Imphal: A Charitable Trust of AMWJU, Paomee Welfare Foundation (PWF) on Friday disbursed its Medical Financial Assistance to five bona fide beneficiaries, worth Rs. 1,42,000 only. PWF’s team comprising of its chairperson, Wangkhemcha Shamjai and Managing Trustee, Bijoy Kakchingtabam, Senior Trustee, N Tombiraj and secretary Sunzu Bachaspatimayum handed over the financial assistance to each of the beneficiaries at a simple distribution function held at the Manipur Press Club on Friday.
In a press release of PWF, it was stated that with the end of the phase-1 of the Medical Financial Assistance for 2020-21, PWF invited applications from bona fide journalists and retired journalists to avail its assistance for phase-2, eligible for treatment expenses incurred between October 1, 2019, to March 31, 2020.
The distribution of the phase – 1 of the assistance was carried out following the recommendations of the medical board of the foundation, comprising representatives from three reputed hospitals, namely, Director RIMS Dr. A. Santa Singh, Dr Kh. LokeshwarSingh and Dr. O. Guneshwar Singh of JNIMS and Managing Director of Shija Hospital Dr. Kh. Palin. The first phase of assistance was eligible for medical treatment expenses incurred between April 1 to September 31, 2020 only.
Leihaothabam Ajitkumar Sharma of ISTV, Pouguilung Kamei of Peoples Chronicle, Lairenlakpam Maipak Singh of Poknapham was awarded financial assistance of Rs. 30,000 each for their treatment expenses incurred on their wives’ medical condition.
Wahengbam Kumarjit of ISTV received Rs. 38,000 as assistance towards the treatment expenditure on his wife’s medical condition. Ayekpam Birjit Meitei of Kanglapao who was recommended an assistance of Rs. 20,000 by the Medical Board for his ulcer treatment was given Rs. 14,000 only as he was previously aided with Rs 6,000 from the Immediate Medical Relief Fund of PWF handed over by AMWJU on emergency basis.
Every year, a financial assistance is handed after every six months. The PWF 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.