CHAI to hold national health convention in New Delhi

By Matters India Reporter

Hyderabad, August 19, 2019: The Catholic Health Association of India (CHAI), a network of Catholic hospitals and healthcare centres across the country, will organize the National Health Convention at Holy Family Hospital, New Delhi, October 17-18.

The theme for the Convention is “Innovation for quality care.”

The online registration is on and about 300 participants are expected to attend the annual event, said Father Mathew Abraham, C.Ss.R. MD, CHAI director-general.

CHAI is the Catholic church’s premier healthcare organization in India. Sister Dr. Mary Glowrey, an Australian nun founded it in 1943.

Hyderabad-based organization is one of the largest pan Indian healthcare networks in the country after the Government, consisting of 3521 member institutions: 1409 dispensaries, 913 health centers, and 928 hospitals – with over 50,000 beds, 210 disability rehabilitation centers, and 90 holistic care centers for PLHIV.

Over 92% of CHAI members are headed by Sister Doctors/Nurses/Social Workers and 84% serve in the medically underserved areas.

They operate under 11 regional units across India. CHAI members extend medical care to over 21 million persons in a year – with a team of 1000 Sister-Doctors; 25,000 Sister-Nurses; 10,000 plus Sister-paraprofessionals, around 40,000 Sister/Priest Social Workers and a huge number of lay employees.

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