SRINAGAR Chairman and CEO JK Bank Parvez Ahmed Thursday dedicated AAS (All About Support), a Cancer Patients Hostel in Amboli, Andheri West Mumbai, to provide accommodation facilities to cancer patients of J&K state who visit Mumbai for treatment of the life consuming disease in TATA Memorial Cancer Institute and other renowned oncology centres in Mumbai. The facility was dedicated by the Chairman in presence of Banks Executive Presidents P K Tickoo and R K Chhiber, President G N Teli besides Vice Presidents Sushil Gupta, Roshan Khayal & Zonal Head Mumbai Shafat Hussain and a number of officials of the Bank.
Delineating about the initiative of the Bank under Corporate Social Responsibility the Chairman and CEO Parvez Ahmed after dedicating the facility said, Our state has seen a spurt in cases of the terminal disease and most of the patients who travel for treatment mainly to Mumbai are not having sufficient guidance and means to bear the expenses required for treatment and also the expensive lodging at Mumbai. This compounds the troubles of patients and their attendants already reeling under distress.
A number of requests were being received by the Bank for accommodating them in Banks small staff residential facility in Andheri West. As a humanitarian gesture the Bank had earlier dedicated two rooms but these were unable to cope up with the unfortunate inflow of patients. Empathizing with the sufferings of the patients from the state, our staff has volunteered to move to rented accommodation and we have after developing the facility under the CSR initiative of the Bank dedicated it today in the holy month of Ramadaan as a humble contribution for alleviating the sufferings of patients and their attendants who often are ready to invest everything for treatment of their loved ones.