Gurugram- Noida to get access to health services through Smile on Wheels
IHS Markit supports mobile health van through Smile Foundation
Gurugram, 18 July 2019: Poor and underserved urban communities of Gurugram and Noida will benefit from the mobile health services through "Smile on Wheels" supported by IHS Markit, a global leader in information, analytics and solutions for major industries and markets.
IHS Markit and the non-profit Smile Foundation have come together to cater to the health needs of at least a lac urban slum dwellers in the poor suburban pockets of Gurugram and Noida.
The Project called "Smile on Wheels" was launched on July 22 by the senior management of IHS Markit and Smile Foundation. The flagging off ceremony took place at Faizalpur Dhani, Near Sector 48 in Gurugram
As part of the initiative, IHS Markit has provided a fully equipped medical van, one of which will cater to select locations in suburban Gurugram and Noida.
These medical vans will provide regular health check-ups, basic pathological tests and doctor consultation. As part of the mandate, the doctors and paramedics also hold awareness sessions in the community to sensitize the locals on health and hygiene issues.
"Healthcare is a top priority in our country. We are extremely happy to partner with Smile Foundation to promote better health and hygiene in the community," said Himanshu Sharma – Managing Director, IHS Markit.
"As a responsible corporate with sustainability and growth as our mandate, we feel good health of community is imperative to the well being of any society. We are sure that this partnership will help bring in positive change in lives of the underserved communities," he said.
"We are extremely thankful to our partners here for supporting this critical cause. If health care needs of the poor are catered to, we automatically off-load the poor of major expenses and worries, thereby helping them allocate their resources to other critical needs like food and education," said Santanu Mishra, executive trustee and co-founder, Smile Foundation.
"Currently, we have 39 fully functional medical vans catering to the health care needs of poor communities in various state of India and hope to add at least 40 more in the coming two years," he said.
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About Smile Foundation:
Smile Foundation is an NGO in India directly benefitting over 750,000 children and their families every year, through more than 350 live welfare projects on education, healthcare, livelihood and women empowerment, in over 1000 remote villages and slums across 25 states of India.
About IHS Markit:
IHS Markit (NYSE: INFO) is a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions for the major industries and markets that drive economies worldwide. The company delivers next-generation information, analytics and solutions to customers in business, finance and government, improving their operational efficiency and providing deep insights that lead to well-informed, confident decisions. IHS Markit has more than 50,000 business and government customers, including 80 percent of the Fortune Global 500 and the world’s leading financial institutions. Headquartered in London, IHS Markit is committed to sustainable, profitable growth.