The Muthoot Group has been reshaping millions of lives through its social service and philanthropic deeds for over 800 years, an era when the term Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) was not even coined.
The tradition of social service and CSR continue to be an integral part of The Muthoot Group’s culture. The Group continues to be guided by the words of Late Shri. M George Muthoot, Founder Chairman- Banking, The Muthoot Group, that "One should not lose any opportunity that may come across one’s life to help the poor & the underprivileged." The Group, today, is involved in a plethora of CSR initiatives impacting lives across the country.
Over the years, The Muthoot Group has been actively involved in a number of CSR initiatives in domains like education, environment, sanitation, health, and medical aid as well as financial aid to the economically backward classes.
The Muthoot Group has recently launched an Individual Social Responsibility (ISR) initiative called Muthoot WeCare ISR to promote a sense of Individual Social Responsibility among its employees. Through this initiative, the Group persistently encourages all its employees to engage in social service.
The employees of the Group regularly engage in philanthropic activities such as blood donation, distribution of educational material in underprivileged areas, sponsoring the education of children, making donations to NGO and orphanages, etc. Such acts of altruism on the part of the employees are duly awarded by the Group on a monthly basis.
Donation was made in the presence of Mr. Surinder Dabur, local MLA. This Support will help the Hospital to extend their quality healthcare services to the needy people.
Mathadi Trust Hospital, Koparkhairane, Navi Mumbai supported under The Muthoot Group Healthcare CSR initiative with medical equipment's. This Support will help the Hospital to extend their quality healthcare services to treat Mathadi worker and their families more effectively.
The Mathadi Hospital Trust is giving disseminating healthcare services to 40,000 Mathadi workers and their family member from last 45 years.
(2 Patient Monitor, 2 ECG Machines, 2 Fumigator, 2 Suction Machines) under The Muthoot Group CSR Healthcare initiative. (Activity Conducted on 8th Oct 2021)
As a part of the CSR initiative of The Muthoot Group, twenty five Tricycle Carts were distributed to most needy person in South West Delhi for their livelihood support on 12th Oct 2021.
Donation was done in presence of Mr. Bhupendra Singh Joon- local MLA from Bijwashan constituency, Delhi along with Suji Paul- Sr. Regional Manager, Mr. Dharmpla- Vigilance officer, Mr. Uday Raj & Mr. Bhana Ram- Local Branch Manager from Dwarka & CSR team CO – North.
A plantation drive was organized on 9th of Oct 2021 by The Muthoot Group under our Green CSR initiative for planting 500 different fruits saplings. These were directly distributed to 50 tribal farmers for planting at their land
The initiative will help tribal farmers economically in long term and restoration of ground water level.
Poor tribal farmers appreciated and expressed their gratitude to The Muthoot Group for this initiative.
Below Sapling were planted during the event.
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (CSR) VISION
To create a social impact nationwide by constantly giving back to the community by identifying and facilitating growth in areas which are less privileged.
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY MISSION
To create change where it is needed most – among India’s less privileged and to demonstrate our beliefs through an integrated social program that seeks social inclusion.
The Muthoot M George Foundation operates to provide assistance to the weaker sections of the society, assistance for medical treatment, marriage and also assists in medical researches and environmental living etc.
The Foundation’s activities are divided in to 4 sections:
RECOMMENDED CSR POLICY FRAMEWORK
At Muthoot Finance Ltd,our Corporate Social Responsibility policy will carry out it’s activities in the economic development, society progress and environmental hazards with the and core objective of improving quality of life. It has been a constant endeavour of the company to rightfully follow our vision and values up keeping it with good corporate governance to meet the expectations of our customers, employees, shareholders and society at large.
The management will commit all the necessary resources required to meet the goals of the Corporate Social Responsibility Policy in a sustainable manner.
MONITORING OF CSR ACTIVITIES:
Corporate Social Responsibility Committee of the Board consisting of three or more directors, out of which at least one director shall be an independent director. Such CSR committee shall be headed by Independent Director.
