MUMBAI: Mobile 1000, a social initiative program by Wockhardt Foundation achieves its next milestone by launching the 200thmedical van, which aims at providing professional healthcare delivery to the rural most areas. This van is significant as it further strengthens the reach of the programme.
The 200thmobile medical van was launched in the state of Karnataka with the contribution from Kotak Life Insurance Co. Ltd. Health. The vans are instrumental in bridging the gap in delivery of health services for the patients who have limited access to these facilities.
The mobile medical vans are already serving patients in rural areas across Maharashtra, Telangana, Assam, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, etc.
Launched in 2007, ISO 9001:2015 approved the programme has been successful in administering free primary healthcare services to people from more than 4072 villages across 20 states of India.
Each van services on an average 20 villages in a week. Each van services close to 25,000 people per year and till now close to 23.27 million people have been treated or directly benefitted through these services.
Sir Dr. Huz was elated with the 200thlaunch and said, “With the objective of providing quality healthcare services to the masses, we have reached a milestone of 200 medical vans. I am really grateful to all the partners for their immense contribution to this initiative and making this basic facility accessible to the rural population.”
The programme aimed at creating awareness in rural areas about the basic health requirements in terms of sanitation, hygiene, safe drinking water, anemia, mother and child healthcare, HIV, tuberculosis, diabetes, etc.
The vans travel across various villages to provide health screening and free basic health services.
Its 19 programmes have made perceptible change in its areas of operations to the lives of the underprivileged. Mobile 1000, its flagship programme, operates 200 Mobile 1000 Vans operating in 20 states and doing yeoman service to rural India.
Under the leadership of Trustee & CEO, Sir Dr. Huz (Dr. Huzaifa Khorakiwala) the Foundation operates its social programmes based on the 3 B’s – Big, Best and Bold. The Big ensures scale, the Best ensures quality and the Bold ensures need.
Wockhardt Foundation is governed by a simple philosophy –where every smile counts.
Its other programmes like Little Hearts, Pronto Toilet, Pronto Bio-Toilet, E-Learning, Khel Khel Mein, Wockhardt Skills Development Institute, SHUDHU water purification tablets and Adarsh Gram Yojana have made significant impact and it continues to expand its social coverage in areas where the need is the most.