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Rs 100 crore urgently needed. CM to fulfill officers of India’s top corporates today at the Bombay Stock Exchange.

The Chief Minister’s Relief Fund – a significant chew of which is spent on paying for clinical emergencies involving poor patients – has run out of money, resulting in a growing queue of desperate families scuffling with towards time to get their loved ones handled.

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today will meet officers of India’s top corporates at the Bombay Stock Exchange in the hope of producing Rs 100 crore urgently had to lend a hand transparent a backlog of four,000 patients registered with the relief fund’s Medical Assistance Cell. Over 1,500 patients in the waiting checklist are from Mumbai.

Among the corporates anticipated to wait the Corporate Social Responsibility Programme are Mahindra & Mahindra, the Aditya Birla Group, Reliance Industries, Bharat Petroleum, Hindustan Petroleum, HDFC Bank and Rotary.

A senior govt officer, who didn't need to be identified, mentioned that that is the first time that the relief fund has run out of cash and this took place for the reason that selection of packages it is receiving has grown from 7,093 in 2015 to 34,261 this 12 months already.

Sadiya Qureshi, 30, a resident of Satara, is undergoing remedy for breast most cancers. Her husband Ramjan Qureshi was instructed via officers at Mantralaya on Thursday that she will have to try and organise money from NGOs as the CM’s fund is running low on cash. “We need Rs 4 lakh for chemo and radio remedy. I earn Rs 300 to 400 a day. CM’s fund is my best hope,” he mentioned.

One of the main resources of cash drift for CM’s reduction fund is a Rs 4 cess on each and every quintal of sugarcane beaten via sugar factories in the state. This cess generates Rs 25 crore annually. However, with the sugar factories themselves dealing with distress, their contributions were slow in coming. Corporate and private donations are the only wrong way for the CM’s fund to gather money.

Omprakash Shete, who heads the Medical Assistance Cell of CM’s Relief Fund mentioned he receives around 500 packages every day. In the 12 months 2015-16, 4,867 patients won aid from CM’s fund and the fund’s general outgo was just under Rs 35 crore. In 2016-17 and 2017-18 general quantities allotted for clinical emergencies were Rs 145 crore and Rs 149 crore. In the current monetary 12 months, the CM’s fund has already disbursed a bit over Rs 188 crore to 18,756 patients. But there's still an extended queue and for plenty of of them time is of the essence. Today’s meet will come to a decision how many of them get lend a hand and the way soon.

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Tatya Harale, 27
The adolescence from Beed needs Rs 1.five lakh for a surgical operation after he suffered head accidents in an coincidence
Tatya’s elder brother Avinash mentioned the family has already taken a Rs 2-lakh mortgage and the executive minister’s fund was now your best option as Tatya needs another surgical operation. “We are farmers from Beed and it is difficult to trip all of the method to Mumbai. But I had to discuss with Mantralaya 3 times in the closing one month in quest of finances. My brother is in hospital and we haven't any money, absolutely not anything,” Avinash mentioned.

Tatya Harale; (R) Kailash Temkar


Kailash Temkar, 46
A farmer from Hingoli, Temkar is on ventilator toughen at Jaslok the place he has been admitted for a kidney ailment
His spouse, Meera, mentioned that she had already given one in every of her kidneys to her husband a couple of years ago, and now he has been recognized with severe sepsis and septic shock. “We have applied for money from the executive minister’s fund. My husband needs lengthy ICU stay. All I can do is pray,” Meera mentioned.

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Ramesh Ganeshkar, 45
A farmer from Ahmednagar, he has been recognized with a malignant tumour in the chest and urgently needs Rs 2 lakh

Ganeshkar’s cousin Ashok instructed Mirror that they'd applied for finances from the CM reduction fund around two months ago and were instructed there was a cash crunch. “We went to Mantralaya closing week however won no guarantees. “We have taken a mortgage for the reason that remedy has to head on,” Ashok mentioned.

Ramesh Ganeshkar; (R) Sadiya Kureshi


Sadiya Kureshi, 30

The Satara resident is affected by breast most cancers and urgently needs Rs 4 lakh for remedy
Sadia’s husband Ramjan Kureshi earns around Rs 300 a day and has been doing the rounds of Mantralaya in the hope of receiving money from the executive minister’s reduction fund. “I used to be at the Mantralaya on Thursday and the officers instructed me there was a cash crunch.

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