New Delhi: Chetak Foundation (the social arm of Chetak Group, the leader in Automotive Logistics in India) has collaborated with India’s leading Hospital – Fortis Memorial Research Institute (FMRI) to felicitate their frontline workers and drivers and provide them with sanitization kits, which will help them with covid preparedness. 1,000 sanitization kits were handed over to covid frontline workers and drivers at a ceremony at Fortis, Gurgaon.
Shri Sachin Haritash, Board Member, Chetak Group said, “Chetak Foundation has been founded to make a positive impact on the community, in line with the vision of our founder late Shri J K Sharma ji. We are humbled that Fortis Memorial Research Institute has collaborated with us for this noble cause and it reflects the social ethos being practiced by the organization. We would like to convey our gratitude to the entire team of Fortis Memorial, Gurugram.”
Earlier, the Hon’ble Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Shri Ramdas Athawale, while formally rolling out Chetak Foundation’s Health & Fitness Scheme had said, “It is heartening to see Chetak Foundation come forward and support the government’s efforts by acknowledging the Covid frontline workers and drivers who work tirelessly helping the public at large while risking their own lives. We need many more corporates and foundations to join hands in such noble initiatives”
Dr. Ritu Garg, Zonal Director, Fortis Memorial Research Institute said ” We acknowledge the efforts by Chetak Foundation in felicitating the frontline workers who have been the backbone of the healthcare system during the pandemic and strived for the cause of saving lives. Sanitation is the key factor in averting the spread of covid, which remains crucial and needs to be adhered by one and all to break the covid chain.”
Dr. TS Kler, Chairman of Fortis Heart and Vascular Institute said, “Congratulations to Chetak Foundation for taking up the cause of helping the underprivileged in maintaining good hygiene. This indeed is a timely initiative and in line with the values being practiced by Fortis. Fortis Healthcare has always prioritized the health and sanitation of its healthcare staff.”
Fortis has identified drivers, security guards, nurses, paramedics, housekeeping and cleaning staff for the felicitation and provision of sanitization kits.
Also present on the occasion were Mr. Ajey Maharaj, Group Head – Corporate Communications, Fortis Healthcare, Dr. Vritti Lumba, Medical Superintendent, FMRI, Mr. Arvind Pahwa, Head- Sales & Marketing, FMRI, and Mr. Arun Arora, Head and Director – Governing Board, Chetak Foundation
Chetak Foundation focuses on areas including Education, Environment, Health, Livelihood and Road Safety, in the logistics space and public at large in the related domains. Chetak Foundation has conceived specific interventions to enhance beneficiaries’ experience. Some of these include Oxygen Plus (an environment initiative), Swasthaya Plus (a Health & Fitness initiative), Shikha Se Rozgaar (an Education to employment initiative) and Zindagi Plus (a Road Safety Initiative).
India CSR I 18 February 2022
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