Bhubaneswar: To assist the nation in its fight against COVID-19, nuns of the Apostolic Carmel (AC) congregation are utilising the lockdown period for stitching protective gowns for the doctors of St John’s Hospital, Bengaluru.
The AC sisters have stitched nearly 70 doctor gowns till now and have a target of making 100 more protective dresses.
The material for these gowns is being provided the St. John’s Hospital. The nuns are using the infrastructure of their community college, which is currently closed due to the pandemic, to make these dresses.
Besides, these nuns, who are spread across the country, are doing their bit by reaching out to the underprivileged residing in the slum areas with free masks, sanitisers and food items during this crisis.
In Mumbai’s Bandra, Gujarat’s Mehsana and Kerala’s Kozhikode they are preparing masks and distributing them among the villagers and passerby for free.
In Patna, they are providing free ration and sanitisers for 2 months to the transgender community, who are left with no source of income during the lockdown.
In India, till date 75 people have lost their lives due to COVID-19, whereas 3,072 patients have been infected from the virus.
The lockdown imposed in the wake of the pandemic has left the underprivileged section of the society in a miserable state.