Paomee Welfare Foundation to donate Rs 1 lakh to AMWJU's Covid Relief Fund

The Paomee Welfare Foundation disbursed assistance to five journalists and invites applications for 2021-22 MFA scheme.

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The Paomee Welfare Foundation (PWF) has announced to donate Rs 1 lakh to All Manipur Working Journalists’ Union's (AMWJU's) Covid Relief Fund which was instituted to provide aid for the Covid infected, affiliated journalists.

During an online meeting of the Board of Trustee of PWF held on Thursday, the board had also approved the recommendations of its Medical Board that fixed the amount of assistance for the phase-2 of the welfare scheme of the working journalists, the Medical Financial Assistance (MFA), for the five beneficiaries, totaling to Rs 1,75,000, PWF stated in a release. 

With the end of the MFA scheme for the year 2020-21, the PWF invites applications from bonafide, past and present journalists to apply for assistance for phase-1 of the scheme for the year 2021-22, eligible for treatment expenses incurred between April 1 to 31 September 2021, it stated. 

Angom Opendro of Paojel was given Rs 75,000 to cover his medical expense; Soraisham Dhaneshor of Naharaolgi Thoudang received Rs 40,000 as assistance for the treatment expenses for his wife suffering from Papillary Carcinoma Thyroid; Thongam Premchand of Poknapham who underwent an appendicitis surgery was given Rs 25,000 while Sanjay Wangjamcha of People's Chronicle who had diabetic nephropathy and other ailments was provided Rs 20,000 and Huidrom Netaji Singh of Kangla Pao who is diabetic and had tested positive for COVID-19 but recovered now was given Rs 15,000, PWF stated.

Altogether six applications were received for the final round of the MFA scheme for 2020-21, covering treatment expenses, incurred between October 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021, however application of one journalist was turned down by the Board of Trustee on the ground that MFA Scheme is not open for re-application from pervious beneficiaries as yet, it added.  

First Published:May 28, 2021, 9 p.m.

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