Jammu: ICICI foundation under CSR initiative donated one ambulance worth Rs 11 lakh to DRDO Hospital, Bhagwati Nagar Jammu.
The keys were handed over to Principal GMC Jammu, Dr.Shashi Sudan Sharma by Shakha Dogra, Centre head ICICI foundation, Jammu at GMC Jammu in presence of Dr. Narender Batyal, Medical Superintendent, DRDO hospital, faculty members and officers of hospital administration.
Dr. Shashi Sudan Sharma appreciated the step taken by ICICI foundation and said that the ambulance shall be helpful in serving the patients of DRDO hospital. She said that the corporate world should come forward and generously help in serving the common people of Jammu province and GMC Jammu is continously trying to improve in terms of manpower, infrastructure and machinery to serve the people of Jammu & Kashmir in the best possible manner.
It is pertinent to mention that 500 bedded DRDO hospital was constructed in very short period of time during the 2nd wave of COVID -19 pandemic and the manpower was recruited on a fast track basis to make it functional. It is continuously being augmented and the staff is being kept in ready mode to fight the expected 3rd wave of COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to it GMC Jammu has also made MCH, Gandhinagar fully functional as a COVID hospital where about 100 surgeries of COVID positive patients were conducted during the 2nd wave and recently the 100 bedded new emergency block was also inaugurated by the LG Manoj Sinha to add to the already existing infrastructure at GMCH.