Srinagar, July 01: Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID), a Maharatna PSU under Ministry of Power, Government of India, on Friday provided a colour doppler ultrasound and 300 Ma X-Ray machine with high frequency generator to Chief Medical Officer, Budgam.
According to a spokesman, the hi-tech machinery was provide for strengthening the medical infrastructure of the sub district hospital, Chattergam.
Executive Director, POWERGRID, Northern Region-II, Kailash Rathore, handed over the two hi-end latest technology machines to Dr. Tehmeena Kousar, Dy.CMO, Health Department of Budgam.
Shafat Ahmed Wani, Sr. General Manager(RE/ST/SLTS), POWERGRID, Arshad Hussain Khan, General Manager(Wagoora),Dr. Sami Ahmed, BMO, Chattergam and other senior officials of POWERGRID and Health were also present on the occasion.
The cost of these two hi-end machines is around 27 lakhs, the spokesman said.
He said that this Corportae Social Responsibility (CSR) effort of POWERGRID will augment the health infrastructure in Budgam district and will support the hospital located in Chattergam to provide medical services to nearby villages.
The spokesman added that since this hospital is in rural area of Budgam district, these latest technology Ultrasound and X-Ray machines will provide great comfort to the populace of these areas which otherwise have to visit hospitals in Srinagar city.
He said that the authorities of the health department thanked POWERGRID for providing these machines and asked POWERGRID to continue contributing to the health infrastructure development in Kashmir valley.
Under CSR activities, health sector is one of the thrust area of POWERGRID especially in the govern-ment hospitals of rural and urban areas across the country with the belief that adequate medical in-frastructure is important for well being of the general masses. During last three years, POWERGRID has taken up many CSR initiatives in Kahmir province amounting to more than Rs 4 crore.