All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) will be providing healthcare support to the hospitals run by Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC). Tata Trusts has already started upgrading these hospitals and 17 have been done with. Tata Trusts also will be a part of AIIMS-NMC joint project. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed by Abhijeet Bangar, Municipal Commissioner; Major General Dr Vibha Datta, Director of AIIMS, and Shrinivasan, Health Director of Tata Trusts.
Virendra Kukreja, Chairman of Health Committee, NMC elaborated the importance of the MoU. He said, “This is the biggest such agreement with regard to healthcare. This will surely help large number of people. Municipal Corporation is trying its hard. With Tata Trusts is already helping NMC hospitals, AIIMS support will act as a booster.” Abhijeet Bangar told audience that NMC was trying to get support from NGOs. He assured everybody of help being rendered by civic body for the project.
Dr Datta informed the audience, “Poor and needy patients coming to NMC hospitals will be attended by medical students led by the experts and specialists. They will be joined by 5,000 employees and ASHA workers working in Janaarogya Seva.”
Mayor Nanda Jichkar expressed confidence over the project and said, this would bring quality health service to the hospitals run by civic body which is a welcome move.
The agreement aims at enhancing the level of heathcare of NMC. Tata Trusts and AIIMS will provide the necessary assistance. There is a planning to start 26 new centres and project will kickstart from Urban Primary Health Centre in Nandanvan. The gynaecologist, paediatrician, physician, surgeon will provide health services at the centre.
Shital Ugale, Chairperson of Nagpur Improvement Trust (NIT); Rajesh Mohite, Deputy Commissioner; Dr Sarita Kamdar, Health Officer (Hospital); Dr Pradip Deshmukh, Head, Department of Medicine; Dr Aman Navkar and Tikesh Bisen of Tata Trusts also were present on the occasion. – The Hitavada