The Student Council of Kasturba Medical College (KMC) will launch three projects to reach out to the needy through the Social Welfare Committee (SWC). According to a press release issued by Manipal University here on Tuesday, one of the projects is a scholarship programme for academically inclined students of Rajiv Nagar High School here. The SWC will sponsor them through funds collected from teachers and students.

Curbing dropout rate

The SWC came up with the idea for this project because the State government sponsors free education for students up to class 10, after which a number of them drop out for financial reasons. This is where the SWC plans to chip in and educate a few students every year. This will provide them with a chance to learn and also to pursue a career.

The other project is to help a girl child live the life she deserves. In an attempt to reach out to those little girls who are in dire need of help, the SWC has initiated a Girl Child Welfare Fund in the hospital. Through this fund at least two children, below the age of 12, admitted to Kasturba Hospital, Manipal will be provided financial aid for their treatment.

And the third is a health insurance plan under the Manipal Arogya Suraksha Scheme. A total of 105 families below poverty line (BPL) and currently residing in the labour colony, behind the Asare Home for the Mentally Challenged, are being covered under the scheme. Each family will receive free health insurance up to Rs. 30,000 at the Kasturba Hospital here.

The projects will be inaugurated by H.S. Ballal, Pro Chancellor of Manipal University, at the Interact Lecture Hall of KMC at 5.30 p.m. on November 14. G.K. Prabhu, Registrar, and M. Dayananda, Medical Superintendent of Kasturba Hospital will be the guests.

  • Student council launches scholarship programme for academically inclined students

  • The SWC has initiated a Girl Child Welfare Fund in Kasturba Medical College