Saturday, April 3, 2010

Savior of leprosy patients Mother Antoniata Sala dies

KANNUR: Former Mother Superior of Cherukunnu St Martin De Porous Mission Hospital Antoniata Sala, who dedicated her life for the cause of leprosy victims, died Saturday of age related ailments.

Said to be the seniormost missionary in health care service in India, she was 96, Hospital sources said.

Hailing from Milan province of Italy, Antoniata reached India as member of the Canocian Daughters of Charity and came to the nearby Cherukunnu town in November 1960 after being awarded a degree in Leprosy care by the University of Spain.

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