Secretary: Fr Vincent Pereira Gulbarga.

Joint Secretary: Sr Dr Sumi Sarkar.

Core Group: Br. Jayaprakash SHJ Jewargi, Dr Kiran George Gulbarga, Sr Shanthi Mary SJT Vijayapura. Dr Koming Sheih Gulbarga, Sr Patsy D’souza SCCG Gulbarga. Sr Sandra B.S Chittapur.



Jesus is the model for the healing ministry in the Church. And therefore the healing ministry is an essential part of the mission of the Church. The words of Jesus Christ have been the inspiration for Catholic Health Care: “I was sick and you cared for me” (Mt 25:36). From the early church Christians have tried to take care of the sick. The councils of Carthage (309) and Tours (567) stressed the importance of the care of the sick. St. Basil (370) had established “Basiliades” to care for the sick. And thus ministering the sick became one of the priorities.

Today the Catholic Church in India, under the network of CHAI (Catholic Health Association of India, which began in 1943 under the leadership of Sr. Mary Glowery) has more than 3500 health care institutions serving the sick people with care and support. The healing ministry in the Church speaks volumes about Christian dedication and commitment to serve the poor sick people. It is also worth noting that 85% of the healthcare facilities of the Church in India are in the rural areas caring for the marginalized is accomplished in letter and in spirit. The Church in India has responded generously and compassionately, making Christ present for others through her healing ministry.

The diocese of Gulbarga has made a small beginning with health care apostolate. It has four small hospital establishments(30bed hospitals) and a few clinics. Today we are challenged by various internal and external factors including Covid 19. Internally we struggle with inadequate financial, material and human resource to run our facilities effectively and address the health care needs of the marginalized and the poor. Yet we need to emerge as prophetic witnesses in this challenging world of health today.

Therefore, Commission of Health has the role of animating, networking, coordinating and advocating the healing mission of the Church in Karnataka ensuring the Gospel values to guide health care ministry through the implementation of the Health policy of the Catholic Church in India and the health care policy of the Government to witness the healing mission of Jesus to evangelize the broken world. We will strive collectively and prophetically to respond to the specific demands of the health care needs of the people according to the example of Jesus the healer.

VISION: All people enjoy good health, dignity and sanctity of life.

MISSION: Ensuring holistic health for all through preventive, promotive, curative and rehabilitative care esp for the poor and the marginalized.

GOAL: All the poor and needy have access to good and affordable health care facilities in our health care institutions.

Objective 1: The efficiency of the health care by the hospitals run by the Catholics is improved and about 40000 people will receive quality health care as out-patients, in-patients and day-care basis by 2024.


  1. People with ailments receive humanized, affordable, rational and quality health care.
  2. Adequate health personnel work in our hospitals
  3. Digitalization in the most important departments
  4. Standard protocol followed in the treatment and care of the patient
  5. Good documentation system available
  6. Health care centers enthusiastically implement the policies and programs of the Govt./CHAI/CHAKA and the Health Commission.
  7. Health care center has become collaborators in the Government Health programs and planning.
  8. Poor people regularly receive health benefits from the schemes/programs/Insurance of Govt. and likeminded organizations.


  1. Upgradation of structure and systems
  2. Regular enhancement of skills by trainings of the staff
  3. Regular staff meetings, review meetings and Board meetings.
  4. Transparency, documentation and regular reporting
  5. Affordable health care facilities to Outpatient, Inpatient and Day care to the sick and the suffering people
  6. Our hospitals will be fully sanitized, protected and free from Covid 19 infection.
  7. Collaborating with government health department and likeminded NGOs for health programs and projects
  8. All our health centers affiliate themselves to the CHAI/CHAKA network and locally become the voice of the Church in healing ministry
  9. Health centers implement at least one Government Health Program/Scheme for the poor people.
  10. Regular Active participation in the meetings of Govt. Health Dept., CHAI/CHAKA, Health Commission and likeminded NGOs by the heads of the health care institutions.

