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Cancer treatment without outsourcing at Parumala cancer centre from Nov: Catholicos

Baselious Marthoma Paulose II, Catholicos of the East and Malankara Metropolitan, has said that the first phase of the Parumala St Gregorios International Cancer Care Centre (SGICCC) will be thrown open to the public from November 2015.

The supreme head of the Malankara Orthodox Church, the Catholicos HH Baselios Marthoma Paulose II addressing the press in Muscat
The supreme head of the Malankara Orthodox Church, the Catholicos HH Baselios Marthoma Paulose II addressing the press in Muscat

MUSCAT : His Holiness Baselious Marthoma Paulose II, Catholicos of the East has said that the first phase of the Parumala St Gregorios International Cancer Care Centre (SGICCC) will be thrown open to the public from November 2015.

Revealing this at a press conference at the Muscat Mar Gregorios Maha Edavaka, the Catholicos revealed that though the project has gone much beyond schedule, the first phase will, however, be opened to the public from November to coincide with the annual Parumala Festival. “An agreement worth Rs 20 crore of machinery was signed last month and we require a total outlay of Rs 120 crore to run the project properly, of which Rs 75 crore has been spent so far.

The Primate of the Indian Orthodox added that plans on to provide treatment for the patients without outsourcing which otherwise can put them to severe hardships, though there are facilities in Ernakulam, Thiruvananthapuram in this regard.

“Without outsourcing, we want to give the best treatment, and we are not looking at the project solely as a ‘money generating department’, His Holiness pointed out.

The Catholicos also answered questions relating to the present political situation in Kerala, liquor policy and observance of ‘Cyber Fast Day’ on April 3 (Good Friday) as part of the ‘Nervazhy’ project from the Ministry of Human Empowerment of Malankara Orthodox Church.

From the photo session: The Catholicos with the journalists of Oman
From the photo session: The Catholicos with the journalists of Oman

1 reply on “Cancer treatment without outsourcing at Parumala cancer centre from Nov: Catholicos”

IT IS BEING SAID THAT THE PARUMALA CANCER CENTER IS BEING MANAGED AND RUN BY THE EPISCOPAL SYNOD OF MALANKARA ORTHODOX CHURCH.

IN THE ABOVE CASE, H.H. THE CATHOLICOSE SHOULD HAVE ASKED THE 25 METROPOLITANS OF THE CHURCH TO BRING IN RS. 2 CRORES EACH FROM THEIR DIOCESES, WHICH WOULD HAVE EASILY MADE UPTO RS. 50 CRORES, GOOD ENOUGH MONEY TO RUN THE HOSPITAL.

MOREOVER, MANY OF THE METROPOLITANS OF THE CHURCH, ARE HAVING CORES OF RUPEES AS BANK BALANCE IN THEIR PERSONAL ACCOUNT WITH SOME PRIVATELY OWNED BANKS IN KERALA.

WHY TO SQUEEZE THE POOR MORE AND MORE?

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