NCL to provide assistive devices to Divyaangjans
NCL has signed an MoU with ALIMCO to provide prosthesis and assistive devices to 1,650 Divyaangjans under its CSR initiative
December 02, 2019
Aimed at enabling and assisting persons with disabilities, Northern Coalfields Limited
(NCL) has signed an MoU with Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India (ALIMCO) in a programme organised on November 29 at its corporate headquarters under which prosthesis and assistive aids will be provided to Divyaangjans (Differently able persons) under CSR.
In the occasion, NCL's Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) PK Sinha was present as chief guest and Director (Technical/Operations) Gunadhar Pandey and Director (Finance and Personnel) NN Thakur were present as guests of honour along with General Managers, CSR team and other employees.
NCL's Chief of Medical Services (CMS) Dr SK Bhowal and BK Gupta from ALIMCO signed this MoU worth Rs 2.52 crore in which mobility and sensory assistance, battery operated tricycles, wheelchairs, crutches, electronic walking sticks, knee ankle foot orthosis, knee prosthesis, and elbow prosthesis and other prostheses will be distributed to 1,650 divyangjans. ALIMCO along with a team of doctors will examine and identify the beneficiaries for the program in distribution test camp organised prior to this.
Notably, early in this fiscal, NCL
has also signed another MoU with ALIMCO for distribution of aids and appliances worth Rs 50 lakh to divyangjans of Singrauli and Sonbhadra districts. In past years also NCL has distributed prosthesis and assistive devices for the divyangjans of Madhya Pradesh (MP) and Utter Pradesh (UP).
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