HPVT donates 30 trolleys, 10 wheel chairs to SMHS, LD
Srinagar, Apr 9: Continuing with its initiative of providing medical equipments to the City hospitals, the Help Poor Voluntary Trust today donated 20 trolleys to the SMHS hospital and 10 trolleys and wheel chairs each to the sole maternity hospital, Lal Ded.
The trolleys and chairs were dedicated to the hospitals by the Government Medical College Principal, Prof Qazi Masood.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof Qazi Masood complimented the HPVT for providing the trolleys and wheel chairs to the premier SMHS and Lal Ded hospitals.
Flanked by SMHS, MS Dr Nazir Ahmad, Prof Masood, lauded the initiative of augmenting the service at SMHS emergency with additional trolleys for the patients’ comfort.
“If they utilize the money collected from people for the benefit of patients at nominal charges, it is a great contribution. HPVT should augment the services already existing in various hospitals,” Prof Masood said.
He said the HPVT also provided medicines to certain needy patients. “Their representatives go around various wards and distribute drugs. They also provide some financial assistance for treatment to the poor people,” he added.
HPVT President, Farooq Ahmad said the Trust provided 20 additional trolleys to the SMHS as part of its Phase-II programme. “In Phase-I, we had provided 12 trolleys and 10 wheel chairs to the SMHS hospital in April last year,” Farooq Ahmad said, adding that six more wheel chairs were given to the hospital.
He said the Trust has deputed three volunteers to the Lal Ded who would provide assistance to the patients round the clock without charging a penny from them. “Our aim and objective is to assist and help the patients coming to the City hospitals by providing them wheel chair and trolley services free of cost. Our volunteers also help the accidental trauma cases in SMHS who most of the times are without any attendant,” Farooq Ahmad added.
He said the Trust would also provide an ambulance service in the Lal Ded hospital for ferrying the patients against nominal charges. HPVT president said that the Trust would extend its services to other hospitals of the City in phased manner.
He said the HPVT is contemplating to procure a career for bodies in SMHS and other associated hospital of GMC.
Lal Ded, Medical Superintendent, Dr Mushtaq Ahmed Rather appreciated the HPVT gesture. “The trolleys and wheel chairs provided by the Trust would be extremely beneficial for the female patients, particularly the expecting mothers,” Dr Mushtaq said.
He said the volunteers provided by the HPVT would also assist and guide the patients and their attendants to reach to the respective places of treatment inside the hospital. “The volunteers can immediately shift and guide the patients, especially those coming from the remote areas of the Kashmir, even in the night to casualty and labour room,” he said.
Manager Accounts and Public Relations, Khalid Wani said the trolley service had proved beneficial for the patients and the HPVT volunteers were doing a commendable job in the city hospitals.
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