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Bhoomipoojan ceremony of ONGC Multi-specialty hospitalDharmendra Pradhan and Sarbananda Sonowal presiding over the Bhoomipoojan ceremony of ONGC Multi-specialty hospital

Mr Sarbananda Sonowal, Hon’ble Chief  Minister of Assam, Mr Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon’ble Minister for Petroleum and  Natural Gas (I/C), accompanied by Mr Dinesh K Sarraf CMD, ONGC dedicated the  ONGC multi-specialty hospital ‘Chaolung Sukaphaa’ to the people of Assam, with  an investment of Rs 313 crore by ONGC. The Bhoomi Pujan ceremony took place  today amidst a huge gathering of locals from different parts of Upper Assam and  peoples’ representatives at Rajabari, Sibsagar District, Assam today. 

Endorsing the vision of Hon’ble Prime  Minister of ‘building modern infrastructure in Northeast’ and to unlock its  potential ONGC under its CSR initiative is spearheading the multi-specialty  hospital in the region. The hospital is dedicated to the people of Assam to  ensure quality and affordable healthcare.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Sarbananda  Sonowal, said that the Government is committed to the development of Assam and  exhorted the people of Assam to actively participate in the development mission  of the Government. He appreciated ONGC for considering the name of maker of  unified Assam, Chaolung Sukaphaa, for the upcoming hospital.

Later, Mr Sonowal explained the various  welfare programmes of the Prime Minister aimed at empowering women through  Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, Jan Dhan and replacing ‘VIP culture’ with ‘Every  Person Important’ culture.

Mr Dharmendra  Pradhan congratulated the Assam CM and ONGC for making efforts in conceptualizing  the multi-specialty hospital and collaborating with Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Vaidhyakia Pratishthan (BAVP), non-profit health care organization.

Mr Dharmendra Pradhan congratulated the ONGC

Further, he assured the people of Assam that this  hospital would be made suitable for medical and nursing college within  two-three years of its establishment. In other towns of Assam, CSR funds of the  oil companies will be used developing Nursing colleges.

Sharing the vision 2030 of Hon’ble Prime  Minister, Mr Pradhan said the PM has reiterated that there would be no  development of India without the development of Northeast. He said that the Government  is not going to restrict itself to Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology  and ONGC’s Multi-specialty Hospital, it has several schemes for NE to realize  its natural resource potential and train the youth for national development.

Mr Dinesh K Sarraf, speaking on the occasion  said, ONGC is committed to improve the health index of Assam and especially  Sibsagar. The upcoming multi-specialty hospital to be built by ONGC under CSR in  association with Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Vaidhyakia Prathisthan at a cost of Rs  313 Crore in Sibsagar is one such initiative of the company. Further, he explained  the functionality of the upcoming hospital.

“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. He thanked the people of Assam for cooperating with ONGC  in its exploration and production activities in the region.

It is envisaged that within two-years, ONGC  would be making Internal Medicine, Paediatrics, General Surgery, Pulmonary  Medicine, Ophthalmology, ENT, Orthopaedic, and Gynaecology & Obstetrics, an  operational blood bank and dialysis facility affordable and accessible. 


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