AM Foundation, the corporate social responsibility (CSR) arm of AM International Holdings (AMIH), recently launched Dr Mobile, a mobile medical unit in Manali in Chennai. The initiative is part of Tamil Nadu Petroproducts’ (TPL) CSR efforts. It focuses on providing a wide range of awareness, preventive and curative primary healthcare services at the doorstep of beneficiaries residing in rural areas near Chennai in Tamil Nadu.
TPL is among India’s leading manufacturers of industrial intermediate chemicals.. Dr Mobile will cater to healthcare needs and cover 10,000 beneficiaries residing in and around Manali in Chennai. The mobile van service will be available in the areas of Andarkuppam, Kadapakkam, Kanniyamman Pettai, Theeyampakkam and Kosapur.
Highlighting the initiative, Ashwin Muthiah, Chairman, AM Foundation, Vice-Chairman and TPL said, “India’s goal of achieving universal health coverage by 2030 is possible only through sustained public-private partnership efforts. At AM Foundation, providing primary healthcare services to the needy is at the heart of our impact investment strategy. We are proud to contribute to the government’s efforts in this critical mission.”
“Our CSR programmes are designed to bridge the gap in the healthcare ecosystem by bringing quality healthcare closer to local and marginalised communities. Dr Mobile will ensure deeper coverage over a larger geographical area with optimal use of resources, thus making quality healthcare available at the doorstep of the people who need it the most,” Muthiah added.
Dr Mobile offers preventive, diagnostic, curative, and referral healthcare services equipped with state-of-the-art medical facilities. Each van has a doctor and two nursing staff members, ensuring the availability of qualified practitioners within reach of low-resource communities.
The mobile unit will provide beneficiaries with a wide range of healthcare services. In association with leading speciality hospitals, Dr Mobile will conduct multiple specialised health camps for ophthalmology, dental, ENT, and diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and arthritis.
As a part of its awareness campaign, it will undertake door-to-door demonstrations and organise camps periodically to educate communities on the importance of nutrition, immunisation and environmental factors in preventive healthcare.
The mobile medical unit is equipped with diagnostic facilities to ensure immediate care for patients. AM Foundation also has tie-ups with government agencies to offer secondary and tertiary healthcare referral access.
A multi-lingual mobile application developed by AM Foundation will enable beneficiaries to track the movement of Dr Mobile. AM Foundation will also use the application for maintaining patient records and providing real-time information about the healthcare initiatives to stakeholders.
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