When well established section of society comes forward to support not-so-established section, it restores our faith in humanity. A recent step taken by Indian private hospitals in order to cater the needs of Afghani people in need, is something we all should be proud of.
India is granting $5 million to the Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS). This amount will be utilized for treating the children of Afghanistan, who are suffering from congenital heart disease. This announcement was made by the Indian embassy on September 14, 2015.
“Financial assistance provided by India will be utilized for the ongoing treatment by ARCS of Afghan children at Artemis, Max and Fortis hospitals in New Delhi”, as per a statement given by the Indian Embassy. This aid will be provided to the ARCS over a period of five years as per the statement.
These hospitals have offered special concessional rates for treatment of these children. The first portion of $1 million has already been disbursed to ARCS and additional disbursement is expected to be made over the next four years.
In order to consider this initiative legally and formally, an agreement was signed between the Indian embassy and the ARCS. This signing ceremony was attended by Amar Sinha, who is India’s ambassador to Afghanistan. President of the ARCS, Fatima Gailani and secretary-general of the ARCS, Naim Dindar were also present on the occasion along with Amena Afzali, who is the former Afghan minister of labour and social affairs. Being the director of health programme at ARCS, Salim Bahramand was also present during the agreement signing ceremony.
Artemis, Max and Fortis hospitals are renowned experts in their fields. These are the best hospitals in national capital that exceed the expectations of their customers with excellence in service.