Reaching the needy

Chief Minister of Kerala, Ommen Chandy presenting the keys.
Chief Minister of Kerala, Ommen Chandy presenting the keys.

Rotary Club of Shoranur, D 3201, donated Maruti vans to Pain & Palliative Care Units of Shoranur Municipality and Vallathdol Nagar Panchayat. The vehicles would help provide home care services to critically ill underprivileged patients in the surrounding villages and towns.

More than 1,000 patients are registered with these units and lack of own vehicle restricted home visits for the doctors and para-medics who used to visit patients in hired vehicles to provide medical care and counselling. “The donated vehicles would now make it more comfortable and efficient for the specialists to provide patient care, and they are even making multiple visits now,” said club President M Sayeed.

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Chief Minister of Kerala, Ommen Chandy dedicated the vans to the hospices in a grand function attended by the locals and Rotarians of the community. District Governor P Venugopalan Menon and Assistant Governor N Muralieedharan took part in the function and appreciated the efforts of the club members.

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