Secunderabad (Matters India): As part of the Catholic ‘World Day of the Sick’, the Catholic Health Association of India (CHAI) organized a blood donation camp in Secunderabad on Thursday.
CHAI has been organizing such camps from the past few days in four villages at Devar Yamjal, Mudfort, Thumkunta and Shivani Colony.
The camps covered general check up, blood pressure, diabetic screening, eye testing, gynecological care and awareness on nutrition, hygiene and supplied free medicines where more than 300 people underwent check up at the respective centres.
The camps had the theme, ‘Compassionate Care towards Mental Health’ and member institutions of CHAI that collaborated included the Christian Medical Association of India (CMAI), National Council of Churches of India (NCCI) and the Catholic Healthcare Networks of India.
Fr Tomi Thomas, CHAI Director-General said, “The Year 2016 is going to be a memorable one for the Healing Ministry of the Catholic Church because of various meaningful celebrations taking place.”
The year has been declared the “Jubilee Year of Mercy” by Pope Francis that started on December 8, 2015, and will conclude on November 20, 2016. The Pope has entrusted Jubilee year to Mary, Mother of Mercy.