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Lupin signs MoU with Rajasthan Govt to strengthen healthcare services in the state

The partnership will aim to provide preventive, curative, and support-based solutions to the local and rural communities in the Alwar district with the goal of curing the diseases in the short term and lowering their prevalence in the long run
Lupin signs MoU with Rajasthan Govt to strengthen healthcare services in the state
Lupin signs MoU with Rajasthan Govt to strengthen healthcare services in the state

In order to address the prevalence of Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in the selected blocks in Alwar district of Rajasthan, Lupin Human Welfare and Research Foundation (LHWRF), the corporate social responsibility (CSR) arm of Lupin, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Government of Rajasthan.

In accordance with the MoU, LHWRF will collaborate with Rajasthan’s Department of Health and Family Welfare to improve results by enhancing the healthcare system and tackling the prevalence of CVD and COPD. The partnership will aim to provide preventive, curative, and support-based solutions to the local and rural communities in the district with the goal of curing the diseases in the short term and lowering their prevalence in the long run. It is intended for the programme to be implemented in stages.

In India, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are responsible for almost 5.87 million (60 per cent) of all fatalities. Although COPD and CVD are two major causes of death, Rajasthan has higher rates of COPD and CVD prevalence than the rest of the country. When it comes to respiratory diseases, Rajasthan is also one of the most impacted states. These numbers led LHWRF to carry out a thorough scenario analysis of a few local healthcare facilities that had been authorised by the Department of Medical Health Services (DMHS). On September 21, 2022, the DMHS received the assessment’s results for review. The final project proposal took into account the opinions and recommendations of the department.

The analysis’s observations have aided in the development of a programme that will systematically address CVD and COPD in the area. Six critical areas, including community education, capacity building, early screening, diagnosis, and treatment, the establishment of NCD corners at health centres, and a patient health tracking system, have been identified using an evidence-based design approach to support interventions.

Underlining the collaboration, Dr. KL Meena, Director – Public Health, Department of Medical, Health and Family Welfare Government of Rajasthan, In Rajasthan, we are seeing a rise in the cases of CVD and COPD. We signed an MoU with Lupin Foundation to control these and other NCD disorders. By creating NCD corners and providing services via their mobile diagnostic van, they will operate in a few selected blocks in Alwar district to close knowledge and healthcare service gaps.

The MoU is a project of the LHWRF “Lives” programme, which seeks to increase community access to healthcare and quality of life.

Highlighting the programme’s objectives, Tushara Shankar, Head – Corporate Social Responsibility, Lupin, said, “Despite initiatives to raise awareness of these NCDs; CVD and COPD are still common in Alwar. We will be able to enhance health outcomes and lessen the burden of these two serious diseases thanks to our partnership with the state government. As part of this effort, healthcare for COPD and CVD will be improved gradually in the blocks of Alwar district.”

Speaking on Lupin’s initiatives in providing healthcare services in India, Nilesh Gupta, Managing Director, Lupin, said, “As a preeminent healthcare provider in India, Lupin has led the charge to improve vulnerable and marginalised communities’ access to high-quality, affordable healthcare and medications. Our mission is to increase healthcare services’ availability, accessibility, and utilisation as we collaborate with the state government to strengthen the current healthcare systems and programmes.”

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