Imphal, April 4,
AMWJU’s charitable Trust, Paomee Welfare Foundation (PWF) on Thursday distributed medical financial assistance to ten beneficiaries, amounting to Rs 2,55,000/-PWF’s team led its chairperson, Wangkhemcha Shamjai handed over the financial assistance to each of the beneficiaries at a simple distribution function held at the Manipur Press Club. The distribution of the financial assistance was carried out following recommendations of the high-powered Medical Board of the Foundation comprising representatives from three reputed hospitals, namely, Dr A Santa Singh, director RIMS, Dr Kh. Lokeshwar Singh and Dr. O. Guneshwar Singh of JNIMS and Shija Hospital’s managing director, Dr Kh. Palin.
This is the last round of disbursing medical financial assistance for the year 2018-19 to eligible beneficiaries. Every year, financial assistance will be handed over in two phases after every six months. Paomee Welfare Foundation came into being in 2017 to independently managed AMWJU’s corpus Funds of over Rs 85 lakhs, raised by way of a Mega Lottery organized in 2017 under the president-ship of Wangkhemcha Shamjai. The Foundation offers financial assistance to its retired and present members who may also nominated one of their immediate family members as beneficiary. Currently, PWF funds its medical assistance scheme out of the interest earned from the corpus fund kept as fixed deposit with State Bank of India. As its first disbursement for the year 2018-2019, the charitable trust had doled out financial assistance to the tune of Rs 4,05,000/- (rupees four lakhs five thousand only) to altogether seven beneficiaries in 2018.
Ch. Bilanta Singh, sub-editor of Naharol Thoudang, who underway a Prostatic Hyper Plasia surgery was awarded an assistance of Rs 20,000/- (twenty thousand rupees only). The said amount was presented to Bilanta in the form of a cheque. Yensembam Samarjit, sports reporter of Ichel Express, received an assistance amount of Rs 30,000/- (thirty thousand rupees only) against his father, Y. Ranjit’s Haemo Dialysis treatment. Incidentally, Samarjit’s father had also suffered a stroke. IS TV newsreader, Ranjana Elangbam received a medical aid of Rs 30,000/- (thirty thousand rupees only) towards the management of her son’s Autism Spectrum Disorder. Oinam Ibochouba, reporter of IS TV received Rs 20,000/- (twenty thousand rupees only) against his wife’s battery of test and treatment for Typhoid. Khangembam Shanker, reporter Sanaleipak was awarded an assistance of Rs 25,000/- (twenty-five thousand rupees only) against his wife’s treatment for first degree Prolapse with Cholelithiasis. Thongam Rupa, sub-editor, Naharol Thoudang received Rs 20,000/- (twenty thousand rupees only) against treatment for his TIA/ Focal Seizure.
Yumlembam Okendrajit, reporter DY365 who suffered a collarbone fracture in a road accident was given Rs 25,000/- (twenty-five thousand rupees only). Naorem Gyanan, correspondent of Hueyen Lanpao who underway a Cholelit Thiasis surgery was awarded Rs 20,000/- (twenty thousand rupees only). Indraraj Khuman, ISTV reporter whose mother is a cancer patient received the highest assistance amount of Rs 50,000/- against his mother treatment expenditure. Imocha Elangbam, Assistant News Editor of Poknapham who recently suffered a head injury, was given an assistance of Rs 15,000/- (fifteen thousand rupees only).
Out the 11 applicants received by PWF, one application for financial assistance against a Cesarean surgery was turned down by the Medical Board citing such surgeries are outside the purview of ailments covered by the scheme due to paucity of funds.
The other trustees present at the distribution function were Pradip Phanjoujam, Vice Chairperson, Sunzu Bachaspatimayum, Secretary, Sukham Nanda, Joint Secretary, Ningthoukhongjam Tombiraj, AMWJU Advisor and Trustee and Trustee Borun Thokchom.