Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Lions Dialysis center inaugurated

Our permanent project - Lions Dialysis was inaugurated on Sunday, 26th June by Sri P Karunakaran, Member of Parliament. Lions District 318E Governor Er Vineesh Vidhyadharan, DGE Dr Suchitra Sudhir, PDG Dr K Damodaran were also present. Dr Bijoy Antony, nephrologist of ACME, Pariyaram also graced the occasion.

We have spent about Rs 300,000/- for the project so far, and started with 3 dialysis machines. The money was raised through a public entertainment program held in Dec 2012, in which film actor Mukesh and Captain Raju had participated. It was for the first of its kind in northern Malabar area, particularly a very big program for the small town of Payyanur. About 13,000 people had gathered and Vice admiral of Indian Navy had participated. We also collected money from various philanthropic people of the area, particularly, Mr NC Prakash, and Sri AT Muhammed Kunhi, both of whom donated one machine at a cost of 500 thousand each. Our members Sri Sudhir babu and Sri T Jafar also donated Rs 300 thousand each.

The project was conceived and implemented by our dynamic president V Balan  with good support of all the members especially Dr Rajiv S. We have taken up the challenged of not only spending the money, but taking on ourselves the responsibility of running the center. Dialysis will be done at very nominal cost, and after further fund-raising, we hope to increase the number of machines, and thus reducing the cost to patient.

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