Jorhat, May 30: Oil India Ltd (OIL) today signed a memorandum of understanding with St Luke's Hospital and Piramal Swasthya Management and Research Institute for two years to conduct a mobile healthcare project in Dibrugarh, Tinsukia and Charaideo districts of Upper Assam and Miao and Manabhum of Arunachal Pradesh. The project has been christened Sparsha.
The mobile healthcare service of OIL has always been one of the most significant corporate social responsibility activities of the company and the memorandum of understanding comes with the wider scope of extending primary healthcare service to OIL's operational areas, a release issued by the company said.
The MoU# was signed by Pranjit Deka, general manager (public affairs), OIL, in the presence of J.K. Borgohain, resident chief executive, C. Bose, ED (production project) and chairman of OIL's CSR committee and C. Pal, the general manager (finance and accounts).
The memorandum of understanding was signed by Mahesh Deori, the head of operations (Assam), on behalf of Piramal Swasthya Management and Research Institute, and by St Luke's Hospital administrators N.C. Das and Rev. Pradip Kawah.
The release said the project will conduct around 3,500 camps, screening six lakh patients in two years in OIL's operational areas.
From June 1 last year to March 31, OIL had conducted around 1,375 camps, screening around 1,84,000 patients in various interior villages of its operational areas where accessibility of primary healthcare is a challenge, under Project Sparsha.
There will be 12 camps per week in Dibrugarh and Tinsukia and six camps in Charaideo in Assam besides Miao and Manabhum areas in Arunachal Pradesh.
The release said each camp will target 175 patients. There will be doctors and paramedics, besides ambulances.
There would also be tie-ups with government hospitals so that more patients can be covered under the project.