EUROPE/ITALY - Camillian missionaries involved in the "Corona Care" online platform

Tuesday, 17 March 2020 coronavirus   healthcare   solidarity   missionaries  


Rome (Agenzia Fides) - "The risk is that the 'panic mode' is spreading in many places. Several Countries are under severe stress: people are looking for adequate answers and solutions. We of the Camillian Disaster Service International Foundation (CADIS) intervened by joining the special Corona Care platform, created in India": reports Father Aris Miranda, Camillian missionary and CADIS Executive Director, to Agenzia Fides.
"Together with the Catholic Hospital Association of India, Sister Doctors Forum of India, Social Workers Forum, have organized a global call center, dedicated to anyone who wants to talk about the coronavirus over the phone or on the internet: infected people can do it in search of comfort and support but also anyone who is afraid or suspicious of their condition or of some acquaintance or family member".
"The people - underlines the missionary - need all kinds of information: medical, travel, policy and this platform, made available thanks to a partnership with the company 'Billion Lives', offers a great deal of reliable information. Our goal is to create a system, in different languages, that allows people to call and speak, a counseling session that people need. We are trying to expand globally, we are looking for volunteers (doctors, psychologists, social workers, spiritual directors, priests, nuns, religious, etc.). We just need an ear that knows how to listen and above all love and attention for people affected by COVID 19". To access the platform: (AM/AP) (Agenzia Fides, 17/3/2020)