ON GC dedicates multi-specialty hospital to the people of Assam
Chief Minister of Assam Sarbananda Sonowal, Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan, accompanied by Dinesh K. Sarraf CMD, ONGC dedicated the ONGC multispecialty hospital Chaolung Sukaphaa to the people of Assam, with an investment of Rs 313 crore by ONGC. Endorsing the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ‘build modern infrastructure in Northeast’ and to unlock its potential, ONGC under its CSR initiative is spearheading the multi-specialty hospital in the region. The hospital is dedicated to the people of Assam to ensure quality and affordable health care. Speaking on the occasion, Sonowal said the state government is committed to the development of Assam and exhorted the people of Assam to actively participate in the development mission of the government. He appreciated ONGC for considering the name of maker of unified Assam, Chaolung Sukaphaa, for the upcoming hospital. Minister Pradhan congratulated the Assam Chief Minister and ONGC for making efforts in conceptualising the multispecialty hospital and collaborating with Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Vaidhyakia Pratishthan (BAVP), a nonprofit health care organisation. He assured the people of Assam that the hospital would be made suitable for medical and nursing college within two-three years of its establishment. In other towns of Assam, CSR funds of the oil companies will be used in developing nursing colleges.
Sharing the vision 2030 of the Prime Minister, Pradhan said the Prime Minister has reiterated that there would be no development of India without the development of Northeast. The government has several schemes for the region to realise its natural resource potential and train the youth for national development. Sarraf said that ONGC is committed to improve the health index of Assam and especially Sibsagar. “This not-for-profit hospital will offer services at a price which is 70 per cent less than the market price and will train the local people in medical services. This is the largest CSR initiative of ONGC till date,” he said. ONGC plans to make Internal Medicine, paediatrics, general surgery, pulmonary medicine, ophthalmology, ENT, orthopaedic, and gynaecology & obstetrics, an operational blood bank and dialysis facility affordable and accessible within two years.