Fortis Hospitals take up Swachh Bharat Mission for a greener Bangalore

Volunteers from its Bangalore hospitals planted the saplings, sweeping the roads, cleaning the garbage, clearing off the plastics and piled-up wastes from the pavements

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Bangalore: In an effort to support the Prime Minister’s Swachh Bharat mission initiative, Fortis Hospitals organized a cleanliness drive in the city – ‘Cleaner Bengaluru, Greener Bengaluru’ – an initiative to keep the surroundings clean and infection free. The objective was to keep the surroundings of the hospital and its neighbourhood hygienic and tidy.  Bhavdeep Singh, CEO, Fortis Healthcare & Mr Raj Gore, COO, Fortis Healthcare took part in the initiative which witnessed participation from close to 200 volunteers.

Doctors, nurses, technicians, HR employees, Sales and Marketing professionals from the hospital etc participated in the cleanliness drive. The staff of all the four branches of the hospitals – Bannerghatta Road, Cunningham Road, Nagarbhavi & Rajaji Nagar came together for the cause and was engaged in cleaning their hospital premises and the neighbourhood.  Apart from these four areas, the participants also cleaned the Ulsoor lake neighbourhood.

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The volunteers were seen planting the saplings,  sweeping the roads, cleaning the garbage, clearing off the plastics and piled-up wastes from the pavements. This will be an ongoing process from the hospitals as cleanliness plays an important role in the well being of the people.

“We firmly believe in a cleaner, greener and more sustainable environment, not only for a healthier today but also for a healthier and happier tomorrow. Being India’s leading healthcare organization, it’s our responsibility to lead by example in keeping our neighbourhoods clean to reduce the burden of communicable diseases. To begin with, Fortis Hospital, Bannerghatta Road will adopt the opposite stretch and ensure its cleanliness and hygiene on a daily basis. We are encouraged with the response from the volunteers who have been a part of this wonderful initiative and we will continue our participation in Swachh Bharat Abhiyan with energy and enthusiasm to save and enrich lives in India,” said Mr Raj Gore, COO, South & West, Fortis Healthcare.