Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar has donated valuable medical equipment for a hospital in Assam’s Karimganj district.
Authorities at Makunda Christian Leprosy and General Hospital, in Bazaricherra, Karimganj, said that the necessary equipment will be used at Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) of the hospital.
Vijay Anand Ismael, a paediatric surgeon at Makunda hospital, said Sachin Tendulkar’s foundation donated the medical equipment to the hospital.
“We are very thankful to Sachin Tendulkar’s foundation. We receive a lot of very rare cases and the paediatric surgical facilities in the Northeast are very limited,” Ismael said.
The equipment donated by Sachin’s foundation are believed to be worth around Rs 18 lakh.
“In the past 20 years, we are the main paediatric surgical facility of entire Northeast India and patients from all the Northeast states are coming here. Some of the high frequency equipment are extremely costly and it’s very difficult for us to purchase. We are thankful to Sachin Tendulkar’s foundation that they have decided to give us a very costly machine and other medical equipment,” Ismael added.
Sachin Tendulkar’s foundation helps hospital functioning since 1993
Makunda Christian Leprosy and General Hospital had its beginnings as Makunda Leprosy Colony in 1950.
In 1993, the hospital work was re-started and it became one of the incorporated units of the Emmanuel Hospital Association, a fellowship of Christian institutions and individuals that exists to transform communities through caring, with a primary emphasis on the poor and the marginalized.