Apart from his films, Salman Khan is quite close to his NGO Being Human foundation. He had started this venture back in 2007.
Through his foundation, Salman Khan has helped a lot of underprivileged in India and has provided them with education and healthcare services.
But now, Salman’s Being Human foundation is facing backlisting by the BMC for not setting up concessional dialysis units in Bandra over a year after being allotted the project. BMC has issued a showcase notice to the foundation and has also forfeited the NGO’s deposit. It has also floated fresh tenders to find a replacement.
In December 2016, the BMC had decided to start 12 dialysis centres which could perform up to 10,000 procedures each month. The civic body chose Being Human foundation as one of the dialysis centres in Bandra. The foundation was supposed to set up 24 dialysis machines. But Being Human failed to do so and because of which a show cause notice was issued to them.
Speaking to Mumbai Mirror, Idez Kundan, Additional Municipal Commissioner in-charge of health said, “Being Human, which was shortlisted for running the dialysis centre at Bandra (West), had paid the bank guarantee and was granted all the necessary permissions to go ahead with the project. But with the project not taking off, we have issued them a show-cause notice warning that they would be blacklisted.”
Meanwhile, a spokesperson for the foundation said that they had not signed any formal contract with the BMC. Loretta Lewis, a representative from the foundation, said in an email statement, “The Being Human Foundation has certain mandatory requirements which need to be included in contracts. There were discussions around those which ultimately did not materialise. There was no formal contract/MoU signed at all.”