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Dr. Mar Osthathios in Extreme Critical Condition at St. Gregorios Hospital, Parumala

PARUMALA: Dr. Geevarghese Mar Osthathios, the senior Metropolitan of Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, is admitted at the St. Gregorios Hospital, Paruamala and IOH learned that his condition is extreme critical.

Both the kidneys of the Metropolitan have failed and therefore, the medical team tried to do dialysis on him. However, the attempts to perform dialysis were with no success. The Metropolitan was immediately moved to the ventilator for sustenance.

Learning the critical condition of the Metropolitan both the Catholicos Emeritus and the reigning Catholicos rushed to the Parumala Hospital to conduct Holy Unction (Kandila Service) upon Metropolitan Mar Osthathios.

Children of Dr. Mar Osthathios’ brothers Dr. K.M. Mathew and P.K. Joshua from Atlanta and Baltimore were expected to be at Parumala on Thursday morning and the service of ventilator was supposed to be until then a minimum, it is learned.

“Thousands of poor patients in this world have no access for dialysis and therefore, do not let me undergo dialysis”, pleaded Mar Osthathios earlier. The thousands and thousands of people, whom the great visionary had influenced through his persuasive preaching and remarkable life, promised their heartfelt prayers for their exemplary spiritual leader.

Metropolitans Dr. Yuhanon Mar Chrysostomos of Niranam, Dr. Yuhanon Mar Theodoros of Kottrakkara-Punalur, Geevarghese Mar Ivanios of Kottayam, Dr. Gabriel Mar Gregorios of Thiruvananthapuram, Pualose Mar Pachomios of Mavelikkara, Dr. Mathews Mar Severios of Kandanadu West, Dr. Joshua Mar Nichodemus of Nilackal, Mathews Mar Theodosios of Idukki, and Dr. Abraham Mar Epiphanios of Sultan’s Battery are camping at Parumala for monitoring the situations closely.