This year marks our 35th fundraiser for The B. D. Petit Parsee General Hospital. Last year, thanks to your generosity, we sent a record $ 102,000. Every cent went towards the treatment of COVID patients. Every bed in the hospital was occupied then and still is, however, the hospital has carved out a section for COVID in order to manage all patients and perform other procedures. Due to the realities of the pandemic and its aftermath, the hospital has made plans to upgrade or buy new equipment. Further details refer to PGH Equipment Donation.
The hospital under the CEO Dr. Ganguly, who managed 200 military hospitals when he retired, told me when he joined the hospital, “You don’t think I can manage a 200 bed hospital?” He brought changes to the staff’s attitude and glowing testimonials from relatives and patients. Examples are shared in the attachment
and on hospital’s website.
Though there were a couple of complaints, the COVID-19 vaccination distribution is well organized. The staff’s gentle manner has earned praises. Even my Jain friend’s sister, living in Breach Candy, went to PGH to pay for her shot and was very happy with the arrangement, distancing, cleanliness, and even the tea/coffee at the end was hot!
This year, we are still in the COVID state of mind. The hospital has got donors for building an oxygen plant and for the first CT Scan machine to be installed, however, they need a good A/C system first. In the words of Mr. Hector Mehta, “the A/C plants are integral towards our COVID fight. They centrally supply the whole Jokhi wing and the A-1 (COVID) ward. Jokhi wing houses the ICCU, which during this pandemic 90% of the patients are being treated for post-Covid sequelae, especially pneumonia, stroke, myocardial infarctions, etc. It also houses the X-ray dept. where CT scan will be lodged and the Path Lab, where all the radiological and other diagnostic investigations for the COVID patients are carried out. None of these departments, including the CT Scan, can function without maintaining the desired cool temperature. Your donation for the A/C plants will actually go a long way towards the overall treatment of our COVID patients.” Jamshed and I have donated $10,000 towards this project. Hopefully, this is our last year for COVID-related fundraising.
In honor of PGH, we will hold our annual jashan on SUNDAY, JULY 25th at 11:30 am, at our beautiful Dar-e-Mehr. Lunch will follow the jashan. Those who wish to attend please RSVP at 516-378-4516 or email - email@example.com. Kindly let us know so we can prepare accordingly.
What can you do?
Either click on the "Donate Now"
button now, or donate by sending your donations payable to ZAGNY - Critical Assistance Fund. You can also send the checks
(a) us at 2686 Belcher St., Baldwin, NY 1150-3937, OR
(b) ZAGNY Treasurer, Cyrus Pavri, at 961 Franklin Turnpike, Allendale, NJ 07401-1315
Hope you will go deep in your pockets to assist PGH in this global crisis.
We thank our friends from USA and Canada for your tremendous support, encouragement, and generous donations for a very worthy cause - taking care of our sick and needy. Please visit PGH’s revamped website https://bdpetitparseegeneralhospital.org/ as some of the recent testimonials from patients and relatives will warm your hearts.
Yasmin & Jamshed Ghadiali
2686 Belcher St.
Baldwin, NY 1150-3937