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SER signs MoU with IRFC on medical facilities

By HindusthanSamachar | Publish Date: Mar 6 2019 9:15PM
SER signs MoU with IRFC on medical facilities
Kolkata,Mar.6 (HS):Kolkata headquartered South Eastern Railway today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)with the Indian Railway Finance Corporation Limited (IRFC) to get financial assistance for ongoing Cochlear Implant Programme at SER Central Hospital at Garden Reach (in the city) for about Rs 18 million. According to Press Information Bureau(PIB) here this evening, under the agreement IRFC would provide 25 Cochlear Implants for use in severe to profound deaf people specially children, turning their life into an useful and productive one. A cochlear implant is an electronic medical device that replaces the function of the damaged inner ear. Unlike hearing aids, which make sounds louder, cochlear implants bypass the damaged hair cells of the inner ear (cochlea) to provide sound signals to the brain. SER has also signed another MoU with the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment for cochlear implant project and cases are being referred to the SER Central Hospital for this highly technical and delicate surgery and the first cochlear implant under this scheme in Eastern India was done at SER''s Garden Reach Hospital. IRFC is also helping Central Hospital to install a complete audio vestibulometric unit so that needy patients can get hassle free services at otorhinolaryngolgy department,the release said adding Principal Chief Medical Director,SER Rupa Mitra signed the MoU for the Railways,while IRFC Managing Director Vijay Kumar did the same for the Indian Railway Finance Corporation. Hindusthan Samachar/Ankur/Pramod
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