In support of Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat Mission , Fortis Hospital Anandapur initiated a Cleanliness campaign, “Clean Kolkata, Green Kolkata”, to create increased awareness that good health and cleanliness are closely related. The event was led by Mr. Malvinder Mohan Singh, Executive Chairman – Fortis Healthcare Ltd. Through this initiative Fortis Hospital reinforced that quality healthcare delivery is best possible in a clean environment.
The event saw a participation of over 100 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 team consisted of senior management along with volunteers from the hospital who not only swept the surroundings but also spread awareness on cleanliness amongst auto rickshaw drivers, street hawkers and pedestrians.
Mr. Malvinder Mohan Singh, Executive Chairman – Fortis Healthcare Ltd., said, “As a leading healthcare provider, we firmly believe in a cleaner, greener and more sustainable environment-not only for a healthier today, but healthier and happier tomorrow as well. Keeping our cities clean and hygienic can help us fight communicable diseases and continue to keep our environment healthy. We firmly support the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, a national campaign by the Government of India for a cleaner andgreener India and to fulfill the dream of our Father of the Nation to clean India by educating the citizens to work hand in hand for the mission.”
“It is not just the responsibility of the administration and government to ensure hygiene and cleanliness; it is also equally the responsibility of each one of us. This is the start of a sustained effort and willcontinue for the benefit of the community and health. A clean environment promotes good health and we are seeking help from the community to support and sustain this cleanliness drive”, reiterated Mr. Samir Singh, Zonal Director – Fortis Healthcare Ltd. ( East).
The major environmental issue challenges in India remain air and water pollution, unregulated garbage and pollution of the natural environment. While the worst period for this phase in India was between 1947 and 1995, the World Bank experts in a data collection and environment assessment studies have documented that the country has made one of the fastest progress in addressing and improving environmental issues. Ever since reforms have been introduced to address environmental issues in India major air pollutant concentrations have dropped in every 5-year period.