27th April 2016
On 27th April 2016, the New Indian First Aid Manual IFAM which is prepared jointly by Indian Red Cross Society and the Belgian Red Cross Flanders was inaugurated by H.E Greet Bourgeois, Minister- President of the Government of Flanders, Belgiumat the Trident Hotel, BKC, Mumbai, Maharashtra.
The other dignitaries present on the occasion were Ms. Mary Werntz, Head of Regional Delegation ICRC, Prof. Dr. Philippe Vandekerckhove,CEO, Belgian Red Cross, Mr. Jan Luykx, Ambassador of Belgi
16th December 2015
On 16th December 2015 Indian Red Cross Society Maharashtra State Branch distributed relief material to 560 families who suffered in the fire which took place on 7th December 2015 at Damunagar, Kandivili (East), Mumbai. As several others had also distributed relief items, we were requested by the Collector of Mumbai Suburban District to give reliefto only 560 families instead of 1215.
14th November 2015
On 14th November 2015, we received an email from the Hon. General Secretary of Tamil Nadu State Red Cross requesting relief material urgently for the heavy floods it had suffered due to which many families were left homeless. We immediately dispatched to Chennai the following from our Disaster Relief Centre at Vikhroli where relief material is stocked for immediate disbursement during disaster:
19th June 2015
Due to heavy rains which lashed Mumbai on Friday 19th June 2015, Mumbai came to a halt & many passengers were stranded at the CST Railway Station. A large quantity of drinking water which had been received for Nepal earthquake but which could not be sent due to transportation problems, with the donor’s consent, was loaded in the car & by 10 p.m. they were at CST along with Mr. Kiran Mulgaonkar. A desk was set up by the CST officials & through a disciplined queue each passenger
25th April 2015
An earthquake of 7.8 magnitude struck Nepal on 25th April 2015, followed by several aftershocks as well as another major one. We were flooded with enquiries of concern as the damage was intense. Nepal’s Valley, famous for its trekking routes, was wiped out. Our humanitarian work began. Contacting with difficulty the Nepal Red Cross Headquarters at Kathmandu, we sent therelief requested by them as they struggled with the distribution of relief, the wounded & disposal of the dead.
15th March 2015
On 15th March 2015 Bel-Air Hospital’s centenary was celebrated. The book "Harvest of a Century” authored by ex Hon Secretary Mrs. Homai N. Modi was released.
11th December 2014
Bel-Air received a National Award from the Times of India on 11th December 2014 at New Delhi for: "Health Care Achiever’s Award 2014 for its Innovation in Managing Long Term Condition”.
5th November 2014
Fr. Tomy, Director of Bel Air received a request for help from stranded nurses in Libya in November 2014, this was forwarded to the ex Hon Sec Mrs. Homai Modi, IRCS Maharashtra State Branch who forwarded it to the Red Cross National Headquarters. The matter was taken up with the Joint Secretary to the Government, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare to take up the issue of evacuation of the stranded nurses who in turn got in touch with The Ministry of External Affairs. The Ministry of Ex
3rd November 2014
Standard Chartered Bank had also partnered with the Indian Red Cross Society in supporting the provision of large Water Purification Units (WPUs) with the capacity to produce 3,000 litres of drinking water per hour, which would make safe drinking water available to those who were affected by the floods in Jammu & Kashmir among other initiatives.
A cheque amount of Rs1,00,33,000( Rupees One crore thirty three thousand rupees only ) was handed over by Mr. S. S. Mundra, Deputy Gove
7th October 2014
Due to heavy rains and overflow of the Meharun dam in 7th Oct, 2014 September, the whole area of Meharun, Tambapura, Old Jalgaon, Hari Vithal Nagar, Kanchan Nagar, Shivaji Nagar and Mamurabad were flooded. Thousands of houses & families were affected. Jalgaon District Branch immediately set up medical facilities through their medical experts and provided medicines in the affected areas for 12 hours daily. Dr. Vijay K. Chaudhary - Hon. Secretary, Dr. Prakash Sanghavi, Dr. Prakash B. Jain
9th September 2014
Maharashtra State Branch along with IRCS Bombay City Branchsent relief material to Srinagar Red Cross State Branch for distribution to the victims of Jammu & Kashmir floods which ravaged the State on 9th September 2014 which included Blankets, Medicines, Tents, Warm Clothes, ORS powder packets, Milk Powder, Sanitary Napkins, Bed Sheets, Dry Foods, Readymade garments, Face Masks, Bajaj LED Solar Lanterns, note books, stationery items, school bags and Generators.
