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Power Minister flags off four ALS ambulances to IGIMS, Patna under NTPC’s CSR

Newdelhi:25/1/22:Union Minister of Power, New   & Renewable Energy, Shri R.K. Singh flagged off four high-tech ambulances, under NTPC’s CSR grant to Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences(IGIMS), Patna today. The keys were handed over to Dr. Manish Mandal, the medical superintendent of IGIMS in a function organised in IGIMS administrative office complex where Union Minister of Power, Shri Singh joined through the virtual mode from Delhi whereas Energy Minister, Bihar Shri Bijendra Prasad Yadav and Health Minister, Bihar Shri Mangal Pandey were physically present.

Speaking on the occasion, Shri R.K Singh said that handing over the four ALS ambulances to IGIMS, Patna by NTPC reflects the best in the CSR and we are continuously and proactively supporting the state of Bihar. In the last four years, NTPC has spent more than 3200 Lakhs in the state of Bihar under CSR.

Shri Singh said 10 ambulances have already been provided to IGIMS, Patna and on the request of Bihar government, he assured two more ambulances will be provided which would be a total of 16 ambulances for IGIMS, Patna.

Congratulating the efforts of NTPC and state health department in strengthening the health sector in the state, he said this is the work for progress and wellbeing of the people of the state and such efforts will continue in the future also.

The state-of-the-art ambulances, provided at a cost of 80 lakh, are fitted with Advance Life Support (ALS) facilities. NTPC has sanctioned four ambulances with ALS facility to IGIMS, Patna. Medical equipment in the Ambulance includes an auto-loading stretcher, wheelchair cum stair chair, transport ventilator, syringe infusion pump, multi-parameter monitor, vacuum splint, portable oxygen cylinder with regulator, emergency kits, rescue tools, etc.

In the past, NTPC has also provided financial support for building a dedicated Burn Unit at AIIMS, Patna with a total cost of 21.06 Crores apart from providing ambulances to various states and has supported medical infrastructure projects.

Energy Minister, Bihar Shri Bijendra Prasad Yadav and Health Minister, Bihar, Shri Mangal Pandey also addressed the gathering and lauded the efforts of NTPC for providing medical infrastructural support to the State.

Shri Gurdeep Singh, CMD NTPC , Shri Pratyaya Amrit, Additional Chief Secretary, Health Bihar, Shri Vijai Singh, Regional Executive Director,(East-1), NTPC Shri N.R. Biswas, Director, IGIMS, Patna, Shri Harjit Singh, GM(HR), NTPC-Patna along with officials of NTPC, Energy department of Bihar and IGIMS Patna were also present

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