Shriram Transport Finance and Piramal Swasthya jointly announces the launch of Mobile Medical
Pune, March 9, 2018: Shriram Transport Finance Company LTD (STFC), in collaboration with Piramal Swasthya, an initiative under the aegis of Piramal Foundation (the philanthropic arm of the Piramal Group), announced the launch of Mobile Medical Van in Pune. . The unique Primary Healthcare Programme, operating at strategic service points, endeavours to make quality primary healthcare services available, accessible and affordable especially to truck drivers, helpers and their families. Currently, 14 Mobile Medical Vans focused with serving an average of 644 truckers daily is operational across India, funded by STFC and managed by Piramal Swasthya.
In India,truck drivers have to cover long distances, and are prone to a multitude ofhealth risks, that are often neglected. To address the health needs ofthis community, the Mobile Medical Van programme aims to conduct screening,diagnosis, treatment and referral for non-communicable diseases (Diabetes &Hypertension), communicable diseases and minor ailments. The programme alsofocuses on creating awareness, education and counselling on healthy practicesand management of non-communicable diseases.
Mr. UmeshRevankar – MD & CEO, STFC commented, “Nature of work by truckers makes them a vulnerablecommunity with multifold health problems. Their nature of duty alsosystematically excludes this community from the basic health care service systems.The Mobile Medical Van initiative by STFC envisions, filling the gap inproviding timely and accessible healthcare services to transport fraternity. Wein turn also hope to make positive contributions towards the global goal ofensuring health for all.”
Commentingon this programme, Mr. Vishal Phanse – CEO, Piramal Swasthya said,“Our research says, truck drivers are one of the most underserved and neglectedcommunities in India. Piramal Swasthya has partnered with STFC to deliverquality healthcare services to truck drivers and their families. Our aim is totransform India’s health ecosystem through high impact solutions, partnershipsand thought leadership. We wish to significantly contribute to improving thehealthcare status of truck drivers, and in turn contribute to overall positivehealth outcomes in India.”