Mumbai: Marking the occasion of his 55th birthday, Shiv Sena Chief, Uddhav Thackeray donated Wockhardt Foundation a Mobile Health care van in Mumbai. The van has been funded by Shiv Sena as part of its CSR initiative to benefit underprivileged people in Mumbai. The inauguration was done by Shiv Sena chief Shri. Uddhav Thackeray and Dr. Huzaifa Khorakiwala, Trustee and CEO, Wockhardt Foundation.
The Mobile Healthcare Van will be operated and managed by Wochardt Foundation for providing primary healthcare to the needy in Mumbai.
Launched in 2007, Wockhardt Foundation’s ISO 9001:2008 approved Mobile 1000 programme has been successfully administering high quality, free, primary healthcare services to growing number of rural areas across India.
Dr. Huzaifa Khorakiwala, Trustee and CEO – Wockhardt Foundation said, “Through the Mobile 1000 van we aim to make healthcare accessible to the needy in the country. Wockhardt Foundation’s Mobile 1000 health vans will provide free basic healthcare service to 25000 people in Mumbai. I am thankful to Mr Thackeray in understanding the gap in healthcare access in the country and doing his bit for Mumbaites through this initiative.”
The Mobile 1000 health van equipped with a GPS tracking system and consisting of 1 doctor, 1 pharmacist and 1 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.