• Oil India gives Rs 1 cr to cancer institute

    Oil India Limited, as a part of its golden jubilee year corporate social responsibility initiatives, today handed over a cheque of Rs 1 crore to B Barooah Cancer Institute. The money would be used by the hospital for introducing a well-equipped ICU for postoperative support and treatment of neutropenic patients following chemotherapy and radiology.

    OIL today also signed a memorandum of understanding with the State Institute of Rural Development (SIRD), Assam with an idea to generate sustainable sources of self-employment in and around company’s operational areas in Upper Assam. OIL will be incurring an expenditure of Rs 1 crore towards supporting 250 self help groups.

    Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, while lauding the initiative of OIL, further urged the corporate sector to come forward to solve the problem of unemployment in the State.

    “In support of the corporate sector, more such projects would be taken,” Gogoi said.

    Ministers, Himanta Biswa Sarma, Health and Family Welfare, Chandan Brahma, Panchayat and Rural Development, OIL CMD Nayan Moni Bora, director, B Barooah Cancer Institute, besides other top officials of OIL and SIRD, were present on the occasion.

    Source: The Assam Tribune

    Date: July 2, Thursday 

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