August 31, 2009

Indian Orthodox Church to Build the Largest Cancer Care Centre in Asia

Indian Orthodox Herald
August 18, 2009
Written By: Binu Thomas
Parumala, India

The foundation stone laying ceremony of the dream project St. Gregorios International Cancer Centre (Research and Training) under St. Gregorios Medical Mission Hospital, Parumala will be held on August 24, 2009 by the Supreme head His Holiness Baselios Marthoma Didymos I at Parumala Hospital at 3pm.

Catholicos Elect Paulose Mar Milithios and Metropolitans -Dr. Geevarghese Mar Osthatheos (Sr. Metropolitan), Thomas Mar Athanasios (Chengannur), Dr. Thomas Mar Athanasios (Kandanad East),Yuhanon Mar Milithios (Thrissur),Kuriakose Mar Clemis (Thumpamon), Zachariah Mar Anthonios (Kollam), Dr. Mathews Mar Severios (Kandanad West), Job Mar Philoxenos (Delhi), Geevarghese Mar Coorilos (Mumbai), Paulose Mar Pachomios (Mavelikara), Dr. Yakoob Mar Irenius (Kochi), Zachariah Mar Nicholovos (Asst. North East America), Dr. Gabriel Mar Gregorios (Thriruvanathapuram), Dr. Zachariah Mar Theophilus (Malabar), Dr. Yuhanon Mar Chrisostomos (Niranam), Yuhanon Mar Polycarpos (Ankamali), Mathews Mar Theodosius (Idukki), Joseph Mar Dionysius (Calcutta), Abraham Mar Epiphanios (Sulthan Bathery), Dr. Mathews Mar Timotheos (U.K.- Europe – Africa), Dr. Yuhanon Mar Dioscorus (Chennai) will grace this occasion with their presence.

St. Gregorios International Cancer Care Centre is mainly aimed at providing treatment for cancer patients at an affordable cost. The St. Gregorios Medical Mission already possesses all the clinical facilities, except the radiotherapy facility to start a cancer centre. A full fledged cancer centre with an eight storied building will be opened hopefully in next 3 years with exclusive cancer wards, qualified and experienced personnel and radiotherapy treatment facilities. 100 crore rupees is estimated to complete the hospital building. The new facility will have 17 different departments including palliative care, hospice, nuclear medicine, radio therapy, etc.

Fr. Alexander Koodarathil is the Chief Executive Officer coordinating the new project to complete it in a timely fashion

The readers can also be a part of this great endeavour with their contribution and support to make the dream of rendering help to the needy patients into a reality.

Donations made to St.Gregorios Medical Mission Hospital, Parumala, Mannar, Thiruvalla will be eligible to the benefit of deduction u/s80G Approval from Govt: of India.

For more information, contact:

Executive Officer
St. Gregorios International Cancer Care (Research and Training),
C/o St.Gregorios Medical Mission Hospital,
Parumala P.O. Pathananthitta (Dist), Kerala, Pin-689 626
Tel: +91 479 2312266, 2312465, Fax.: +91 479 2312866