Karnataka, January 4, 2021: Shri Sumit Deb, CMD, NMDC flagged off 10 Mobile Medical Units (MMU) to facilitate access to public healthcare in Sandur and Hospet Taluks at Donimalai Complex Karnataka on January 2, 2021. The ceremony was attended by Shri Devendrappa, MP Ballari; Shri E. Tukaram, MLA Sandur; Shri S.S. Nakul, IAS Deputy Commissioner, Ballari; Smt K.R. Nandini, IAS CEO Zilla Panchayat, Ballari; Shri P.K. Satpathy, Director (Production), NMDC, and Shri Sanjeev Sahi, CGM Donimalai Complex, NMDC.
The operation of MMU was instituted by Shri S.S. Nakul, Deputy Commissioner Ballari. NMDC Limited partnered with state authorities to provide the requisite funds for the operation of 10 Mobile Medical Units. NMDC has devoted a budget of INR 10.26 Crores for three years out of which INR 171 Lakhs was released as the first instalment. The Mobile Medical Units, natively called Amrutha Vahini, will provide basic healthcare facilities at the doorstep of people living in remote, vulnerable, and under-served regions.
Shri Sumit Deb, CMD, NMDC said, “NMDC makes sincere efforts to improve the quality of life and health outcomes of people living in and around the mines. Taking a step further in this direction, the Mobile Medical Units will increase the accessibility of medical care in remote areas like Sandur and Hospet. We are grateful to the State authorities for this noble opportunity and their cooperation.”