Foundation Laid for Centre for Patients
By A Staff Writer
Bengaluru: The foundation stone for Shihab Thangal Centre for Humanity was laid here by Mr. Hyder Ali Shihab Thangal, President of the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) on March 7. The Centre is being set up by Kerala Muslim Culture Centre (KMCC), a subsidiary of the Indian Union Muslim League at an estimated cost of Rs. 8 crore near the NIMHANS, the premier centre for treatment of mental ailments in Bengaluru on Hosur Road. On completion the Centre would provide accommodation to patients and their attendants who come to the NIMHANS from outside Bengaluru in Karnataka, Kerala and other states. According to Mr. Siraj Ibrahim, vice president of the IUML, the 3500 sq. feet plot of land for the Centre was bought at a price of Rs. 3.5 crore. He told presspersons that the KMCC is active in 19 countries. He said the Centre would provide accommodation even for those patients receiving treatment in Kidwai Institute of Oncology, and St. John’s Medical College Hospital also. People from all communities would be accommodated in the Centre. The Centre is named after late Shihab Thangal, who was president of the IUML for several years and is a widely respected figure in Kerala.