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CAN activates charity corpus to assist Covid-19 patients

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By Menuse-O Max Khieya Updated: May 21, 2021 10:34 pm
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Kohima, May 21 (EMN): Nagaland Catholic Association (CAN) has activated its Nagaland Catholic Laity Charity Corpus (NCLCC), a charity programme on its motto “Laity in Service” in an attempt to join the fight to curtail the Covid-19 pandemic transmission.

NCLCC came into existence during the “unprecedented extraordinary times” to attend to the immediate task in containing the Covid-19 pandemic. Through their campaign, CAN has announced plans to provide emergency kits for home care for those infected by Covid-19; to set up dedicated beds with oxygen support for Covid-19 related treatment; to mobilise manpower to assist healthcare providers from the church; and to assist people in need during the unmerciful pandemic.

NCLCC was just launched by Rev. Dr. James Thoppil, the bishop of Kohima, through Zoom on May 19 at Mary Help of Christians Cathedral in Kohima.

Speaking to Eastern Mirror, Catherine Zumvü, Can coordinator, informed that through the corpus, anyone in Nagaland irrespective of religion or any denomination afflicted by Covid and seeking help may reach out to them.

She said that their intention was to assist Covid patients in need of necessities and requirements while providing them medical kits from oximetre to oxygen for treatment etc.

Zumvü apprised that the charity corpus is already activated and “we are ready to help.” As such, she has informed citizens in and around the state not to be hesitant to reach out to them to avail the facilities in stored for them in the event if any of their family members, friends, neighbours, relatives or others are infected with the pandemic disease and in need of help.

For any assistance on Covid-19 related issues, all concerned are asked to contact CAN officials on phone numbers: 9862300422, 8730914483, and 7005317960. 

It may be mentioned that CAN had also contributed financially, materially, physically and spiritually to the state during the outbreak of the novel Covid-19 pandemic last year.

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By Menuse-O Max Khieya Updated: May 21, 2021 10:34:56 pm