Wockhardt Foundation conferred for the Mobile 1000 Initiative

Mobile 1000 healthcare vans provide healthcare services to rural parts of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Odisha, Punjab, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh etc.

Sir Dr. Huz, CEO, Trustee, Wockhardt Foundation

MUMBAI: Wockhardt Foundation flagship initiative Mobile 1000 is honoured recently in Gurugram at India CSR Summit. The not-for-profit organization is known for its engagement in social service and human welfare activities. Mobile 1000 programme envisages enhanced outreach and service delivery to needy section of the society.

Sir Dr. Huz, CEO, Trustee, Wockhardt Foundation informed India CSR Network, “We provide solutions to the healthcare challenges faced by the people in rural and remote areas. The Program helps bridge the gaps in the delivery of healthcare services to rural India.”

Ajhay Somvanshi, Senior director and Program head – Mobile 1000, Wockhardt Foundation said, “We intend to increase our reach to provide healthcare services through this program.”

The Mobile 1000 health van equipped with a GPS tracking system and consisting a doctor, a pharmacist and a driver travels across villages conducting free OPD/health screening and providing basic health services.

It works towards creating awareness 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. Also IEC (Information, Education & Communication) material relevant to the health awareness is distributed in the regional language to the people.