Fortis team led by Jasrita Dhir and Tituraj Kashyap Das handing over the cheque to Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal

Fortis Healthcare donated a sum of Rs one crore to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (CMRF), Assam, to support and rehabilitation efforts of the flood-affected victims.

A team from the healthcare group led by Jasrita Dhir, head, corporate social responsibility, Fortis Healthcare met Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal in New Delhi on Friday and presented the cheque.

“We feel grateful that we could meet the CM Sonowal today and make a humble contribution towards the much-needed relief and rehabilitation efforts being driven by the state government,” said Jasrita Dhar.

“Fortis fraternity is committed to the cause of public health. Our CSR initiatives are dedicated to the cause of social good and need of the community,” she added.

As per Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), severe floods in Assam have affected around 50 lakh people in the state with around 90,000 people seeking shelter in relief camps.

According to the latest ASDMA data, till Sunday (August 4) the total death toll has risen to 91.

The most affected districts are Darrang, Barpeta, Chirang, Morigaon, Nagaon, Hojai, Jorhat and Cachar.

Morigaon is the worst affected followed by Barpeta with 9,554 and Jorhat with 3,762 people affected.

With waters receding gradually, people are returning to their homes, however, 2816 people are still lodged in 11 relief camps at Chirang, Morigaon, Nagaon and Jorhat districts.

A total crop area of 16,221 hectares of land is still under floodwaters.

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