Little did a charitable hospital located in a remote village named Bazaricherra along Assam-Tripura-Mizoram border in Karimganj knew, that they will receive a generous donation from India’s cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar.
The 47 year old cricketer who had won hearts in the Cricket crease had set to philanthropy and earned the title of Goodwill ambassador of UNICEF and have now reached to the remote hospital that was set in 1950.
According to the Hospital authorities, medical equipments that will benefit over 2,000 children coming from underprivileged families, will be received as part of the donation.
This includes equipments for Paediatric Intensive Care Unit and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of the hospital..
The donation was part of a larger program taken up by Tendulkar’s foundation that has also helped in providing nutrition and education to tribal communities in Madhya Pradesh and other underprivileged communities in the northeast.
Set initially to treat Leprosy, an epidemic in the 1950s and 60s in India, the hospital was set over a 1000 acres area where most of the population included tribals from Tripura such as Hallam, Chorei, Ranglong, Darlong, Mizos, Khasis, Manipuris, Bishnupriyas & Khasis and a large number of Bengali speaking Hindus and Muslims.
Dr Vijay Anand Isamael, paediatric surgeon at Makunda Hospital, who had run the hospital since 1993, thanked the legendary batsman for the aid.
In a report published in Times of India, he was quoted saying, “The grant from the Sachin Tendulkar Foundation with support from Ekam Foun dation will help us to provide better services at low costs.”