About the Partner
St. Mary's Polyclinic (SMPC) is a modern, well-equipped referral hospital with emergency, outpatient and inpatient facilities. Highly qualified and competent doctors provide exceptional comfort and medical care round the clock. As a polyclinic, SMPC houses a wide assortment of medical and surgical facilities and offers numerous services under one roof. Through the hospital's philosophy to "Serve God in Man," SMPC hopes to provide world class health care services to all sections of society.
About the Project
This Smile on Wheel was launched on 21st March 2009. The project was flagged off by filmmaker, fashion designer and painter Mr. Muzzafar Ali. The mobile hospital unit has identified and covers 6 villages in Lucknow namely Sansadpur, Pahadpur, Parsahiya, Newada, Raitha and Rajouli.
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.