Fortis Malar Hospital, a leading Multi-specialty Hospital in Chennai today conducted Walkathon as a part of #MoreToGive campaign to create awareness about organ donation. The campaign is aimed at sensitizing people on the concept of organ donation as well as encouraging them to pledge their organs to save precious lives and positively impact the well-being of the nation.
Attended by hundreds of citizens including doctors, heart transplant recipients, students and other public, the walkathon was flagged off by renowned actor Mr Mohan Raman and professional squash player Mr Saurav Ghosal along with Dr Ananth Mohan Pai, Medical Superintendent, Fortis Malar Hospital at Thiruvanmiyur beach.
Commenting on the awareness programme, Dr Ananth Mohan Pai, Medical Superintendent, Fortis Malar Hospital said, “It is really important to educate the people about organ donation so that they can make a change in the lives of others by donating organs. The ‘More to Give’ campaign is critical for a country like ours as very little is known about organ donation and the many lives it can save. The objective of this campaign is to create widespread awareness and encourage more and more people to register as organ donors as each one of us has the power to give and save lives.”
Fortis Healthcare Limited
Fortis Healthcare Limited is a leading integrated healthcare delivery service provider in India. The healthcare verticals of the company primarily comprise hospitals, diagnostics and day care specialty facilities. Currently, the company operates its healthcare delivery services in India, Dubai, Mauritius and Sri Lanka with 43 healthcare facilities (including projects under development), approximately 9,000 potential beds and 378 diagnostic centres.
About Fortis Malar Hospital:
Fortis Malar Hospital was acquired by Fortis Healthcare (India) Limited in early 2008. The hospital founded in 1992, is established as one of the largest corporate hospitals in Chennai providing quality super specialty and multi-specialty healthcare services. Fortis Malar Hospitals, with 180 beds, focuses on providing comprehensive medical care in the areas of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Neuro Surgery, Gynaecology, Orthopaedics, Gastroenterology, Neurology, Paediatrics, Diabetics, Nephrology and Internal Medicine. Fortis Malar Hospital has a state of the art Cath Lab and multiple dedicated cardiac operation theatres and intensive coronary care units. Several rare and complex Adult and Paediatric Cardiac surgeries, Orthopaedics and Joint replacements, Neurosurgeries and Plastic reconstruction surgeries have been performed at this hospital. The hospital’ Obstetrics and Gynaecology services are among the busiest in the city, successfully performing many complicated deliveries and surgeries. They are supported by a dedicated Neonatology unit.