Muslim Jamaath celebrates jubilee

Staff Reporter

A milestone in service to society

KANNUR: The Kannur Muslim Jamaath (KMJ), a charitable institution here that renders health, social and educational services, is celebrating its silver jubilee.

The KMJ, which came into existence in 1976 with the holding of a free medical camp here, had grown to an institution promoting the welfare and uplift of the poor sections of society, its secretary P. Musthafa said in a press release here.

The KMJ was offering its services without considering religious or caste interests as its objectives included promotion of communal harmony, he said.

The organisation's main activity included offering help to poor patients who required treatment by specialist doctors. It was spending Rs.2 lakh a year for helping patients get speciality treatment from medical institutions in and outside the State. It started a permanent free medical centre in 1982 for providing medical checkups, distribution of medicines and free laboratory tests.

The KMJ secretary said that at present its outpatient wing was getting the free services of service-oriented doctors here. The organisation was freely distributing medicines estimated at Rs.20 lakh a year, he said.

The KMJ, located at Kannurcity, a residential area here, has a well equipped medical lab facility and a recently started X-ray unit, Mr. Musthafa said.

Apart from health services, the KMJ started a computer training centre for poor students. It also started an English Academy for teaching English to poor students. An information and guidance centre was also functioning at the KMJ, he said.

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