Guwahati : A Geriatric Home Health Aid Training centre set up as a CSR project of NRL in association with Life Circle Health Services Pvt. Ltd. Hyderabad was formally inaugurated by MD NRL P Padmanabhan in presence of Director (Finance) NRL S.K Barua, SCGM (HR) A K Bhattacharya and other senior officials of NRL at Bokakhat recently. B.K Phukan, Superintendent, Bokakhat Civil Hospital, Dhiraj Das, SDO(Civil), Bokakhat, Bitul Chetia, SDPO, Bokakhat were also present during the inaugural ceremony. Ananda Saikia, a renowned social worker of Bokakhat was invited as chief guest on the occasion.
The centre shall focus on skilling local youth on Geriatric care ie. to deliver professional care giving and nursing services to senior citizens. The project aims to train 330 school dropout girls (below Class X) from low income households residing in the neighborhood of the refinery in 11 batches over a period of 24 months and provide livelihood opportunities to them. 30 girls have already been enrolled in the first batch. The entire training of 330 girls has been fully sponsored by NRL under its CSR program which among others focuses on skill development to open up avenues for sustainable employment for its beneficiaries, so that they can be financially independent and lead their lives with dignity.
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