Wockhardt Foundation awared for Mobile 1000 health van initiative

Dr. Huzaifa Khorakiwala with Mobile 1000 healthcare van (File Picture)

Honoured for Mobile 1000 health van initiative working towards society welfare and environment sustainability

India CSR News Network

NEW DELHI: Wockhardt Foundation, a not-for-profit organization engaged in social service and human welfare activities, has been awarded with ‘BT-CSR Excellence Award 2016’ organized by Bureaucracy Today magazine.

Wockhardt Foundation has been recognized for Mobile 1000 health van initiative towards contribution in society welfare and environment sustainability

Anant Geete, Union Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises was the Chief Guest at the event. Other eminent officials from the Government, corporate leaders, bureaucrats and the CMDs of top public sector undertakings were present for the event.

Launched in 2007, Wockhardt Foundation’s ISO 9001:2008 approved Mobile1000 programme has been successfully administering high quality, free, primary healthcare services to growing number of rural areas across India. The programme currently runs 83 number of mobile health vans in the country administering free primary healthcare to 25 million Indians every year.

Dr. Huz (Dr. Huzaifa Khorakiwala), CEO, Trustee, Wockhardt Foundation said, “I am grateful to Bureaucracy Today and the jury members for recognizing our efforts and awarding us with CSR Excellence award. Working for society and environment sustainability is responsibility of every individual we are happy doing our bit and contributing towards it.”

The Mobile 1000 health van equipped with a GPS tracking system and consists of one doctor, one pharmacist and one 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.

Wockhardt Foundation, through its various programmes works towards improving rural healthcare, sanitation and education for children and youth. Till date the foundation has impacted over 53 million people.