The Corporate Social Responsibility Committee shall —
(a) formulate and recommend to the Board, a Corporate Social Responsibility Policy which shall indicate the activities to be undertaken by the company as specified in Schedule VII;
(b) recommend the amount of expenditure to be incurred on the activities referred to in clause (a); and
(c) monitor the Corporate Social Responsibility Policy of the company from time to time.
CSR Committee of Board of Directors may entrust the CSR activities of the Company to Management team as deemed fit and will review the reports as presented to the Committee and approve Budgets in this regard.
Further, all the provision of the Policy will be amended/Complimented/revised by Board of Directors of the Company on basis of recommendation of CSR committee or as per guidelines as may be issued in this regard from time to time.
Very health-conscious 130 numbering patient population sought the counsel of the Department of Cardiology at the Cardiology Public Camp held in the second week of February at Muthoot Medical Centre, Kozhencherry. The Cardiology unit led by Dr. Thomas Mathew, Interventional Cardiologist conducted clinical consultation, investigations and blood tests absolutely free of charge. ECG was ordered as per the Consultant’s orders.
The camp was inaugurated by Mrs. Stella Thomas, Elanthoor Block Panchayat Member, in the presence of Dr.Samuel Joseph, Medical Superintendent, Dr.Thomas Mathew, Interventional Cardiologist, Mr.Babu George, General Manager-Administration, Mr. Mathew Kurien, General Manger-Operations other senior personnel.
Concessions up to 50% on non-invasive tests like ECHO, TMT and follow up consultation will be offered to all patients who attended the camp as well as other deserving patients for a period of one month from the conduct of the camp.
The tagline of World Cancer Day,2015, ‘Cancer-not beyond us’, which was adopted as the theme of the recently conducted Oncology CME, organized by the Department of Medical Oncology, Muthoot Medical Centre, Kozhencherry and IMA, Kozhencherry Branch in February, spoke volumes about the radical advancements in the field of cancer treatment.
This CME which is the third to be held in the Pathanamthitta region was inaugurated by Prof. PJ Kurien, Deputy Chairman-Rajya Sabha. Mr. M. G. George Muthoot, Chairman of The Muthoot Group delivered the presidential address and Dr.Georgie Kurien Muthoot, Executive Director, Muthoot Healthcare and Patron of the CME spoke on the healthcare provider’s commitment to providing advanced care treatment through its upcoming state of the art cancer care centre.
With stalwarts in the field of Oncology leading the academic sessions, the CME was well attended by around 153 participants from specialties like general surgery, orthopedics, general medicine and genecology. The many visuals and presentations focused on updates and overview of many significant topics like colorectal cancer, endometrial carcinoma, lymphomas etc.
With representation from all major hospitals in Central Travancore, the conference had been approved for TCMC accredited two CME credit hours.
Survivors of serious illnesses often speak the same language. The pain and suffering that they have experienced can best be understood by those who have journeyed through a similar harrowing path. The Department of Medical Oncology, Muthoot Medical Centre, Kozhencherry, brought together cancer survivors to the Cancer Survivors Meet, a forum where the survivors experienced the fellowship and togetherness of a steady band of supporters, who in each one’s own way had withstood the trauma of this soul crushing disease.
The meet was Inaugurated on January 31, 2015 by Rt. Rev. Dr. Sam Mathew Former Bishop, CSI, Madhya Kerala Diocese. Delivering the keynote address, Rev. Dr. T.J. Joshua, Professor, Orthodox Seminary, Kottayam and Director, Mar Gregorios Karunya Nilayam, Kottayam strongly voiced the need for enhancing palliative care. Addressing the assemblage, both Dr.George Alexander Muthoot,MD,Muthoot Group and Dr.Georgie Kurien Muthoot, Executive Director, Muthoot Healthcare were unequivocal in their commitment towards establishing the Healthcare division as an effectual means for supportive ongoing cancer care.
