Initiatives to Underprivileged Area
We always try to foster the culture of donation among our employee, and our patients by displaying posters in the hospital premises to encourage them adopting this act. Within the same context, the following can be highlighted:
- We place Donation Boxes in the foyer of the Community Teaching Centre for a whole week each month during which time donations of food, clothing, school supplies, toys, household goods and other items of quality can be made. To ensure that the donated materials reach underprivileged people, we have established agreements with different NGOs to be responsible for redistribution of the donated items.
- In 2011, DSFH held its first annual Charity Day. Led by Nursing Division, this event was a great success with participation in the preparation of activities from many hospital disciplines and an outpouring of generosity from other staff. Events included a bake sale with major contributions by nursing staff, laboratory medicine staff and quality and risk management staff, a cultural display and sale of foods and novelties from Kerala hosted by our Facility and Maintenance team, a garage sale organized by our Social Work Department, quizzes with big prizes, children’s activities including games and face painting organized by DSFH Nursing College interns. The amount raised was used towards the purchasing requirements for needy patients and their families. It is intended to repeat this thoroughly enjoyable event at least annually.