AAI signs MoU with ALIMCO to conduct cochlear implant surgeries


Airport Authority of India and Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India (ALIMCO) have signed a MoU on 4th September 2017 at Rajiv Gandhi Bhavan, AAI for Rs. 600.00 lakhs to conduct Cochlear Implant surgeries of 100 Hearing Impaired Children for FY 20-17-18 on PAN India basis to undertake Corporate Social Responsibility.


The above MoU was signed by Shri Sanjeev Jindal, GM (Engg-SR) & CSR – AAI & Shri Ajay Chaudhary, DGM (CSR), ALIMCO in august presence of Shri Guruprasad Mohapatra (IAS), Chairman –AAI and Shri D.R. Sarin, CMD, ALIMCO.


ALIMCO is a “Not for Profit” Central Public Sector Undertaking working under the administrative control of Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Govt. of India, registered under section 8 of the Companies Act, 2013 and has been manufacturing various types of aids & appliances for last 44 years to meet the requirements of the Persons with Disabilities (PwDs), across the country. Since its inception, ALIMCO has been serving on an average around two lakhs of disabled population every year and has supplied 42 lakhs of aids & appliances (approx.). ALIMCO is an ISO 9001:2008 certified organization and major categories of its products are ISI marked.


As per the MoU signed between AAI &ALIMCO, AAI has sponsored Cochlear Implants surgeries for 100 Hearing Impaired children. As per estimate, more than 35,000 children in India are born with congenital hearing loss and require Cochlear Implant Surgeries. This major CSR initiative of AAI will help the children to completely overcome their hearing disability, thereby enabling them to hear and speak coherently and making them fully independent to lead a normal and productive life. This effort will not only bring these underprivileged children to the mainstream of life but will also contribute to national economy.


 A similar MoU was earlier signed by AAI with ALIMCO in the year 2016-17 for Rs. 100 lakhs in which AAI had sponsored Cochlear Implant Surgeries for 15 children, out of which 11 surgeries have already been completed successfully and the remaining surgeries will be completed by the end of September 2017.