By Our Staff Reporter
New Delhi, 9 Aug: In recognition of its efforts to give back to society and bring about positive change, Energy Maharatna Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) has been conferred the AIMA (All India Management Association) Project Excellence Award in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) for its 300-bed Swargdew Siu-Ka-Pha Multi-Speciality Hospital in Sivasagar district of Assam. The Oil Major ranked first in ‘CSR non-COVID category’ at the 8th Business Responsibility Summit and Project Excellence Contest and Award held during 5-6 August.
Notably, ONGC was recently also conferred National HRD Network and New Delhi Institute of Management (NHRDN – NDIM) People Excellence Award 2021 in CSR for the multiple-speciality hospital in Sivasagar.
The AIMA award aims to honour companies and civil society organisations doing outstanding CSR work and showcase exceptional COVID and non-COVID related projects. The Sivasagar multi-specialty hospital is a state-of-the-art hospital with the latest modern facilities, providing best medical facilities at low cost. The project started in March 2017 and is expected to be completed in three phases at a cost of Rs 313 crore. Once completed, the hospital is expected to benefit more than one lakh patients every year.
The first phase of the hospital with 67 operational beds was inaugurated on 1 March, 2019. Medical services including internal medicine, pediatrics, general surgery, ENT, orthopedics, gynecology, pulmonary, ophthalmology and dialysis are already being rendered at the hospital. So far, more than 9000 dialysis and more than 39,000 general patients have benefitted from the services of the hospital. The construction of the second phase of the hospital with 150 beds is underway and is expected to be completed by the end of 2021.
The award was conferred by AIMA, a national apex body of the management profession in India, which works closely with Industry, Government, Academia and students to further the cause of the management profession. It has a membership base of over 38,000 members and close to 6,000 corporate/institutional members.