Monday, July 5, 2010

ECHS Secunderabad Gearing up for Veteran Care

Dental Wing

Cafeteria and CSD Canteen

Ambulance donated

Dear Veterans
I am sending pictures of recent events at ECHS Secunderabad to update you all. As has been in the recent past the Army Commander, Sub Area Commander Maj Gen KD Singh has made it possible for the veterans to have these improvements and additions at the ECHS. I am honoured to be a volunteer in this enabling environment. The Sub Area Commander has taken initiative and his drive and enthusiasm is very encouraging (and infectious) to all of us. His staff and those at the ECHS are also very helpful. The Sub Area Commander is always willing to examine suggestions for improvement of ECHS.

1. The dental wing building in the ECHS compound has been completed and now in addition to the Dentist at ECHS, 3 more dental chairs from the Army Dental College centre (Extn) which was functioning from the Bison Canteen Compound have been shifted into this building. We now have four dental chairs, a qualified dentist (ECHS), 3 dental interns from the Army Dental College, hygienist and other staff. A specialist from the Army Dental College will make a visit once a week.

2. The building that is going to house the Cafeteria and CSD outlet. This was an existing building and lot of renovation and repair has been done and a building with an area of appx 2500 plus sq ft is now getting ready. The false roofing is nearing completion and the flooring, painting and other refinements/ additions will take another fortnight or so for completion. The roofing for this building costing about Rs 1.8 Lakhs has been donated by a private listed company, MS Pennar Industries subsidiary Pre Engineered Building Systems (Pebs Pennar). I have been associated with Pennar Group in various capacities for the past 20 years.

3. Donation of Ambulance by family of late Lt Col Gev Eduljee
The most notable and very noble and heart moving gesture was made by the family of Late Lt Col Gev Edulji (his son Viraf is a serving Capt in the Indian Navy). The ambulance was donated yesterday 2 Jul 10 at a simple function. The Sub Area Commander Maj Gen KD Singh and other retired senior officers -Air Marshal Nair, AVM PK Mani, Admiral Pestonji and others were present. Capt Viraf and Mrs Edulji handed over the keys of the ambulance to Maj Gen KD Singh who handed it over to Col Basha the OIC ECHS Secunderabad.

The current parking area is not sufficient and hence a new parking area just outside the compound is being got ready. The ECHS at Secunderabad currently attends to about 500 patients daily. Plans are afoot to make further improvements/ additions.
With best wishes,
Wg Cdr (Retd) A B Bhushan

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