Shimla, Jun 1 (UNI) Dullo Ram of Machkeher village of Jogindernagar tehsil in Mandi district was suffering from heart disease. Due to lack of regular income and poverty he was not in a position to arrange money for his operation, until someone in the village asked him to seek money from the Chief Minister's Relief Fund.
He was sanctioned a sum of Rs 2.33 lakh from the fund for his heart disease.
Anil Kumar of Jhandwin village in Bhoranj tehsil of Hamirpur district is also a happy man today. After he lost both his kidneys there was very little hope for him and like Dullo he too was not in a position to arrange huge sum of money for kidney transplantation.
He was also sanctioned a sum of Rs four lakh from the Chief Relief Minister Fund and is now leading a happy life.
There is a long list of beneficiaries who had one or the other medical problems and were not in a position to spend huge amount of sum required for medical treatment of various ailments.
So far more than a hundred needy and deserving people have been provided relief for the treatment of various ailments.
Soon after the new state government assumed office on December 30, last year, it sough liberal contribution in the Chief Minister Relief-Fund from people and industrial houses and surprisingly a large number of organisations contributed for mitigating the suffering of the poor.
The Chief Minister's Relief Fund has so far collected a sum of over Rs three crore since January one. Earlier this year a sum of over Rs 82 lakh were disbursed among the poor and the needy.
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