Bishop Mar Prince Antony Inaugurates 50-bedded Covid Care Centre
Adilabad: Mar Prince Antony Panengadan inaugurated a 50-bedded Covid Care Centre at the campus of Christ High School, Mancherial. As the number of daily Covid-19 cases continue to rise, the eparchy of Adilabad quickly moved in to cater to the medical needs of the suffering people where hospitals are very few and other medical facilities are still beyond the reach of several people. While speaking at the inauguration ceremony Bishop Mar Prince Antony appreciated the hard work and dedication of the Covid-19 Relief Team and Karunyanidhi Covid-19 Care Centre team.
This has become a huge relief to people who have tested covid positive. They can walk in and avail of medical care free of cost. SDFI helped in organizing doctors for the centre, while women congregations working in the eparchy volunteered their professionals for the centre. This would also ease the pressure on the already overburdened hospitals in the jurisdiction of the eparchy that covers four districts.
Bishop Emeritus Mar Joseph Kunnath CMI, Vicar General Rev. Fr. Jose Manickathan CMI, Chancellor Rev. Fr. Vinod Alexander, Dr. Fr. Joshy Pazhukkathara CMI, Provincial of the CMI Mary Matha Vice-Province, Hyderabad, Rev. Sr. Tresa CMC, Christu Jyothi Province, Mancherial and, other dignitaries, priests, religious and lay leaders were present on the occasion.
'Hunger-Free Adilabad Diocese...'
This Covid Care Centre initiative is one among the many relief and support services undertaken by the eparchy of Adilabad. 'Hunger-Free Adilabad Diocese - A helping hand to the suffering humanity', is a program to reach food kits to the poor people in any part of the eparchy with just a phone call. In the rural villages of the eparchy, there are thousands of people who live in extreme poverty without a sustainable source of income at a sufficient level and do not have access to at least one meal a day. A one-point helpline number is established to provide a shoulder of support to the suffering masses.