By: Javaid Malik MK
While the governing body of SKIMS has already approved creation of an endowment fund, now in this holy month of Ramzan they have appealed to people to donate liberally so that this money can be used for the treatment of the poor and needy.
SKIMS receives a lot of patients who need financial assistance for their medicines etc. In order to help such patients SKIMS have created an endowment fund so that they have a separate head with money to help such patients.
In a statement issued to news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), authorities at SKIMS have appealed to all philanthropists, social organizations to donate liberally towards this fund so that precious lives can be saved.
“To provide financial assistance to poor patients living below poverty line and falling under the low income group, SKIMS has created SKIMS ENDOWMENT FUND to help poor and needy, as is in vogue in other tertiary care Institutions of the Country.
SKIMS ENDOWMENT FUND has been approved by Governing Body SKIMS, under which financial assistance is provided to poor patients who are suffering from life threatening diseases such as cancer, advanced heart diseases, those who require Renal or Hepatic Transplants. Besides many such other illness where a patient can’t afford the Financial Implications on account of his/her limited resources/poverty are also covered under the scheme,” reads the appeal issued by Medical Superintendent SKIMS and Head Financial schemes.
“Donations/contributions may be credited to the account
number SB-0342040100015060 J&K Bank, SKIMS Soura, IFSC Code-JAKA0SKIMSS.”
With KNO inputs