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Government depends on the brothers to administer medicine and nurture the sick with good food and love

Missionaries of Charity brothers help Indian state fight TB

Barnabas Murmu, Bihari Baski and Joachain Murmu sit inside Milan Ashram, a home run by Missionaries of Charity Brothers in Jharkhand state where they treat people affected by tuberculosis. (Photo by Saji Thomas)

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Sitting on the rain soaked veranda of a missionary-run home, the frail 45-year-old Barnabas Murmu looks forward to his "second life" after a tuberculosis (TB) attack nearly killed him.  

He is recuperating at Milan Ashram (house of union): a home for TB patients in Soharpur village in Jharkhand state run by the Missionaries of Charity Brothers,  founded in 1963 by St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta 13 years after she began the Missionaries of Charity for nuns to serve the poorest of the poor.

Murmu says he owes his life to the brothers who took care of him when his own relatives ignored and shunned him.

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