The Oil India Ltd (OIL) on Tuesday launched free primary healthcare services for under-privileged communities in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.
Union minister Rameswar Teli flagged off seven mobile medical vans as part of the services in Dibrugarh.
Teli said the project, untaken by OIL as part of its corporate social responsibility, will benefit people living in the operational areas of the company in two states of Northeast.
“Considering the availability of doctors in rural and tea garden areas, the project will provide benefits to the people to a great extent,’ said minister Teli.
The OIL has tied up with an NGO, Piramal Swasthya, for implementation of the ‘Sparsha’ project for the next four years.
OIL executive director (HR&A) RK Talukdar said the company is extending mobile dispensary services in the remote parts of its operational areas of Dibrugarh, Tinsukia and Charaideo districts of Assam and Changlang district of Arunchal Pradesh, where medical services are not readily accessible.