Apart from increasing its outreach far and wide Greater Kashmir Welfare Trust with the active support of several senior medicos is planning to provide free consults and medicines to the underprivileged people across the Valley.
For the purpose several doctors from different super-specialties have committed their services on holidays.
This was disclosed by Dr Farooq Ahmad Kaloo, COO, GKWT Medical and Relief programme at a function organized Monday where Siyasat Relief Fund—charity organization of Hyderabad based leading group of newspapers Siasat –donated a mobile van to GKWT to help it enhance its medical relief outreach programme for the ailing people.
Elaborating the Trust's future plans, Dr Kaloo said: "GKWT has acquired some space in the City centre to start a clinic and pharmacy to be run on regular basis to help poorest of the poor to have access to highly experienced and qualified medicos for free consultations and medicines."
He added that the trust was expecting shortly addition of a mobile van equipped with state-of-the- art medical equipments to render services in places where such facilities are lacking.
Noted philanthropist and charity worker Samiya Drabu, a Canada-based Kashmiri, who flew back to homeland immediately after September floods and has been actively engaged in organizing relief work in Kashmir and coordinates the relief activities of various NGOs, played a key role in arranging a tie-up between Siasat Relief Fund and GKWT. Speaking on the occasion, she said: "I have been monitoring the activities of GKWT for past more than two months."
"I take pride in having a chance to work for such an organisation that has done so well in relief work in the wake of floods," Samiya said adding she was more than convinced with the transparency in GKWT's working. She said she would be "more than willing to help GKWT in the promotion of its cause and in achieving its objectives."
Zaheer-ud-Din Ali Khan, Managing Editor, Siasat group of publications, on this occasion formally handed over the vehicle to the GKWT's COO.
Speaking on the occasion Khan promised all possible help to GKWT to improve its functioning. He urged GKWT to explore possibility of setting up of free haemodialysis centres to help the poorest of poor kidney failure patients. Muhammad Siddique, President HR, GK Communications Pvt Ltd who was also present on the occasion thanked the visiting dignitaries for the help and support provided to GKWT.
He also thanked JAMKASH management for providing free accessories for the mobile van.