ONGC Jorhat donates 3 ventilators to CIHSR
Dimapur, July 3 (EMN): The Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), Jorhat, donated three ventilators to Christian Institute of Health Sciences and Research (CIHSR), Dimapur as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative on Saturday.
During the inauguration programme, Executive Director- Basin Manager of ONGC’s Assam and Assam Arakan Basin, Jorhat, Sushma Rawat said that the ONGC was committed to serving the entire region of the Northeast, especially during the current Covid pandemic situation. Rawat also expressed interest in skill development for the poor and underprivileged people and reiterated that they would like to reach out and help not only in Dimapur but also in the remote interior villages near operational areas.
The executive director acknowledged the workers at the hospital for their dedication and sacrifices during this pandemic and expressed hope of getting more opportunities to work together with the state.
It was informed that the three ventilators, which were donated to CIHSR, were procured at about INR 19.80 lakh.
Director of CIHSR, Dr. Sedevi Angami said that this initiative would help save the lives of many patients in the wake of the Covid pandemic.
He informed that CIHSR hospital currently has around 16 ventilators, including three ventilators donated by the ONGC.
When asked about the construction of acute care hospital, Angami informed that the construction of the 200-bedded hospital had started.
The Health department during a press conference on June 4 had informed that 200-bedded facility would be constructed to meet the immediate needs of Covid-19 patients and function as a full-fledged acute care hospital to deliver high-quality tertiary care post-pandemic as well.
According to the Health department, the hospital is expected to be completed in a few weeks after obtaining approval. Out of the 200 beds, 24 would be designated for pediatric ICU beds in view of a possible third wave of the pandemic that experts said could affect children.