Bp. Mar Jacob Manathodath
Noorani P.O., Post Bag No. 4, Palakkad - 678 004, Kerala, India.
Tel: +91 491 - 2515277 (O), 2525129 (P),Fax: +91 491 - 2525129
House, Marygiri, P.B. No. 4, Tiruvalla - 689 101, Kerala, India.
Tel: +91 469 - 2701319, 2730620 (O), 2600820 (P), Fax: +91 469 -
Bp. Rt. Rev. Dr.
Bishop's House, Kottappuram 680 667
480-2802165, Fax: +91 480-2802865
Rev. Fr. Mathew Puthumana
Medical Trust Hospital,
Mundakayam East P.O ,
Idukki-686513, Kerala, India
Tel: +91 486- 9280358 / 9280356,
Mob: +91 9447080356
State Office Coordinator
Rev. Fr. Anto Chalissery
St: Michael's Church, Kolengai, Piravom, Kottayam 686 664
Tel: +91 484-2806640
Health Association of India
The Catholic Health Association of India - Kerala region was
inaugurated in the year 1962 at Little Flower Hospital Angamaly, to
provide accessibility to qualitative health services to the poor and
the marginalized in the society. It has wide network relationship
with 280 hospitals and Clinics, 29 Diocesan Social
Service Societies and 75 other charitable institutions.
CHAI-Kerala is also
functioning in collaboration with KCBC Health Commission.
It was on 21st December 2003
during the annual general body meeting of Catholic Health Association
of India- Kerala Region (CHAI-Kerala) that His Excellency
Rt.Rev.Dr.Varghese Chakkalakal, Chairman KCBC Health Commission and
Ecclesiastical advisor to CHAI-Kerala, at that time, pronounced the
appointment of K C B C Health Commission Secretary. The President of
CHAI-Kerala and its Executive members were made the KCBC Health
Commission Secretary and the Executive Members respectively. Thereby
even though technically there were two entities, practically they
became one and the same. Both began to work together as per the
directions and guidelines of His Excellency, the Chairman, Health
During the past 46
years the member institutions of CHAI-Kerala have played a vital role
in the over all health promotion in Kerala. While the Hospitals
mainly concentrate in the institutionalized patient care, the other
member institutions like social service societies and community health
organizations engage themselves in community based health promotion
through preventive and promotive health services.
It had implemented number of health projects with various agencies and
hospitals in the past. Almost all the projects were oriented in
capacity building, of personnel of member institutions, by providing
training and health awareness and promotion of the people in the rural
and village areas. CHAI - Kerala reads the
signs of the time and responds creatively to the various needs of the
Kerala region. It has also implemented various need-based projects.
received the mandate from Jesus, the Divine Healer, and urged by His
compassionate love, the Catholic Church in Kerala envisages a just,
peaceful and healthy society, where people, especially the poor and
marginalized, attain and maintain holistic well being and live in
harmony with the Creator, with one another and with the environment.
humanizing care, considering the dignity of the person and the needs
of society. Strive for the healing of the total person-physical,
psychological, social and spiritual well being.
preventive, promotive, curative and rehabilitative health care to
all, particularly the poor and the marginalized through enabling
Engage in social
mobilization of the community by creating awareness of their rights,
duties and responsibilities related to health issues.
preventive, curative and promotive health services to people who are
competence, quality of care and cost-effectiveness in health
services and minimize the burden on the patients, their families and
Help the patients
and their families to transform the experience of sickness and
healing into one of personal growth and development
collaborate with the government and other agencies to make health
care accessible for all in accordance with teachings of the church.
ethical norms according to professional ethics, the teachings of the
Church and just laws of the country
for all, serve preferentially the poor, vulnerable and marginalized
transmit the Christian vision of care, in the world of
commercialized health care
healing presence of Christ through the word of God, Sacraments and
other spiritual assistance to every one we serve
smooth and effective functioning of the organization, the Kerala
region has been divided into five Zones (on diocesan basis).
Zone : (Mananthavady,
Bathery, Thamarassery, Thalassery, Calicut, Kannur)
Zone : (Trichur,
Irinjalakkuda, Palghat, Kottappuram)
: (Ernakulam, Verapoly, Cochin, Kothamangalam, Moovattupuzha and
(Kottayam, Idukki, Changanassery, Thiruvalla, Kanjirapally, Pala,
:(Thiruvananthapuram-Latin, Thiruvananthapuram-Malankara, Quilone,
Neyyatttinkara and Mavelikkara)
Secretary, Health Commission
Pastoral Orientation Centre, P. B. No. 2251, Palarivattom P.O, Kochi-682025, Kerala, India
Tel : +91 484 - 2805722, 2805815, Fax : +91 484 - 2806214