Objective 2: Persons affected by HIV/AIDS, TB, Leprosy and the differently abled receive care and are adequately rehabilitated by 2024.


  1. Reduced abandoned cases for these ailments
  2. Reduced cases of above communicable and non-communicable diseases
  3. Success stories of rehabilitated persons
  4. Rehabilitation centers are functioning
  5. Implementation of institutional based and community based health projects and programs with the help of funding agencies, Government health department and philanthropists
  6. Case wise documentation will be done.
  7. Changed attitude of the family and the society towards the infected and affected members


  1. Mapping of the rehabilitation centers in the Diocese
  2. Diocese has care and support centers and definite rehabilitation plan
  3. Collaboration with likeminded NGOs and GOs for programs and projects
  4. Publicity of the rehabilitation centers in the Diocese for referrals.
  5. Availability of Success stories of cured and rehabilitated persons.

Objective 3: At least 75% Catholics have registered under AyushmanBharath Scheme and are availing the benefits by 2024


  1. Increase in the number of registrations done for AB/ARK
  2. Increased number of Catholics availed the health schemes and Insurance.


  1. Every Catholic will obtain the AB/ARK health card and will use it.
  2. Registration and handholding support to claim and to receive the schemes.
  3. Documentation of the claim done by the Catholics

Objective 4: Collaborating with DSS at least 300 Children below 3 years receive proper nutrition and are adequately treated with medical care by 2024.


  1. Reduced number of children with malnutrition
  2. Increasing number of children given medical care in the Health centers


  1. Identifying the children with malnutrition with the help of Anganwadi/ Asha workers and social workers.
  2. Linking the families to the existing support system for nutrition supplement
  3. Definite program/project to eradicate malnutrition among the children

Objective 5: 90% Catholics have the knowledge of preventive health care regarding Covid19 and other illnesses by the end of 2022


  1. Reduced cases of health issues
  2. Catholics follow preventive measures to avoid sickness
  3. Every Catholic has the knowledge of Health issues and able to express it.


  1. Listing out the available resource persons to give awareness in the parish and Diocese
  2. Organizing the awareness programs at the Parish level/Zonal level.


Objective 6: At least one trained counselor (who have undergone a course of 15 days) is available at every unit of health care in the Diocese by 2024


  1. Mental illness and psychiatric issues are addressed in our health care units.
  2. Availability of Counsellors


  1. Identify and train persons for counselling
  2. A counsellor is available as and when needed in the health care centres.
  3. Statistics available with counsellor for the counselling done.

Objective 7: Collaborating with educational commission all the children in our institutions undergo health check up and also get regular instructions on health and hygiene.

Objective 8: The commission will facilitate networking all the diocesan health care units.

Fr. Vincent Pereira


Commission for Health care


Objective: 1. By March 2019 people in 60 villages will be educated on health, hygiene, communicable and non-communicable diseases.  

