Covid Care Center Opened at BDDS In Bellary
MAY 8, 2021:

Bishop Henry D’Souza along with other Executive Committee members of United Christian Forum, Ballari opened a Covid Care Center (CCC) at Bellary Diocesan Development Center (BDDS) on May 8.

Run by the Catholic Diocese of Bellary in collaboration with Caritas India and United Christian Forum under the direction of the Ballari District administration, CCC-BDDS will have 40 beds, some of them with oxygen facility for the economically poor Covid + persons.

The CCC is a temporary Covid Care center for quarantine care and self isolation facilities – providing free medical consultation, nursing care and food, to the poor persons infected by Covid.

BDDS is the official organ of the Diocese of Bellary to promote the social development.

“Covid pandemic has caused widespread disruption and panic among the people. The poor are affected the most, finding no hospital bed in time of need. CCC will help people living in very small houses with no home quarantine facility. The CCC will help such disadvantaged persons”, said the Bishop.

Bishop Henry D’Souza observed that human life is precious and every effort must be made to protect it and mitigate human suffering.” He cautioned that the society should be adequately prepared for bigger challenges paused by the pandemic by disrupting all aspects of human life, both private and social.

The new initiative has been well received by all the public. Dr. Shadrak and Dr Salome would be honorary medical consultants at the centre.

Fr. Ivan Pinto, PRO of Bellary Diocese expressed deep concern of the rapidly escalating infections which has put huge strain on the medical establishments.

Fr Yagappa, Director of BDDS and his dedicated team of medical personnel and support staff have begun to serve Covid + persons enthusiastically.

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