A new Smile on Wheels mobile hospital project, supported by Ericsson Global Services Limited, was launched in Pune, Maharashtra. The project will take healthcare services to doorsteps of families consisting mainly of daily wage laborers in 14 slums of Pune. Powered with a team of doctor, nurse, lab technician, pharmacist, driver and a group of volunteers, the project will benefit over 16,000 people directly every year.
The Smile on Wheels programme has so far provided free healthcare services to more than 10 lakh children and families.
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.