The Kullu Red Cross Society spent Rs 37 lakh to help people from economically backward sections of the population in the district during fiscal 2013-14. At the society's annual meeting, deputy commissioner and chairman of the society,
Rakesh Kanwar, apprised the members about the expenditure spent on various activities undertaken to help the needy during the financial year and declared its financial results for the year.
In 2013-14 the society's revenues totalled `64 lakh, of which it spent `37 lakh to undertake various humanitarian activities in the region.
Kanwar said nearly 440 patients had been provided financial assistance, while 15 victims of the 2013 Jhiri bus tragedy had been provided `67,000 as aid.
"Apart from this, the society also organized medical camps at several places in the district and provided free medicines, round-the-clock ambulance services and mortuary services to area residents. Also, a modern lab was set up at the Kullu regional hospital," Kanwar added.