S. no.ActivityPerson ResponsibleNo of ParticipantsPlace & DateMethodResults/OutcomeImpact on the Participants
1Awareness Program to the SHG women on health, hygiene, communicable and non-communicable diseasesSr. Alice AMSKDongapur30Talk and interaction
Presentation through charts
Women became aware of the water borne diseases
Learnt to Personal health and hygiene.
Aware about the supplement nutrition food preparation
Learnt few Home remedies for minor illness.
2Awareness program to the students on personal health and hygieneSr. Dr. Sumi AMSKKalwadi govt school
Satyanikethan school Bhalki
Dongapur Govt. School
5 schoolsTalk and interactionStudents became aware of the health and hygiene
Became aware of how to prevent diseases
3Awareness to women SHGsSr. Sandra and Health Personnel and the Social workers16 villages640 women and childrenTalk, LCD, Video clippingsImproved health
Health issues are solved
Referral took
4Mobile Health clinicMedical officer Dr. Vishwalatha
Nurse – 2
16 villages1200 OPD coveredScreening, minor treatment, Referral takes place, Health education, Home care nursing and CounselingReferrals. Home care given, and follow up done 
5Health awareness and personal hygiene to the catholic women of the ParishSr. SandraJyothi Seva Kendra and Dr.OIGH25 womenTalk and interaction
Women became aware of the health issues and able to get them healed 
6Health awareness program to the adolescents (School health education)
– Sex education
– Growth and physiology
Adolescents health issues
Sr. Sandra3 villages240 studentsTalk and InteractionsAwareness on health issues 
7Health awareness on healthy living –( Health, hygiene & communicable diseases -specially water borne diseases )MTCH health education team30 – 40 villagesVillage women, children & SHG members.
20 – 30no/ activity/per place
Talk with posters, handbills, and chartsThere is decrease of health complaints on these health issues from these villagesThe women take interest to keep their house clean and orderly. Safe drinking water provision –boiling the water and storing it in a closed container
8Health awareness to Asha and Anganawadi workers- communicable and non communicable diseasesMTCH health education teamThree PHC’s – Kamalapur, Mahagaon & Aurad Hoblis30-40 Persons in each PHCsIEC materials available in the PHCs and the training materials of MTCHTInterested to learn more to improve their quality of service at Anganawadi centers and Asha workers in their house visits, etc.Asha workers motivate and direct the clients to avail the facilities made available in the NGO and Govt. sectors
9Active Involvement in the Immunization program at Anganawadi centersMTCH health education team along with the ANM & Asha workersKamalapur, Mahagaon and Aurad PHC areas50-80 women with their kids in each center per program Immunization done
Disease prevention approach used
PHC – Asha workers and Anganawadi center staff work in unison with us

Objective: 2. By March 2019 around 15,000 people will receive the quality health care, as outpatient, inpatient and on day-care basis from Health care centers

S. no.ActivityPerson ResponsiblePlace & DateNo of ParticipantsMethodResults/OutcomeImpact on the Participants
1Outpatient care given at Maria Kripa ClinicSr. SangeethaDuring the year
More than 900 patientsTreatment and care Outpatient basisPrimary care is given
Spiritual care given
Cured patients approach Maria Kripa Health center when they suffer from minor ailments
2Outpatient care given at AMSK BhalkiSr. Alice and Sr. Dr. Sumi, Dr. Shivaraj Patel, Dr. Jagadish BoreAMSK BhalkiTotal 14,000 patients.
Skin infection : More than 10,000
Other ailments 5,000
Outpatient basis care givenSkin medical treatment and care was given
Happy with the skin treatment
Registration fees Is Rs.50
Medicine fees they purchase
Per day = 1,500
Earlier it was free and now they want it free
Come in cars and bike and want to have free treatment
Since low cost and medicine for skin complaints available at very low cost people come
Many rich people also come from Maharastra
3Outpatient care and treatment at MTCHMedical team of MTCHGulbarga – During the year2783 Patients treated of different health issuesTreated as outpatient basisAs a secondary Health care center and secondary complex care center patients received healingPeople who received the care and treatment are happy. Still the progress has to be made
4Outpatient treatment at Dr.OIG Hospital ChithapurDr. Vishwalatha and Sr. Sandra and Sr. Antony MaryDR.Om Indo German Hospital5400 patientsOPD BasisPeople are helped with curative approach and getting healedRecurrence of the same disease to same person has decreased

