Bellary Healthcare Providers Commit to Promote Better Networking

BELLARY, JANUARY 24, 2019: Heads of catholic healthcare institutions of the Diocese of Bellary, committed to promote networking among them for more fruitful healthcare apostolate, here on Jan. 24.

Gathered for an awareness program at Bishop's House, Bellary, the administrators and medical staff, assessed the strengths, weaknesses and opportunities for a more robust healthcare in the diocese.

Dr. Jeevan Roche and Dr. Edmond Fernandes were the main resource persons of the day. They presented the highlights and main thrusts of community healthcare. They pointed out the multiple healthcare needs of the Hyderabad Karnataka region, which is economically and socially backward. They presented many opportunities for networking among the Catholic institutions for benefiting from the many Government schemes and Corporate Social Responsibility resources. They also appealed to those in the healthcare to update their facilities and services to the present day needs.

There was a group discussion on providing access to health care facilities and services to the most needy and disadvantaged people of the diocese.

Bishop Henry D'Souza, Bishop of Bellary urged the healthcare providers to reveal the compassionate face of the Church through their apostolate. He insisted on the need of promoting preventive healthcare, with a focus on the holistic development of the human person. A well organized networking among catholic healthcare workers would help in benefiting from each other's expertise and in optimizing the limited resources.

The religious leaders present, enthusiastically agreed to empower themselves through effective networking. They positively responded the invitation of the Bishop to collaborate with diocesan policy and to promote a culture of life in an environment of social harmony and to protection of human rights.

Sr. Shanthi De Lima, FHIC, Secretary, Health Commission welcomed and Fr. Maxim Dias, Coordinator of the Commissions thanked all those present.

The day's session concluded with a fraternal meal.

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