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Mangaluru, Oct 29 : The Society of St. Vincent de Paul renewed their agreement with the Father Muller Charitable Institutions (FMCI) by inking in anew their zeal to serve the adopted families in attaining health care with dignity , here on October 29, 2020.

Mr G J Coelho the incumbent president of the SSVP beautifully welcomed the gathering with the 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 Rev. 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.

Mr 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 Rev. Fr Rudolph Ravi D’Sa, administrator 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 Mr Anil, has been commendable and noteworthy.

Rev. Fr Richard A Coelho expressed his profoundness for the service of SSVP who follow the exemplary 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 don’t 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.

In presence for the signing were; Rev. Fr Rudolph Ravi D’Sa the administrator of the Father Muller Medical College Hospital, Dr Udaykumar Medical Superintendent, Dr Kelvin Pais Liaison Officer and credit In charge, Mr Clarence Machado treasurer SSVP and Mrs Preetha Lobo Health Care Project Officer 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 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 Mangalore in 1926 and a Central Council came into 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 their adopted and needy families in 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 individuals, 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 Rupees 6,62,570.00 for IP and Rupees 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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