Delhi: Safdarjung Hospital to plant 500 trees to fight climate change

- June 7, 2024
| By : Saurav Gupta |

The initiative is aimed at creating green spaces that benefit the health of patients, staff and community

Delhi: With an aim to fight climate crisis, the ‘Vardhman Mahavir Medical College (VMMC) and Safdarjung Hospital’ is going to plant 500 trees on the hospital grounds and surrounding areas over the coming months.

The hospital has partnered with Madhurim Jansahyog Foundation to launch the tree plantation drive.

The announcement was made on June 5 on the occasion of World Environment Day, with Medical Superintendent Dr Vandana Talwar and representatives from Madhurim Jansahyog Foundation planting the first trees.

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Dr RP Arora, Additional Medical Superintendent, graced the occasion along with many hospital staff members.

“As a healthcare institution, we have a responsibility to promote environmental sustainability and create green spaces that benefit the health of our patients, staff and community,” said Dr Talwar.

“This tree plantation drive will enhance air quality, provide shade, and create a more healing environment,” she added.

Madhurim Jansahyog Foundation has committed volunteers and resources to help prepare land, plant seedlings, and maintain the new trees during their critical early stages. The organisation’s representative RK Gupta praised the hospital’s green initiative.

In the months ahead, the hospital will engage staff and community members in continued tree planting events. The goal is to cultivate a lush green campus that demonstrates an organisational commitment to environmental stewardship.