Mahavir Mandir Trust, a charitable trust run by the Mahavir Mandir, Patna is well known for its philanthropic work. Thanks to their efforts, a large number of cancer patients from Bihar and other states are getting free treatment. On the occasion of this year’s Ram Navami, Mahavir Mandir Trust started a noble cause under which all the cancer patients under the age 18 and kids born with holes in their heart will be treated free of cost.
“The trust always works for the proper treatment of the patients at lowest rates, this time we are here to make it totally free for the children suffering from cancer.”
says Kishor Kunal, the secretary of the Mahavir Mandir Trust. He even adds, “we chose Ram Navami because this (Mahavir Mandir) is the major attraction for the pilgrims after Ayodhya on Ram Navami. This money adds a major income in the trust. The trust had plans to extend this facility to the cancer patients up to the age of 35 years in the future.”
Mahavir Cancer Santhan, the cancer hospital under the Mahavir Mandir Trust, is prepared to work towards this noble cause. The hospital has developed 60 NICU beds for newborn children. The beds are provided with ventilators. Mahavir Cancer Sansthan has already been working to provide the right facilities; all 600 indoor patients get three times meal free and blood at a rate of Rs 100 per unit. The trust provides Rs. 15,000 to patients below 18 and belongs to the BPL category, even Rs 10,000 to the patient suffering from cancer irrespective of any discrimination.
The three big hospitals under the trust- Mahavir Arogya Sansthan, Mahavir Cancer Sansthan and the Mahavir Vatsalya Hospital, are now registered with the Ayushman Bharat Scheme under which the treatments will get cashless for the below poverty line (BPL) patients. But under the new scheme, people living above poverty line will also get free treatments for the two ailments – cancer and heart holes for the children.
12 big institutions and orphanages run under trust. For the year 2017- 18, the trust submitted a budget of Rs. 215.13 crores to the Bihar state board of religious trusts. Over eight-lakh kilograms of Naivedyam worth Rs 19.27-crore were sold from the temple, accruing a net profit of Rs 7.51-crore to the temple trust in the same year.
The Mahavir trust is planning for more good initiatives in the coming days which includes running buses from between Sitamarhi and Janakpur via Haleshwar Sthan and Panth Paker from Janaki Navami in the month of May and a similar service from Sitamarhi to Chitrakoot via Ayodhya. This step by the trust is really going to help the people of the state; we are looking forward to more good steps by the trust.
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