New Delhi: The state-run Maharatna power PSU, Power Grid has provided key medical equipments for critical care of patients in Leh for strengthening the medical infrastructure of the Union Territory Ladakh. Power Grid’s Director (Personnel) VK Singh handed over the medical equipments to Leh’s Chief Executive Counsellor Tashi Gyalson in august presence of Leh’s Secretary (Energy) Ravinder Kumar, Power Grid’s Executive Director (NR-II) Kailash Rathore, Leh’s DC Shrikant Balasaheb Suse, Power Grid’s Chief General Manager (Projects) Tarun Bajaj and other senior officials of Powergrid, Jammu Kashmir Power Development Department (JKPDD) and Health Department of Leh on June 29. On this occasion, Leh’s Chief Executive Counsellor flagged off vaccine delivery van, dedicated to the people of Leh.
According to the Power Grid, the medical equipments costing Rs 63 lakhs, includes one vaccine delivery van, three transport ventilators for critical care and medical equipments including 13 multipara monitors, six ice lined refrigerators, nine deep freezers, four cardiotocography (CTG) machines, 40 BP monitoring apparatus, eight trauma care recovery trollies, twenty pulse oximeters etc.
Earlier on June 28, Power Grid’s Director (Personnel) had also handed over one vaccine delivery van, 12 ice lined refrigerators and nine deep freezers costing Rs 29 lakhs in Kargil.
The corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts of Power Grid will augment the existing health infrastructure for the Ladakh region and will support the extension of life-saving services to the greater number of needy people in remote places, through timely medical care at local health centres or hospitals. Earlier, power Grid had contributed Rs 1.72 crore towards various activities under CSR in the UT of Ladakh.
Power Grid is also supporting Ladakh region in rural electrification infrastructure at far-flung villages under various schemes of the government like PMDP, DDUGJY, and one 66/11 kV sub-station in Leh and two 33/11 kV Sub-stations in Nubra are being established, which will feed to various adjoining villages, improving the power availability. Under these schemes, Power Grid is electrifying 39 villages at a cost of Rs 97 crore in Leh district. Further, under the PMDP scheme, the 66 kV power line network will also be strengthened at a cost of about Rs 30 crore.
In order to boost employment opportunities for local youth, Power Grid has planned a special recruitment drive for junior engineers from the Ladakh region specifically.
Power Grid has built a 335-km long transmission line and four state-of-the-art 220/66 kV GIS and 66 kV interconnection systems at Drass, Kargil, Khaltsi and Leh which connects the Ladakh region to the national grid, ensuring quality and reliable power supply in the region.
Power Grid has 171,950 ckm of transmission lines, 262 substations and more than 444,738 MVA of transformation capacity. With the adoption of the latest technological tools and techniques, enhanced use of automation and digital solutions, Power Grid has been able to maintain average transmission system availability of more than 99 percent.
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