Madithatt is a unique model which can be scaled up across the country says Minister
Govt. will implement social welfare projects in the state so as to uplift the marginalised people in the society – Says Smt. K K Sahilaja, Minister for Health and Social Justice. Minister made this statement while inaugurating – “Madithattu”- the day care center for senior citizens felicitated jointly by ULCCS’s ULCCS Charitable and Welfare Foundation and Atmavidya Sangham at Vadakara on 11th March 2018. “Social Welfare Department and newly formed Women and Child Welfare Department are in the process of implementing novel projects for old age homes, children with special needs etc.” Minister told. Minister lauded the efforts take by ULCCS in launching Madithatt project at Vadakara. “This will be a unique model which can be scaled up across the country.” Minister added.
Madithatt envisages to take care of the senior citizens of the society who are in need of care and love at the late walks of their life. The concept is to provide day care facilities for adults above the age of 60. Initially the service shall be utilized by 50 elderly people who will be taken to and from their homes. Apart from Medical Services and Elderly Care, entertainment and productive activities are a part of the curriculum. They are also provided with a healthy proper diet as per the instructions of dieticians. The service is provided at free of cost except, the acceptance of donations.
M P Abdusamad Samadaani inaugurated the Public Service Centre for Senior Citizens at Madithattu and delivered the keynote address. Shri. Samadaani explained the need for providing better health care services management for the senior citizens and students with special needs. While delivering the introductory speech ULCCS Chairman Shri Remeshan Paleri suggested that at a time when nuclear families are emerging across the globe, the new generation is not taking appropriate care for the welfare of parents and grandparents. Madithatt will act as a platform to create appropriate awareness programs among the public.
Shri. C K Nanu MLA presided over the function. UL Foundation Director, Dr. M.K Jayraj presented the report. Vadakara block Panchayat President Shri. Kottayil Radhakrishnan, Onchiyam Grama panchayat President Smt. P.V Kavitha, District Panchayat Member T.K Rajan Master, Vadakara Block Panchayat Member Shri. Kizhakkayil Gopalan, , Onchiyam Grama panchayat Member Smt. P. Praseetha, Orphanage Control Board Chairman Rev. Ft. Roy Vadakkeyil, Joint Registrar of Co-operative Societies, Kozhikode, Shri. P.K Purushothaman, KDC Bank General Manager, Shri. Abdul Mujeeb C, members of Kerala Atma Vidya Sangham and representatives of various political parties delivered felicitations. Around 3500 people attended the programme.