S L Raheja – A Fortis Associate Hospital takes up Swachh Bharat Mission for a greener and cleaner Mumbai


Following the success of the drive that helped tidy the hospitals perimeter, this cleanliness initiative will be extended to the rest of the suburbs in the city 

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MAHIM, MUMBAI: In support of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat Mission, S L Rajeha – A Fortis Associate Hospital, initiated a Cleanliness campaign, “Swachh Mumbai, Swastha Mumbai”, to create increased awareness that good health and cleanliness are closely related. The initiative was led by, Dr Ratnadeep Chaskar, Zonal Director, S L Rajeha – A Fortis Associate Hospital. Through this initiative, the hospital reinforced that quality healthcare delivery is best possible in a clean environment.

S L Raheja - A Fortis Associate Hospital CSRThe initiative saw a participation of over 150 members of the hospital which included senior members of the management, Clinicians and Nursing staff who spread out in the surrounding areas of the hospital to send out a strong message of social consciousness and to emphasize on the responsibility of citizens in keeping the environment clean. The teams swept the surroundings and also spread awareness about cleanliness amongst auto rickshaw drivers, street hawkers and pedestrians.

Dr Ratnadeep Chaskar, Zonal Director, S L Raheja – A Fortis Associate Hospital, Mahim, said, “Cleanliness and Hygiene are critical for good health at personal and societal levels. If not disposed in timely manner, garbage becomes breeding grounds for disease-carrying vectors, causing health problems amongst residents. As an institution that provides best-in-class health services, we have always been at the forefront to support causes of public health concern. Primary objective of the initiative was to dispose the garbage in a way that it does not lead to any public health concern. This initiative will be rolled-out across neighboring suburbs as well”.

In line with the government’s ambitious Swachh Bharat Abhiyan to tidy the streets, roads and infrastructure of the country, S L Raheja Hospital, supports the mission that gives importance to cleanliness, sanitation and personal hygiene, as important factors to sustain development of the city. With the success of “Swachh Mumbai, Swastha Mumbai” initiative at Mahim, that witnessed participation from the hospital staff and residents of neighborhood areas, this initiative will be rolled out in neighboring suburbs in the following months. S L Raheja – A Fortis Associate Hospital is inviting volunteers from across Mumbai to join the cleanliness initiative, anyone wishing to be part of the initiative can contact on 022 6652 9676.

Fortis Healthcare Limited is a leading integrated healthcare delivery service provider in India. The healthcare verticals of the company primarily comprise hospitals, diagnostics and day care specialty facilities. Currently, the company operates its healthcare delivery services in India, Dubai, Mauritius and Sri Lanka with 54 healthcare facilities (including projects under development), approximately 10,000 potential beds and 306 diagnostic centres.

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