Providing Access to Health Care
“Sister, now when we get sick, will you take us in this vehicle to the hospital?” asked the children at the school operated by the Ursuline Sisters in Kartic, India.
Until recently, Sr. Kripa, one of two nurses who staff the health center in Kartic, traveled long distances by bus or bicycle—or even on foot—to attend to people in surrounding villages. Thanks to the generosity of CHS employees who contribute to the CHS Caregivers Fund, this is no longer the case. Patients can be reached quickly at their homes and transported to the nearest hospital, with a newly acquired vehicle. In addition, the doctor is transported to the health center to see patients once a week, and medicines and other supplies are more easily obtained.Situated in the Province of Tezpur, in the northeast corner of India, the dispensary in Kartic is a lifeline for many families. Recently, the nurse who works with Sr. Kripa was in a village, about to take a patient to the health center, when she encountered an elderly woman suffering from high blood pressure. She was able to care for her and a sick child in the same community before returning with her patient in the new vehicle obtained through a grant from the CHS Caregivers Fund.
“We shall always raise our hearts toward God, asking Him to bless you,” said Sr. Lucienne Kakkanatt, OSU, project manager of Tezpur Province for the Ursuline Sisters, in a message for participants of the CHS Caregivers Fund, adding, “I am sure all the patients who will make use of this vehicle will remember you with gratitude.”
Photo caption: Students at the school operated by the Ursuline Sisters in Kartic, India, in front of the vehicle purchased with a grant from the CHS Caregivers Fund.
To learn how you can get involved in the Caregivers Fund, please call (631) 465-6283 or simply download the donation form.
Photo: An elderly woman with high blood pressure being assisted by a nurse from the Kartic health center.