ViswaSanthi, a non-profit organisation established by Actor Mohanlal in the name of his parents, have launched the Amrita-ViswaSanthi Health Care Project. The project in association with Amrita Hospital will bear the entire expenses of the heart surgeries of children under the age of 18 years belonging to socio – economically backward sections.
It was inaugurated by Shri Mohanlal on the occasion of his mother’s birthday at a function held at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi today. The first beneficiary of the Scheme , a 5 year old girl, Simran along with her family members from Bihar were also present at the function. .
Speaking on the occasion Shri Mohanlal said that ViswaSanthi Foundation was formed to support those poor sections of the society. Last year the foundation distributed about ₹2 crores as financial aid in Kerala itself. In associating with Amrita Hospital the foundation is now planning to reach out to other states as well.
Shri. P.E.B Menon (Managing Director) and Major Ravi, Dr. Vasudevan, Directors of ViswaSanthi Foundation, Dr Prem Nair, Medical Director, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences,Sri Suresh Idamannel, Swami TuriyamritanandaPuri, and Dr R Krishna Kumar, Head of paediatric cardiology atAmrita Institute of Medical Sciences werethose present on the occasion.