ONGC Foundation has been working relentlessly towards providing better health facilities to the backward sections of the society. One of the largest outcomes of such an initiative has been the “ONGC Multi-Speciality Hospital, (Swargadew- Sui –Ka – Pha Hospital)” which is located at Rajabari in Sivasagar district of Assam.
As a part of the CSR initiative towards addressing the health care concerns of people in the Northeast, ONGC and ONGC Foundation has set up a Multi-Speciality Hospital in Sivasagar, Assam. The hospital is aimed to have 300-beds and has been opened with beds for the public in the first week of March 2019 in the first phase. The hospital which is to be completed in three phases is expected to benefit more than one lakh patients in a year.
To cater to the disadvantaged sections of the society who have less access to healthcare facilities due to lower financial backgrounds, low awareness and accessibility, Mobile Medical Units come to their rescue. The MMU reaches the interiors, where health care and transportation is less accessible. The MMU provides medicines to the needy who have less accessibility. Under this project, check- up is done and also referrals are also made to higher centers, if required. These MMUs function on all the weekdays. Each of the MMU consists of one doctor, one social worker and one driver. Small ailments like checking of High Blood Pressure, sugar test, fever, cold, anemiaare getting treated in villages itself. Within one year, the target is to cover all the villages of Lakwa, Galeky & Rudrasagar area of Sivasagar District in Assam.
In the past referrals have been made to Gynaecologist, Lapro surgery, plastic surgery , urologist, ENT, Diabetologist Orthopedic, emergency cases etc. Earlier, patients had to visit long distances of approximately 100km to reach the Govt. Hospital. Through these MMUs, the health issues of the Tea Garden workers/tribes are catered e.g. Scabies- a kind of skin disease and anemia which is more prevalent amongst the tea tribes.
To achieve the target of Sustainable development by 2030 which aims to end open defecation, ONGC Foundation in collaboration with Sulabh International has successfully accomplished the goal of building 16000 Individual Household Latrines (IHHLs) in various places of Assam, Gujarat, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh States . This has created a positive impact especially in the lives of the vulnerable sections of our society, guaranteed safety to the women and children, and also acts as a prevention for any kind of disease or animal attack.
In partnership with the chief development office, Haridwar, the 124 toilets are being constructed in the 100 government schools located in 5 different blocks of Aspirational District, Haridwar, UP. The aim of this project is to provide better sanitation facilities to the school children and this will help to increase the percentage of attendance among girls and addresses the problem of school drop-outs.
With the aim provide the access of clean water drinking facility, the water RO plants are being installed at the 31 schools located in government schools of Aspirational District, Haridwar. The project is implemented in partnership with the Chief Development office, Haridwar.
Clean drinking water is a necessity for all. Therefore, a grant has been extended for augmenting the CPWS (Community Public Water System) scheme for water supply for Odalarevu of Allavaram Mandal, East Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh through the District administration. The project is important for the operations of ONGC, Eastern Offshore Asset (EOA), Kakinada since the villagers are facing a lot of difficulty due to the non-availability of adequate clean drinking water supply. The availability of clean water will not only ensure safety against deadly water borne diseases but it will also empower the village communities.
ONGC has supported in building the National Cancer institute at Nagpur. The financial assistance of Rs 100 Crore by ONGC, was utilized to procure biomedical equipment at Radiology, construction of two floors for Disease Specific OPD etc.
ONGC has extended a support of Rs 100 crore to turn the vision of affordable world class cancer care facilities in Central India into reality. The First phase of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) at Nagpur was inaugurated on August 13, 2017 . NCI is a unique CSR initiative that would provide world class Oncology treatment facilities at affordable rates to the general public of Central India will have state of the art facilities for diagnosis, prevention and treatment of cancers. Being the medical hub of central India, Nagpur has been selected to setup the NCI. The NCI will be 455 bedded quaternary care oncology center. The project is slated for completion in the year 2018.
The total cost of the project is Rs 565.20 Crore. Out of ONGC’s support of Rs 100 crore, Rs 50 Crore shall be used for procurement of medical equipment for Radio diagnostic facilities (like MRI, CT scan, Ultrasound, Mammography, X-ray and Bone Marrow Density meter) to be setup on the ground floor of the Institute. The balance Rs 50 Crore shall be used for construction of first floor, having the OPD chambers, and the second floor having economy ward. ONGC has released a sum of Rs 30 crore as 1st instalment towards the project.