Surgery camps
-Cleft lips

-Cleft Pallet

-Plastic surgery

-Reconstructive Surgery

General Surgery

Sr. Lucy Priya
Sr. Sandra
Dr. Vishwalatha
Twice in a yearSurgery done to the 150 needy patientsCollaboration with Doctors from Germany and Indian team (DR.OIGH)
Inpatient care
Counsel them
Follow up done
Reconstructive surgeries done
Disability prevented
Health issues are tackled
Permanent solutions for the diseases
6Referrals done to the higher medical centersSr. SangeethaSanthpurMore than 100 patientsReferrals to the higher centersPeople received help when the center could not give Secondary and tertiary treatment and care which was requiredNumber of patients for secondary and tertiary care decreased
7Day care is given at Maria Kripa Health centerSr. Sangeetha SRADuring the year
Nearly 90 patientsAs an immediate treatment IV fluids and other treatment givenPeople received immediate care and treatment as primary health care 
8Day care given at BhalkiSr. Dr. SumiDuring the year30 patientsAs an immediate treatment IV fluids and other treatment givenSome were supported with immediate care and treatment when it was necessary 
9Inpatient care given at Dr.OIG HospitalDr. VishwalathaDuring the year at Chithapur10 patientsFor the emergency carePeople are supported and helped when grave health reason occurs 
10In patient care given to the Persons affected with Leprosy for the Ulcer managementSr. Alice and Sr.Dr. SumiDuring the year75 Leprosy patientsEvery day dressing and medicine given.Simple, complicated, severe ulcers were curedDisability prevented and medical rehabilitation done
11Inpatient treatment and care is given at MTCHMedical team of MTCHMTCH287 PatientsAs inpatient care and treatment givenAll the cases are cured and they are happy. Few of them have written their feed back while they are discharged from the hospitalPeople are happy for the treatment and care that they receive. But still they want it free
12Day care given to the needy patients at Dr. OIG HospitalDr. Vishwalatha
And Nurses
During the year – Chithapur1080 patientsSome of the ailments are addressed as primary carePatients are cured from different ailments 
13Day care at MTCHMedical team of MTCHDuring the year at Gulbarga379 patientsDay carePatients are happy for the immediate care and support 
1418 Health check up camps in the villagesMedical team of MTCH18 villages60-70 patients per campVisit to the villages
Health check ups
Medicine prescribed
Free medicine availed few times
Medicine provided with reasonable cost
A majority of the patients were from the poorer section of the community, and they were relieved that health facilities were available at their door stepMajority of the patients treated were elderly men and women who had no means of either visiting a hospital, or the cash to go to the hospital for treatment are happy.
15Free Dental treatment camp every Saturday at MTCHAl-Badr dental college, Kalaburgi & MTCH teamMTCH Gulbarga8-15 patients per visit per dayScreening and treatment in the mobile bus and in the Satellite Dental clinicMany dental cases are treatedOne of the major health issue of the rural people are addressed

Objective: 3. By March 2019 around 100 persons with Tuberculosis are given care and treatment in our health centers. 

S. no.ActivityPerson ResponsiblePlace & DateNo of ParticipantsMethodResults/OutcomeImpact on the Participants
1TB patients were referred to the Govt. hospital for DOTSr. SangeethaMaria Kripa SanthpurAround 10 patientsReferrals madeDOT treatment received from proper Govt. hospital and some have completed the treatmentPrevented from untimely deaths
2TB patients referred to Bidar government hospitalSr. Dr. SumiAMSK Bhalki2 patientsReferral madePatients are on treatmentPrevented from death
3Care of persons with Tuberculosis at MTCHMedical team of MTCHMTCH Gulbarga6 patientsDOT and treatment for other complicationsFive persons have completed the course of treatment 
4As a DOT CenterMr. Anand Social workerDr.OIG Hospital and Jyothi Seva Kendra Trust4 patients supported with medicineGiving medicine every day in front of a social workerCure from the TB is assured
The TB patients are taken care who come to the hospital
5TB cases door to door survey in collaboration with Taluka Govt. HospitalMr. Anand
And Govt. Hospital health personnel

High prevalence area of Chithapur town
-Asar Mohalla

– Station Tanda

-Ashraya Clooney

– January 2019

87 suspected

27 positive cases

5000 householdsSymptoms
Suspected cases referred for screening at Taluka Govt. Hospital
Door to Door survey
Forms filled
Sputum test
Reporting to the Govt. Taluka Health department
Awareness created in the high risk areas
People know that the Govt avail medicine for treatment
6Awareness program to the TB high risk areasMr. Anand and Social workers team of Jyothi Seva Kendra
Dr. OIG Hospital and Taluka Hospital

