital equipments, furnitures etc.
Let us hope and pray that this new hospital project be a "new temple" dedicated for the health of the people of Kerala built on Truth, Justice and Love.
Mar Joseph Kallarangatt
Bishop of Palai