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22 February 2024

NRI supports destitute homes in Kerala

Ibrahim Mulchandi, Anwar Naha and AC Ismael from KMCC. (Supplied)

By VM Sathish

The Kerala Social Security Mission, which helps the destitute, underprivileged and cancer patients, is joining hands with Dubai KMCC (Kerala Muslim Cultural Center) to improve services at government shelters.

Mohammed Alungal, a Saudi-based NRI, has donated [Indian] Rs.7 million, which will be handed over to the Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, to be used for the welfare of government shelter homes inhabitants.

The KSS-KMCC project, titled Snehasparsham, will help inhabitants of 14 centers which includes old age homes and homes for the disabled. Each centre has a membership of between 150 and 200 people.

“This is the first such project involving a voluntary organization,” said Anwar Naha, President of Dubai KMCC.

Earlier KMCC Dubai had provided water dispensers in all the district hospitals in Kerala through a programme, Uravu (stream). About Rs4 m was used to provide free water dispensers in all the taluk hospitals (sub district level) in the state.

KSS is also implementing Vayomithram project offering healthcare and support to the elderly. Mobile clinics will offer free medicines and palliative care, among other services.

Cancer Suraskha scheme of KSS provides free treatment to children below 18 years.