(July 22, 2019 )
Ericsson and Smile Foundation on Monday expanded their mobile health clinic program across India and said that the initiative is now live in Noida, Gurugram, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Chennai and Pune.
“The project was first launched in 2015 to address the primary healthcare needs of daily wage earners living in underprivileged communities. Based on the impact of the program, it has been extended to more locations now and will bring health services to the doorstep of people in need,” according to a release.
The statement added that the program is now live in Noida, Gurugram, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Chennai and Pune.
Under the program, each mobile healthcare van is equipped to serve nearly 1,500 people each month.
The vans will visit multiple locations in these cities on a fortnightly basis, it said.
“Through this program, our intention is to bring quality healthcare at the doorstep of underprivileged communities…And because medical care is at their doorstep, they do not have to miss their daily work. The program is having a significant impact amongst the communities and has so far benefited over 350,000 people,” Ericsson India Global Services Managing Director Amitabh Ray said.