Mangaluru: Society of St Vincent DePaul renews healthcare project with Father Muller

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Mangaluru, Oct 29: The Society of St Vincent DePaul on October 29 renewed its agreement with the Father Muller Charitable Institutions (FMCI) by inking anew their zeal to serve adopted families in attaining health care with dignity.

G J Coelho, the incumbent president of the SSVP beautifully welcomed the gathering with an introduction of the works the organisation carried out in association with the Father Muller Charitable Institutions hospitals at Kankanady and Thumbay. He thanked the director, Fr Richard Aloysius Coelho for the support provided during the past year and for the concessions provided to the organization as part of the MoU.

Coelho narrated the envisioning of the project to help member families of the SSVP and the adopted families of the organization. With the guidance and support of Fr Rudolph Ravi D’Sa, administrator of Father Muller Medical College Hospital the project to help treat the adopted families of SSVP came into realization. Fr Rudolph brought in a new thinking in the way the organization could help families who are financially poor in attaining the best health services using the facilities of the hospitals under FMCI.

He appraised the gathering of the appreciation and satisfaction of the patients who were treated and conveyed their thanks to the FMCI management. Patients feedback that they received, commending the workings of the dialysis unit, nursing services, the availability of the doctors, the untiring works of the credit department especially Anil, has been commendable and noteworthy.

Fr Richard A Coelho expressed his profoundness for the service of SSVP who follow the exempla nary nature of their patron saint. The fruit of their service has been known far and wide. Fr Richard lamented on the fact that the world looks for instantaneous services, they do not see a 'human' in the doctor or nurse even the management of the hospitals. There is a need to understand in which way a private hospital carries out its work and the nature of charitable work it does. The MoU signed on a trial basis has been successful and has benefitted many.
Present for the signing were; Fr Rudolph Ravi D’Sa the administrator of the Father Muller Medical College Hospital, Dr Udaykumar medical superintendent, Dr Kelvin Pais lLiaison officer and credit in charge, Clarence Machado treasurer of SSVP and Preetha Lobo Health Care project officer of SSVP.

The Society of St Vincent de Paul is an international fraternal organization of Catholic lay people who help those in need on a person to person basis and in a spirit of charity and justice irrespective of caste creed and religion. The society is also known as SSVP which was founded in Paris in 1833 by Fredrick Ozanam, a 20 year-old-law student. The society is named after St Vincent de Paul who is the patron of Christian charity.

SSVP was first started in Mangaluru in 1926 and a Central Council came in to existence in 1959. SSVP Mangalore Central Council celebrated its diamond jubilee in 2019. To commemorate this occasion, a comprehensive health scheme was started for the benefit of the adopted and needy families in the association with Fr Muller's Charitable Hospital. Later, a separate Kidney Care scheme was also introduced. At present, they cover 631 families and their 1687 members.

OPD services were used by 228 individual, IP by 47, OP -visits- 672 with IP- services of Rs 9,34,900.00 and OP- services of Rs 11,91,183/- (including dialysis). Concession amounting to Rs 6,62,570.00 for IP and Rs 3,52,666.00 for OP totalling – Rs 10,15,236.00 was provided. The SSVP strives to help poor people in need of healthcare through its member contributions or through donations it receives.


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  • Francis Preetham Dsouza, Omzoor

    Thu, Oct 29 2020

    SVP is doing a Great job without expecting anything in return! Preetha Lobo is working hard to look after the adopted families of SSVP.
    Excellent work!!

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  • Ajay, Mangalore

    Thu, Oct 29 2020

    Keep up the good work. God bless you all.

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