• Short Summary

    MISSIONARY DOCTORS AND NURSES ARE RUNNING A HOME FOR DYING DESTITUTES IN CALCUTTA, INDIA. PICKED?

  • Description

    MISSIONARY DOCTORS AND NURSES ARE RUNNING A HOME FOR DYING DESTITUTES IN CALCUTTA, INDIA. PICKED UP FROM THE STREETS, THE SICK AND STARVING ARE CARED FOR AT THE HOME GIVEN FOOD, CLOTHING AND, WHERE NECESSARY, MEDICINE.

    THE HOME HAS BEEN SET UP BY A ROMAN CATHOLIC GROUP IN THE EASTERN SECTOR OF CALCUTTA.

    EXTENSIVE AREAS OF INDIA ARE REPORTED TO BE AFFECTED BY FAMINE AND THE PRIME MINISTER, MRS INDIRA GANDHI, IS ON A TOUR OF THE COUNTRY TO SEE FOR HERSELF SOME OF THE WORST-HIT AREAS.

    MEANWHILE, THE UNITED STATES IS SENDING TEN MILLION TONS OF GRAIN TO INDIA TO EASE THE FAMINE PROBLEM.

    AND IN CALCUTTA'S DEATH HOUSE, MORE THAN 150 PEOPLE - MEN AND WOMEN, OLD AND YOUNG - REST ON TEMPORARY PALLETS AS THEY WAIT TO DIE.

    THE FOOD PROBLEM IN CALCUTTA HAS BEEN AGGRAVATED BY REFUGEES REPATRIATED FROM BURMA AND CEYLON. AND, WHILE SOME HAVE FOUND SHELTER IN THE DEATH HOUSE FOR THEIR FINAL DAYS, THERE ARE MANY OTHER WHO REMAIN IN THE STREETS TO DIE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1WC83L77SV26HMUUOY3CBCPZW
    Media URN:
    VLVA1WC83L77SV26HMUUOY3CBCPZW
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/05/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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