Immense contribution by students for kidney patients
Kozhikode, Mar 20 : In a novel venture, school children in Kozhikode district of Kerala contributed Rs 65 lakh to ailing kidney patients in the region.
Talking to reporters here Snehasparsam Kidney Patients Welfare Society Chief Coordinator and district collector K V Mohan Kumar and chairperson Kanathil Jameela said children of different schools, through donations, have contributed Rs 30 lakh in March 2012 and Rs 35 lakh this January.
They said the society had provided Rs 2000 to 625 kidney patients each to meet dialysis expenses in different parts of the district.
Besides, it also paid Rs 2000 to more than 100 children for perittonial Dialysis, they said.
They said the Society which had started a free dialysis centre, with 10 units at the Kozhikode Medical College proposed to open more similar centres soon.
The society which has launched a mobile unit donated by Malabar Gold for kidney disease detection among children and would provide free dialysis to deserving cases.
To extend further aid, the society, with the help of Kudumbasree Mission would collect, through donations, Rs two crore on April 6 and 7, they said.
The Society will felicitate the schools for their all out efforts to contribute immensely for giving a new lease of life to many patients hailing from poor strata of society at a function here on March 23.
These schools are MUM Vocational Higher Secondary School, Vadakara (Rs 60,051), Presentation Higher Secondary School (Rs 45,100), St. Vincent Colony Girls Model School (Rs 21,690), Thiruvangoor HSS (Rs 57,945), Savio HSS Devagiri (Rs 43,285), Umbichi Haji HSS, Chaliyam (Rs 36,260) AM Upper Primary School, Puthur Madam (Rs 16,860), St. Xaviers UPS, Peruvayal (Rs 12,831), Devar Covil MUPS (Rs 12,090), St. Joseph's LPS Kodenchery (Rs 14,000), SRKM LPS, Panniyankara (Rs 9,000), Irigannur LPS Irigannur (Rs 7,000), CBSE: Apex International School (Rs 40,035), Bharatiya Vidhya Bhavan School, Chevayur (Rs 25,000) and Bharatiya Vidhya Bhavan, Ramanattukara (14,921), they added.