LIFE

Act of compassion

Compassion means action. The International Association of Lions Clubs, which had promised a project of about 100 cardiac surgeries, free of cost for the needy, last month, has already organised five such surgeries.

The Lions District 324 E1, which took up the project during the World Heart Day, has tied up with quite a few hospitals in Ernakulam, Kottayam, Thiruvananthapuram and other districts for executing it.

The last of the five surgeries was held at Lissie Hospital in Kochi. The patients were selected from a list of those who had already undergone a check up at these hospitals. The list was further scrutinised with the help of the respective doctors, informed the District Cabinet Treasurer of the Lions Club, Roy Varghese.

The priority was to identify the bread-winner of a family who needs to undergo the surgery, Mr. Varghese explained. The total project is estimated to cost Rs. 1 crore.

By Shyama Rajagopal

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