PHILIPS INDIA Pvt. Limited supports healthcare of the underprivileged

Philips Electronics India Pvt. Ltd. has partnered with Smile Foundation since the year 2016 to provide healthcare services for the people living in urban slums and remote rural areas in Pune, Kolkata, Chennai and Bengaluru.

Through the mobile hospital Smile on wheels focuses on providing preventive, promotive & curative health services to the underprivileged people living in the local community. This is an initiative to promote a health seeking behavior among the people living in the area.

Philips India Limited is a subsidiary of Royal Philips of the Netherlands, a leading health technology company focused on improving people’s health and enabling better outcomes across the health continuum from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care. Philips leverages advanced technology and deep clinical and consumer insights to deliver integrated solutions. The company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in consumer health and home care.

CASE STUDY

Living in the middle of the Dapodi garbage dump, Pune, families have never complained about the stench and filth of their surroundings. This dumping site is their bread and butter. Here, the children, women and aged all pick garbage for a living. But now these people have one thing less to worry about - their health. The garbage dump has long been a breeding ground for all kinds of diseases and infections, adding another burden on the already suffering families. With the coming of the Smile on Wheels mobile hospital supported by Philips, the people have found much-needed relief, right at their doorsteps. The hospital, complete with a doctor and paramedical staff, a pharmacy and lab test facilities, visits them once every week. Besides providing preventive and curative healthcare services, the mobile hospital also spreads awareness on health, hygiene, and sanitation in the community.

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