MUMBAI : As part of its expansi on plans, Wockhardt Fo undation is looking at signing strategic alliances with companies across private and public sectors to join hands as partners for its Vision 1000 pr ogramme on a pan India basis. As part of this over all plan, Wockhardt Foundation has entered into a strategic alliance by signing an MoU with India’s No. 1 Natural Gas transmission Company, GAIL (India) Ltd.
According to this alliance the two partners will jointly launch Vision 1000 healthcare programme in two Indian States ‐ Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. Wockhardt Foundation through its Vision 1000 aims to provide free primary healthcare at the doorstep of the poor families in rural and remote India through a panIndia network of mobile healthcare units. GAIL India has its major installations in these two States.
The rollout of the programme in these two States will commence from the first week of October 2011. Through this mobile healthcare outr each programme in Madhya Pradesh & Uttar Pradesh both the partners would enable free primary healthcare aid to nearly 135,000 patients annually in Madhya Pradesh & approximately 90,000 patients in Uttar Pradesh
Commenting on the partnership with GAIL, Dr. Huzaifa Khorakiwala, CEO & Inspiration, Wockhardt Foundation said, “Having successfully launched Vision 1000 across Gujarat, Orissa & various parts of Maharashtra, it has now become imminent that we put the programme’s expansion on a fast track. Our partnership with GAIL provides us a like minded partner to aid in the expansion of Vision 1000. Through this strategic collaboration with GAIL, we are expanding the programme in two key States; Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. Over the next one year we aim to further expand this programme across other States of the country.”
As part of its vision 100 expansion plan, over the next 5 years Wockhardt Foundation plans have a network of 1000 mobile healthcare units spread across the length and breadth of the Indian sun-continent. The Pan-India expansion will help Wockhardt Foundation to reach out to nearly 25 million poor people with free healthcare aervices across the country.
Wockhardt Foundation is a national, secular, non-profit organization engaged in human welfare and social service activities. It is head ed by its inspiration – the noble philant hropist, inspiring thinker, voracious writer, and spell binding orator Huzaifa Khorakiwala. Wockhardt Foundation is a three part movement of human values, social awakening and social development carried on by its Warriors. The Warriors take the following pledge “I am humbled to be a warrior. I will work towards the upliftment of the poor, weak, & needy”.