In a bid to provide relief to thousands of patients and their attendants who visit AIIMS from far-flung areas every day, India’s premiere healthcare institution has joined hands with Dhanuka Group to build 68,800 square feet of waiting area for the attendants on its campus.
The waiting area, when commissioned, will provide much-needed relief to the attendants who currently have to manage whatever space they can find while their patients undergo treatment at the hospital.
The lack of any dedicated waiting facilities makes their suffering more painful and it is a common sight around the hospital to find people braving scorching heat or bone-freezing cold while they go through processes.
Taking cognizance of the situation, Delhi-AIIMS and Dhanuka Group launched a collaborative effort to build a 68,800 square feet hall that will serve as a waiting area for the attendants as they wait for their near and dear get treatment.
The Bhoomi Poojan ( foundation stone laying ceremony) was performed by Delhi-AIIMS Director Prof M Srinivas, National Green Tribunal Chairman Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel and Dhanuka Group Chairman Mr RG Agarwal.
The 80x80 meter hall being built by Dhanuka Group as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility programme will be equipped with washrooms, drinking water facilities and a canteen and is expected to be completed within four months.
Prof Srinivas, said, “It is a model example of corporates helping in the public institutions and bringing facilities for our people. This facility will bring major respite for waiting for patients and accompanying relatives and well-wishers. We thank Dhanuka Group for this initiative.”
Mr RG Agarwal, Chairman of Dhanuka Group, said, “It is our privilege and honour to partner with AIIMS to build a waiting hall for lakhs of patients who come here with the trust that this institution enjoys among people.”