Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday formally handed over 2 robots for food and medicine to Principal AMCH, Dr. Sanjib Kakati as a part of the COVID-19 infrastructure equipment grant sponsored by Rotary Foundation of Rotary International, Rotary Club of Dibrugarh, District 3240, Rotary District 3240 and Rotary Club of Dhaka Royal, Bangladesh – District 3281 under support Global Grant 2014241.
The other equipments that will be subsequently handed over are ventilators, ICU Beds, syringe infusion pump, monitor, air purifiers, and self-checking kiosks.
In a function held in August at John Berry White Auditorium at AMCH, Dibrugarh, Chief Minister Sonowal spoke about the countrywide inoculation drive of COVID-19 that started today nationally.
He thanked all the frontline warriors and health workers. He also thanked the various departments and organisations of Assam who relentlessly contributed towards fighting the pandemic.
Speaking on the Yantrabot robots donated today, CM stressed on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “Atmanirbhar Bharat Mission” and also that the initiative in the field of science and technology have made tremendous contribution towards fighting the pandemic.
He further added that the Yantrabot robots will have a huge role in AMCH.
He appreciated Rotary’s service to mankind and requested the members of the organization to emphasize on work for Sports, Culture and Education in all their future activities.
Union Minister of State for Food Processing Rameshwar Teli, who thanked the Rotary Club of Dibrugarh for helping AMCH for betterment of COVID-19 infrastructure.
Speaking on the occasion Rotary Past District Governor Rtn. Kalpana Khound, who gave the welcome address, briefed about the COVID-19 infrastructure project and also about Rotary India and Rotary District – 3240’s contribution to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
She further briefed about Rotary India’s contribution’s of 1 crore masks, Rs. 105 crore to PM Care Fund, Hand wash stations worth Rs. 1crore in 1000 schools, Rs. 35-45 lakhs feeding the hungry and Rs. 15-20 Crores in providing medical equipment and supplies.
She also briefed about Rotary’s District 3240’s contribution of 30000 sanitizers and 1 lakh masks to all Rotary Clubs through Rotary Disaster Response Grant, 100 hand washing stations and water filters in schools, Global grant worth 1.5 Lakh Dollars (more than Rs. 1 crore ) provided for ventilators, robots and other medical supplies, Blood Bank in Cachar Cancer Hospital. Blood bank, Eye Care and Physiotherapy units in Guwahati, 8 Human Milk banks including Tinsukia, Guwahati and Silchar.
She also further highlighted Rotary Foundation’s contribution to COVID -19 grant where 208 disaster response grant worth 5.2 million dollars and 169 new global grants worth 13.8 million dollars that was sanctioned as of June 4, 2020. Moreover, she briefed the CM on various projects that Rotary plans to undertake in collaboration with Government of Assam.