Chandigarh–In the wake of the Nepal earthquake the government deals with the unfolding crisis, Fortis Charitable Foundation has geared up to send a team of 70 doctors, paramedics, nurses and support staff, and basic necessities to support the quake victims.
The team led by Fortis Chief Operating Officer, Ashish Bhatia, along with the Medical Program Director, Dr. Atamjot Grewal are ready to surge ahead, once necessary permissions are in place. Emergency medical supplies including antibiotics, anti-infective, general medicines will be rushed along with support for Orthopaedic and general trauma injuries, as also medical sutures to take care of first line surgical stabilization.
Fortis Foundation through Fortis Healthcare (Hospitals) will send over a ton of emergency medicines, tents, tarpaulin sheets, packaged foods, and first aid boxes, basic hygiene kits like diapers, soap, dental kit, water bottles and towels in this Project- SEWA, a disaster relief initiative.
As a part of this initiative, employees at Fortis, across the country, are contributing munificently, even to the extent of offering one day’s salary for the victims. Apart from the generous donations, Fortisians have also offered volunteering work on ground in Nepal that includes Doctors, Nurses, Paramedics, Support and Administrative staff from all over the Country.
Commenting on the initiative, Jasbir Grewal, Executive Vice President, Fortis Foundation, said, “In this hour of crisis and anguish, our heart goes out to those affected by this horrific tragedy. Fortis Foundation will help the afflicted in whatever way we can do to provide the much needed relief. It is a humanitarian duty to rise up in this hour of need to serve our fellow brothers and sisters with compassion and care. Our team of medical professionals will be onsite to provide medical assistance to anyone in need. We hope that our sincere efforts will contribute in making a humbling difference to the affected people. We are working in association with the administration to provide the best possible assistance.”
Team Fortis ‘Project SEWA’ will work with the local administration to mount relief operations where they are most needed. The team may move to other parts further in case help required demands to do so. Fortis will extend selfless support demonstrating the inherent professional compassion so that the impact can be minimized and healing can begin.