BMC to blacklist Salman Khan’s NGO ‘Being Human’

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is set to blacklist Salman Khan’s charitable trust, ‘Being Human Foundation’ that works for the underprivileged in the education and healthcare sectors for not operating dialysis centre in Bandra.

Last month, the BMC’s health department issued notice to the NGO twice and it is now in the process to ban it.

When contacted, an official with Foundation said, “We do not wish to say anything.”

Dr Padmaja Keskar, BMC’s executive health officer, confirmed that in 2016 the NGO was allotted about 250 square meter space at Bandra’s St John Road for providing 24 hours dialysis to the patients at minimum cost but till date nothing has been done. The space was left unused and closed.

 “The project was never been implemented. After we sent them a reminder last December, the Foundation responded saying it cannot run the dialysis centre owing to some difficulty,” said Keskar. “We will now issue a notice to blacklist the Foundation.”

However, a spokesperson for Being Human clarified that they had not signed a formal contract with BMC. An email statement from Being Human Foundation stated, “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,” Loretta Lewis, a representative from the foundation.”

The BMC sent two letters to the superstar's NGO, on January 6 and January 18, warning the organisation to blacklist it for “showing negligence” towards setting up of the dialysis centre.