Nagpur social media group helps Covid patients in Mumbai to get food

Nagpur social media group helps Covid patients in Mumbai to get food

Nagpur: A social media group, engaged in humanitarian work along with civic administration, ensured four members of a family, admitted to the Covid ward of Saint George Hospital in Mumbai, got nutritious food.

In a chain of philanthropic actions by people who were strangers to each other, help was mobilized from Nagpur through an all-women ‘WE7 Care foundation’ which ensured delivery of food to the Mumbai-based family of an IT engineer.

It’s learnt, a woman posted a message in a social group having around 152 members helping others during the pandemic, requesting for food delivery to the family fighting Covid-19. She was approached by a colleague of the IT engineer.

“My two brothers, father and me are admitted to the hospital. We wanted some nutritious food at the hospital and hence we requested a colleague to do something. It was really intriguing that help was routed from Nagpur to Mumbai,” said the IT engineer.

The local group member contacted one Vikash Sharma from Mumbai, who had posted a message on Facebook offering help to anyone during the pandemic. Sharma, who has a group of around 350 social workers, contacted like-minded hotelier Nagesh Shetty from south Mumbai to help the family at Saint George hospital near CST railway station. “I twice delivered food to the family of four after getting a call as my hotel is close to the hospital,” said Shetty.

Social worker Neerja Pathania, who had taken up the initiative, said the motto of their group was to help those in need during the pandemic without knowing each other.