Amitabh Bachchan supports medical centre at Kochi

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Kochi, Feb 8 (ANI): Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan has unveiled a project founded by Oscar Award winner Resul Pookutty here to provide medical assistance to poor patients.

'Jeevarogya Medical Welfare', a non-profit welfare organization, campaign to help poor patients receive medical treatment.

The project is set up in joint collaboration with Kochi based Lakshmi Hospital, in which over 3000 poor and deprived people from underprivileged sections of the society will be provided subsidised medical treatment.

After unveiling the project, Bachchan showed his faith in Indian medical profession.

"I myself have had a great association with the medical profession in this country. I sometimes make fun of myself as someone who keeps getting into the ICU of hospitals every couple of years. I have a natural attraction to everything that is medically concerned. Because I have been a victim many times of illness and accidents, I have always had great faith in the medical profession," said Bachchan.

He also donated 1.1 million rupees for the cause initiated by Resul, and appreciated him for his commitment for the society.

He also released the first copy of the application form, which would be distributed among the poor people for selection based on their economical status. (ANI)

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