Dr. Nizhat Jahan, with a degree in Obstetrics and Gynecology has joined Nazareth Hospital in Mokama, India. She completed her studies in June 2020, and has many ties to Mokama. In fact, Dr. Nizhat, as the oldest of seven siblings, was born at Nazareth Hospital. Three of her sisters are medical doctors, and two of her brothers are medical students.

Dr. Nizhat completed her medical studies at Katihar Medical College and Hospital, and worked at Lokmanya Hospital in Delhi, India.

She has a seven-month-old son, and her husband is a surgeon at Madhubani Government Referral Hospital. Dr. Nizhat came to Mokama inquiring if there might be a part-time opportunity in obstetrics and gynecology. She joins Dr. Shanti James, SCN. On any given day, Dr. Shanti can see a wide variety of cases, but during this recent second coronavirus surge, many patients came to her with COVID-19. In one month alone this spring, she had 2,100 patients.

Dr. Nizhat also joins Ancilla Kozhipat, SCN, a much loved doctor in Mokama with decades of experience, who maintains a hectic pace even as she is in her 80s. Dr. Nizhat says she feels privileged to be in ministry alongside Dr. Ancilla. She shares that Dr. Ancilla’s many years of experience of diagnosing and treating the patients inspires her and is quite different from the theoretical training that Dr. Nizhat has had while in school. Dr. Nizhat noted that in Mokama, with very minimum tests, infertility treatments are carried out quite successfully. This as compared to the costly laboratory tests and treatments in many other private hospitals and larger cities. Patients come from many places for infertility treatment at Nazareth Hospital.

Dr. Ancilla enjoys working alongside Dr. Nizhat, adding that the addition of her to the Nazareth Hospital family is a great help. Dr. Nizhat, meanwhile, is grateful for the many opportunities to learn from Dr. Ancilla, as well as the freedom to work and practice what she learned when she was a medical student.