Swaraj Tractors, a part of Mahindra Group has reached out to over 95,000 beneficiaries in Punjab since it began its Mahindra Mobile Primary Health & Cancer Care Project nearly six years ago. This project serves157 villages across three districts; Bathinda, Patiala and SAS Nagar in the state, enabling urgent action through early-stage cancer detection, screening and diagnosis to improve a cancer patients’ chances of survival.
The project having been initiated considering the notable health challenges related to cancer, Swaraj Tractors along with its NGO partner Global Cancer Concern India, has conducted over 1,000 OPDs in Punjab till now. Under this project as many as 407 terminally ill patients, have received palliative care, with 172 cancer patients currently registered for this service. Cancer awareness camps, cancer screening camps and Primary Health OPDs are the three components of this project in addition to providing palliative care. Three well equipped mobile OPD vans have also been commissioned under this project.
Speaking on the initiative, Harish Chavan, CEO, Swaraj Division said, “Cancer Care Project by Swaraj is a unique initiative that has touched the lives of thousands by creating awareness about the deadly disease and aiding early detection of cancer. By providing this free of cost service, it is our endeavour at Swaraj to serve the society at large as a responsible corporate. Through this project we continued to serve the residents of 157 villages in Punjab even during the pandemic and provided palliative care to registered patients.”
The project in its first phase through the preventive and curative treatment had helped beneficiaries in raising awareness about cancer a disease, its causes and symptoms and reaching out to terminally ill patients through Palliative Care. The project in its first phase (2014-17) was implemented in 30 villages of the SAS Nagar district and subsequently in the second phase (2018-21) was extended to more than 122 villages of three districts.
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