Kerala Arthritis & Rheumatism society was founded in the year 2011
with the aim is to provide awareness about Rheumatic disease and disability caused by the disease .Since then, Kerala Arthritis and Rheumatism society is actively
conducting awareness activities .Some of them include arranging educational awareness classes to patients and caregivers on arthritis day, lupus day etc.These activities
help the patients to clarify their queries and share their experience with other patients afflicted with the same kind of disease. This instils hope and positive attitude
among the patients. This is an excellent opportunity for patients to listen to specialists doctors and to solve their queries. Information is passed on to patients in the form
of booklets .Society provides free blood tests and other financial aid to economically backward patients.
This year an innovative and epic project called “Arthritis snehasparsham” ??? PUNCHIRI , to aid the poor patients was launched on… .Kerala Arthritis & Rheumatism society ,in association with Ankylosing spondylitis India Federation (ASIF) will strive to provide medical and emotional support to patients who are unable to afford the expenses of long term treatment. Generous contributions from various support system is utilised to provide adequate medicines to the needy patients .Patients are supported for few months with free medicines for initial months. When they are well enough to go for work, they can earn for their own medicines .Hence Punchiri strive to bring smile on the patient’s face.