Dispur: Catholic Hospital has stopped working after the confirmation of COVID-19 for twelve nuns including St Vincenta Jirosa (VG) Hospital Superior in Dibrugarh in Assam. Northeastern Regional Bishops’ Council spokesman and Arunachal Pradesh Miao diocese clergyman Fr. Felix Anthony said this was the case. The victims include Malayalee nuns. Twelve Sisters of the Sisters of Maria Bambina Community have been found to be infected with Kovid. Following this, the local administration of VG Hospital Dibrugarh was temporarily sealed. The rest of the monastery was being tested after Superior was positive for Covid.

The area where the hospital is located has been declared as a Containment Zone. The people’s trust hospital in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh was closed. Bishop Joseph Einnd, Diocese of Dibrugarh Diocese, said he was praying for the Sisters’ well-being and for the reopening of the hospital. Bishop George Palliparambil also called on the Diocese of Miao to cooperate with the Lockdown Restrictions and pray for the healing of the saints who serve in the field.

Founded in 1970, VG Hospital is now a 70-bed hospital. The same sisters also lead the Guwahati St John’s Hospital. Members of the Sisters of Maria Bambino have served in India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Japan, Israel, Thailand, and Nepal.


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