General Insurance Corporation of India joins hands with Smile Foundation to provide healthcare services to the poor and needy
General Insurance Corporation of India (GIC-Re) has joined hands with Smile Foundation to support the Smile on Wheels mobile hospital for the underprivileged communities. 4 Smile on Wheels Mobile hospital project has been launched on 20th May 2019 from the GIC Headquarter. 4 Smile on Wheels have been flagged off by the chairman and Managing Director Mrs. Alice G. Vaidyanathan, GM CSR Mr. Deepak Prasad and the AGM CSR Mr. Namdeo Kadam and the Chief Manager CSR MS. Jayashree Prabhu, from the iconic Flora Fountain at Hutatma Chawk of Mumbai.
This Mobile Medical Unit project is going to provide wide range of curative, preventive and promotive health services (primary healthcare services) to the underprivileged in and around the locations of Mumbai (Maharashtra), Bilaspur (Chattisgarh), West Singhbhum (Jharkhand) and Kullu (Himachal Pradesh). These mobile medical units are powered with a team of qualified doctor, nurse, lab technician, pharmacist, driver and a group of volunteers, the project aims to benefit approx. 15000 beneficiaries each in the identified localities of the operational areas where the SOWs are placed.
Mobile healthcare services delivery system is the most practical mechanism. And in subscription to this view, Smile Foundation has initiated the Smile on Wheels programme. This is a unique mobile hospital programme that seeks to address problems of mobility, accessibility and availability of primary healthcare with a special focus on children and women, in urban slums and remote rural areas.
General Insurance Corporation of India was founded on November, 1972 and is headquartered in Mumbai, India. The company provides reinsurance to the direct general insurance companies in the Indian market. GIC Re is the leader in the Indian reinsurance market. Internationally GIC Re is an effective reinsurance partner for the Afro-Asian region leading the reinsurance programmes of several insurance companies in the Middle East and North Africa and SAARC countries.