Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday formally handed over 2 robots for food and medicine to the principal of the Assam Medical College and Hospital (AMCH), Sanjib Kakati as a part of a grant for Covid-19 infrastructure and equipment.
Sonowal handed over the medical equipment during a function held at the John Berry White Auditorium in AMCH in Dibrugarh.
The grant was 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.
The Rotary Club will be subsequently hand over medical equipment like ventilators, ICU beds, syringes, infusion pumps, monitors, air purifiers, and self-checking kiosks to the medical college.
Speaking on the occasion, Sarbananda Sonowal said, “I thank the frontline warriors and health workers who have been providing invaluable services to the public during the pandemic.”
“I also thank the various departments and organizations of Assam who have relentlessly contributed towards fighting the pandemic,” said Sonowal.
The chief minister stressed on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “Atmanirbhar Bharat Mission” while donating the Yantrabot robots and said innovations in the field of science and technology have made a tremendous contribution towards fighting the pandemic.
He further added that the Yantrabot robots will have a huge role in AMCH.
“The Rotary Club has immensely served mankind and I request its members to work towards developing sports, culture and education in their future endeavours,” Sonowal further said.
Union minister of state for food processing, Rameshwar Teli thanked the Rotary Club of Dibrugarh for helping the AMCH with medical equipment to better treat Covid-19 patients.
Rotary India has so far contributed Rs. 105 crores to the Prime Minister Care Fund, Rs 35-45 lakhs to feed the hungry during the pandemic and Rs. 15-20 crores for medical equipment and supplies.
It has also established handwash stations worth Rs. 1 crores in 1000 schools in India along with distributing 1 crore face masks.