17th May 2014
We received a letter from Odisha State Branch requesting local assistance for release of a lady who was admitted in the Thane Regional Mental Hospital. She belonged to Paikujpura village, Post-Baisinga of Mayurbhanj district of Odisha & was mentally disturbed as her husband asked her to leave the house.
She was found by the Mumbai police who took her to the Thane Mental Hospital. However, she had left her child somewhere & was not even aware of this. After being treated by
8th May 2014
As Maharashtra State Branch had considerably helped in Uttarakhand flood relief work, an invitation was sent to the Hon. Secretary for receiving a Certificate of Appreciation at the hands of the Governor of Uttarakhand at Raj Bhavan on 8th May 2014.
6th May 2014
On the occasion of World Red Cross Day when Red Cross had set up a stall at Churchgate Station, Mr. T.C. Chacko, our Office Assistant, found an 8th standard boy from Kerala walking aimlessly. After talking to him we learnt that he had gone to his school to collect his examination results and was ragged by the other boys on account of his obesity. He therefore ran away from home and landed in Mumbai. The staff members coaxed him to reveal where he came from and to share his residential telep
21st November 2013
On 21st November 2013 a fire engulfed the Ambedkar Nagar slum in Cuffe Parade. Family kits (consisting of tarpaulin, utensil, plastic bucket, blanket, bed sheet, plastic mat, towel, saree & T-shirt) and other related aid was immediately distributed to over 500 families.
16th June 2013
Uttarakhand State Branch accepted our proposal of constructing Disaster Relief Shelter in the affected areas after the cloudburst on 16th & 17th June 2013 which affected 12 of their 13 districts. A Disaster Relief Shelter for the displaced during emergencies, which could also be used for other activities at all times such as running of a school, holding first aid classes, workshops & other programmes.
The shelter towards rehabilitation was constructed at Ukhimath in Ked
13th July 2011
Victim being taken to J. J. Hospital
11th March 2011
Funds were arranged through the IRCS, National Head Quarters, Delhi to facilitate relief materials to the victims in Haiti during its earthquake and Japan which was hit by Tsunami followed by earthquakes, floods and radioactive leaks in Nuclear Reactors.
4th March 2011
On 4thMarch 2011 a fire broke out at 8.30 p.m. in Garib Nagar slum at Bandra (E), Mumbai. Nearly 450 hutments were gutted in the blaze and 1800 people were rendered homeless. After assessment undertaken on 11th March it was found that after the initial assistance from political parties and NGO’s when the story was "News”, relief to those most affected had reduced to a trickle. A list was provided by Mr. Radheshyam Chavan, Corporator of Garib Nagar, of those whose houses were burnt to ci
30th May 2009
On 30th May, 2009 Mr. Prabir Das from Indian Red Cross Society Orissa State Branch along with Mr. Raghunathbhoi & Mr. Gouribhoi brother and son of Mr. Bodubhoi the person who was missing since a year, came to the Maharashtra State Branch Office.
About a year ago Mr. Bodubhoi was hired by a labour contractor to work in Gujarat. On his way there he descended for drinking water at Nandurbar Station which is in Maharashtra State and missed the train. As he was without his ticket he
26th November 2008
Body bags were supplied to BMC to facilitate transportation of dead bodies.
18th August 2008
Relief materials and lifesaving drugs were despatched.
12th March 2008
Safer Access Project was started by the Red Cross Maharashtra State’s Branch at Gadchiroli which is naxal land - a conflict zone dangerous to life. Worked with naxals and villagers in the forests where temperatures rise to 46▫. Apart from other activities ran a Mobile Health Unit in the villages of Gadchiroli. Under nutritional support program seeds were also distributed for cultivation and consumption in identified communities.
21st December 2007
On 21st December 2007 the new building of the Bel-Air College of Nursing in the Bel-Air complex was inaugurated. The academic content is in collaboration with the University of Illinois at Chicago.
26th July 2005
Mumbai / Maharashtra floods where relief material was distributed to well over 70,000 families of Mumbai and districts apart from working closely with the local authorities.Water purifying machines were transported from Delhi by the National Headquarters, IRCS andfurther installed in various districts by IRCS Maharashtra State Branch.
26th January 2001
Relief materials included medicines, tarpaulins, tents and hygiene kits
30th September 1993
Relief materials including clothes, dry rations, milk powder, tents and agricultural tools were distributed during the rehabilitation process.
11th December 1967
The State Branch has played a marvellous historic role in all calamities such as Koyna earthquake wherein relief material were distributed