Qatar Charity (QC) has received donations from both the Care n Cure group and the Qatar Indian Pravasi Association (Qipa) towards covering the treatment cost of Milkha Rouhi, a four-month baby battling Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Type-1. The estimated cost of her treatment is QR12mn.

Both contributions, according to a statement from QC, come within the framework of their social responsibility.

Ahmad Yousef Fakhroo, CEO's assistant for the Resources Development and Media Sector at QC, received the donation cheque for QR 50,000 from Shana Abdurahiman, director of Care n Cure Group.

Ali al-Greeb, director of the Resource Development Department, QC, received the donation cheque worth QR 100,000 from Nishad Hassankutty, general secretary of Qipa.

Al-Greeb expressed his gratitude and appreciation to both the Care n Cure group and Qipa for their generous contribution to the treatment of the baby Malkha Rouhi. He also urged people, both citizens and residents to support QC’s campaign to complete the fundraising for the baby treatment.

“The collection was completed through a salary challenge where our employees came forward to gladly donate an amount from their monthly earnings,” said Shana Abdurahiman.

“Recognising that there is still a long road ahead, we are determined to continue our efforts. We will be turning to our beloved customers and our valued external stakeholders, for their support in this cause. They can donate through our pharmacies in cash and via their bank card as well as through our POS integration to provide hope and assistance to Baby Malkha and her family during this challenging time,” she added.

Nishad Hassankutty stated that Qipa's donation represents collective voluntary efforts by many individuals through a ‘Biryani Challenge’, which sold 6000 biryani meals in various areas of Qatar in collaboration with Hasaath Sports (Limousine Drivers Association).

QC has launched a fundraising campaign for the treatment of this rare case, urging individuals and companies to contribute to providing the necessary treatment to save her life. Donations can be made to the campaign through the following link: