The foundation stone for POWERGRID Vishram Sadan at AIIMS Bilaspur was laid by Shri J. P. Nadda, Hon’ble MP (Rajya Sabha) in presence of Dr. Mansukh L. Mandaviya, Hon’ble Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Chemical and Fertilizers, Sh. Anurag Singh Thakur, Hon’ble Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting of India, and Youth Affairs & Sports, Govt. of India and Shri Jairam Thakur, Hon’ble Leader of Opposition and Former Chief Minister, Himachal Pradesh. Shri R. K. Tyagi, CMD, POWERGRID, Dr. Yatindra Dwivedi, Director (Personnel) POWERGRID, Dr. (Prof.) Vir Singh Negi, Executive Director, AIIMS Bilaspur and senior officials from POWERGRID and AIIMS were also present during the ceremony. POWERGRID is commissioning projects of approx. 50 crores for AIIMS Bilaspur under its CSR. Vishram Sadan – Rs. 26.75 crores The Vishram Sadan at AIIMS Bilaspur will be spread in a 4641.38 sq.m. area., having four storeys, 250 beds and will be built at an estimated project cost of Rs. 26.75 crore. This Vishram Sadan is equipped with all requisite amenities such as waiting hall, cafeteria, fully equipped rooms/ dormitories etc. MRI machine – Rs. 16 crores MRI machine offering a safer, more comfortable experience with imaging results that can be generated quickly and accurately. 128 Slice CT Scanner machine – Rs. 7 crores This is especially beneficial for patients presenting in emergency are critically sick and need a quick accurate diagnosis. POWERGRID evolved the concept of ‘Vishram Sadan,’ to provide a comfortable stay to the waiting patients and their attendants. It also alleviates financial burden of poor patients coming from distant parts of the country to specialized hospitals in urban areas. In this journey, POWERGRID is reaching out to the weaker and needy sections of the society by providing facility of more than 3000 beds across its various Vishram Sadans. POWERGRID as a responsible corporate citizen has already constructed 7 Vishram Sadans at various hospitals all over India including AIIMS, New Delhi, KGMC, Lucknow, UP, IGIMS, Patna, Bihar, DMCH, Darbhanga, Bihar, GMCH, Guwahati, Assam, SSG, Vadodara, Gujarat and NIMHANS, Bengaluru, Karnataka. POWERGRID has played an important role in the field of rural development, education, healthcare, skill development, environment, drinking water, water conservation and sanitation by contributing to economic and social development across the country with its CSR initiatives costing about Rs. 1500 crores.

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