Organizing this meet coincided opportunely with World Cancer Day, celebrated on February 4.The seventy plus group of cancer survivors agreed to unite themselves under this common banner and was also instrumental in forming a committee to formalize the meet and stay in touch. With a few survivors recollecting their courageous fight against cancer through testimonies, most were reassured that they now had a common bond coupled with the emotional and social support from the healthcare provider.
The formation of this club in a rural area is unique because it demonstrates that care is not limited to just treatment but is continued and ongoing. Also, with the new Cancer centre project within the campus of Muthoot Medical Centre, Kozhencherry ,in its final stages of completion, comprehensive cancer care and treatment will be a dream well within reach.
The special educators at MCRD Navajyothi School, Thadiyoor were audience to a very informative session on Childhood Disorders and Preventive measures conducted by the Department of Psychiatry, Muthoot Healthcare, in January. The assemblage of special educators as well as some parents who attended the session was actively engaged in the discussion groups that followed.
The special educational field which relies heavily on educational psychology requires employing instructional methods that enable effective delivery. The faculty team comprising the Clinical Psychologist and Medical Social worker spoke at length about adapting content, delivery instruction and teaching methodology to meet the appropriate needs of each child.
Enlightenment of the various disorders, as well as learning disabilities plaguing individuals in their childhood, has encouraged these institutions to gear themselves to face and address these challenges in order to employ better suited training methodologies as well as gain a better understanding of the various challenges that children undergo.
The Healthcare institution is keen on providing support through its varied services and is hopeful of bettering the lives of the differently-abled with its specialized services and has continually demonstrated its commitment to effective and stimulated learning.
After the general acclaim received from the participants of the preliminary session conducted on Childhood disorders at Muthoot Healthcare in September, there has been a consistent request from many schools to conduct similar such educative sessions at the school venue itself.
Consequentially, a team from the Department of Psychiatry, Muthoot Healthcare comprising Vidya Thankappan, Clinical Psychologist and Nimmy Koshy, Medical Social Worker conducted specialized sessions at Bethany School, Vennikulam for the parents and teachers of the wards admitted there. It led the audience to a greater grasp of various childhood disorders and study skills related topics in the informative sessions so conducted
These sessions were instrumental in aiding in the identification of various disorders, thus foreseeing as well as vastly preventing behavioral issues. A host of topics ranging from learning disability, ADHD, exam anxiety, behavioral disorders and study skills were covered, alerting the adult audience about the various behavioral, discipline and academic problems that existed.
The positive feedback from Bethany School provided a fillip to the efforts of the Psychiatry Department, which has been encouraged to continue to conduct more such scholastic sessions.
The specialized panel of Doctors from Muthoot Healthcare, Kozhencherry, led by Dr.Cherian Mathew, Chief Surgeon, Department of Surgery and Dr.Manoj Thomas Kuruvilla, Consultant Endocrinologist, Department of Endocrinology conducted a free thyroid detection camp in association with YWCA, Thiruvalla in January 2015.
After the official inauguration, educative sessions were jointly conducted by Dr.Cherian Mathew and Dr.Manoj Thomas Kuruvilla, encouraging the patients to approach thyroid diagnosis and treatment with a more open mind.
Conducting specific thyroid-related screening tests, the patients were then provided clinical consultation services by both specialists. Their practical-minded approach to diagnostic and treatment practices was instrumental in meeting the needs of the thyroid patients. The patient could therefore look forward to an early diagnosis and alleviation of symptoms.
The patient floor, numbering well over 160 numbers which predominantly comprised of many senior citizens evinced keen interest. Worldwide, thyroid testing has increased showing the growing prevalence of thyroid disorders. This camp was successful in enlightening the YWCA members and public about the detection and treatment of this problem which most people were ignorant about. Cases that tested positive were followed up at the Healthcare provider’s branch in Kozhencherry.
