- The van was flagged off by Smt. Chandrima Bhattacharya, Hon’ble Minister-of-State, West Bengal
Kolkata, 22nd March 2023: Indus Towers Limited, as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme donated a ‘Ambulance van’ to the North Dum Dum Municipality in Kolkata, West Bengal. This CSR initiative highlights Indus Towers’ commitment towards the safety and well-being of society – which are integral to the company’s philosophy. The van was inaugurated by Smt. Chandrima Bhattacharya, Hon’ble Minister-of-State, West Bengal at an event at North Dum Dum Municipality Hospital. Key office bearers of the North Dum Dum Municipality, Hon’ble Chairman, Shri Bidhan Biswas, Vice Chairman, Smt. Lopa Mudra Dutta and Chairman-in-Council, Shri Soumen Dutta were also present.
The van will help provide better healthcare facilities to need-based locations in North Dum Dum Municipality area. The van has been provided to serve need-based communities, and Health Centres/Hospitals under the Health Department. The CSR initiative is being undertaken through Indus Towers’ implementing partner, Impact Guru Foundation.
In addition to transporting patients, the van can be used to provide basic health check-ups and immunization. The van is fitted with all the necessary electricals (Patient Compartment LED Lights, Roof Light Beacon, Public address system/PA system with Siren), an autoloader stretcher, and nine squad benches.
The dignitaries appreciated the initiative and its positive impact on the community.
Ritesh Batsa, Circle CEO West Bengal & Odisha, Indus Towers Limited said, “At Indus Towers, we are committed to our CSR initiatives and they are interwoven into our company’s philosophy. That’s why it gives me great pleasure to hand over these well-equipped ambulances. These vans will make underprivileged communities in West Bengal safer and will make their lives better.”
The CSR initiative will play a part in realizing the ambition of the National Health Mission (NHM) which aims to strengthen the country’s healthcare systems. Quick and reliable access to Ambulance van services is vital to achieving the goals of the NHM. The donation of this Ambulance van will complement existing initiatives that are part of the NHM, including the National Ambulance van Service. Henceforth, when members of underprivileged communities in the region serviced by the Ambulance van need critical care, they’ll have quick access to Ambulance van services when they dial 108.
Previously, under the same CSR initiative, Ambulance vans have been handed over to public health departments in Mumbai and Ahmedabad. Indus Towers will also provide such vans in Kerala, Gujarat, and Uttar Pradesh.