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Wockhardt Hospitals selected to support Jimmy Carter Work Project


Wockhardt Hospitals, India’s leading super speciality hospital chain has been selected to provide medical and healthcare support to the Habitat for Humanity’s Jimmy Carter Work Project 2006.Nobel peace prize laureaute and Former US President Jimmy Carter, his wife Rosalynn and 1200 overseas volunteers would be camping at Lonavala from 29th Oct to 3rd November, 2006 to build 100 houses for poor as part of the initiative called Habitat for Humanity Jimmy Carter Work Project 2006. Wockhardt Hospitals shall provide emergency and medical support to all project volunteers who are coming from various parts of the globe for building houses for the underprivileged in Lonavala.

The US based MedEx,amongst the leading worldwide Emergency Assistance providers which is handling the Jimmy Carter Work Project has initiated an alliance with Wockhardt Hospitals in India to provide medical care to its global members.The foundation for this association is based on the many International patients who routinely access the Wockhardt care in India and have made it is one of the most preferred healthcare destinations in Asia.Wockhardt Hospitals in Mumbai is also the first superspeciality hospital in South Asia to be accredited by JCI.The annual Jimmy Carter work project is held at different locations each year and attracts thousands of volunteers.The 2005 activity was held at Michigan and in the earlier years at Mexico,Phillipines and Seoul.

Commenting on the alliance, Wockhardt Hospitals’ CEO, Mr. Vishal Bali said, “We are honoured to be associated with the Jimmy Carter Work project and provide medical assistance to those who have travelled across continents to make life better for the needy in India.Our Emergency care services follow protocols set by JCI and ensure optimal patient safety”

Each year since 1984, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, along with his wife Rosalynn, has donated one week of his time to conduct the Jimmy Carter Work Project in many regions of the world.Since leaving office President Carter has gained a reputation as a tireless champion for social justice. The project invites volunteers from around the world to travel to a different location to build Habitat homes with families who need decent, affordable shelter. Wockhardt shall provide medical assistance and services to these volunteers who will build 100 houses with local families in need in Lonavala in Maharashtra, India.

The week-long event, led by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn, shines a light on poverty housing in India and around the world, illustrating what can be accomplished when families, communities and nations come together to build a future where every man, woman and child has a decent place to live.

The homeowner families selected for JCWP 2006 at Lonavala currently live in dwellings that are temporary, dilapidated or otherwise substandard. Poor quality bricks and cement are common. In rural areas shelters often rely on mud, grass, leaves, reeds and bamboo. But this reality will soon change for these grateful families.

Wockhardt Hospitals’super specialist team of doctors are recognised both within India and across the world for their pioneering contributions in advanced super speciality treatment. Wockhardt’s dedicated super speciality hospitals in Mumbai, Bangalore and heart hospitals in Nagpur and Hyderabad have success rates comparable to the best in the world.

As an associate hospital of Harvard Medical International,the global arm of Harvard Medical School,Wockhardt’s core nursing practices in the areas of intensive care, operating rooms and ward care have been established by the HMI team. Experts from Harvard periodically conduct training programmes for the medical and paramedical team at Wockhardt Hospitals. This association with Harvard for quality-driven healthcare delivery has enabled Wockhardt Hospitals in Mumbai to earn the distinction of being the first super speciality hospital in South Asia to achieve accreditation from the Joint Commission International (JCI), the international arm of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organisations, which evaluates the standards of US hospitals. It is amongst 71 hospitals around the world to win this recognition. The accreditation requires a hospital to comply with almost 1,300 measurable standards.


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