CHAI’s Programmes Gets Mentioned in “INDIA INFRASTRUCTURE REPORT 2013/14 by IDFC
Following programmes conducted by CHAI get a mention in the “INDIA INFRASTRUCTURE REPORT 2013/14 by IDFC Foundation:
“The Catholic Health Association of India or CHAI (one of the Christian health care networks) has successfully demonstrated that through a network of nurse practitioners in Andhra Pradesh they were able to deliver HIV/AIDS care effectively” (page 106)
Telemedicine for Primary Healthcare and Health Promotion
“With a view to support the sister-nurses who reach out to the patients in the far-flung, remote and medically underserved areas, CHAI has taken up a tele-medicine project since April 2013. This pilot project is spread across seven states (Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu) and is implemented through 53 member institutions of CHAI. Sixty sister-nurses were trained in applying technology using laptop, two-way video, email, phones and wireless tools, to exchange patients’ clinical health status and e-link them from health centres to expert doctors, located at the CHAI central office in Secunderabad, who provide offsite consultation. So far, around 93,600 people from the economically vulnerable sections of the population have benefited from this programme. The project facilitated an increase in the number of patients visiting these health centres.
(Section 1, Chapter 8 (page 101-109): “Leveraging the Untapped Potential of Non-State Players for Universal Health Coverage” by Anil Cheriyan, Rev Mathew Abraham, Rev Tomi Thomas, Priya John, Mercy John, Santhosh Mathew Thomas and Anuvinda Varkey).