The Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) Limited, under its CSR initiative, is constructing a multi-specialty hospital “Chaolung Sukapha” worth Rs 313 crore in upper Assam’s Sibsagar district.
A stone laying ceremony was held today in presence of Assam's Chief Minister, Sarbananda Sonowal and the Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Dharmendra Pradhan, accompanied by the CMD of ONGC, Dinesh K Sarraf.
Speaking at the occasion, Pradhan said, “Building modern infrastructure in Northeast and to unlock its potential, the ONGC under its CSR initiative is constructing a multi-specialty hospital in the region. The hospital is dedicated to the people of Assam to ensure quality and affordable healthcare.”
The ONGC would be constructing the multi-specialty hospital in association with Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Vaidhyakia Prathisthan Trust, Bureaucracy Today has learnt.
Sarraf said that this not-for-profit hospital will offer services at a price which is 70 percent 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 added.
The hospital is said to have facilities like Internal Medicine, Paediatrics, General Surgery, Pulmonary Medicine, Ophthalmology, ENT, Orthopaedic, and Gynaecology & Obstetrics, an operational blood bank and dialysis facility affordable and accessible.