At the conference hall of the Deputy Commissioner's office in Silchar, the Central Warehousing Corporation (CWC) handed out a check for Rs 31,48,500 as the first instalment to the Cachar administration. The money will go toward constructing four maternity wards for COVID-positive patients: one at Dwarbond HWC under Dholai Primary Health Center, one at Borjalenga MPHC, one at Bhubaneswarnagar HWC, and one at Silcoore HWC in Cachar district.
The project's overall cost is Rs 62,97,000. For the fiscal year 2021-22, the funds will be used under the CSR programme. These are scattered around the district and will be developed to be COVID-ready. Modern infrastructure will also aid in the reduction of maternal death rates by encouraging institutional births. CSR is permitted to fund initiatives aimed at enhancing and promoting infrastructure for the benefit of people through upgrading health services.
Expressing joy, Deputy Commissioner of Cachar Keerthi Jalli said, "It gives me immense delight that the Central Ware Housing Corporation as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has provided a cheque worth Rs 31,48,500 as first installment to the Cachar administration for making the health infrastructure of the district more robust. We have been actively pursuing on CSR front for external support to spruce up infrastructure in Health and Education. I invite CWC to open its warehouse in Silchar as Barak Valley would benefit from it. District administration will provide full support for the same."