Corporate world should indulge in social welfare activities: President Patil

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New Delhi, Apr 2(ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Friday urged the corporate world to contribute to the welfare of the deprived and the disadvantaged sections of the society.

Inaugurating the Action Cancer Hospital, a 150-bedded hospital with latest diagnostic aids and relevant treatment for acute cancer patients, in the national capital on Friday, President Patil said: "Corporate world should also indulge in social welfare activities."

"Their aim should not only include running their units, but they should also work for the deprived and the disadvantaged section of the society," she added.

The Manav Sevarth Trust, a non-profit organisation founded by the Action group of companies, is behind the initiative for the hospital.

President Patil also applauded Manav Sevarth Trust's effort and related how the have-nots are deprived of proper treatment due to cost factor.

"Cancer is a dreaded disease and its treatment is a long procedure. It costs a lot as well. Poor people cannot afford the treatment. So, when they learn of a cancer patient in their family they lose their patience," Patil said.

"In this context, the action group of company has founded the Manav Sevarth Trust, which works in Delhi and nearby areas for social upliftment which is highly commendable," she added.

She also emphasized on the need to spread mass awareness about preventive measures and information on early detection of cancer symptoms.

The Action Cancer Hospital is integrated with modern infrastructure, equipments and technology with the specialties of medical, surgical and radiation oncology.

The team of doctors consists of experts in all types of cancer therapy.

According to the hospital administration, the prime objective would be to render treatment to underprivileged cancer patients. (ANI)

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