Pink Foundation, a non-profit initiative, founded by actor and youth icon of Manipur, RK Sushant, announced the launch of free accommodation facilities for the economically weak patients visiting Chandigarh for treatment.
The initiative is aimed at supporting patients and their families, who are struggling financially while getting treated at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh.
The Foundation informed that it will provide rent-free accommodation to help the patients visiting PGIMER, Chandigarh for treatment.
Under this initiative, the Foundation has handed over its first rent-free accommodation to a kidney patient, Sapam Premchand and his family from Thoubal in Manipur.
“Premchand, who is 35 years old, is currently in Chandigarh for his treatment at PGIMER and has been undergoing treatment for almost a year now due to the failure of both his kidneys,” the Foundation informed.
Premchand used to earn for his family as an auto driver but after he was diagnosed, the family has been struggling.
After failing to get a donor for the transplant, Premchand’s wife stepped out to donate one of her kidneys, however, they still need financial support for the operations and medical requirements.
The Pink Foundation said it is ready to extend support to patients like Premchand with rent-free accommodation and help take away the burden of finding a place to stay while undergoing treatment.
“After our Covid vaccination drive initiative inoculating 215 people from the Northeast region of India, who remained stranded in Punjab and not vaccinated, the entire team of Pink Foundation has been tirelessly working towards this project to support struggling patients and their families visiting PGI Chandigarh,” Sushant said.
“PGI Chandigarh is one such place where people from across the country come for treatment, however, not all the families visiting are financially stable and often found to be helpless in a new place far from home.”
“With this project, Pink Foundation will provide free accommodations to select patients and families visiting PGI for treatment after considering their situation,” said Sushant, the founder of Pink Foundation.
He further said, “There are limited accommodations at the moment and therefore, priority will be given to genuinely struggling patients coming to Chandigarh for treatment.
The young actor hoped with everyone’s support, Pink Foundation will be able to provide more facilities in the future.
The Foundation said it will also support patients for any additional blood requirements during their treatment.
“We urge everyone to help one another and look out for one another during these trying times,” the Foundation said in a statement.