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KOZHIKODE: Rajesh Kumar, a 48-year-old liver transplant affected person from West Hill right here, has to spend Rs 15,000 month-to-month on his remedy. Along with paying the large hospital payments, he wants prohibitively costly life-saving medicine.
For Rajesh and quite a few others like him, Sneha Sparsham — an modern undertaking conceived by the district panchayat — offers a lifeline.
When Sneha Sparsham was launched in 2012, it was meant to cater to dialysis sufferers, a majority of whom residing throughout the company limits. And round Rs 4-5 lakh raised by way of crowdfunding was spent on the undertaking each month.
The initiative has grown to a stage the place over Rs 15 lakh is spent on medicine for liver and kidney transplant sufferers in addition to on footing the related bills. Going a step additional, the medicine will now be delivered on the doorstep of the beneficiaries in view of the difficulties encountered by them in accumulating medicines from the district panchayat workplace. Rajesh, who underwent a liver transplant in February 2013, stated any monetary assistance is immense for folks like him, an auto electrical employee, struggling to make ends meet. “For the previous three months, I’ve been receiving free medicines price Rs 2,500-5,000,” he stated.
Babu Parassery, president, Kozhikode district panchayat, stated, “Sneha Sparsham is concerned in a bunch of actions like offering monetary help for AIDS sufferers to fulfill their meals, lodging and medical bills, free medicines for liver and kidney transplant sufferers, assist for dialysis sufferers and working Nava Jeevan psychological well being clinics for rural folks. We are actually offering monetary assist to 1,400 dialysis sufferers, free medicines to 400 kidney transplant sufferers, and 30 liver transplant sufferers. Round Rs Four crore is spent on the undertaking yearly.”