In 1977, Mark and Huldah Buntain opened a general hospital providing affordable, quality medical care to the men, women, and children of Calcutta.
Today, Calcutta Mercy Hospital is a six-story facility with 173 beds and 30 multi-specialty departments. Faithfully serving over 100,000 patients a year, 40,000 are treated free of charge. Ongoing programs deliver free medical services to children suffering from blindness, cleft lips or palates, thalassemia, and leukemia.
Equally important is the provision of accessible medical care to impoverished families living in rural villages. Every day, doctors and nurses travel from Calcutta Mercy Hospital to satellite Mercy Clinics providing free care to local communities. Poor families who cannot easily afford travel costs to the city find hope and healing through a full range of basic medical services. Calcutta Mercy Ministries currently supports 15 Mercy Clinics and is committed to helping build five more in 2010.
Calcutta Mercy Ministries accomplishes this collaboratively by funding the operational efforts of its partner Indian charity, Calcutta Mercy Hospital.