In its sustained efforts to provide quality healthcare to the economically and socially deprived sections of society, PNB Housing Finance donated a mobile medical unit (MMU) to Adharshila, an NGO based in New Delhi.
The MMU will visit construction sites, labour colonies and urban slums to provide health checkups and referrals, thereby ensuring the welfare of construction workers and their families in Delhi and NCR.
Due to the pandemic, people living in and around high containment zones and rural areas are unable to visit their local clinics for checkup and treatment.
To address this challenge, PNB Housing finance, in collaboration with Adharshila, is providing prompt medical treatment to those with limited access to medical facilities in areas such as Chilla Yamuna Khadar Village in Delhi, and the urban villages of Bandhwari, Jonapur, Gwal Pahari, Mandi and Baliawas in Gurugram, Haryana.
The MMUs are equipped with doctors and support staff as well as medicines, dressing and surgical tools, hand sanitizers, PPE kits, stethoscopes, blood pressure cuffs or BPMs, cloth masks, oximeters and glucometers. Both the treatment and medicines will be provided free of cost to the underprivileged. All social distancing and hygiene norms will be strictly adhered to.
PNB Housing Finance Managing Director and CEO Hardayal Prasad said, “PNB Housing Finance strives to transform deserving communities through various social development programmes round the year. Our mobile medical unit initiative aims to make specialised healthcare easily accessible to people from the economically marginalised sections of society. We believe that sound health is critical for the social and economic wellbeing. This collaboration will help us take essential healthcare to the doorsteps of those who need it the most.”
The fully-equipped mobile medical van will visit each area fortnightly and address various medical conditions such as malnutrition, anemia, gastrointestinal, respiratory tract infections, osteoporosis, gynecological, endocrinological and other health issues for all age groups.