MUMBAI: Shiv Sena Chief, Uddhav Thackeray donated Wockhardt Foundation 5 Mobile Healthcare vans in Mumbai. The van has been funded by Shiv Sena as part of its CSR initiative to benefit underprivileged people in Mumbai.
The vans will serve the marginalized community in and around Mumbai.
Launched in 2007, Wockhardt Foundation’s ISO 9001:2008 approved Mobile 1000 programme has been successfully administering high quality, free, primary healthcare services to growing number of rural areas across India. Wockhardt Foundation’s each Mobile 1000 health van provides free basic healthcare service to 25000 people.
Dr. Huzaifa Khorakiwala, Trustee and CEO – Wockhardt Foundation said, “Through the Mobile 1000 van we aim to make healthcare accessible to the needy in the country. I am grateful to Mr. Thackeray for his help to us in taking forward this initiative.”
The Mobile 1000 health van equipped with a GPS tracking system and consisting of 1 doctor, 1 pharmacist and 1 driver travels across villages conducting free OPD/health screening for rural people and providing free basic health services. They work towards creating awareness in rural areas on sanitation, hygiene, mother and child healthcare, safe drinking water, immunization, anemia, de-worming, vector-borne diseases, HIV, snake-bites, diabetes and tuberculosis. This is followed up with diagnosis and treatment. Specific cases requiring specialty care are referred to specialists.