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Miao diocese dedicates its first hospital to Mother Teresa

The hospital will have very basic facility for treatment of diseases like TB, malaria and jaundice which are common in this area.

 
Miao: 

The Diocese of Miao in Arunachal Pradesh is set to dedicate its first hospital in honour of Mother Teresa who will be canonised on September 4. The hospital at Injan in Changlang district will be inaugurated on September 8.

“Mother Teresa and Mercy go hand in hand. We are very proud to say that the only place Mother Teresa visited in our Diocese was Borduria village in Tirap District of Arunachal Pradesh on August 2, 1993,” said Bishop George Pallipparambil of Miao.

To mark this honour, a statue of the saint will be installed at the entrance to the hospital.
“Mother Teresa being the embodiment of Mercy, we would like to honour her with this hospital,” said Bishop Pallipparambil.

Explaining the reason why he started this hospital, Bishop Pallipparambil said that the Tribals living in the remote Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh will not have to travel over a 100 km into neighbouring Assam for treatment as this medical facility will be a huge blessing for the people around Miao.

"There is a lot of public demand for a hospital in the area as the nearest hospital is 120 km away in Assam's Tinsukia. No other medical facility is functional nearby," the bishop explained.

The hospital will have very basic facility for treatment of diseases like TB, malaria and jaundice which are common in this part of the north-eastern state.

"People die there not due to some complicated health conditions but because of very ordinary diseases which are curable. Due to geographical distance, no medical attention is available to patients when they need it," Bishop Pallipparambil said.

The two-storeyed hospital at Injan village will have around 25 beds to begin with.

Source: Vatican Radio

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