High prevalence area of
Chithapur town

-Asar Mohalla

-Station Tanda

-Ashraya Clooney

17 patients at Jyothi Seva KendraTalk

Patients are steadily followed and out of danger

– TB cured
Grow healthy

7Supplement Nutrition to the DOT patients

Mr. Anand

Sr. Celine

Social work team

17 patientsEvery month they are given : B protein, Jaggary and GrainsContentDOT patient grow health as they consume the medicine regularlyDOT patient grow health as they consume the medicine regularly 
8Day care to the DOT patients – nutrition supportDr.OIG HospitalContentJyothi Seva Kendra and Dr. OIG Hospital17 patientsIV fluids with Multi vitaminTo be in compliance with DOT treatment
To adhere with the DOT treatment
9Financial assistance given to the needy TB patientsJyothi Seva KendraJyothi Seva Kendra3 personsCash is givenTo support the family expenditure to maintain the patients expenses 
10TB eradication day was celebrated in collaboration with Taluka health centerMr. Anand and teamJyothi Seva Kendra27 patients and staffTalk
Distribution of nutrition
Awareness given 

Objective: 4. By March 2019 mother and children who suffer from malnutrition in 60 villages will receive nutrition support either from the Government or from the likeminded NGOs.

S. no.ActivityPerson ResponsiblePlace & DateNo of ParticipantsMethodResults/OutcomeImpact on the Participants
1Supplement Nutrition to the Children – Class 1 to Class 10thJyothi Seva Kendra staffJyothi Seva Kendra – Chithapur150 needy ChildrenTo support the children good health
To have regular education
To support the poor families
Avoid child labor
Avoid school dropouts
Health children in the poor families 
2Treatment given to the malnutrition childrenSr. Alice and Sr. Dr. SumiAMSK BhalkiMore than 100 children 3 years to 10 yearsVitamin tablets provided100 children growing healthyHealthy children in the villages
3Weekly on Thursday Vitamin Angels programme for Free administration of Vit. A drops, Tab. Albendazole for under five’s ones in six month and free distribution of Multivitamin tabs for pregnant mothersMTCH health education teamKamalapur, Mahagaon and Aurad PHC areas50 to 80 children per visit and 10 15 womenMedicine administeredHealth Children and Mothers 

Objective: 5. By March 2019 at least 800 people with disability will receive the community based rehabilitation from community health programs

S. no.ActivityPerson ResponsiblePlace & DateNo of ParticipantsMethodResults/OutcomeImpact on the Participants
1Leprosy patients were given aids and appliancesSr. Alice and sr. SumiAMSK Bhalki15 patientsAids and appliances provided such as Crutches, walking sticks and elbow crutchesMobility ensured
PAL are independent to move on their own and able to manage on their own
Dependency is removed
210 Medical checkup camps for Patients affected with leprosy with the free supply of medicine, MCR footwears, Aids and appliances, and blankets given.MTCH & MTCHT teamMTCH35-40patients per camp

-Health Check up

-Ulcer treatment

-Medicine distributed

-Follow up done

-Counseling done

178 Leprosy affected persons received treatment and careLeprosy patients approach MTCH for care and support and many are mainstreamed to the family and society
3Leprosy Case Detection Campaign (LCDCCollaboration with District Leprosy department) Oct 22nd to 4th Nov 2018 (KLB. Dist)5000 householdsDoor to door survey38 new cases detected and they are on MDT treatmentStep towards Leprosy free district
4Ulcer care to the PAL

