Kashmir, 5th of March2022: ELFA International today handed over an Advanced Life Support Ambulance to Primary Healthcare Centre, Trehgam Kupwara, with financial support from NTT DATA, a trusted global innovator, and a top 10 IT Services leader. As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) efforts, NTT DATA partnered with ELFA International to support their mission of addressing the healthcare needs of the people in Jammu & Kashmir. The ceremony was graced today by Mr. Imam Din (JKAS) District Development Commissioner, Kupwara, attended by Mr. G.N. Bhat (JKAS), Additional District Development Commissioner, Kupwara, Dr. Bashir Ahmad, Chief Medical Officer, Kupwara, Dr. Tariq Ahmad, Block Medical Officer, Trehgam,, Mr. Kurshid Ahmad Shah, Mr. Mir Iftikhar Ahmad, Sr. Vice-President, ELFA International, Mr. Mehran Khan, CEO, ELFA International and senior team member of ELFA International

The District Development Commissioner, Mr. Imam Din (JKAS) speaking at the occasion said that ELFA International is doing a commendable job in Jammu & Kashmir, as the District Development Commissioner of district Kupwara, “I thank ELFA International and its partner NTT DATA to donate an Advanced Life Support Ambulance” to primary healthcare center Trehgam, the entire district will be benefited by this service, he congratulated the entire team of ELFA International and its partners for doing a wonderful job. He also invited the team members from NTT DATA to visit district Kupwara to take forward the partnership with ELFA International

Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Ankur Dasgupta, Vice President, Marketing Communications& CSR at NTT DATA Servicessaid, “Realizing the healthcare challenges presented by the pandemic, especially amongst those unable to afford healthcare support and aidis an unfortunate reality which cannot be ignored. We were inspired by ELFA International’s mission to providehealthcare support for local communities in remote areas of Jammu & Kashmir, an area that holds a very special place in my heart. We feel a sense of fulfillment, as we take a small step towards driving the vision of healthcare access for everyone by supporting the primary healthcare center at Trehgam, Kupwara with an advanced life support ambulance which will serve community in these remote areas.”

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Adding to this, Ms. Uzma Bashir, President ELFA International said “We are delighted to join hands with a global leader like NTT DATA in our mission to improve the healthcare facilities across Jammu & Kashmir. Today, as we donate an Advanced Life Support Ambulance to Government Primary Healthcare Centre, in Trehgam, we are happy that many lives will benefit from this.”Over 70,000 residents of this region are expected to benefit from this service.

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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