The Paomee Welfare Foundation (PWF) on Saturday disbursed Rs 2,70,000 as assistance under the Medical Financial Assistance (MFA) Phase I for the 2022-23, an annual scheme, offered in first phases interspersed by six months.
Alternatively, the Paomee Welfare Foundation has also invited applications for MFA (second phase) for the year 2022-23 for treatment expenditure incurred between October, 2021 to March 2022.
The PWF team, led its chairperson, Wangkhemcha Shamjai, Trustee member Saroj Sharma, AMWJU general secretary, Naoba and Trustee member Sunzu Bachaspatimayum handed over the financial assistance to the six beneficiaries of MFA 2022-23 at a distribution function held at the Manipur Press Club.
Altogether, five applications were received, seeking assistance under the Medical Financial Assistance scheme (second phase) for 2022-23. Subsequently, the applications were all forwarded to the PWF Medical Board, consisting of doctors from RIMS, JNIMS and Shija Hospitals.
After the high-powered Medical Board deliberated and gave its recommendations, the Board of Trustees in a meeting approved the recommendation of the Medical Board in totality.
Manoharmayum Bijana, Impact TV, for her mother’s Cholelithiasis treatment received assistance of Rs 30,000; N Jamminthang, Tullou TV, received Rs 20,000 for his son’s treatment; Laishram Ranbir, The Morning Bell, received Rs 20,000 for his wife’s treatment; A Balkrishna Sharma, Sanaleibak, received the maximum amount Rs 1 lakh for his neuro endocrine tumor treatment and (L) Laishram Regan, The Morning Bell, was given Rs 1 lakh which was received by his mother.
MFA scheme of PWF is an annual financial assistance offered in two phases interspersed by six months. Paomee Welfare Foundation came into being in 2017 to independently managed AMWJU corpus Funds of over Rs 85 lakh, raised by way of a Mega Lottery organised in 2017.
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 the State Bank of India.