Aizawl, 31st August, 2022 : Health Minister Dr R. Lalthangliana inaugurated 10 ICU beds with other essential equipments funded under HDFC Bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme “Parivartan” at Civil hospital, Aizawl today. Dr ZR Thiamsanga, MLA, Health & Family Welfare Board Vice-Chairman, Health & Family Welfare department officials and representatives from HDFC bank were also present at the inauguration.

Speaking at the inaugural function held at Doctors’ Seminar Room, Civil Hospital, Aizawl, the hon’ble Minister expressed his gratitude, on behalf of the State government and the people of Mizoram, to HDFC bank and requested HDFC officials to explore possibilities to extend CSR programme to other district hospitals in Mizoram.

Dr ZR Thiamsanga, MLA, Health & Family Welfare Board Vice-Chairman also expressed his happiness at the inauguration of 10 ICU beds and other equipments, and he acknowledged many helps extended by HDFC bank in Mizoram’s fight against COVID-19 pandemic.

Apart from the 10-bed ICU at Civil Hospital, Aizawl, HDFC Bank under it’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme “Parivartan” donated Motorised ICU Bed - 5, Multi Para Monitor - 5, Suction Machine - 5, BiPAP Machine - 5, CPAP Machine - 5, Ventilator - 2 and Median Transport Ventilator - 3 each to Lunglei Civil Hospital and Siaha District hospital on June 16, 2022. The Bank also donated various equipments worth Rs. 13,75,000/- to the Government of Mizoram in her fight against COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. The bank also, from time to time, donated blood vents and other essential equipments to Civil Hospital, Aizawl Blood Bank.

HDFC Bank, India's leading private sector bank, under its flagship CSR programme Parivartan has partnered with Project Management Unit (PMU) to install a 10-bed ICU with high-quality medical equipment and essentials in Mizoram. PMU is part of the Health Department of the state government. The Bank will work with PMU to better equip the hospitals to fight Covid and other emergencies. The Bank is working with Karuna Trust as implementing partner on this project, on a model designed by EGov Foundation. The objective of this project is to strengthen the healthcare system and provide additional capacities to handle possible variants of Covid-19 and any other emergencies in select talukas and districts of different states. Through this project the bank would provide a 10-bed ICU with complete range of ventilators, oxygen cylinders, ICU beds, X-ray machines, ECG machine, monitors and infusion pumps and other essentials.

"HDFC Bank Parivartan has worked with several state government on improving the healthcare infrastructure. The coronavirus pandemic put a lot of pressure on the healthcare system and infrastructure. The previous waves revealed the need for preparedness. Big cities as well as smaller cities should be equipped to provide quality healthcare to citizens," said Ms. Ashima Bhat, Group Head - Business Finance & Strategy, Administration, Infrastructure, ESG & CSR.

"HDFC Bank Parivartan works closely with its stakeholders. After learning about the requirement for ICU beds in the city to prepare for the subsequent covid19 waves or any other eventuality, we are setting this up. Healthcare is a key focus area for Parivartan. We believe in collaborating with our partners, government, and local administration to take our efforts to the next level and make a difference in the lives of the local community," said Ms. Nusrat Pathan, Head, CSR & ESG.


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