Here’s great news for people who want to make donations for poor patients who are in dire need of money. Yes, the interested donors can now send money for deprived patients at Chandigarh’s PGI. They can make online transfers from their home as the well known medical institute has rolled out a trait for web donations on its official internet site i.e. pgimer.edu.in.
Simple process to make donations at PGI Chandigarh
On the main page of pgimer.edu.in, below the head “patient care services”, a link is present carrying the name “donate for poor patients” takes the donator to SBI online payment’s web page. After making a donation straightly to the hospital’s Poor Patient Welfare Fund account, the donator can get the receipt by downloading it.
The Poor Patient Welfare Fund of the THE POSTGRADUATE Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) receives contributions from philanthropists of Chandigarh as well as those from adjoining states. THE POSTGRADUATE Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) has a chamber for poor patients that receive contributions made by public.
In addition to web assistance, donations can also get accepted via cheques (drawn favoring the Director, PGI Chandigarh) or money at the deprived patient cell close to the main reception desk of Nehru Hospital. These donations are exempted below Section 80G of the Income Tax Act. The Poor Patient Welfare Fund account gets audited every year.
According to PGI Chandigarh, during the 2015-16 financial, the PGI got around Rs 36.90 lakh as a donation. There were around 1,728 donees and the overall expenses made on the cure of the patients in the same period remained at Rs 41.07 lakh. During 2016-17, the donation sum surged to Rs 59.06 lakh. The overall number of donees augmented to 1,973 with Rs 76.41 as the complete expenditure made on the cure.
PGI representative Manju Wadwalkar stated that the institute’s Poor Patient Welfare Fund (PPWF) wants to be reinforced to take care of the large number of BPL sufferers at the renowned institute. “The rush of patients is unprecedented. PGI is providing monetary support to hoards of beneficiaries reaching here form distant places for treatment,” Manju Wadwalkar said.