Abu Dhabi, Aug 19 (IANS) A United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based businessman has announced a 2.6 million dirhams ($707,837) donation towards relief operations in the flood-hit Indian state of Kerala.
According to K.P. Hussain, chairman of Fathima Healthcare Group, about half of the amount will directly go to the Kerala Chief Minister’s Relief Fund, while the rest will be allocated for medical relief aid, reports Khaleej Times.
Hussain said that the group has coordinated with the state’s health secretary to send volunteers from its medical faculty, which includes doctors and paramedics, to relief camps.
Other UAE businessmen had also earlier pledged donation to help in flood relief operations.
As of Sunday, the toll from the torrential rains and the subsequent floods that has ravaged Kerala since August 9 stood at 370.