ELFA International Receives Donation of Advanced Life Support Ambulance from NTT DATA to Enable Front Line Treatment in Remote Areas of Jammu and Kashmir

SRINAGAR, INDIA – September 16, 2023 - ELFA International presented an Advanced Life Support Ambulance today to Primary Healthcare Centre, Quilmuqam, Bandipora with financial support from NTT DATA, a global digital business and IT services leader. As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) efforts, NTT DATA partnered with ELFA International to support its mission of addressing the healthcare needs of people in Jammu and Kashmir by enabling first-line treatment and safe transportation of patients from remote areas.

The ambulance was handed over by the Chief Guest of the event Dr. Owais Ahmad (IAS), District Development Commissioner, Bandipora. Other dignitaries presented at the occasion included Mr. Ali Afsar Khan (JKAS), ADDC, Bandipora, Mr. Mohammad Ashraf Hakak (JKAS), Program Officer ICDS, Dr. Rafi Salati, CMO, Bandipora, Mr. Mohammad Amin Beigh, CEO Bandipora, Dr. Mohd Tahir Malik, BMO, Bandipora, Mr. Mir Iftikhar Ahmad, Sr. Vice-President, ELFA International, Mr. Mehran Khan, CEO, ELFA International and senior team member of ELFA International.

“I thank ELFA International and NTT DATA for the donation to Primary Healthcare Centre Quilmuqam Bandipora, the entire district will benefit from this service.” said Dr. Owais Ahmad (IAS), He congratulated the entire team on their accomplishment.

“We believe healthcare should be accessible to everyone—wherever and whenever they need it. It is our privilege to support ELFA International's mission,” said Mr. Ankur Dasgupta, Vice President, Global CSR & India Marketing, NTT DATA. “This is the third ambulance we have donated to the region, and we are certain that these ambulances will prove invaluable in serving the needs of the local community.”

“We are delighted to join hands with a global leader like NTT DATA in our mission to improve the healthcare facilities across Jammu and Kashmir,” Ms. Uzma Bashir, President ELFA International added. “Proper access to healthcare is integral to the dignity of the individual and these ambulances will enhance our ability to provide it in these remote areas.”

About ELFA International
ELFA International is working to bring positive changes in the lives of youth, women, children and other vulnerable groups by promoting access to Quality Inclusive Education, Livelihood & Income Generating Opportunities, Social and Economic Dignity. Working alongside youth, women, children and other vulnerable groups, our action and testimony are focused on responding to their essential needs, improving their living conditions and promoting respect for their Economic and Social Dignity and their fundamental rights. ELFA International is a not-for-profit organization with no religious or political affiliation. It operates as an independent association believing in partnering with like-minded people and organizations/donors that provide it with human and financial resources, manage its projects and implement its actions and social mission.


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