Also, with the rapid advancement in medical technology, Muthoot Healthcare has left no stone unturned to introduce sophisticated technology and services to provide the very best possible care to patients.
Anticipating the much-needed requirement to provide medical services to the multitudes of pilgrims visiting Sabarimala, Muthoot Healthcare rose to fulfill a long-felt need to start a Medical Aid Post within the premises of the Aranmula Parthasarthy Temple in November 2014. The Muthoot Healthcare Medical Aid post was inaugurated by Dr.Sreenivasan, Superintendent of Police, Pathanamthitta in the presence of Dr.Georgie Kurien Muthoot, Executive Director, Muthoot Healthcare, Dr.Vivek R Rejathalal, Specialist in Emergency Medicine, Mathew Kurien, General Manager-Operations and other senior personnel.
The Medical Aid post which functions with the services of a full time trained Emergency Medicine Technician from the Healthcare provider also provides medicines absolutely free of cost. Services are provided from 6am to 6pm, with the delivery of first aid being a priority. An ambulance is also actively stationed at the camp to transport emergency cases to Muthoot Healthcare.
The need to establish an aid post was also emphasized by the Aranmula Police Team. The Parthasarathy Temple is a converging point for all Sabarimala Pilgrims who pay obeisance at the temple and then proceed to Sabarimala. Accesibility to superior healthcare services have been a timely boon to these religious travellers who have no middle point in between to access services, in case the need arises in transit.
Muthoot Finance Ltd, India’s largest gold loan company’s Corporate Social Responsibility wing Muthoot M George Foundation launched “Muthoot Sneha Samanam” to honor artists, writers, and their widows by providing financial assistance. This initiative is a part of one of the Corporate Social Responsibility activities undertaken by the company for FY 2014-15.
The program was inaugurated by Shri K C Joseph, Cultural and Rural Development Minister, Govt of Kerala along with Shri K L Mohana Varma, Malayalam Language novelist, Mr. George Alexander Muthoot, Managing Director, Muthoot Finance Ltd,. Other senior officials present during this occasion included Shri Tony Chammany, Mayor Kochi Corporation, Shri Hibi Eden, MLA – Ernakulam, Mr. George Thomas Muthoot, Joint Managing Director, Muthoot Finance Ltd & Mr K P Padmakumar, Executive Director, Muthoot Finance Ltd.
A total of 98 applications were received from artist, writers and their dependents out of whom 14 beneficiaries were short-listed for providing financial assistance. These beneficiaries belong to various different backgrounds, which specialize in their respective work segments namely writers, music directors, ganmela artists, professional painters, etc. The initiative aims to help the upcoming generation of artists and writers who could get inspired and learn from the work of these professionals. Perhaps it will also help the young minds of today in learning from their experiences and carrying forward their work in their respective fields.
Inaugurating the program Shri K C Joseph said “Recognizing arts and culture is a noble initiative to undertake. It is the need of the hour to recognize and reward the work undertaken by the talented creative professionals who have played a crucial role in promoting and up keeping the rich art, culture and literary work of this proclaimed artist”.
Mr George Alexander Muthoot said “It has been our constant endeavor to make significant contributions towards an equitable and sustainable society. Through this initiative our prime objective is to recognize, respect and honor this intelligentsia who inspired and ignited new wave of thoughts and creative literary work which gave the society a new ideas and mindset but also inspired many. We will remain duly committed to our obligations to our society and will ensure that our efforts towards it remain constant and enduring in the near future too”
Muthoot Finance has started a healthcare outreach program called Muthoot Snehasraya in Kerala. The project encompasses of a High Tech Mobile Ambulance which will help in prevention and early detection of Kidney related diseases, diabetes and Hyper Tension ailments. Muthoot Finance is also helping many Kidney patients by way of dialysis. Last year we helped 1500 individual cases for dialysis.
