India CSR News Network
MUMBAI: Commemorating the party’s golden jubilee celebrations, Shiv Sena chief, Uddhav Thackeray, has donated two Mobile Healthcare vans to Wockhardt Foundation, a not-for-profit organization known for its committed service to the poor, weak, and needy. The Mobile Healthcare Van will be operated and managed by Wockhardt Foundation for providing primary healthcare to the needy in Mumbai. Shiv Sena has funded the van as part of its CSR initiative to benefit underprivileged people in Mumbai.
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 (Huzaifa Khorakiwala), said, “I am thankful to Shri. Uddhav Thackeray for the party’s continued support in helping Wockhardt Foundation make primary healthcare accessible to the needy people. The Mumbai Metropolitan region now has 85 mobile health vans serving the needy and ensuring primary healthcare for them.”
The Mobile1000 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 children and youth education. Till date, the foundation has positively impacted over 53 million people
Wockhardt Foundation is a national, not-for-profit organization engaged in social service and human welfare activities. Its 9 programmes have made perceptible change in its areas of operations to the lives of the underprivileged.
Mobile 1000, its flagship programme, aims at operating 1000 Mobile Health Vans in rural India and administering free primary healthcare to 25 million Indians every year. As of date, there are 83 Mobile 1000 Vans operating in 18 states and doing yeoman service to rural India.
Its other programmes like Little Hearts, Pronto Toilet, Pronto Bio-Toilet, E-Learning, Khel Khel Mein, Wockhardt Skill 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.
Says it’s Trustee & CEO, Dr. HUZ (Dr. Huzaifa Khorakiwala) -“Wockhardt 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”.