MoU for multispecialty hospital in Sivasagar
By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, March 10: A memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed between ONGC and Aurangabad-based Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Vaidyakiya Pratisthan (BAVP) to set up a 362-bed multispecialty hospital at Rajabari in Sivasagar.
Speaking on the occasion ONGC Director (T & FS) and officiating CMD Shasi Shankar said that ONGC is responsible for social and economical uplift of the people through its CSR initiative. “Last year ONGC had spent Rs 4.21 crore for CSR initiative and hopes to cross Rs 500 crore in the current year. The hospital will be single largest project ever done in India,” he said.
“People from places in Upper Assam go to Guwahati, Dibrugarh and outside State for medical treatment. The multispecialty hospital in Sivasagar would help them in a big way,” BAVP secretary Ant Pandhare said.
The hospital is part of CSR initiative of ONGC, in collaboration with implementing agency BAVP. It will be developed in three phases at a total cost of Rs 313 crore. ONGC has paid Rs 99.09 crore towards the venture in phase 1.