The Bai Jerabai Wadia Hospital’s collaboration with Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) has several rograms that directly improve the health and well-being of children healthcare and family centred care. This is RMHC’s first chapter in India and annually they received a footfall of 7000 children. On September 20, Wadia Celebrated a year of collaboration with RMHC, around 60 cancer stricken children from the hospital enjoyed themselves with a range of entertaining activities.
The guest of the event was Sujata Goel, Head of RMHC India and their team. They were given a guided tour of the facility, to showcase how they help spread some joy and cheer to the cancer stricken children. This center handles cases of Hematology-oncology. This includes diseases such as iron deficiency anemia, hemophilia, sickle cell disease, the thalassemias, leukemias and lymphomas as well.
RMHC spends millions of dollars in grants to support children’s programs worldwide. It also provides compassionate care and resources to children and families being served by leading hospitals worldwide. On their first anniversary in India, an entertaining event with magic show, puppet show and Chota Bheem airwalker was held. Children had an amazing time forgetting their pains and aches during this period.
“It has been wonderful initiative by Ronald Mc Donald Charities Foundation to provide a healing platform to the Haemat-Oncology patient. This is first of its kind and a successful model. Till now we have received a foot fall of around 7 thousand patients in previous year and we have long way to go. The foundation is proactive in delivering the required services and very much cooperative in terms of their operations related to the department. I wish good luck for the association,” said Dr. Minnie Bodhanwala, CEO, Wadia Children’s hospital.