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J&K Bank hands over four electric vehicles to AIIMS Jammu

In a significant move towards fostering an eco-conscious society, J&K Bank has donated four electric vehicles to AIIMS Jammu under the initiative “Parikrama Seva-AIIMS Jammu.”

The handover ceremony took place on Thursday in the presence of dignitaries including the President-AIIMS Jammu, Prof (Dr) YK Gupta, Executive Director and CEO, Prof (Dr) Shakti Kumar Gupta, all Deans, Medical Superintendent and Associate Deans.

The presence of the President, AIIMS Jammu, highlighted the importance of this occasion, underscoring the institution’s commitment to sustainability and innovation.

This initiative marks a notable milestone as the first of its kind at Jammu, reflecting the institution’s dedication to adopting green practices. The electric vehicles, equipped with advanced features for efficient performance, will significantly enhance the internal mobility for patients, attendants, and staff, ensuring efficient and eco-friendly transportation within the premises. This effort aligns with AIIMS Jammu’s broader mission of reducing its carbon footprint and promoting environmental sustainability.

The “Parikrama Seva – AIIMS Jammu” initiative aims to streamline transportation within the hospital, making it easier and more comfortable for patients and their attendants to navigate the facility. Additionally, the staff will benefit from quicker and more efficient movement across the hospital grounds, thereby improving overall operational efficiency.

AIIMS Jammu has been a pioneer in green initiatives right from its inception, earning a GRIHA 4-star rating for its sustainable design and construction. This accolade underscores the institution’s long-standing commitment to environmental stewardship and its proactive approach to integrating green solutions in healthcare.

In his address, the President of AIIMS Jammu, Prof (Dr) YK Gupta, emphasized the institution’s on-going commitment to environmental sustainability and its proactive approach to integrating green solutions. He expressed gratitude towards J&K Bank for their generous contribution and highlighted that this is just the beginning. AIIMS Jammu plans to expand this fleet of electric vehicles in response to the growing patient load, ensuring that the benefits of this green initiative continue to reach more individuals.

The founder Executive Director of AIIMS Jammu, Prof (Dr) Shakti Kumar Gupta, also shared his thoughts on this momentous occasion, stating, “This generous donation by J&K Bank is a significant step towards our vision of a green and sustainable healthcare environment. ‘Parikrama Seva’ will not only enhance the convenience for our patients and staff but also set a benchmark for other institutions to follow.”

Sunit Kumar Gupta, General Manager from J&K Bank remarked, “We are proud to support AIIMS Jammu in their mission towards sustainability. This donation is part of our on-going commitment to community development and environmental responsibility.”

This donation is a testament to the collaborative efforts between J&K Bank and AIIMS Jammu, showcasing a shared vision of a greener and healthier future. The initiative not only supports eco-friendly transportation but also sets a precedent for other institutions to follow, reinforcing the importance of sustainable practices in the healthcare sector. Statetimes

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