New Delhi: Power Finance Corporation Ltd (PFC), A Maharatna company has donated
four advanced critical care ambulances with a view to upgrading the Public Health
Infrastructure in Nubra Sub-Divison, Leh District through Rogi Kalyan Samiti (Nubra)
under its CSR.
The flag-off ceremony took place today at Ladakh Bhawan in the presence of the
Hon’ble Member of Parliament Shri Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, Shri R.S. Dhillon, CMD,
PFC, Shri Manoj Sharma, Director (Commercial), PFC, Deputy CEC Shri Tsering Angchuk
and other senior officials from UT Ladakh and PFC.
The ambulances are part of a health infrastructure project worth Rs.6.93 crore
sanctioned by PFC to Health Department of Nubra, which also includes a CT Scan
Machine, essential Laboratory equipment and construction of basic accommodation
facilities at Sub-District Hospital and other Primary Health Care Centres.
The project was proposed by Health Department, Nubra through District Administration, Leh considering the fact that the nearest District Hospital is about 120 km away at Khardungla.
Almost all the equipment including Ambulances have been procured and the
construction of the building is also in progress. Speaking on the occasion, Sh. R.S
Dhillon, CMD, PFC stated that positioning a Cardiac and Critical Care Ambulance in the
valley would save valuable time, as medical intervention can be undertaken early within
the vehicle by trained staff, thereby saving precious lives.
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