GNRC Hospitals get USD 1.2 million SAMRIDH boost


The USAID-supported SAMRIDH Healthcare Blended Finance Facility is providing N 1.2 million to GNRC Hospitals in Assam to prepare them not only for the current COVID-19 epidemic but also for future health emergencies. Coins


In 2020, the United States Agency for International Development, IPE Global, and the Government of India, academia, and private sector stakeholders developed the state-of-the-art Samridh Healthcare Blended Finance Facility to combine public and philanthropic funds with commercial capital. Go and market quickly. Health based solutions.


Through this partnership, GNRC has strengthened access to quality healthcare services offered under the Government of India’s flagship health insurance program Ayushman Bharat-PMJAY and Atal Amrit Abhiyan Scheme.


The GNRC Swasthya Mitra Program, in collaboration with SAMRIDH, is ensuring that beneficiaries have access to at least 35-40% of hospital beds if required. Raising awareness about the importance of using face masks in rural population, maintaining social distance, practicing hand hygiene, understanding the benefits of COVID-19 vaccination; and educating communities about COVID-19.


To date, GNRC has allocated 320 beds to assist COVID-19 patients, including 150 ICU beds in its four units at Dispur, Six Mile and North Guwahati. This support enabled GNRC to transform its Good Health Unit in Guwahati into a fully functioning COVID-19 hospital, with ventilators and essential oxygen support as well as other technical equipment for proper management of COVID-19. Are also present


SAMRIDH utilizes humanitarian capital and public sector resources to remove barriers to commercial investment in small and medium-sized healthcare institutions to invest and scale healthcare solutions ۔


Talking about this collaboration, Mr. Himanshu Sikka, Project Director, Sumred Healthcare Blended Finance Facility, said, “We support GNRC in expanding its community engagement program to improve the health and well-being of vulnerable populations. Through this collaboration, we aim to mobilize partnerships to maximize investment in GNRC initiatives focused on improving awareness and access to health services. Healthcare programs including Ayushman Bharat-PMJAY and Atal Amrit Abhiyan envision their joint efforts to play a significant role in strengthening the scheme.

Expressing his gratitude for the support of SAMRIDH, Dr. Nomal Chandra Bora, Founder, GNRC Group of Hospitals, said, Acknowledges the cooperation to help us.


“With the help of Samridh, we plan to expedite our existing Swasthya Mitra operations in 10 districts of lower and central Assam, covering 4,000 villages and 6 million people,” he said.


Setuka Partners, a boutique advisory firm that supports emerging market enterprises to raise capital from impressive investors, is advising the GNRC to consolidate this blended financial package.

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