PFC inks Agreement to boost Public Health Infrastructure in Leh District
New Delhi: PFC, A Maharatna Company and India’s leading NBFC in power sector, has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with RogiKalyanSamiti (RKS), Nubra Sub-Division, Lehto augment healthcare capacityand to deal with the health emergencies.
As per the MoA, PFC will provide financial assistance of Rs. 6.93 crore to RogiKalyanSamiti, Nubra, which will help in enhancing the health facilities; improving the quality of health services through better human resource systems, and enabling efficient access to medical equipment and diagnostics to Nubra Sub-Division, Leh.
The MoA was signed in the presence of Shri R.S. Dhillon, CMD, PFC andDr.Javed Ahmed, Block Medical Officer (Nubra). Shri Rizwanur Rahman, Executive Director and other Senior Officials of PFC and RKS Nubra, were also present.
The project will be highly beneficial for the financially weaker sections of Nubra Sub-Division who through Sub-District Hospital (SDH) will get 5 Ambulances fitted with critical life-support equipment. These ambulances were required for a long time and it would provide assistance to patients on time enabling to better utilize healthcare services at the community level.Also, there will be high-end medical and diagnostic equipment procurement which includes CT- scan&C-arm machines, Ortho OT table, Digital
Orthopantomogram,Automatic Bio-chemistry Analyser, and AutomaticHaematologyAnalyser among others.
This Public Health Infrastructure projectin Nubra, Leh will not only strengthen the Health Centres /Hospital with essential diagnostic tools/ equipment/ambulances,but also help in fortifying allied civil infrastructure including construction of attendant roomsto facilitate the stay of accompanying attendants of patients, who cannot stay outside in sub-zero temperatures.
The major objective of considering this initiative is to enhance the health care facilities for people in far flung areas as rural development is a key initiative for socio-economic development. As India’s leading public sector enterprise and a responsible corporate, PFC is committed to ensure overall development of the society by extending financial support to various sustainable & developmental initiatives in the areas of Health, Education and Skill Development.