‘Ambulance Serving as ‘Hospital on Wheels’ to benefit BPL Patients’-KMC Cardiologist Dr Padmananbha Kamath
‘Ambulance Serving as ‘Hospital on Wheels’ to benefit BPL Patients and Poor in the Society’-Interventional Cardiologist Dr Padmananbha Kamath of Kasturba Medical College Hospital, MC, Mangaluru
Mangaluru: Hiring a Ambulance, especially for the poor people in the rural areas is a expensive affair.So in order to cater to the needs of such rural people, Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd, Mangaluru, in continuation with its contribution to rural healthcare, has donated an Ambulance to Kaveri Memorial Charitable Trust, Mangaluru, on Tuesday, 11 February 2020. This ‘Force Traveler’ model ambulance will serve as a “Hospital on Wheel” as it is equipped with all the cardiac care facilities and will also be manned by a Doctor or paramedic s needed. This facility shall benefit the rural residents of Kalasa, Horanadu, Kudremukh, Javali, Kottegehara and Balehonnur.
This ambulance is donated to Kaveri Memorial Charitable Trust, Mangalore which has established a rural hospital in Kalasa under the name of Kaveri Memorial Charitable Hospital. This hospital is the only charitable hospital in Mudigere Taluk and caters to the services of people and provides basic Obstetric and Surgical Facilities to the rural people. This Force Traveller ambulance shall serve as a hospital on wheels and save many lives.
The Ambulance key and documents were formally handed over by M Vinayakumar, Director – Refinery, Smt Pomila Jaspal, Director – Finance and Sanjay Varma, GGM I/c Refinery to Dr Vishwanth Prabhu, President of the Trust and Dr Padmanabha Kamath, Cardiologist of KMC. Krishna Hegde, CGM – Projects introduced the Doctors and the officials of the Trust. Dr Vikram Prabhu thanked MRPL management for this noble initiative. Smt Pomila Jaspal, D(F) wished that this initiative of MRPL would help the Trust in its programme to serve people of these remote villages.
ONGC MRPL has previously constructed the super speciality wing of Lady Goshen hospital Mangaluru and also has donated ambulances for rural areas of Coastal region. It also has ambitious plan to upgrade the healthcare center of Mulki to a full-fledged hospital.