Jamia teachers’ body beigns fundraising for 50-bed Jamia hospital after staffers die of Covid, JTA secy Dr Irfan donates Rs 50K
A teachers’ body of Jamia Millia Islamia released an appeal on Tuesday (May 11) for fundraising to build a 50-bed hospital on the campus.
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The very first contribution of rupees 50,000/- was made by JTA secretary Dr M Irfan Qureshi from his bank account through a cheque bearing the instrument number 953044/dated 11.05.2021 towards the creation of Jamia Hospital in Jamia.
A letter is being written to the Vice-Chancellor urging to make a 50-bed hospital and requesting to create a financial contribution head to raise funds in the name “Registrar (Jamia Hospital), Jamia Millia Islamia, said the JTA.
In the letter, JTA has assured to extend all possible help to the Vice-Chancellor Professor Najma Akhtar for creating a multi-specialty hospital fully equipped with modern medical tools and facilities.
Dr M Irfan Qureshi, Secretary of JTA, said: “Many teachers and staff members of Jamia have lost their lives to Covid-19 in want of good hospitals which they could not get even after running from pillar to post. Besides the death of many non-teaching staff members and retired teachers, four in-service teachers namely Dr Savitri (Political Science), Prof Shafique Ansari (Nanotechnologist and IQAC Director), Prof Rizwan Qaisar (Historian and Former JTA secretary), and Dr Abhay Kumar Shandliya (D/o Sanskrit) have lost their precious lives and this a high time we go for Jamia’s medical college to secure the future with better medical facility.”
Also, it had been a 100-year long dream for Jamia to have a full-fledged medical college, and establishing a 50-bed hospital will open the ways for Jamia Medical College soon for which we are very hopeful and confident, he further adds.
Prof. Majid Jamil, president of JTA, said: “Jamia should have some landmark achievement amidst completing the 100 years of its foundation. Covid-19 pandemic crisis and loss of many precious lives have compelled us to leave with no option other than to release an appeal to fund-raising for the noble cause of serving Jamia fraternity and humanity as a whole. I am confident that Jamia teachers, alumni, and fellow citizens who want to support Jamia will contribute with an open heart and actively take part to translate this dream into a reality.”
Prof. Nafis Ahmad, Vice-President of JTA, said: “This is the need of the hour to raise a hospital in Jamia at the earliest. Once ready, Jamia hospital will be operated in a manner to practice high-quality medical and health care. We hope that University will equip the proposed hospital with the most advanced equipment and expert medical and paramedical staff.”
Dr. Nafis Ahmad is a Dentist in the faculty of Dentistry, Jamia.
During the announcement, JTA Executive Committee members Dr Mohsin Ali and Dr Mohammad Salim were also present who expressed their happiness on this advancement and vowed full cooperation. The appeal to raise the funds got a nod from JTA EC online meeting on May 10.
The very first contribution of rupees 50,000/- was made by JTA secretary Dr M Irfan Qureshi from his bank account through a cheque bearing the instrument number 953044/dated 11.05.2021 towards the creation of Jamia Hospital in Jamia. Prof Jamil appreciated the contribution and was confident that it will set an atmosphere of making contributions in volumes.