If you have unexpired medicines at your home, don’t throw them away. You can hand them over to a group of good Samaritans from Mukkam, who have made it their mission to provide the less privileged ones with the much needed life savers. The members of Mukkam Souhrida Vedi are collecting unused, but unexpired medicines under the venture ‘Relief for the poor’. These medicines are then distributed to the poor and needy.
The club had installed a box to collect medicines at Mukkam Bus station, a month ago. Convener of Mukkam Souhrida Vedi T K Juman said the project has been seen great participation from the people. “The box which was installed here filled up three times. The medicines were handed then over to a Pain and Palliative centre at Mukkam. After they picked out the ones that were needed there, rest of the medicines were handed over to the Pain and Palliative centre at Kozhikode Medical College hospital,” he said. O Shareef, chairman of Grace Palliative Care at Mukkam said that the efforts of the group are commendable. “For many seriously ill patients, medicines which sooth their pain is very welcome. Such initiatives made by voluntary organisations are commendable,” he said. Chairman of Mukkam Souhrida Vedi Shibu Kalloor said that they are planning to install more such boxes in the Mukkam - Karassery region.