We have in collaboration with Kerala & Tamil Nadu Kidney Research Foundation established an Award for the best researcher in Kidney disease prevention methods.
Apart from this we have provided scholarships to the 10th standard topers of the Government Schools in the states of Kerala, Karnataka & Andhra Pradesh. Schools 600 students were covered under the program last year. This year the Excellence awards will be extended to 1000 govt schools of Kerala and 400 schools each in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh states.
We have also donated an ambulance to General Hospital Ernakulam. That helps many poor patients in their emergency situations.
As part of Individual Social Responsibility we have a blood bank named “Muthoot Navajeevan” which includes the details of employees who are interested to donate their blood to public. Through this initiative we have helped a number of patients in their emergency needs.
Our employees are also participating in the organ donation program started by the Government of Kerala.
About Muthoot Finance Ltd:
Muthoot Finance Limited is the largest gold financing company in India in terms of loan portfolio. The company is a “Systemically Important Non-deposit taking NBFC” head quartered in the southern Indian state of Kerala. Operating history of Muthoot Finance has evolved over a period of 75 years since M George Muthoot (the father of our Promoters) founded a gold loan business in 1939 under the heritage of a trading business established by his father, Ninan Mathai Muthoot, in 1887. The company provides personal and business loans secured by gold jewellery. Gold Loans are primarily given to individuals who possess gold jewellery but could not access formal credit within a reasonable time, or to whom credit may not be available at all to meet unanticipated or other short-term liquidity requirements.
The company is listed on both National Stock Exchange and Bombay Stock Exchange.
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Babu John Malayil,
Muthoot Finance Ltd,
Contact: 0484- 2396478
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Muthoot Finance Ltd, India’s largest gold loan company handed over new year goodies to Kochi Metro workers today. The gifts were handed over by Mr. George Alexander Muthoot, Managing Director, Muthoot Finance Ltd. Other officials present during this occasion included Mr. Hiran, Safety Officer, Kochi Metro project, Mr. Cherian Peter, CMO, Muthoot Finance Ltd, Mr. Babu John, AGM- Corporate Communications, Muthoot Finance Ltd along with Kochi Metro staff.
The objective of this initiative was a token of appreciation for the new year to Kochi metro workers who have been working day and night for the successful completion of the Kochi Metro Project.
Mr. George Alexander Muthoot said “It has been our constant endeavor to make significant contributions towards an equitable and sustainable society. Through this initiative, our prime objective is to encourage and celebrate the hard work and commitment of the Kochi metro workers who come from various parts of the country and are working together in harmony to provide a world-class transportation infrastructure to people of Kochi to make their travel faster and convenient in the days to come”.
About Muthoot Finance Ltd:
Muthoot Finance Limited is the largest gold financing company in India in terms of the loan portfolio. The company is a “Systemically Important Non-deposit taking NBFC” headquartered in the southern Indian state of Kerala. The operating history of Muthoot Finance has evolved over a period of 75 years since M George Muthoot (the father of our Promoters) founded a gold loan business in 1939 under the heritage of a trading business established by his father, Ninan Mathai Muthoot, in 1887.
The company provides personal and business loans secured by gold jewellery. Gold Loans are primarily given to individuals who possess gold jewellery but could not access formal credit within a reasonable time, or to whom credit may not be available at all to meet unanticipated or other short-term liquidity requirements.
The company is listed on both National Stock Exchange and Bombay Stock Exchange.
For more information, please contact: Babu John Malayil, Muthoot Finance Ltd, Email: BABUJOHN@MUTHOOTGROUP.COM, Contact: 0484- 2396478
The Walkathon organized by the Department of General Surgery at Muthoot Medical Centre, Kozhencherry during the Obesity Awareness week in October spread a strong message among the patients as well as the general public.
