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Our Patron Saint

 

His Holiness Baselios Geevarghese II,

The Third Catholicos of the East and Malankara Metropolitan [1929-1964]

His Holiness was born to Ulahanan and Naithi of Kallaserri family in Kurichi, Kottayam on 16 June 1874. On 24 April 1892, Kadavil Paulose Mar Athanasios ordained him as deacon...

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Baselios Kidney Dialysis Project.

Mar Baselios Movement, Kuwait, celebrated its 40th anniversary and 50th Memorial Feast of Patron Saint H.H. Baselios Geevarghese II on 3rd January 2014. 

The celebration started with Holy Mooninmmel Qurbana and Nercha Vilambu at NECK Kuwait City. The chief celebrant for the Holy service was H.G. Zacharias Mar Aprem of Adoor Kadampanad Diocese, Rev. Fr. Jose Mathew (Vicar – SGIOME, Kuwait) and Very Rev. Injakkattu George Cor-Episcopa (Karunya Nilayam – Kottayam) were the co-celebrants. Associate Vicar of Maha Edavaka, Kuwait Rev.Fr. Reji C Varghese and thousands of faithful partake the Holy service.

During the auspicious occasion of 40th year celebration, MBM has proudly declared the most philanthropic project “Baselios Kidney Dialysis Project” to support the renal failure patients of Northern Kerala. Mar Baselios Movement is associating with St. George Charitable Dialysis Centre, Puthuppadi under Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Medical Mission, Calicut, by sponsoring 5 dialysis machines to the SGDCC, which costs around 30-35 lakh IRS.

After the Holy service, on Friday 3rd January 2014, MBM conducted an elegant public function & a melodious musical evening at Marina Hall, Jleeb Al Shuyoukh, Kuwait. H.E. Shri Sunil Jain, Ambassador of India to Kuwait inaugurated the 40th anniversary celebrations. H.G. Zacharias Mar Aprem, Metropolitan of Adoor/ Kadampanad Diocese and the main pillar of SGCDC, Puthuppadi blessed the occasion and received the first installment of Dialysis Project fund from MBM. Justice Benjamin Koshy, Chairman of Kerala Human Rights Commission gave the Key Note address and Very Rev. Injakkattu George Cor-Episcopa, Malankara Association Secretary Dr. George Joseph, Indiavision chief news Editor, Mrs Veena George, NORKA Board member Mr. Varghese Puthukulangara also felicitated the function.

MBM has distributed Rs. 55 lakhs to the poor cancer patients through the previous MBM project “Mar Theodosius cancer Care for The Poor” through RCC Trivandrum, Karunya Kottayam and PMGM, Parumala Hospital. The official closing of this project was held during the function. Very Rev. Injakkattu George Cor-Episcopa expressed his gratitude to this most benevolent effort of MBM. The most elegant function ended with a devotional musical programme led by the famous singers Immanuel and Elizabeth Raju.


About the Kidney Dialysis Project

As we know, the renal failure patients from rural areas are unable to afford the huge cost incurred in renal replacement therapy for a sustained life. It is pathetic that even in the modern era; this facility is made available mainly in cities, thus depriving the poor and weak of their livelihood. In our endeavor to provide free or subsidized dialysis facilities to the underprivileged people, we have identified that the St. George Charitable Dialysis Centre is the most suitable partner to us, since it has been established to provide medical support to the rural areas of northern Kerala with a dedicated team of 15 medical practitioners. SGCDC is an independent charitable dialysis Centre offering free or subsidized dialysis treatment to the financially marginalized population in northern Kerala.

The Mission of SGCDC is to provide high quality treatment at low cost to the needy by offering free or subsidized Renal Dialysis. The centre is located at Puthuppadi, which is easily accessible to the rural population of Kozhikode and Wayanad districts. Now the centre has started with 11 dialysis machines costing approx. 7 Lakhs each. SGCDC have the capacity to take a total of 60 patients doing 3 dialysis per week per patient in three shifts per day ie. a total of 10,000 dialysis per year, to save and improve the lives of people affected by Kidney Diseases, and to ensure that no Kidney patient will suffer due to lack of funds and or lack of available Kidney dialysis facilities.

The official inauguration of the St. George Charitable Dialysis Centre held on 24th February 2014 at Puthuppadi. H.H. Catholicos of the East will inaugurate the center. H.G Joseph Mar Dionysius, other Bishops from the MOSC and MBM representative Dialysis Project Convenor Shaji varghese attended the function. H.G Joseph Mar Dionysius of Calcutta diocese handed over the final installment of Rs.15 lakhs on behalf of Mar Baselios Movement and St. Gregorios Indian Orthodox Maha Edavaka, Kuwait to H.H Bava for the dialysis centre.