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

The Chief Minister’s Relief Fund – a significant chunk of which is spent on paying for clinical emergencies involving deficient patients – has run out of money, resulting in a growing queue of desperate families struggling with towards time to get their family members treated.

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis lately will meet officers of India’s most sensible corporates at the Bombay Stock Exchange within the hope of producing Rs 100 crore urgently needed to lend a hand transparent a backlog of 4,000 patients registered with the comfort fund’s Medical Assistance Cell. Over 1,500 patients within the waiting list 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 government officer, who did not want to be known, mentioned that this is the primary time that the comfort fund has run out of money and this happened for the reason that selection of applications it's receiving has grown from 7,093 in 2015 to 34,261 this yr already.

Sadiya Qureshi, 30, a resident of Satara, is undergoing treatment for breast cancer. Her husband Ramjan Qureshi was once instructed via officers at Mantralaya on Thursday that she must attempt to organise money from NGOs because the CM’s fund is running low on cash. “We want Rs 4 lakh for chemo and radio treatment. I earn Rs 300 to 400 an afternoon. CM’s fund is my best hope,” he mentioned.

One of the primary resources of money flow for CM’s aid fund is a Rs 4 cess on every quintal of sugarcane crushed via sugar factories within the state. This cess generates Rs 25 crore every year. However, with the sugar factories themselves dealing with distress, their contributions were gradual in coming. Corporate and private donations are the only other 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 round 500 applications each day. In the yr 2015-16, 4,867 patients won support from CM’s fund and the fund’s overall outgo was once slightly below Rs 35 crore. In 2016-17 and 2017-18 overall quantities dispensed for clinical emergencies have been Rs 145 crore and Rs 149 crore. In the present monetary yr, the CM’s fund has already allotted a little bit over Rs 188 crore to 18,756 patients. But there is nonetheless a protracted queue and for lots of of them time is of the essence. Today’s meet will decide what number of of them get lend a hand and the way quickly.

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Tatya Harale, 27
The early life from Beed needs Rs 1.five lakh for a surgical operation after he suffered head injuries in an coincidence
Tatya’s elder brother Avinash mentioned the family has already taken a Rs 2-lakh loan and the executive minister’s fund was once now the only option as Tatya needs every other surgical operation. “We are farmers from Beed and it's tricky to commute the entire solution to Mumbai. But I had to consult with Mantralaya 3 times within the remaining one month seeking funds. My brother is in health facility and we haven't any money, absolutely nothing,” Avinash mentioned.

Tatya Harale; (R) Kailash Temkar


Kailash Temkar, 46
A farmer from Hingoli, Temkar is on ventilator give a boost to at Jaslok the place he has been admitted for a kidney ailment
His wife, Meera, mentioned that she had already given one in every of her kidneys to her husband a few years ago, and now he has been diagnosed with serious sepsis and septic surprise. “We have implemented for money from the executive minister’s fund. My husband needs lengthy ICU stay. All I will do is pray,” Meera mentioned.

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

Ganeshkar’s cousin Ashok instructed Mirror that that they had implemented for funds from the CM aid fund round two months ago and have been instructed there was once a cash crunch. “We went to Mantralaya remaining week but won no guarantees. “We have taken a loan for the reason that treatment has to go on,” Ashok mentioned.

Ramesh Ganeshkar; (R) Sadiya Kureshi


Sadiya Kureshi, 30

The Satara resident is suffering from breast cancer and urgently needs Rs 4 lakh for treatment
Sadia’s husband Ramjan Kureshi earns round Rs 300 an afternoon and has been doing the rounds of Mantralaya within the hope of receiving money from the executive minister’s aid fund. “I was at the Mantralaya on Thursday and the officers instructed me there was once a cash crunch.

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