A new Emergency Department, equipped with cutting-edge technologies, has been inaugurated at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Hyderabad, a Catholic health facility managed by the diocese, with 150 beds, founded in Pakistan in 1958. This is what Fr. Robert McCulloch, a missionary of St Columban, for over 30 years president of the board of directors of the hospital, now General Procurator of the Missionary Society of St Columban reports to Agenzia Fides.
The missionary says to Fides: “I am very happy for the conclusion of this new ward which will offer emergency care to all those who need it. The new work was made possible thanks to the collaboration of all, public bodies, donors, missionaries, doctors. We thank the institutions for their help: this work will be in favor of the population of all cultures and religions, without any discrimination”. “Our hospital – continues Fr. Mc Culloch – intends to better care, with passion, compassion, and competence, offering appropriate care even to the poorest. And, through this work, it wants to give glory to God, announce and witness the Gospel of love and mercy in Pakistan”.
The Bishop of Hyderabad, Mgr. Samson Shukardin OFM was present at the inauguration ceremony of the new ward, held on 12 September, who recalled how, thanks to the work of the hospital, “the Pakistani Catholic Church testifies to being an integral part of society, helping to heal their wounds, and contributes to improving relations of peace, dialogue and harmony, working for the common good of the country”. The ward, it is noted, may also be useful in the fight against the coronavirus.