Monday, September 26, 2016

BIS #4940 YEAR OF MERCY ­ PROVIDING A HEALING TOUCH

by Thomas Kuruvilla

 

KUWAIT, SEP 26, 2016: The Malayalam commission of the parish of Saint Therese of the child Jesus (SPMC) in Kuwait, organised a Medical Camp under the guidance of Father Johnson Nedumpurath on September 23 at Don Bosco School.

 

The camp was organised to commemorate the Year of Mercy and also to honour Saint Teresa of Calcutta. The SPMC conducted a Medical camp for underprivileged women who have Gynaecology –related problems. These women do not have access to medical facilities in Kuwait and cannot afford the exorbitant fees at private hospitals.

 

Six specialised senior doctors from private and government hospitals voluntarily offered their services for the camp. Flyers were distributed, inviting all deserving ladies irrespective of their nationality, religion and language to attend the Camp.  It was also publicised through announcements at all the Holy masses.


Many parishioners offered their help by means of time, cash donations, hospital supplies, equipment, stationery, food and medicines. More than 30 nurses voluntarily offered their services for the camp. Don Bosco School management provided their campus facilities, free of charge.  

 

A total number of 266 patients attended the camp and expressed their gratitude to the organisers for providing this merciful service. Doctors also expressed their happiness in rendering their service for this noble cause.  

 

An appreciation letter and a gift was given to all the doctors on behalf of the parish.  All the participants and volunteers were provided with snacks and lunch.

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