SHIMLA/ May 25
In its endeavour to provide free medical care at the doorsteps of local people in and around its projects, SJVN launched eight Mobile Medical Units (MMUs) on May 24.
The MMUs were flagged off by Chairman & Managing Director R.P. Singh, Director (Civil) R.N. Misra, Director (Personnel) N.L. Sharma, and Chief Vigilance Officer B.N.S. Negi during the Company’s Silver Jubilee Celebrations on May 24. On this occasion CEO HelpAge India Mathew Cherian and Country Head, HelpAge India, Ms Madhu Madan along with their team were also present.
Director (Personnel) and Chairman of the SJVN Foundation N.L. Sharma informed that the first mobile health van had been launched in Nathpa Jhakri Hydro Power station in the year 2000. The efforts in this direction multiplied and additional medical vans were launched in Rampur hydro electric project and Luhri Hydro electric project in Himachal Pradesh. He told that more than one lac people had been benefited from this drive. To further its endeavour in this direction, SJVN Foundation has entered into an agreement with HelpAge India to operate 05 Mobile medical units (MMUs) and to organize specialized health check-up camps.
The agreement with HelpAge India Sharma told, was executed initially for a period of three (3) years which is extendable up to five years. SJVN Foundation will spend around ` 5.3 Crore in three years on MMUs, he said .
In addition, SJVN will also organize specialized health check-up camps for ophthalmology, gynaecology, paediatrics, dental in association with HelpAge India with an objective to improve health awareness and general health of the people. The thrust areas of CSR activities are Education, Health Care, Community development, Infrastructural Development and assistance during natural calamities.