Kochi: With the spread of the Covid 19 acute outbreak, the services of the church-run hospitals are being supplied with the protection of Kovid, and the churches are assisting in the survival of the people. The disaster management system under the KCBC’s Social Services Department will be active in the Covid defense in the coming days. The system, which was created in collaboration with various dioceses and ascetic communities, is about 2,000 people. KCBC Deputy Secretary Rev. Fr. Dr. Varghese Vallikattu said.
KCBC President Cardinal Mar George Alencherry said that the church’s hospitals would be provided with covariates and preventive measures wherever necessary in each district. The KCBC Health Commission and the Catholic Health Association (Chai) of the Kerala unit are 370 small and large organizations in the health sector. These include three medical colleges, 12 with more than 400 beds, 52 with 100400 beds, and 93 with hospitals up to 100 beds. In addition, dispensaries, social service societies, and nursing educational institutions are part of Kerala. These will be left to the church in the coming days as the government requires. Many people have been sharing posts in the news media praising the timely intervention of the church.