Sr. Dr. Sumi AMSK

Dr. Kaviraj MTCH

During the year1265 ulcer treated OPD levelMedication
Ulcer cured
Disability prevented
5MCR sandalsAMSK
During the year500 PAL patientsMCR footwear providedDisability prevented 
6PAL new cases detectedAMSK
During the year41 casesScreeningOne is child below 14 years
Rest 18 adults
7PAL cases are on treatment given – MDTAMSKDuring the year35 casesMDT providedOn treatment for cure 
8DPMR – Disability prevention and Medical rehabilitation camp for the PAL in collaboration with the DLO office and Punjab boot houseMTCHT11th Sept 201852 persons benefittedMedical check up
Talk on self care
MCR footwear and aids and appliances distributed
Rehabilitation support received 
9Assessment camp for aids & appliances to the persons with disability.CBR Team of MTCH Trust and Samarthya APD NGOMTCH157 Disabled personsAssessmentThe list of selected 100 disabled persons for aids and appliances supply submitted to donor agency 
10Early intervention program (0-6 years) to the children with disability:ContentMTCH team APD teamMTCH32 children with disability with their parents/caregivers attended the program at the MTCH campusAssessmentEach of the 32 disabled children were given a thorough check up by the APD personnel, and a list was prepared regarding the aids and appliances required by the children 
11Mentally challenged persons – day careSr. Winnifred,Disha day care center @ MTCH47 childrenPhysiotherapy
Treatment and care for the minor ailments
Supplement nutritional food
Counseling to the care givers
The children were over excited, in the beginning as this was their first exposure outdoors, slowly they calmed down and began to play with one another, and some of the children began to recognize the MTCH staff and others 
12Home based physiotherapy by the sister in charge through family visits, demonstration to the care givers:CBR team and MTCH teamClient’s houses20 clientsPhysiotherapy
Children are encouraged and helped to gain confidence to perform their ADL (Activities of daily life) 
13Two Spinal cord injury Medical and Social rehabilitation camps were helped to assess their medical fitness and to initiate physiotherapy to make them self confident for their ADL independentlySamarthya APD organization & MTCH teamMTCH Gulbarga10clients per camp attended The patients who were depending on their care taker for their ADL are confident to move independently for their needsBoosting of energy and self-confidence for their free movement. Interaction with other clients
14Education rights of the children with disability – Awareness program called – We ring the bellMTCH team (Swabhiman Project – CHAI-LF)13th March’19. Zaffarabad &Syed Chincholi village Kalaburagi921 participants School children, school teachers and village community

-Awareness talks


-Handbills distribution of PWD welfare act 2016

-Assurance of use of 3% of funds for the education of the children with disability in the Panchayaths

ConteDisabled children to join the main stream i.e. schools both Govt and privatentSchool children, Head masters, teachers, GP members, SDMC presidents and village community have expressed that they would do the needful in the next academic year
15CBR activities (Jeevana Sankalpa programMTCHT community health teamKamlapur, Mahagaon and Aurad hoblies – 30 villages300 children and youth with disabilitiesCommunity based approach300 children and youth are in the process of rehabilitationAll the hidden cases of disability began to approach MTCHT
16Swabhiman new project began from Nov 2018Mr. Ranganathan Program officer and Mr. Shivaraj CoordinatorPattan Hobli
(4 Panchayaths, 11 villages)
CBR for 89 +14 children and youth with disabilityCBRThe process of CBR began with IRP (Individual Rehabilitation Plan)
8 DCOs (Differently able children organizations) formed
2 Corrective surgeries done
DCO leadership training given
17Content38 children with disability assessed for assistive devices and list is sent to Regional rehabilitation center DavangereRRC – Davangere,
Disability welfare office,
Disability welfare office38 children and youth with disabilityAssessment38 children list is sent to RRC Davangere 
18110 children and youth obtained basic documentsGovt depts.4 hoblies108 Children and youthHandholding training and application110 children and youth have social security documents 
19Community health staff had exposure program to the CBR activities of Samarthy NGO – KoppalMTCHTKoppal7 personsVisit, talk, demos, interactionMore clarity in spinal cord injury program specific and CBR in general 
20Need assessment of the persons with disability by MSW students of TATA Institute of Social Science and APDPattan and Kamlapur hoblisGulbarga15 studentsSurvey
Proper need assessment reports prepared for the future interventions 

Objective: 6: By 2019, at least 10% of the patients in our health centers use the herbal medicine as an alternative medicine.  

