Karunya Benevolent Fund extended to non-govt hospitals
Kerala State Government initiative of extending Karunya Benevolent Fund to non- governmental hospitals was inaugurated by Finance Minister K M Mani, here today.
At a function held at KIMS Pinnacle Comprehensive Cancer Center, the minister handed over the accreditation certificate of karunya benevolent fund to Dr M I Sahadulla , Chairman and Managing Director of KIMS Hospital.
'Karunya Benevolent Fund' provides financial aid for poor people suffering from serious ailments, by raising funds through Kerala Llottery. Karunya Benevolent Fund is providing financial assistance to under-privileged people suffering from acute ailments like Cancer, Haemophilia, Kidney and Heart diseases and for Palliative Care. The amount for the health scheme is raised through lottery.
This welfare measure will be helpful to those who suffer from ailments, the cost of treatment of which are proved to be unbearable to lower and even middle strata of soceity.
The income generated through the sale of Karunya Lottery is exclusively devoted for extending financial assistance to the purpose.