In recognition of its efforts to give back to the society, Energy Major ONGC has been conferred with the AIMA Project Excellence Award in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) for its 300-bed Swargdew Siu-Ka-Pha Multi-Specialty Hospital in Sivasagar district of Assam. The organization ranked first in CSR non-COVID category at the 8th Business Responsibility Summit and Project Excellence Contest and Award held on 5 – 6 August 2021.
The award aimed to honor and award companies and civil society organizations who have done outstanding work in this field and showcase exceptional COVID and non-COVID related CSR projects. AIMA (All India Management Association) is a national apex body of the management profession in India working closely with Industry, Government, Academia and students to further the cause of the management profession. It has a membership base of over 38,000 members and close to 6,000 corporate/institutional members, through 67 Local Management Associations affiliated to AIMA.
The submission for the award were initially shortlisted based on the narrative write-up and presentations submitted by the organization, and were later subjected to critical evaluation against the criteria of design, quality, monitoring, impact and evaluation (particularly independent / third party evaluation where applicable).
The Sivasagar multi-specialty hospital is a state-of-the-art hospital with the latest modern facilities, providing best medical facilities at low cost. The project was started in March 2017 and is expected to be completed in three phases at a cost of Rs 313 crore. Once completed, the hospital is expected to benefit more than one lakh patients every year.
Notably, the first phase of the hospital with 67 operational beds was inaugurated on 1 March 2019. Medical services including internal medicine, pediatrics, general surgery, ENT, orthopedics, gynecology, pulmonary, ophthalmology and dialysis are already being rendered at the hospital. The construction of second phase of the hospital with 150 beds is underway and is expected to be completed by end of 2021 with medical facilities such as cardiology, gastroentology, nephology, urology, neurology, neurosurgery, pediatrics surgery, surgical gastroenterology, plastic and cosmetic surgery.
Several medical services are being offered at the hospital
The not-for-profit hospital of ONGC is offering services at a price 70 percent less than the market price and is planned to start training of the local people in medical services, in due course. It is worth mentioning that this is the largest CSR initiative of ONGC till date and is linked with Ayushman Bharat and Atal Amrit Abhiyan.