Mumbai, June 4, 2022: Growing carbon emissions, rising sea levels, depleting wildlife, and most importantly climate change has serious implications on our environment and planet. As emissions and other factors impairing our environment increase, it is critical now more than ever to take necessary measures for a better and safer tomorrow. The theme for World Environment Day 2022 ‘Only One Earth,’ is a reminder of what is at stake – our one and only planet. In line with this theme, P.D Hinduja Hospital & Medical Research Centre commemorated World Environment Day 2022 by partnering with a sand artist to create an interesting sand art. The sand art was used as a medium to remind citizens of the growing need to sustain and protect the environment.
In addition to this, children of the hospital staff painted the wall opposite the hospital with messages and their vision of a sustained environment and safer planet. The hospital also ran an internal campaign to encourage their staff to reduce use of paper by celebrating this World Environment Day as No Paper Printing Day in their non-patient operations. With 24 trees being cut to produce 1 tonner of standard office paper whilst Recycling 1 ton of paper saves around 682.5 gallons of oil, 26,500 litres of water and 17 trees.
Highlighting the hospital’s commitment towards safe environment, Mr. Gautam Khanna, CEO, P.D Hinduja Hospital & MRC said, “As a responsible organization, we work towards bringing awareness and striking a balance in society. We are always trying our best to contribute to protecting nature and reducing our carbon footprint. This year, we aim to spread awareness through art forms, by engaging children – the future of our country and encouraging ourselves to continue doing more to safeguard our environment”
Every year, our environment is rapidly deteriorating. Predictions made a few decades ago are now our reality. It is high time that we realize the impact and come together for our home and make the necessary changes to achieve carbon neutrality so the possibility of tomorrow lives.
About P.D. Hinduja Hospital & Medical Research Centre:
P.D. Hinduja Hospital & Medical Research Centre, part of the Hinduja Group, started as a clinic in 1951 and is today ranked as one of the leading multi-specialty tertiary care hospital in the country. For over seven decades, this institute has worked to ensure that world-class healthcare delivery is provided to all. It currently has two units, one at Mahim with 400 beds and the other at Khar with 100 beds. Both the units are equipped with state of the art infrastructure and has on-board some of the best nationally and internationally recognized doctors. P.D. Hinduja Hospital, Mahim has always been an early adopter of technology in delivery of care; being amongst the first few hospitals in the country to bring in the most advanced fully integrated Robotics System, Gama Knife, Digital Broadband MRI with ambient themes, True Beam Linear Accelerator and more. Quality care being the focus, it was amongst the early few hospitals that has been accredited and certified by NABH, CAP, and ISO. It continues to partner with leading International Institutes, latest being an arrangement with The Division of AIDS (NIAID, NIH), U.S.A, to establish a center of excellence for infectious disease research in India. P. D. Hinduja Hospital has consistently been bestowed with several Best Multi-Specialty Hospital awards by different industry bodies. In the Newsweek World's Best Hospital Survey in 2020 and 2021, it was ranked No.1 in western India, 3rd amongst private hospitals in India and 6th amongst all hospitals in India. On the Charity front, the hospital provides free or concessional treatment to the needy and also runs the Serve with Passion rural health programme, under which free healthcare services are provided to the tribal areas in Maharashtra.