08 April 2020 | News
The support will help a dedicated staff of 500 healthcare professionals working with COVID-19 patients at the hospital
Aakash Educational Services Limited (AESL) has joined hands with apex industry body, ASSOCHAM, in supporting the food requirements of 500 healthcare professionals/workers at the new facility specially set up at Safdarjung Hospital in the city to care for Covid-19 patients.
In conjunction with ASSOCHAM Foundation For Corporate Social Responsibility, AESL will support lunch and dinner for 500 healthcare personnel (1,000 food packets) every day for the next one week. Safdarjung Hospital has set up a new 500 bed facility for the care of patients affected by Covid for which it will be using a dedicated staff of over 1500 healthcare professionals.
Aakash Chaudhry, Director and CEO, Aakash Educational Services Limited (AESL) said, “We feel it is an honour for us if we can in anyway support our Covid Heroes in this time of crisis when they are doing a great service to mankind for being at the forefront of this war that we are fighting against an unknown virus. It is our responsibility to support our COVID-19 frontline workers – doctors, nurses and healthcare personnel – who are working around the clock to save precious lives. I urge people and organizations to contribute and help our country in whatever way possible. At this moment, the need to help the world is greater than at any other time.”
Sharing his views on the joint effort by ASSOCHAM and AESL, the Chamber's Secretary General, Deepak Sood said, "We are very pleased to collaborate with our esteemed member organizations to support India's fight against the COVID-19 pandemic thereby extending the spectrum of initiatives being undertaken as part of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in these testing times. In our endeavor to advance CSR initiatives aimed at supporting our communities we have joined hands with Aakash Educational Services Limited (AESL) to provide packed meals (twice a day) for 'corona-warriors' including the healthcare professionals, cleaning staff and others for the current week at Delhi's Safdarjung Hospital's new 500 bed facility for COVID-19 patients."
He further said that ASSOCHAM will continue supporting such initiatives as community service is firmly rooted in the chambers' core values.
AESL had made a contribution of Rs 1 crore out of which Rs 50 lakhs have been donated to the PM Cares Fund.
Apart from the PM Cares Fund, AESL has also donated another Rs 50 Lakhs to the Delhi Police Welfare Society.