Actor Huma Qureshi along with the Save the Children initiative are helping to set up a 30-bed pediatric ward to prepare for the probable third wave of Covid-19 that is predicted to have a higher impact on children. Huma Qureshi and Save the Children employees visited the Tilak Nagar Colony Hospital, New Delhi to assess the progress of the initiative. As there was a rise in infections among children in the first two waves, the initiative called ‘Breath of Life’ focuses on child-specific needs.
To make the ward child-friendly, special care is being taken and the walls are painted to make them feel pleasant. Huma Qureshi joined to help them in painting and she said that “At Tilak Nagar Colony Hospital in Delhi I witnessed first-hand how hard work and earnest intentions do bear fruit. My ‘Breath of Life’ mission with Save the Children has received massive support and empowered us to set up a 100-bed COVID Facility in the city I proudly call my home. A big thank you to everyone who contributed and stood up for the people in their hour of need. But the battle is not yet over, with speculation rife about an anticipated third wave and its potential impact on our children, we need to be prepared. I am not waiting for the situation to get worse like the second wave. Together with Save the Children, we are prepping already to add a 30- bed pediatric ward to this facility, dedicated to Delhi’s children. And keeping children in mind, we want to create a ward that is child-friendly colours, wall painted with animals. And today, I joined the team in painting the wall. It was overwhelming to see it all come alive. And most of all, to experience the child in me”.
Huma Qureshi also met Commissioner Gynaesh Bharti and Randhir Sahay, Additional Commissioner of South Delhi municipal corporation (SDMC) along with the doctor’s team.
Huma Qureshi and ‘Breath of Life’ mission received huge support to set up a 100-bed COVID Facility in the city.