RINL Presents 5 Battery Operated Cars To Facilitate Patient’s Transport At King George Hospital

Dr. A. Mallikarjuna, IAS, District Collector, Visakhapatnam, appreciates the noble gesture of CMD and management of RINL

At a program held in the KGH Premises, today, RINL, the corporate entity of Visakhapatnam steel plant presented 5 numbers of Battery-operated cars for KGH, Vizag as part of CER (corporate environment responsibility initiative).

At a function held at KGH, today, Dr. A. Mallikarjuna, IAS, District Collector and District Magistrate, Visakhapatnam & Chairman of Hospital Development Society, KGH along with Shri AK Bagchi, Director (projects) & additional charge director (operations) RINL-Visakhapatnam steel plant inaugurated the battery cars in the august presence of Dr. P. Ashok Kumar, Superintendent, KGH. Dr. G. Butchi Raju, Principal, Andhra Medical College and a host of senior doctors and senior officials of RINL.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr.A.Mallikarjuna, IAS, appreciated the noble gesture of CMD and management of RINL in coming forward towards providing the much needed battery-operated cars towards internal transportation of the patients within KGH premises.

Speaking on the occasion, Shri AK Bagchi, Director(projects) and additional charge director(operations) RINL said that “It is indeed a matter of pride and privilege for RINL to have associated with such a noble cause. ‘It gives us immense happiness that RINL has been supporting the needy and underprivileged in the society’, Sri AK Bagchi added.

RINL took the imitative of providing 5 nos. of environment friendly Battery-operated vehicles (2 nos. of Wheelchair Allowance vehicles and 3 nos. of 6-seater vehicles) at an expenditure of around Rs.40 lakhs to King George Hospital, Visakhapatnam under RINL’s Corporate Environment Responsibility (CER) initiative.

These 5 battery operated cars will greatly help towards the conveyance of patients and their attendants viz. poor, old aged, differently abled, injured, pregnant women, mother & child other needy people within the premises of KGH i.e. Casualty/OP ward to the concerned departments/Wards/ Labs/Diagnostic Centres etc. as per prescribed medical procedure round the clock in 3-cycle shifts and General shift.

Beneficiaries: At KGH, daily about 2,000 numbers of patients from Visakhapatnam and adjacent districts of Andhra Pradesh and neighboring states of Orissa and Chhattisgarh visit for treatment purpose. About 1475 patients daily proceed to different blocks of wards, Super speciality facilities, Laboratories etc. spread in different places spread in 27 acres.

Dr. EVR Raju, Expert Advisory Committee Member, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC), AP Zone, Sri Pravin Kumar, CGM (Services), RINL, Senior doctors of KGH, senior officials of RINL were also present on the occasion.

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