The long perseverance of the dedicated catholic faithful, committed missionaries and spiritual leaders paved the way for this fruitful diocese in the year 1984 by His Holiness Pope John Paul II. The diocese works for the social, economic and cultural developments of the people in this region.
People were at risk of vector and water borne diseases in this area and also they were at risk of infection from communicable diseases, such as malaria, Japanese Encephalitis, pneumonia, dengue and leprosy. The diocese and its social department ventured into by establishing Fatima referral hospital in the year1995 in order to make health care available, affordable and accessible to the rural people with 20 beds and other ancillary services. The community primary care centres started in 1980's were transformed into satellite clinics under the patronage of Fatima hospital. Presently Fatima has a net work of 10 satellite clinics in the rural areas. All the primary care clinics are managed by religious sisters and committed staff. The beneficiaries of the community health programmes in far flung villages are referred to Fatima Hospital for further investigation and medical treatment. As a response to the requirements of the region, we constituted a cadre of health professionals by recruiting well experienced and dedicated doctors, nurses, caring team of missionary sisters who work tirelessly round the clock to save the life of the people. We deliver timely services to the rural people within the remit of 14 medical disciplines that are managed by qualified and well trained team of medical professionals.
In the course of time, to render better health care services, the hospital was expanded and equipped with 200 bedded facilities and doctors. At present, it is one of the leading hospitals of Gorakhpur with 31 doctors, Paramedical and nursing professional working round the clock providing quality medical care to the marginalized section of the society in eastern Uttar Pradesh. The hospital has various departments like General Medicine, General Surgery, Gynaecology & Obstetrics, Ophthalmology, Community Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Pediatrics, Cardiology, Cardio Thoracic Surgery, Cath- Lab, Critical Care Medicine, Neonatology, ENT, Dental, Dermatology, Casuality, Radiology & Imaging, Dialysis unit, Pharmacy,
Microbiology, Biochemistry, Haematology, Histopathology, Community health, department of Blood Transfusions, Apheresis and initiated medical education through School of Nursing and Paramedical Institute.