By Raju Vernekar
Mumbai, April 5:
An MoU was signed between the Indian Army’s Pulgaon Military Station(PMS), and the Acharya Vinoba Bhave Rural (Super Speciality) Hospital (AVBRH), Wardha, in Maharashtra, to provide in situ medical facilities and conduct health education sessions for all personnel of the PMS, on Monday.
The MoU was signed by Station Commander, PMS, Brigadier Vinay Nair, and Dr. Chandrasekhar Mahakalkar, Chief Medical Superintendent, AVBRH, Sawangi, Wardha. Other army officers and representatives of AVBRH were present.
Under the agreement, the AVBRH will provide medical specialists to conduct free OPD in the Station as well as medical and paramedical teams and ambulance evacuation facilities in case of any large-scale emergency or accident in the Military Station. Besides, the hospital will organize health camps in the villages and towns surrounding the Military station, an official statement said.
The AVBRH is stated to be a forerunner in integrated healthcare and has over 10 super specialties in the healthcare spectrum. It is one of the trusted integrated healthcare providers in Central India and treats patients across the country. It has ICUs for Medicine, Surgery, Paediatric, Neonatal care, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery (CVTS), a Dialysis Unit, and Specialty-wise Separate Operation Theatres.
Ex-servicemen’s rally at Nagpur
In another development a rally was organized at Army Recruiting Office, Nagpur, located near Nagpur Railway Station for the Ex-Servicemen from Vidarbha region by Station Headquarters, Kamptee, under the aegis of Headquarters Uttar Maharashtra and Gujarat (UMANG) Sub-Area on Sunday.
A total of 620 Ex-Servicemen and 10 Veer Naris (brave women) from Nagpur, Bhandara, Gondia, Chandrapur, and Gadchiroli districts attended the Rally.
Major General Dinesh Hooda, General Officer Commanding (GOC), UMANG Sub-Area, was the Chief Guest on the occasion. In his address, he highlighted the need to take care of the Ex-Servicemen, Veer Naris, and Widows and to resolve their grievances on a priority basis. He also assured them that UMANG Sub-Area was committed to this crucial issue and will leave no stone unturned to ensure that the Ex-Servicemen, Veer Naris, and Widows are well looked after.
The GOC also highlighted several welfare measures initiated by UMANG Sub-Area like special financial assistance to distressed Widows, Veer Naris, and disabled Ex-Servicemen, the creation of Sainik Aramgarh (rest house) near Nagpur Railway Station, Sanction of money through State Govt for comprehensive special repairs of Boys and Girls Hostel at Nagpur for children of Ex-Servicemen and establishment of dedicated Police Helpdesks in Nagpur, Chandrapur and Gadchiroli districts in efforts to reach out to Ex-Servicemen, Veer Naris and Widows staying in remote areas.