About the Partner
In less than a decade, the Lifeline group has grown from strength to strengths. From primary to tertiary healthcare, the group has carefully planned the accessibility to ensure that speciality care is available at the nearest, when patients need it at the earliest. Their objective is to provide superior healthcare services to more and more people and in multiple regions.
Started in 1997, the group today has 15 corporate medical centres, one tertiary care hospital and three secondary care hospitals to its credit with several other projects in the pipeline. The group is one of the largest referral centres in southern part of India, particularly Tamil Nadu state.
About the Project
This Smile on Wheels was flagged off on 10 June 2008 by Ms. Renuka Chowdhury, the Union Minister for Women and Child Development, Govt. of India.
The unit has a team of doctors, nurses and other medical staff along with all possible required medicines from distinguished laboratories and are distributed free of cost to the ailing. The patients are charged either nothing or a nominal cost for the treatment and consultation. Numerous health camps are organized in all the slums that the unit covers. With a special focus on the health of women and children, the Smile on Wheels also makes the slum dwellers aware about preventive measures against diseases and educates them in health and hygiene.
Going forward, this Smile on Wheels aims at developing in all the people living in these slum areas the importance of sound health and inculcate in them a health seeking behaviour.