Chittur: The employees in the Chittur branch of Kerala Bank offered humanitarian aid for a cancer patient whose house was on the verge of confiscation. The staff contributed an amount from their salary to repay the debt to avoid any legal proceedings against the house. However, the staff are unwilling to disclose the whereabouts of the recipient or how much they have donated.
It was the staff and area manager of the Chittur branch of Kerala Bank who had set a remarkable example. A Nillepalli native had taken a loan from Kerala Bank eight years back. But soon she died after being diagnosed with cancer and the responsibility of repaying the loan fell on her son.
The loanee had died in 2015 and later, the staff used to visit her house demanding the son to repay the loan. It was only recently they came to know that he is also suffering from cancer. Though the bank employees had visited here several times, he had not revealed anything about the disease.
Seven staff, including the branch manager, collected an amount under the supervision of their area manager to close the loan in the name of the cancer patient. At a function held at the bank, the officials handed over the mortgaged deed to the loanee. The bank employees are now considering addressing the expenses of his treatment too.