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Piramal Swasthya collaborates with Shriram Transport Finance Company Ltd.

PIRAMAL FOUNDATION
September 20, 2018

In India, truck drivers have to cover long distances and are prone to a multitude of health risks, which are often neglected. Piramal Swasthya in collaboration with Shriram transport finance company Ltd. STFCL conducted a special medical camp for the trucker’s community at Angul, 117 Kms from Bhubaneswar.

To address the health needs of this 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 and focuses on creating awareness, education and counseling on healthy practices and management of non-communicable diseases. More than 106 drivers and helpers benefited through this camp.

Commenting on this programme, Mr. Vishal Phanse – CEO, Piramal Swasthya said, “Our research says, truck drivers are one of the most underserved and neglected communities in India. Piramal Swasthya has partnered with STFC to deliver quality healthcare services to truck drivers and their families. Our aim is to transform India’s health ecosystem through high impact solutions, partnerships and thought leadership. We wish to significantly contribute to improving the healthcare status of truck drivers, and in turn contribute to overall positive health outcomes in India.”

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