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23rd WORLD DAY OF THE SICK: FEBRUARY 11, 2015

I was eyes to the blind, and feet to the lame” (Job 29:15)

Dear Friends,

As we observe the Health & Healing Week(Feb. 9th to 16th), we approach you to come forward to support our endeavour in setting up a Holistic 25-Bed Palliative Care Centre at the Catholic Health Association of India (CHAI), Hyderabad.   Yes, it’s time to give, accompany the terminally ill patients through relieving pain with medicines and by providing other psychosocial and spiritual support as well as helping families to cope with the situation.

6 million people in India are in need of palliative care a year.  Only less than 2% of them are currently covered under any form of palliative care services.  Many of the health care workers and families of patients are ill equipped to handle their needs.

CHAI appeals to all of you, to contribute generously towards ‘CHAI Palliative Care Fund‘ as we plan to provide:

  • Medical, psychosocial and spiritual care and support to over 300 marginalized and terminally ill patients and their family members annually.
  • Organize a ‘whole-person’/interdisciplinary palliative care training programme for doctors, nurses, social workers and community volunteers.
  • Train and assist families in basic palliative care skills
  • Build a caring community of active volunteers to accompany the patients and their families.

‘Resurrection’ may also mean to help the one down with suffering from sickness and sorrows, to be hopeful, to be resilient with new shoots in life. That is exactly what the Lord meant saying, “Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of Mine, you did for Me” (Mt. 25:40). “Give, and you will receive” (Lk. 6:38).

All your contributions are exempt from Income Tax under 80G of IT Act. For details on the various components to which you would like to contribute, please see the brochure below.

May God Bless you all with His Peace and Love!

Rev. Dr. Tomi Thomas, IMS

Director General

Being unwanted, unloved and uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think this a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.” Mother Theresa



You may send your contribution to:

The Catholic Health Association of India,
157/6, Staff Road, Gunrock Enclave, Secunderabad,
Telangana., INDIA
Pin: 500009.
You may transfer the fund via NEFT(In India):

Account Name : CHAI Palliative Care
Account No : 0413053000008779
Bank : South Indian Bank Ltd
Branch : Diamond Point, Secunderabad
IFSC Code : SIBL0000413
Swift Code : SOININ55

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