Dr. Nizhat Jahan (29), a DGO (Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynecology) who completed her studies in June 2020 joined Nazareth Hospital, Mokama on March 22, 2021. Nizhat was born at Nazareth Hospital, Mokama. She is the eldest of seven siblings. Since her paternal grandfather was an employee of Barauni Thermal Power Station in Begusarai, Bihar, her mother took antenatal care from Nazareth Hospital. Three of her sisters are medical doctors and two of her brothers are medical students. Her father is a businessman and mother, a house wife.
Nizhat completed her medical studies from Katihar Medical College and Hospital in June 2020. She worked a few months at Lokmanya Hospital, Delhi before her DGO studies. Nizhat has a seven month old son and her husband is a surgeon who works at Madhubani government referral hospital. In March 2021, Nizhat came to Nazareth Hospital to enquire about any vacancy as she wanted to work part time. As Doctor (Sister) Ancilla Kozhipat was taking her annual leave by the end of March, the hospital administration asked Nizhat to join the hospital immediately. Before Doctor (Sister) Ancilla left, Nizhat was able to work with her for three days. In Dr. Ancilla’s absence she met the OB-GNY out patients from 10:00 am to 3.00 pm, on an average 25-30 patient. Now that Dr. Ancilla is back, Nizhat feels privileged to work with her. Dr. Ancilla’s many years of experience of diagnosing and treating the patients is quite different from the theoretical training that Dr. Nizhat had. She got to treat many infertility cases. Many such cases have been successful. Dr. Nizhat noted that with very minimum tests infertility treatments are done successfully compared to the costly laboratory tests and treatments in many other private hospitals. She is surprised that patients come from far off places for infertility retreatment to Nazareth Hospital.
Dr. Ancilla said that it is very pleasant to work with Dr. Nizhat. She is a great help to Dr. Ancilla in the OPD. Dr. Nizhat expressed that she has many opportunities to learn from Dr. Ancilla how to diagnose and treat a patient clinically. She has the freedom to work and practice what she learnt in the medical college. It is good for the hospital to have such a young and vibrant doctor. Nazareth Hospital is a patient-oriented hospital. Malini Manjoly, SCN