Mangaluru: The Father Muller Charitable Institutions has seen many individuals come and go. Their work span is etched on plaques or in sheets for prosperity. Every individual is valued for their contribution to the growth of the institutions, as they did their part in times of need and thereby glorified God’s mission of healing through the institutions. This time was the turn of Fr Rudolph Ravi D’Sa to bid adieu to this institution as the incumbent Administrator of the Father Muller Medical College Hospital. His impeccable service of 14 years in various capacities in FMCI not only brought him the love and respect of his peers but also the admiration of his workforce.
A closed yet beautiful programme to bid farewell and felicitate the Administrator was held on 13 May 2022 at the behest of the Director FMCI Rev. Fr Richard Aloysius Coelho. A warm welcome was braced by Rev. Ajith B Menezes, who also briefed on the service of Rev. Fr Rudolph in the Institutions. The honorary citation was read by the Medical Superintendent FMMCH Dr Udaykumar which encompassed the works of the administrator. It read as follows,
“A job well done indicates a person’s efforts, loyalty, commitment and dedication and is always a source of inspiration”
Rev. Fr Rudolph Ravi D’Sa- A person whose contributions and generosity needs no preamble. Under his able leadership, the Institution realised its motto of “Heal & Comfort”. From Assistant Administrator in the Father Muller Medical College Hospital to Administrator of the Father Muller Charitable Institutions, Father Muller Hospital Thumbay, Father Muller Medical College, Associate Professor, Course Coordinator of Masters in Hospital Administration, and as Administrator of the 1250 bed Father Muller Medical College Hospital – he strove to raise the profile of our Institution by sheer dint of hard work and determination. His efforts and commitment will forever be etched in the minds and hearts of patients, pupils, peers, faculty, staff and his countless admirers.
Fr Rudolph by his determination, strength of character, honesty, humility and seemingly endless energy was a major factor in our success. A person who pursued his dreams and embarked on a journey, in which his determination and resolve, proved to be an antidote to the afflictions of many. He made it through our hearts this way, setting an example of dedication and treading steadfastly with a calm demeanour to steer crisis in the various offices designated, proving to be a leader beyond compare. In his chair, he groomed new leaders among the faculty, staff and students to head various positions, and throughout guided the postgraduates in the art of Hospital Administration.
Fr Rudolph has held the banner of the Institution high. The sleepless nights and shuttling between state and national capitals through his tenure in the Father Muller Medical College kept our might and students together. In Father Muller Hospital Thumbay, his expert touch and perception turned it into one of the largest rural hospitals, growing beyond expectations.
The tireless efforts put in by him during the U.G., P.G. seat enhancement, NAAC, NABL, NABH Accreditations, empanelment, MOUs’, out-of-the-box ideas for state of-the-art facilities in the Hospital, ergonomics and innovative ideas in face-lifting the Hospital are true testaments of his knowledge, wisdom and foresight.
His words of assurance and wisdom were given to us are immeasurable. He has helped the hospital sail through rough weather, and helmed the stern steering it to calmer seas, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Through his well-planned strategies, improvising, adaptation and formulations, vaccination and personal protective equipment, he helped us break records in patient care and patient satisfaction.
Today we are gathered here to express our appreciation, affection and esteem for this great person. A man who deserves every honour for his achievements. To many, he symbolizes all that is optimal in a Cleric and an Administrator. To our students and patients, he represents the epitome of philanthropy and perfection. To everyone here, he is an Icon.
For heralding these numerous triumphs, for soaring where others merely strode and for being a beacon of inspiration for people everywhere we salute and hail his glorious contribution.
By the President, Vice President, Director, Governing Board Members, Managing Committee Members, Faculty, Staff and Students.
Fr Rudolph aka Fr Rudy served FMCI as
- Assistant Administrator, Father Muller Medical College Hospital, 2008 – 2009
- Administrator, Father Muller Charitable Institutions, 2011 – 2013
- MHA Course Coordinator & Associate Professor, 2013 – 2022
- Administrator, Father Muller Hospital, Thumbay, 2013 – 2015
- Administrator, Father Muller Medical College, 2013 -2017
- Administrator, Father Muller Medical College Hospital, 2017 – 2022
The traditional felicitation programme was bestowed under the ceremonial umbrella on Fr Rudolph by the members of the Management Committee. He was also felicitated with traditional vegetables to remember every hospital staff anytime he eats his meals.
In his response, Fr Rudolph thanked everyone who touched his life by making him an able Administrator. He thanked the workforce of the institutions in always instilling confidence in him and being a cohesive group in carrying out the mundane works.
In his presidential address, Rev. Fr Richard Aloysius Coelho congratulated Fr Rudy on being appointed as the Parish Priest of Pompei Church and wished him the best in his priestly vocation. He quipped that it was Fr Rudy’s innate capacity to lighten and brighten moods when situations seemed tough, that shows Fr Rudy’s love for his brethren and the people around him. The ways of Fr Rudy were enunciated with quotes and phrases, which underlined his work ethic, work relations and commitment.
The vote of thanks was proposed by Jyothi, HR Manager and the vote of thanks was compered by Dr Kelvin Peter Pais, Liaison Officer FMCI. The prayer song was sung by the Father college of Nursing Staff and the farewell song was sung by the Nursing Department.