Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors, (MARD), Pune branch donated medicines to Shreevatsa; a care centre for the family deprived children in the city.
Different syrups and medicines which are frequently needed for these kids were given by the MARD members. Dr Sagar Phate, President of MARD Pune, said, “We had written to the organisation on what type of medicines should we provide and we donated according to their demand.”
Dr Ajay Vane, General Secretary of MARD, Pune, said, “MARD is not just a body which only protests. But, it is also engaged actively with society to promote social justice. This was the reason we took this initiative. Soon, we are also planning to go ahead with tree plantation. Also, many times medicines are not adequately made available to this organisation. So, we wanted to make sure that kids are not deprived of the basic need to have medicines. We have provided them basic medicines and antibiotics for cough and fever.”
Shreevatsa offers its inmates for adoption. It is operated by “Society of Friends of Sassoon Hospitals”, a charitable organisation associated with Sassoon Hospital, Pune.
On the occasion of Diwali, MARD doctors had donated frits to the needy patients in the Sassoon Hospital.