DMT : Ludhiana : (12 May 2021) : – Today PPF signed an MoU agreement with CMC Hospital Ludhiana to help them in making a 50 bedded covid ward for treatment of covid patients. This word was present lying un-used due to lack of equipments with CMC.
Agreement was signed by CP Ludhiana on behalf of PPF being its president and by Dr William Bhatti Director CMC Hospital on behalf of CMC.
PPF will be supporting CMC financially in arranging the equipments and other logistics and also arranging oxygen on each of these beds.
CMC hospital has agreed to earmark 20% of these beds for economically poor patients.
Police Public Foundation, a society that aims to bridge the gap between the police and the public headed by Sh R N Dhoke ADGP Enforcement Directorate Mining), Commissioner of Police Ludhiana Mr Rakesh Agrawal is the President Joint Commissioner Mr J Elanchezhian & DCP Mr Ashwani Kapur are also a part of the society. Prominent industrialists like Mr Neeraj Satija who has been recently appointed the Senior Vice President of the Police Public Foundation, Mr SC Ralhan, president of FIEO, Mr S.S Bhogal ( past Chairman Cll Punjab) Mr Rahul Ahuja (Chairman Ct Punjab (2020-21), Mrs Mridula Jain, Mrs Samira Bector & Mrs Radhika Jaitwani are the other members. The society’s senior vice president Mr Neeraj Satija said that It aims at identifying the problems faced by the society and also solving them by ensuring the support of both the administration and the industry
In today’s time where Healthcare infrastructure is in need of expansion, the members all aim to find a way to support the organisation. In view of this, the members were in talks with CMC Hospital to start an additional COVID ward of around 50 beds which would be named as Police Public Foundation Ward. Satija said they would ensure that all the required infrastructure from beds to bedside monitors along with the other medical equipment would be given to the hospital to ensure its smooth operations. Since the whole 50 bedded ward and all its equipment will be given by PPF, in future also 10 beds would be kept free for the poor and the needy. The patients would be charged only with consumables and medicines. Doctor visitation and nursing charges would also be waived off for these patients on the 10 beds. The amount to be given to CMC is approximately 50 lakhs,to buy the materials for the COVID ward out of which cheques worth 30 lakhs are being handed over to the CMC management today by the Police Commissioner so that the ward is up and running soon without any further delays. The members hope to see the ward operational in 10 days. Also the society, is in talks with various companies to set up an Oxygen Generation Plant for the hospital. It is also looking for other ways that it can help in the health infrastructure by Increasing the number of beds. Satija also said that once the war against COVID19 is over, the society would work in the field of education of the poor.