MCL funds 30 ALS ambulances to Odisha government

MCL funds 30 ALS ambulances to Odisha government

Sambalpur: Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) on Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Odisha's Health and Family Welfare Department, committing Rs 17.76 crore under corporate social responsibility (CSR) to equip each district with an Advance Life Support (ALS) ambulance, enhancing emergency healthcare services.

Named project "Aarogya", this CSR initiative underscores MCL's commitment to enhancing trauma care and emergency health services across 30 Odisha districts, and ensure timely access to advanced medical assistance for the people of the state during critical hour post trauma.

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At the MoU signing ceremony held in Bhubaneswar, Shri Rajnikant Panigrahi, General Manager (CSR) signed on behalf of MCL, whereas Dr Bijay Kumar Mohapatra, Director, Health Services, Odisha signed on the behalf of H&FW Department, Government of Odisha.

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In his congratulatory message, Shri Uday Anant Kaole, CMD said "MCL is dedicated to making meaningful contributions to society, and the 'Aarogya' project exemplifies our commitment to contribute for improving healthcare infrastructure and services in Odisha. By providing ALS ambulances to each district, we aim to facilitate prompt and efficient emergency medical assistance for every citizen."

MCL has long been recognised as a frontrunner in CSR efforts in Odisha. The company's consistent support and investment in various social welfare initiatives have significantly contributed to the state's development and welfare.      

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