• Wed. Jun 19th, 2024

Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma flags of 9 advanced lifesaving ambulances 

Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday flagged off nine advanced lifesaving ambulances (ADLS) while participating in the Platinum jubilee celebration of the Assam Medical College. The ambulances donated by ONGC at a cost of Rs 4.38 crore under its CSR initiative will be provided to nine medical colleges of the state at Dibrugarh, Jorhat, Silchar, Tezpur, Guwahati, Barpeta, Lakhimpur, Diphu and Tinsukia.

While flagging off the ambulances, Sarma lauded the initiative of ONGC for augmenting the healthcare facilities in the state. Speaking on the occasion, Union MoS for petroleum and natural gas Rameswar Teli termed ONGC’s CSR initiative as historic. Further he added, that such advanced ambulances are indicators of progress of the state. Referring to the multi-specialty hospital at Sivasagar supported by ONGC, Teli said that quality healthcare for the commoners is one of the key objectives of the government. 

ONGC Director, Onshore Anurag Sharma reaffirmed the commitment of ONGC towards the progress of the people of Assam. 

Earlier the Chief Minister handed over a symbolic key of the advanced lifesaving ambulance to the principal of Assam Medical College Dr Sanjib Kakoty.

The advanced life saving ambulances, with a wide range of pre hospital care equipment such Transport Ventilators, Defibrillator, Suction Apparatus, Nebulizer, Oxygen supply etc shall cater to medical emergencies covering neonatal support, trauma, maternity and accident cases. 

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