CBCI Office for Health Care was established in 1989 by the Catholic Bishops' Conference of India to function as the coordinating body of all the health related organisations of the Church in India. This Office is the forum for discussing various vital issues of national importance related to health and for planning common action. The office is to inspire and guide all the health related organizations according to the spirit of the Catholic teaching, practice and tradition (Report of the CBCI General Body Meeting, Pune, 1992.)