Chandigarh : January 7 : Mr Amarjit Singh, a resident of Sector 68, SAS Nagar Mohali, dedicated to the cause of poor and destitute patients, showcased another exemplary generous gesture and lent a helping hand to the needy patients as he donated Rs.1,10,000/-(One Lakh Ten Thousand Only) on his birthday for the Poor Patient Welfare Fund of PGIMER today.
Mr Amarjit Singh handed over the cheque amounting Rs.1,10,000/-(One Lakh Ten Thousand Only) to Prof.Jagat Ram, Director PGIMER in his office in PGIMER in the august presence of Prof. Ashok Kumar, Addl. Medical Superintendent cum Official spokesperson, PGIMER and other senior functionaries of the Institute.
Expressing his gratitude and thanking Mr Amarjit Singh for his benevolent act, Prof.Jagat Ram, Director PGIMER stated, “With his compassionate initiative, Mr. Amarjit Singh has also set a role model for others to emulate as supporting and hand-holding the destitute patients is a true service to mankind. Mr. Singh’s caring support means so much and will definitely make a difference in the lives of many deprived patients.”
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Amarjit Singh shared “ We have seen so much pain during these COVID times that I wanted to donate something to the cause of poor and suffering on my birthday. It’s a humble effort to pay back what we owe to our motherland. God has been so kind to us with his limitless bounties. So why not share His abundant gifts with our brethren and help in alleviating their misery ? This will give us peace which no material possession can ensure.”
The donations are accepted either through cheque (in favour of Director PGIMER) or demand drafts at the Poor Patient Welfare Fund near the Main Reception, Nehru Hospital under section 80G of the income tax act. Institute has also started the facility of online donations on the Institute website- pgimer.edu.in. After making a donation directly to the PGIs Poor Patient Fund account, the person can download a receipt too. The donors need not physically come to the poor patient cell of PGIMER to donate.
PGIMER appeals to the public to generously donate for this fund so that the poor patients are provided with super speciality health care.