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Posted by Spalding Hurst

December 23, 2013

Thirty-five SCNs gathered in Mokama to reflect upon the vision, mission and goal of the health ministry on Dec. 14–15. They emphasized building up the health of the people rather than only giving out medicines to cure the sick.

Father Christudas, the resource person gave inputs on the Clinical Establishment Act, (CEA) 2012. He encouraged the Sisters to register the health centres under the CEA as a group both in Jharkhand and Bihar. He also informed that the Christian Medical Association of India and other big Christian Health NGOs in the country are trying to influence the government health officials to exempt from the preview of CEA the small health centres. Under this Act, a doctor must be present round the clock at every health centre. 

Giving emphasis to systemic change across all our ministries, the group affirmed that each place has one common mission. With one vision, everyone can work towards accomplishing that one common mission. It is suggested that social and health ministry personnel get acquainted with each other’s work and wherever possible incorporate both ministries into one. It is also encouraged to update themselves with short-term courses. 

The evaluation report was presented from all nine health centers. Again spot evaluation will be conducted at few health centres to determine the viability of the ministry. From the reports it was clear that the people appreciated our services. At everyplace, without exception, people said that the compassionate care that we give, no one else will give them. People are also using herbal and other alternative systems of medicines. 

There is also a trend that the sick people return to us to get the medical attention that they need after going around to other hospitals. The patients say that they can trust us knowing that they are in safe hands. 

Health centres presented the annual reports by highlighting their success stories. The PLT and the Board members were also present for the meeting.


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