S. no.ActivityPerson ResponsiblePlace & DateNo of ParticipantsMethodResults/OutcomeImpact on the Participants
1Herbal Medicine prescribedSr. Dr. SumiBhalki AMSK150 patientsPrescription givenAlternative medicine promoted
Many patients like it and continue
Many have been cured due to herbal medicine. And they continue asking it for other ailments
2Patients and their care givers are taught how to prepare Herbal medicineSr. Dr. Sumi and Sr. AliceBhalki AMSK120 patientsPrepared and taughtMany prepare at home and use itMany have reported that they are cured
3Herbal medicine givenSr. Dr. SumiBhalki130 patients Herbal medicine provided 
4Homeopathic medicine providedSr. Dr. SumiBhalki300 patients Homeopathic medicine provided 
5Herbal garden initiatedMTCHTMTCHT premises -October -201825 plants availableArea allotted and herbal plants are plantedHave developed a rapport with Dr Nirmala Ayurvedic college professor, who had supplied herbal saplings.
Visit by Krishi vignana Kendra AGRI Officers who have visited the herbal garden and have given suggestions
Efforts are on to prepare herbal medicines in collaboration with the Ayurveda college, Kalaburagi


Objective: 1. By March 2019 at least 150 People who are addicted to Alcohol and other substance use will be treated and rehabilitated through the de-addiction centers.

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1Alcoholic patients helped as Inpatients and Follow up
In patient care
Follow up
Sr. Alice and Sr. Dr. SumiAMSK Bhalki55 patientsIn patient admission for 5 to 7 days65% resultsHappy families of those who have completely given up alcohol consumption
2De-addiction camp – 49 participants – 6campsSr. Dr. Adelcia MTCHTAshaDeepa Center @MTCH trust campus49 patients as Camp participants
30 persons as community based
21 days residential camp approach65% of the alcoholics who have attended the camp have given up alcohol-Families have been reunited
– children of alcoholic families have rejoined school
– A majority of the alcoholics have gone back to work and have taken responsibility of their households
– Smiles of satisfaction and happiness are visible on parent’s faces.

Objective: 2. By March 2019 around 1000 adults and children living with HIV/AIDS will receive care and treatment through the community care centers.

S. no.ActivityPerson ResponsiblePlace & DateNo of ParticipantsMethodResults/OutcomeImpact on the Participants
1Care and support to the PHLIVSr. Rita Francis
Br. Vincent
Bijapur and Jewargi
During the year
460 patientsOP
Day care
Life span increased
PLHIV live without fear of immediate death
Patients come from far and near and find solace
2Sparsha Care and support to the CLHIVFr. BapuKaudiyal25 childrenIP
CLHIV life saved for few yearsMost needy receive care.
3Svetlana project for free check up of HIV testMTCH lab. team & Svetana coordinatorMTCH105 free test for HIV conductedLab testsFew HIV positive cases found and referred for further care and support and ART 
4HIV/AIDS symptomatic treatmentSr. Dr. SumiAMSK Bhalki5 patientsOPD basisRelated ailments treated 
5CCC Project Planned for 3 organization of the DioceseH. Com SecretaryJan 2019 Expression of interest to participate in the program is sentNames of St. Joseph CCC Bijapur, ORBIT and MTCHT is included 
6Personal health and hygiene talk and general check up to the Sparsha centerSr. Dr. Sumi, Sr. Dr. Felly and two postulantsJuly 201825 childrenVisit
Health check up
Medical support and awareness 

Objective: 3. By March 2019 the Diocese has given geriatric care at least to 20 elderly sick persons.

S. no.ActivityPerson ResponsibleNo of ParticipantsPlace & DateMethodResults/OutcomeImpact on the Participants
1Aged people given inpatients helped AMSK Bhalki10 patientsInpatient care and treatmentElderly people received care 
2Senior citizen day in the Parish and in the villageSr. CelineChithapur Parish
And Sathnoor village
13 persons
45 persons
Talk , instructions, games, cultural program, memento presented and refreshmentsSenior citizens were respected and honored 

Objective: 5. By March 2019, a proposal is submitted to begin a separate unit as a Home for the Destitute and mentally challenged to give shelter, treatment and rehabilitation.

