Updated 22 May 2022, 5:12 pm
Paomee Welfare Foundation (PWF) on Saturday disbursed Rs 2,80,000 as assistance under its Medical Financial Assistance (MFA) Phase II for the year 2021-22.
PWF, which has completed its fifth year in existence and four in the service of the journalists, also invited applications to receive the aid (for the year 2022-23), stated a release.
It stated that applications are invited for treatment expenditure incurred between April 1, 2022 and September 31, 2022, for which the disbursement will be done in October-November 2022.
The PWF team, led its chairperson Wangkhemcha Shamjai, senior trustees Aribam Balkrishna Sharma and Sunzu Bachaspatimayum handed over the financial assistance to the six beneficiaries of MFA 2021-22 at a simple programme held at the Manipur Press Club, it stated.
It stated that Khumukcham Rajen Singh of Sanaleipak, who is undergoing Chemotheraphy for his cancer treatment received the maximum assistance with Rs 90,000.
It further stated that Sinam Pinky Devi of Pandam was awarded the second highest assistance of Rs 70,000 for her mother’s kidney stone case. Paonam Robert Singh of Poknapham was awarded Rs. 40,000 as assistance for his son’s genetic ailment; Babie Shirin of Imphal Free Press was given Rs. 35,000 as assistance for her gallbladder stone case, it stated. Loushigam James Singh of Paonikhon received Rs. 30,000 as assistance for treating his mother's fracture and Ningombam Noren Meitei as former member of AMWJU was given Rs. 15,000 for his chronic liver treatment expenses, it mentioned.
It stated that MFA scheme of PWF is an annual financial assistance offered in two phases interspersed by six months. PWF came into being in 2017 to independently managed AMWJU’s corpus funds of over Rs 85 lakh, raised by way of a mega lottery organised in 2017, it added.
It further stated that the foundation offers one-time medical financial assistance to its retired and present members. Present members who may also nominate one of their immediate family members as beneficiary. PWF funds its medical assistance scheme out of the interest earned from the corpus fund kept as fixed deposit with State Bank of India, it added.
First published:22 May 2022, 5:12 pm
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