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Help 30,000 Poor Fight Life-Threatening Diseases Due To Pollution
  • Bilal

    Created by

    Bilal Khan
  • HH

    This fundraiser will benefit

    Helping Hand Charitable Trust

    from Mumbai, Maharashtra

Tax benefits for INR donations will be issued by Helping Hand Charitable Trust

A community of 30,000 people who belong to the economically weaker section of the society is suffering from life-threatening diseases and a large number of them have succumbed to those diseases. This community has been forced to live in a toxic neighbourhood of Mumbai called Mahul that has led to the death of more than 300 people in a matter of one and half year and spread of serious pollution-related diseases like Asthma, Tuberculosis, Paralysis, Cancer, Heart Attack, severe skin diseases, weakening of eyesight, depression and so on in almost all the 5,500 families living there.
The average family income is between Rs. 15,000 to Rs. 20,000. With this meager income, it becomes a difficult choice for people to decide whether they should spend on medical expenses or on their daily/monthly expenses. If they decide to spend on medical expenses, then they are not able to take care of the expenses of education of children or other daily/monthly expenses or if they decide to take care of daily/ monthly expenses they are left to live an uncertain painful life.

There are several judgments by two top Indian Courts that have directed the Government of Maharashtra to mitigate the level of pollution in Mahul and also shift the population to a safer place. Unfortunately, the government has failed to implement any of these judgments which is resulting in more and more people suffering and risking their lives.

We think it is our duty to help reduce the sufferings and not wait until the government decides to take the issue seriously and act finally.

We are happy that finally after a lot of appeals and requests, a small team of public-spirited doctors has come forward to hold free medical camps every Sunday. Through friends and volunteers we have been able to mobilise medical equipment and logistics to hold a camp but what is still holding us from organising the camp is the lack of enough medicines. We have compiled a list of medicines that we will be needing at the camp. We will be very grateful to you if you could commit to some medicines or contribute towards buying medicines.  We have planned the first medical camp on the 17th of November, 2019, so the need is a bit urgent.Here are some coverage of the crisis in the media:


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