S. no.ActivityPerson ResponsiblePlace & DateNo of ParticipantsMethodResults/OutcomeImpact on the Participants
1Aged people given inpatients helped AMSK Bhalki10 patientsInpatient care and treatmentElderly people received care 
2Senior citizen day in the Parish and in the villageSr. CelineChithapur Parish
And Sathnoor village
13 persons
45 persons
Talk , instructions, games, cultural program, memento presented and refreshmentsSenior citizens were respected and honored


S. no.ActivityPerson ResponsiblePlace & DateNo of ParticipantsMethodResults/OutcomeImpact on the Participants
1Eye screeningSr. RajaniSanthpur on March 8th, 201960 womenScreeningReferrals are done for further treatment and surgeries 
2Medical checkup for the Divya Jyothi School studentsSr. Dr. Sumi Dr. Shivaraj Patil, Sr. Jospine, SangeethaMarch 2018200 StudentsHealth check upStudents health screened and referrals done 
3Students health check upsDr. vishwalath and Sr. Sandra2 village school300 studentsCheck up
Child health promoted 
43 Free cancer screening camps held at MTCHTNH city medical team & MTCH team


18th Nov

17 Dec

18th Jan

50-70persons per campSuspected cases referred36 cases referred for higher treatment 
5Arogya Chithara – Quarterly bulletin publishedMTCHT staffAugust – 20183000 copies has been printedPrinted and published2900 bulletins have been dispatched, and persons and Institutions have come to know regarding the various activities of MTCHT 
6Christmas celebration with celebration of the Holy Eucharist and felicitation prog.MTCHT staffDec 25Approximately 350 people attended the programEucharist
A number of persons who helped MTCHT recognized and felicitated 
7MoU signed with Al Badar Dental college and Hospital for regular camps on Saturdays at MTCHTMTCHTJune 2018 MoU signed300 persons received dental care 
8Established MTCH Trust office and the staff officeMTCHT   Community Health staff has place to plan the programs 
9Empanelled with Arogya Karnataka and Ayushman Bharath Health Protection Scheme (AB-ArK)




GulbargaApplication filedEmpanelled for AB-ArKPart of the Govt. health scheme
Collaboration with Govt. Scheme in the future
10FCRA certificate receivedFr. Santhosh Dias, Director MTCHTJuly 3rd 2019 ApplicationThereafter received funds from 3 funding agencies
4th project is approved
Enables MTCHT in outreach programs to expand its activities, and serve the poor and needy more extensively.
11Networking and collaboration with likeminded organizations and institutionsMTCHTDuring the year ContactsCHAI, CHAKA, ADD India, Federal Bank, Selco Solar lights foundation, AIFO – AMICI, APD, Rotary Clubs and Inner wheel clubs, Svetlana NGO, Punjab Boot house, Samooha- Samarthya NGO, NH city Bangalore, SCN Congregation, Apostolic Carmel Sisters Congregation, Sitharam Jindal foundation, Al Badar Dental College and Hospital, KBN Nursing College, Hingulambika Ayurvedic College, District Leprosy office, RRC Davangere, District Anti Tobacco Cell, District Mental welfare Department, DHO office, THO office, Krishnamurthy Hospital Bidar, PHCs, Asha workers, Anganwadi workers, Teachers, Panchayath members, village leaders,CSR fund, Programs sanctioned, support received to help the poor and the needy patients

Future Plans:

  • Appointing a good committed Doctors and a team of Doctors
  • Starting Cataract eye surgery camps once in a month
  • Health check up camps and Care and support camp to the mentally challenged children and youth
  • Appointing a Physiotherapy Doctor for Weekly basis Physiotherapy
  • Starting the care and support to the Destitute, aged Sick persons under Divya Chethana project
  • To train the Multipurpose Hospital workers
  • Establishing the Medical rehabilitation center for Spinal cord injury patients