NTPC Simhadri organized a specialized Medical Camp at the tribal village of Vanabarangipadu (G Madugula Mandal), Visakhapatnam Dist. on 13.03.2021 in association with M/s.Helpage India (NGO). The medical camp catered to 169 beneficiaries from villages of Ropalli, Kuttimili, Bangaru Budi, Ambalamamidi & Dhabbagaruvu.
Shri Diwakar Kaushik, Group General Manager, Simhadri inaugurated the medical camp in presence of Head of HR, Mr. Prem Chand; CSR Team members Mr. K. Prakasa Rao, Mr. Ch. Ranga Rao & Ms. Charu Pathak, Sarpanch Shri S. Hunmanthu Rao and HelpAge team headed by Mr. Mrinal. Sri Diwakar Kaushik in his address assured villagers of further support in enabling access to primary health care services.
Through medical camp, NTPC Simhadri provided primary healthcare services encompassing community medicine, eye screening and dermatologist to the remote villages, which are still untouched by the public healthcare system and the nearest primary healthcare centre is situated 19 kms away.
Under this initiative, 5 patients that need cataract surgery have been linked with Visakha eye hospital of Visakhapatnam and will be provided free cataract surgeries. To ensure the sustainability of the initiative, the list of patients will also be shared with local health workers. Medical health camp in such remote locations will enhance health-seeking behaviour in the inhabitants of the above-mentioned villages and will also raise awareness about healthcare
Project Vidhya at Ambalamamidi village under CSR activity
Group general manager of NTPC Simhadri, Sri Diwakar Kaushik in presence of Head of HR, Sri Prem Chand, CSR team members Sri K Prakasa Rao, Sri CH Rangarao and Ms. Charu Pathak, & EVOICE member Sri A. Balaji visited a primary school in Ambalamamidi village under its Project Vidya. A CSR initiative of the NTPC called “Project Vidya” is running in collaboration with CII, under which 3 single teacher learning school is being run in remote tribal locations of Ambalamamidi, Loosingi and Saadingi from the year 2017.
The pedagogy used in the schools includes local cultural practices and traditions to catalyze learning amongst first-generation learners. The school in Ambalamamidi village has continuously seen an increase in enrolment from 10 students in the first year to 25 first-generation learners currently. 6 students from the school have been promoted to upper primary school.
The project has yielded significant results and the single teacher learning schools in Village of Ambalamamidi and Loosingi have been taken up by the state government and have become Mandal Praja Parishad school. In light of this, GGM Mr. Diwakar Kaushik, HOHR and CSR team distributed notebooks, school bags and food kits to students studying in Ambalamamidi village and committed further support to augment infrastructure in the school.