Kochi: The Kerala high court enquired about the Rs 16.5 crores collected for the treatment of Mohammed Imran, who was undergoing treatment for Spinal Muscular Atrophy.
The division bench including Chief Justice S. Manikumar and Justice Shaji P. Chaly enquired about this after six-month-old Imran, who was suffering from Spinal Muscular Atrophy and undergoing treatment at Kozhikode Medical College, passed away. The court also highlighted the possibility of utilising that amount for the treatment of other children. The government has been asked to submit an explanation regarding this. The court was reviewing the petitions filed by people requesting monetary support for the treatment of children suffering from rare diseases. The petitions filed will be reviewed again on Monday.
While reviewing the case, the government informed that the state government had declared a deposit of Rs 50 lakhs towards a special account created to provide monetary support for the treatment of children suffering from rare diseases, but the fund exchange did not work out due to technical reasons. The government has also issued instructions to do the needful within Monday.
Decision regarding the fund will be taken later
Angadipuram: It is yet to be decided on the amount of Rs. 16.5 crores that was collected for Imran’s treatment. The chairman of the monetary help committee, Manjalamkuzhi Ali MLA and other representatives will hold discussions with Imran’s family regarding this.
A whopping sum of Rs. 18 crores was needed for the treatment of Imran. Imran died on Tuesday night. At the time, the fund had rounded up to Rs 16.5 crores. Imran was the third child of Valamboor natives Arif and Rameesa Thasni.
Imran’s father said he wants the money to be returned to the same accounts of those who sent it.