Kolkata : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday expressed shock about reports that the central government has frozen all bank accounts of Mother Teresa’s
Missionaries of Charity (MoC) in India.
Taking to Twitter, Banerjee said, “Shocked to hear that on Christmas, Union Ministry FROZE ALL BANK ACCOUNTS of Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity in India! “
“Their 22,000 patients & employees have been left without food & medicines, ” she added.
“While the law is paramount, humanitarian efforts must not be compromised, ” she stated.
Some media reports have claimed all bank accounts of the MoC, founded by Nobel laureate
Mother Teresa, have been frozen by an order from the central government authorities.
However, there is as yet no official confirmation on the issue. When contacted, workers at the
MoC preferred to keep mum.
Contacted by UNI, An MoC spokesperson also refused to comment on the matter.
The reports said all bank transactions have been suspended for the Missionaries of Charity’s headquarters – Mother House – in the city and elsewhere with immediate effect.
The MoC provides food, shelter and medical treatment free of cost to a large number of
homeless, orphans and leprosy patients at its various homes in and around the city.