The walkathon was flagged off by Mr.Aswith S Karanmail, SI of Police, Aranmula, at the hospital campus. The 600 plus strong multi-departmental Walkathon participants comprising Dr.Cherian Mathew, Chief Consultant General and Laparoscopic Surgeon, doctors, staff and students walked a course along the main roads of Kozhencherry, visibly spreading awareness on the need to fight and contain obesity.
The placard and banners amply raised public consciousness about how the consequences of obesity can significantly lower the lifespan
As a healthcare organization keen on educating the public, The ‘Walk away from Obesity’ focused on the need to prevent and treat obesity. This concerted effort is truly an uplifting event that can steer public knowledge towards fighting this national and global epidemic. Rather than restrict it to a yearly event, it is hoped to continue this campaign against obesity on a sustained scale within Pathanamthitta District.
The disturbing and increased incidents surrounding reactionary and violent approaches to child discipline propelled the Department of Psychiatry at Muthoot Medical Centre, Kozhencherry to conduct an awareness camp on the various childhood disorders not timely identified in children.
Although awareness on such disorders has been propagated well through literature and media, people, especially parents and teachers fail to realize that various behavioral problems can be attributed to the existence of such disorders amongst children.
In the preliminary awareness session, Ms.K Vidya Thankappan, Clinical Psychologist along with Ms.Nimmy Koshy, Medical Social Worker, were able to shed much light upon various childhood learning disorders as Pervasive Development Disorder, ADHD, Dyslexia and other related problems.
The eager crowd of parents along with their wards comprised a cross-section of the parent-child population from around 30 schools in and around Pathanamthitta District. The sessions which fueled the interest of the parents were followed by interactions and individual counseling with the Psychiatry Team.
The efforts of the Department were well recognized and requests from various schools have come in to conduct similar such psychiatric as well as paediatric camps within the school campus itself.
The Department of Emergency Medicine at Muthoot Medical Centre, Kozhencherry conducted awareness classes on Basic Life Support (BLS) and Emergency Medical Care for the police force of Aranmula Police Station in October. After the official inauguration by Vinod Kumar, SI of Police, Dr.Vivek R Rejathalal, Specialist in Emergency Medicine oriented the full attending force on all practical aspects of emergency preparedness and application. The special emphasis placed on handling ‘Accident and Trauma victims’ was well received by the participating police personnel.
Based on the encouraging feedback from Aranmula Police Station, a plan to conduct similar awareness classes in Koipuram Police Station is already underway.
Muthoot Finance Ltd, India’s largest gold loan company’s Corporate Social Responsibility wing Muthoot M George Foundation launched its educational initiative ” Muthoot M George Excellence Awards 2014 ” for all government schools in Karnataka The educational initiative is a part of one of the Corporate Social Responsibility activity undertaken by the company for FY 15.
The Excellence award for 2014 was inaugurated and distributed by Dr Manjunatha, MLA- Mulbagal, Kolar (Karnataka) along with Mr George Muthoot Alexander, Muthoot, Sr Vice President – Operations South, Muthoot Finance Ltd. The other officials present during this occasion include Mr Babu John Malayil, AGM Corporate Communications Muthoot Finance Ltd, Mr. B Karunakara Shetty, Regional Manager Muthoot Finance Ltd, North Bangalore, and Mr Mathunny, Sr Regional Manager Muthoot Finance Ltd, South Bangalore along with PTA members, Students and Parents.
This scholarship will benefit students of 400 Government schools and consists of a cash prize of Rs.3000 with a certificate duly signed by Educational Officer and Chairman of Muthoot M George Foundation. The scholarship award was launched in the year 2010 to the toppers of govt schools in Kerala, later in 2013 it got extended to state of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. The selection of the scholarships is based on the list of rank holders prepared of various govt schools in consultation with District Educational Offices.
