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SKIMS creates Endowment Fund to help destitute patients

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Srinagar: Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Soura has created an Endowment Fund to help the poor and needy patients suffering from life threatening diseases.

In a statement issued in this regard, Medical Superintendent SKIMS Soura said the SKIMS Endowment Fund has been created to provide financial assistance to poor patients living below poverty line and falling under the low income groups as is in vogue in other tertiary-care institutions of the country.

The SKIMS Endowment Fund has been approved by Governing Body 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.

The SKIMS administration urged philanthropists, civil society and social organizations to donate liberally towards the fund to save precious lives.

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