Volkswagen India recently completed six months of operating its Mobile Health Clinic. Started in August 2015, the mobile health clinic was initially planned for two villages – Kahnewadi tarfe Chakan and Sangurdi. However, after receiving a positive feedback from the villagers, the service was extended to Vitthal Nagar, that stands between the first two villages.
The mobile health clinic was started to provide basic medical attention and medicines free of cost to the residents of the villages which lack basic medical facilities and consultation. Through the CSR activity, the company has been running a specially modified vehicle that houses a consultation area, and necessary medical supplies for basic medical care.
The medical team has also been running awareness campaigns in these villages to educate the villagers on healthy lifestyle and reasons for certain illnesses and their prevention. A drive to identify the blood group of children residing in Kanhewadi was also undertaken through which 119 children and college-goers got their blood group identified and were later given a laminated card with the details for future reference.
Speaking on the occasion, Andreas Lauermann, President and Managing Director, Volkswagen India, said “Six months ago we started the Mobile Health Clinic as part of our CSR activity and the overwhelming response that we have received in this short period is very encouraging. We are pleased that we are able to help the nearby villagers and through this activity we are able to give back to the society too.”