Speaking on this occasion Shri G Manjunatha said “I am happy to be a part of this event today, I am glad an institution like Muthoot Group which has undertaken such an initiative, it truly, depicts their noble objective of doing good for the society, this scholarship program would encourage and motivate our Government school children to excel in their studies in a big way”
Mr. George M Alexander said, “This year we have extended the scholarship to 400 govt schools in Karnataka as we felt that we should encourage the children from the deprived class, who constitute the main student population of Government schools and support. We will remain duly committed towards our commitment to the community through coming up with various corporate social responsibility in the near future”
About Muthoot Group:
The Muthoot Group’s business origins can be traced back to 1887 when it started as a small trading business enterprise in Kozhencherry, a remote village in the state of Kerala. Since its formation, the company, under the leadership of its key management – Shri M.G. George Muthoot (Chairman), Shri George Alexander Muthoot (Managing Director), Shri George Thomas Muthoot (Jt. Managing Director) and George Jacob Muthoot (Jt. Managing Director) has broadened its scale and widened its geographic scope of retail operations.
Today, Muthoot Group is a multi-faceted business conglomerate that has been serving the nation for over 126 years. The formidable business empire comprises of 16 divisions including Financial Services, Plantations & Estates, Education, Leisure & Hospitality, Healthcare, Housing & Infrastructure, Infotech, Wealth Management, Money Transfer, Forex, Media, Power Generation, Precious Metals, Securities, Vehicle & Asset Finance, Travel Services, Muthoot Global and Muthoot Money.
Headquartered in Kochi and having its Corporate Office in New Delhi, the company has a dominant presence in over 21 states & 4 Union Territories of India. It also has its presence in USA, UK and UAE too.
About Muthoot M George Foundation
Muthoot M George Foundation is, named after Late M George Muthoot, the Founder chairman, of the Muthoot Group, and started functioning in the year 1993. The Foundation’s activities include support to the poor for their medical treatment, marriage of girls & education of children. Also it has projects to encourage Medical Research, and environment-friendly life. The activities of the Foundation are broadly divided into four, as below:
For more information, please contact:
Babu John Malayil,
Muthoot Finance Ltd,
Contact: 0484- 2396478
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Muthoot Healthcare, guided by the visionary leadership of Dr.Georgie Kurien, has once again unfurled its flag of social responsibility by championing the voice of the unheard. A Total Hip Replacement (THR) of the left hip was successfully performed by the proficient team of Orthopaedic surgeons on patient Charly in November this year.
The 19-year-old youngster from Chenganoor in Alappuzha District was forced to discontinue her much-cherished course in fashion designing when she found herself having to grip the harsh reality of being afflicted with rheumatoid arthritis. The debilitating effects of the disease resulted in associated problems ranging from thyroid problems, growth hormone deficiencies, tissue inflammation, reduced physical capacity, all of which compounded the suffering of the patient
When Mathrubhumi, the daily Malayalam publication catapulted Charly into the hearts of the malayali reader, Muthoot Healthcare rose to the occasion to provide the much needed succor for the teenager and her sibling Chandini, a nursing graduate, both who lost their father in their early childhood and were brought up singlehandedly by Indira, their mother, who worked as a domestic in various homes.
After a preliminary visit to Charly’s house by the Healthcare team comprising Dr.Muralikrishnan N and Dr.Praveen C R, Orthopedic Surgeons, Mr.Mathew Kurien, General Manager-Operations and members of his team to assess the merits of the case, a decision was taken by Dr.Georgie Kurien, the Executive Director to conduct the surgery absolutely free of cost
Charly, who has been able to progressively take short strides after the surgery, may require a Total Hip Replacement of the right hip and Total Knee Replacement, if she doesn’t respond favorably to the three month course of medication
The concerted efforts of the dedicated team of Orthopedic surgeons, Anesthetist's, Endocrinologists, Physicians and Healthcare workers have given Charly renewed vigor and hope for the future. Tears mingle with smiles with every short step she takes, as she reminiscences the easing of her long standing suffering. The healthcare institution’s gesture of taking Chandini on board as a staff nurse, broadens Charlie’s smile, for now there’s a way to battle the drudgery they had for long been living with.