Banwal, Mar 1: CODP® Mangaluru, Sparsha programme, St Joseph Vaz Church Mudipu and Karnataka One jointly on February 28 organized an Ayushman Bharath drive at St Joseph Vaz Church hall.
The inaugural ceremony was presided over by Fr Benjamin Pinto, the parish priest of Mudipu Church. Fr Vincent D'Souza, designate director of CODP was the chief guest. Other guests of honor were Naveen D'Souza, vice-president of Mudipu Church; Sr Jokina Dias, superior of Holy family of Nazareth convent; Irene Veigas, member of the parish council, Arun D'Souza, president of Catholic Sabha; Lydia D'Souza, member of Kairangala Balepuni gram panchayat were present on the dais.
Naveen D'Souza welcomed the gathering.
Fr Vincent D'Souza imparted awareness on Ayushman Bharath Scheme. He also explained the significance, importance and benefits of the Ayushman Bharath card and requested all gathered to enroll in this card as this would help them for their medical treatment.
Fr Benjamin Pinto informed that the reason for organising this programme was to create awareness among all the participants regarding Ayushman Bharath Health Scheme. He conveyed the importance of this scheme in the course of hospitalization and treatment.
Marcel D'Souza compered the programme. Shilpa, Cecilia from CODP, assisted the programme and Shanthi Priya Cutinha proposed the vote of thanks.
A team of enthusiastic volunteers from St Joseph Vaz Church Mudipu worked hard to make the camp a success.
A total of 155 Ayushman cards have been distributed to the participants.