Corporate Social Responsibility

OUR PARTNERS - Other Programs
  • Fortis Malar Hospitals Limited
  • Fortis Healthcare Limited
  • SRL Limited
  • Fortis escorts heart institute
  • Fortis Hospitals Limited

OUR JOURNEY SO FAR ACID ATTACK SURVIVORS

OUR COVERAGE UTTARAKHAND FLASH FLOOD

Held Health Camps in Badrinath, Joshimath, Rudraprayag and Gauchar

India has historically been vulnerable to natural disasters like floods, cyclones, earthquakes and landslides. The urgent need in such situations is timely access to emergency medical aid.

SEWA is a program that prepares for intervention in times of need by developing a ready pool of trained volunteers, creating standardized kits / detailing equipment for emergency use and leveraging a network of partnerships. The programs objective is to support efforts in ‘saving lives’ during a disaster.

Program volunteers are trained in First Aid and Basic life-support. This ensures that volunteers going into disaster affected area are equipped to handle the physical and mental traumas of the affected population. In time the objective would be to enhance the training levels for volunteers as also increase the pool, in terms of numbers, location and competency. At present we have more than 500 trained volunteers who are ready to serve at a 24 hour notice.

The Program design also accommodates for an element of preparedness revolving around Disaster Response Protocols, Equipment and Logistics. Project management skills and aligning with partners to combine resources and leverage inherent capabilities help improve impact.

In a horrific acid attack which dates back to January 31, 2011; 23 year old Amanpreet Kaur of Bathinda, Punjab suffered severe burn injuries on her face when two men wearing monkey caps threw acid on her. This incident occurred while she was returning home from the beauty parlour where she worked. Police investigations revealed that one of the accused was Amanpreet's brother-in-law (her sister's husband). The woman had allegedly rejected her brother-in-law's advances and snubbed him when he tried to harass her. Angry at being insulted, her brother-in-law took revenge by throwing acid on her. Life has been agonizing for her since she has already undergone 13 surgeries and her family has utilized all its savings and sold off whatever property they owned to pay for her treatment. Under its commitment to support female acid attack victims belonging to economically weaker section, Fortis Foundation is bearing the entire expenses of her treatment (medical, surgical and psychological). Amanpreet is currently being treated at Fortis Hospital Mohali.