New Delhi: As the cold wave grips north India and claims many lives, the plight of patients and caregivers waiting in front of Delhi’s top hospitals is unimaginable. Scores of patients have to endure innumerable hardships waiting for days to book tokens for treatment and many of them travel hundreds of kilometres to avail treatment at these premier institutes.
“The nights are unbearable as everything becomes wet due to dew; we are four people that are forced to sit here for repeated visits. We have arranged blankets, but they aren’t enough, and all our savings are getting depleted waiting here for treatments,” said Sarita Devi, who had travelled with her family from Ajmer for her husband’s treatment.
Cosmo Foundation, the community outreach initiative of Cosmo First Limited, has initiated an outreach programme to provide some relief to families and patients this winter season. As part of the care outreach, 4000 blankets and ready-to-eat meals were distributed in partnership with ISKCON Temple. A food and blanket distribution drive was carried out in different hospitals across Delhi namely, Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, Delhi State Cancer Institute, National Institute of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases, Safdarjung Hospital, and Shree Aggarsain International Hospital.
Talking about the event, Yamini Jaipuria, Managing Trustee, Cosmo Foundation said “Affording a blanket in winter and one meal every day is not a possibility for many individuals and families living under reduced circumstances while making arrangements of basic requirements to survive. As part of our continued efforts to be a ‘People First’ organisation, we aim to bring a healthy change in society. The blanket and food distribution drive in winter also marks our commitment to support and meet the basic needs of people living in marginalised communities.”
Celebrating Life Savers, Ashok Jaipuria, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Cosmo Foundation felicitated doctors at the Medical and Healthcare Excellence Awards by Sitaram Jaipuria Foundation (SJF) in October 2022 to recognise their invaluable and inspiring work, and distributed awards worth Rs 1.20 Crores. Earlier this year, Cosmo Foundation had also joined hands with ISKCON for distributing water kettles to 600 in-patients and served ready-to-eat meals to 2,000 in and outpatients near the National Institute of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases on World Health Day.
Nitai Prasanna Das from ISKCON said, “We are happy to support Cosmo Foundation, a brand that is constantly working towards the well-being of the community we live in and creating a healthy living environment. We have a mutual aim of helping people in need and creating a healthier difference in their lives, and such initiatives bring us together towards supporting a common cause.”
Cosmo Foundation is devoted to transforming the lives of people via its various efforts across education, health, and environmental initiatives. Through the various programmes, Cosmo Foundation has been able to benefit 5 lakh+ people and educate over 55,000+ children.