Assam Govt signs MoU with Coal India Ltd for establishment of 40 ICU beds in SMCH

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The Directorate of Medical Education of Health and Family Welfare Department, Government of Assam signed an MoU with Coal India Limited in the presence of Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma.

The 40 bedded Intensive Care Unit (ICU) will be set up in Silchar Medical College and Hospital (SMCH). The MoU was signed at the conference room of the Chief Minister’s office in Janata Bhawan today on September 8. The Government of Assam and Coal India will build the ICU in conjunction with each other.

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CM thanks CIL’s management

The management of Coal India limited was appreciated and thanked by the Assam Chief Minister for helping the state government in increasing the capacity of the hospital beds. CM also said that the gesture made by Coal India would go a long way in making critical care treatment more accessible to the patients of the Barak Valley Region.

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Bigwigs related to the MoU who were present 

Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister Samir Kumar Sinha, Principal Secretary to Health and Family Welfare Anurag Goel, Health and Family Welfare Minister Keshab Mahanta, Director (Personnel) Coal India Limited Vinay Ranjan, Executive Director (Community Development) Coal India Limited B. Sairam , Director of Medical Education Anup Kumar Barman and others have shown their attendance and presence in the course of the MoU signing ceremony. 

Previous MoU with CIL

Last year, the Assam Government signed a MoU with Coal India Limited (CIL) for the rehabilitation and livelihood development of flood affected people of Majuli Island in Assam.

CIL helps flood affected people of Majuli

Majuli, which is India’s first island district, is the world’s largest river island. CIL helped in developing the highlands and flood-proofing channels, livelihood development through facilities of integrated farming of cattle, pig, poultry, fishery and areca nut plantations in Majuli island. CIL will provide two water ambulances for the residents of the island.

Important people who were in attendance while signing the previous MoU

Shri. Ram Prakash Srivastava, Director, P&IR, CIL showed their presence on the occasion. Along with them other important people who were present were Shri. S.K Singh, GM, CSR, CIL signed the MoU on behalf of CIL and Shri. M. S. Manivannan, Commissioner & Secretary, Department of Revenue and Disaster Management, Govt. of Assam was the people who signed on behalf of the Government of Assam.

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