Holy Cross Hospital, Dakopgre, Tura, is Completed 25 years of its existence . The hospital is the fulfillment of a great dream of Most Rev. George Mamalassery, DD the then Bishop of Tura. Realizing the poor and inadequate health care facilities existing in Garo Hills at the time, Bishop George embarked upon the gigantic venture of constructing a 100 bed hospital in Tura back in 1990 and completed it in record time. The hospital was inaugurated by Shri Purno A Sangma, the then Union Minister in the Government of India in November 1993.
The Holy Cross Sisters of Menzingen, a group of dedicated nuns, assisted by an efficient team of doctors and hospital staff, have taken the Hospital to greater heights in the course of its 25 years of short history.
The hospital provides comprehensive health care services especially in the field of Paediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Neonatology, Orthopedic Surgeries, Laproscopic Surgeries General Surgeries and General Medicine. The hospital facilities such as Computerized, X-ray, ECG Ultrasound, Echocardiography, 24 hours pharmarcy, Laboratory and emergency render excellent services not only to in-patients and outpatients but also to patients from other hospitals. Of late a team of doctors from Apollo Hospital visit the hospital to render medical assistance in Cardiology. A Urological team also visits on regular basis and Provides Consultative and high Tech Surgical Services.
The general outpatient department runs every day except on Sundays with an average daily attendance of 100 to 150 patients. 100 beds are maintained for inpatients with an average occupancy rate of 60 - 80 %. The hospital has been a great help to many Patient through the Megha Health Insurance scheme.
The hospital plays a vital role in the training of Nurses through its 'Rino Simonetti Nursing School” established also by the visionary bishop Most Rev. George Mamalassery. This is the only school of General Nursing and midwifery in Garo Hills, affiliated to the Indian Nursing Council.