Children paints ‘Save Environment’ messages in a unique initiative by P.D Hinduja Hospital on World Environment Day 2019
Mumbai, June 5, 2019: On the occasion of World Environment Day celebrated on 5th June every year, P.D Hinduja Hospital & MRC organized a unique activity to create awareness on pollution and its harmful impact.
Every year, air pollution leads to approximately 7 million premature deaths around the world, of which 4 million occur in Asia-Pacific. Based on this year’s theme of ‘Air Pollution’, the hospital brought together children to educate citizens on its effect. Children between ages of 5 and 12 years painted the walls outside the hospital depicting the ardent need to protect our environment. The paintings ranged from depicting scenes of ‘saving trees’ to ‘save water’ & ‘control pollution’.
Rendering his support towards this cause Mr. Joy Chakraborty, COO, P.D. Hinduja Hospital & MRC said, “Environment plays a significant role in the health of the public. The declining condition of the natural environment is beginning to affect the health of populations in many parts of the world. It’s time we all become mindful and sensitive towards the natural environment in our daily life. Children are beacons of tomorrow and their inspirational paintings serve to make the citizens more environment conscious while encouraging them to take active steps towards creating a healthy planet.”
P. D. Hinduja Hospital has undertaken several such events in the past and has been an active partner towards sustaining our environment. The hospital is the first in India to be conferred the ‘Green and Clean Hospital Platinum Certificate’ by Bureau Veritas, a renowned international certification and assessment agency.
About P.D. Hinduja Hospital & Medical Research Centre:
P.D. Hinduja Hospital and Medical Research Center, which started off as a clinic in 1951,is today ranked as one of the leading Multi-Specialty tertiary care hospital in the country. For over six decades, this institute has worked to ensure that world-class healthcare delivery is provided to all. The hospital has always been an early adopter of technology in delivery of care; being amongst the first few hospitals in the country to have Gama Knife technology, Digital Broadband MRI with ambient themes, True Beam Linear Accelerator and more. The hospital has on-board some of the best nationally and internationally recognized doctors. Quality care being the focus, it was amongst the early few hospitals that has been accredited and certified by NABH, CAP, and ISO. P.D. Hinduja Hospital was also one of the pioneers in its space to launch Care@Home and Short Stay Service in 2007 and 2008 respectively. It continues to partner with leading International Institutes, latest being an arrangement with The Division of AIDS (NIAID, NIH), U.S.A, to establish a center of excellence for infectious disease research in India. For its contribution to quality healthcare delivery, the hospital has also been bestowed with Best Multi-Specialty Hospital awards by different industry bodies. In line with one of its guiding principles “Work to Give”, the hospital runs the Serve with Passion rural health programme, under which free healthcare services are provided to the tribal areas in Maharashtra.