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MUMBAI: Christmas is a festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world and in India. A time of the year when you give and receive presents from Santa Claus!!!
This year, Wockhardt Hospitals celebrated Christmas by playing Santa to needy children in different cities where the hospital has a facility. Usable clothes, food, toys, etc, collected over the last one week at each of the hospital centres in these cities, were donated to these children. Wockhardt Hospitals collected these donations from its patients, their families, employees and hospital staff.
This initiative was done across all Wockhardt Hospital facilities including Nagpur, Nashik, Surat, Vashi and Mira Road (Mumbai).
Expressing her delight on this initiative, Ms. Zahabiya Khorakiwala, Managing Director, Wockhardt Hospitals said, “The Santa initiative is a little step from us to bring smiles on the faces of these little children. I am thankful to all the people who have come forward and donated generously to help us in this cause.”
Wockhardt Hospital’s Santa visited the following places in each city:
1. Nashik – visited Shrimati Garda Anath Ashram, near Thrambak, Yamuna Bai Shaiskanik Sanstha in Dhule (an orphanage working for underprivileged children) and Sudharma Sanstha in Jalgoan (an NGO working for the betterment of slum children)
2. Surat – Distributed sweets and blankets to the underprivileged children on construction sites
3. Vashi – Visited tribal/ adivasi villages at Ambad and Karnala Fort village in Raigad
4. Mira road – Visited Nirdhar Pratishthan, an orphanage for intellectually challenged children
Overall children were joyous and delighted on receiving gifts from Santa Claus. They had a gala time interacting with him, clicking pictures and dancing with him. Wockhardt Hospital also gave a festive look to the NGO by decorating the place up with Christmas colours of Red, White and Green.
Every facility also had in-house activities planned for the patients and staff like Secret Santa, Treasure hunt, Bay decoration, etc.
The ‘Santa’ initiative is one of the many that Wockhardt Hospitals undertakes to spread cheer and joy in the community it operates in!
Wockhardt Hospitals is a chain of tertiary care super-specialty hospitals with facilities in Goa, Nagpur, Nasik, Vashi (Navi Mumbai), Rajkot, Surat, South Mumbai & North Mumbai. All Wockhardt Hospitals have state-of-the-art infrastructure and globally benchmarked processes to enable Patient Care & Safety. Wockhardt Hospitals Ltd. is one of the few professionally managed corporate hospital groups in the country which put patient safety and quality of care at the core of its strategy. The overall 1500 bedded hospitals have over 1000 Standard Operating Procedures or Protocols for both clinical and non-clinical processes in place. The guiding philosophy is to serve and enrich the Quality of Life of patients.
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