Ministry of Defence
Helping Hand to Patients and Attendants at AIIMS, New Delhi
As the prevailing cold conditions continue to increase the hardships and sufferings of the patients reaching the Trauma Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), for their treatment; Coast Guard Wives Welfare Association (CGWWA) extended a helping hand to the relatives and patients by distributing eatables and essential items of daily use to them yesterday. This humanitarian act of the CGWWA was well appreciated by the patients and their relatives. As most of the patients at the AIIMS are from out of the city, they have to incur heavy expenditure for their stay in the city. This gesture was aimed at easing their financial hardship on food items and essential items of daily use.
The Indian Coast Guard was formed in the year 1978 as an Armed Force of the Union under the Ministry of Defence. With the formation of the service, the Coast Guard Wives Welfare Association came into existence to look after the families of all Coast Guard personnel, who spend more time at sea than in harbour. Coast Guard Wives Welfare Association (CGWWA), also called Tatrakshika, was registered as a self financing, voluntary welfare organisation on 29 Nov 1994 and has been rendering a yeoman service to the community by providing varied welfare oriented schemes mainly for the ladies and children of men in uniform.
Mrs. Jayasree Muralidharan, President, Tatrakshika interacted with the attendants of the patients. She emphasises that CGWWA has been on forefront and vigorously working in providing such assistance for social causes. Besides CGWWA President, Mrs Urmila Singh, Vice President and other senior ladies were also present on the occasion.