Dr. A. K. Cherian, Founder of St Thomas Hospital, Malakkara
The Society is named after him to honor his spirit of service to the community
Our Founder, the late Captain, Dr. A. K .Cherian (who served in the British Army during the Second World War), returned to his native place over 64 years agp with a burning heart for social service. Being a doctor, he decided to serve the community by starting a small hospital named St. Thomas Hospital.
The response was amazing as there was no hospital nearby. He served the community for nearly 20 years and his death was a great loss. He was a gifted compassionate man with great vision.
Many who were treated by him, felt his hands had special healing qualities (Kai Punyam.) It was Dr. A. K. Cherian who first set in place mechanisms to treat poor patients with free or subsidized care. Not seeking undue rewards or money.
His son Dr. A Cherian and grandson Dr. Charlie Cherian have followed in his footsteps maintaining Dr. A. K. Cherian’s principles and vision.
The result of their desire for service was a AK Cherian Society, formed under the rules laid down by the Kerala State Government: The Dr. A.K. Cherian Memorial Society.
The Society is controlled by a General Body whose members are from the public, which is the final and supreme body. There is managing committee which has a President, Vice President, Secretary, Joint Secretary and Treasurer. Dr. A. Cherian was elected as the President of the society, recognizing his vast experience in society both as a Philanthropist and also as a medical professional.
Those who have a thirst for serving the community can join us. Your valuable and generous contributions may please be sent to the
Account No. HDFC Bank 04641450000130
Chengannur, Kerala, India
You can contact us by E mail ID :firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Address is:
Dr. A.K. Cherian Memorial Charitable Society
St. Thomas Hospital Building, Malakkara, Edayaranmula P.O
Pathanamthitta District, Kerala 689 532, India