Navi Mumbai, February, 2016: In its commitment to support transporters and truck drivers’ community, Shriram Foundation, the social arm of Shriram Group, today launched ‘Nishulka Swastha Seva Kendra – a free healthcare centre at Kalamboli in Navi Mumbai, to provide free medical assistance to drivers. To ensure quality treatment, Shriram Foundation has tied up with Wockhardt Foundation to operate and manage this clinic. Wockhardt Foundation is a not-for-profit organization known for its committed service to the poor, weak, and needy.
Chief Guest, Mr. S. B. Sahastrabudhe – Add. Transport Commissioner Maharashtra along with Guest of Honour, Mr. Umesh G. Revankar graced the occasion to inaugurate the Healthcare Centre. Special Guest for the event, Ms. Samina Khorakiwala, CEO-Khel Khel Mein, Wockhardt Foundation was also present at this occasion.
The initiative is supported by Bombay Transport Cooperative Consumer Society (BTCC) and the Gurdwara Committee who have provided space for the clinic.
On this occasion, Shriram Foundation has also started an initiative for the children of the truck drivers and transporters through Wockhardt Foundation’s Khel Khel Mein programme, an edu recreational initiative for the underprivileged children to teach them human values and good habits through fun and play.
On the occasion, Mr. Umesh.G. Revankar, Managing Director, Shriram Transport Finance Company Ltd. (STFC) said, “It is our endeavour to improve the lives of truckers by providing quality healthcare, education and financial assistance. The new healthcare centre will definitely come as a necessary aid to our drivers and their families who will have the convenience of availing medical assistance free of cost.”
With health of truck drivers being essential to their well being and work, Shriram Foundation has launched this healthcare centre to generate health awareness among the transporters and drivers. At this clinic, the basic health checkup and primary treatment will be given free of cost.
Speaking on the occasion, Ms. Samina Khorakiwala, CEO-Khel Khel Mein, Wockhardt Foundation said, “We are happy to associate with Shriram Foundation in this noble cause. While the health of the drivers will be taken care of by our dedicated doctors, our Khel Khel Mein centre will help inculcate social values and civic sense among children besides providing them with basic learning and reading.”
This clinic is situated at Gurudwara Sri Guru Nanak Sackhand Sabha in Kalamboli, Navi Mumbai and would be operational 6 days in a week from 10 am to 12 pm.
About Shriram Foundation
Established in 1993, Shriram Foundation is a social initiative of the Shriram Group. It has evolved through the group’s commitment to social responsiveness (CSR) with the aim of women and children empowerment. Shriram Foundation undertakes various initiatives such as primary education for children, vocational training centres for women, higher education and skill based courses through Shriram IGNOU Community College, micro financing for rural women and more across the country.
About Wockhardt Foundation
Wockhardt Foundation is a national, not-for-profit organization engaged in social service and human welfare activities. Its 9 programmes have made perceptible change in its areas of operations to the lives of the underprivileged.
Mobile 1000, its flagship programme, aims at operating 1000 Mobile Health Vans in rural India and administering free primary healthcare to 25 million Indians every year. As of date, there are 59 Mobile 1000 Vans operating in 14 states and doing yeoman service to rural India.
Its other programmes like Little Hearts, Swachhalaya, Bio Toilet, E-Learning, Khel Khel Mein, Wockhardt Skill Development Institute, SHUDHU water purification tablets and Adarsh Gram Yojana have made significant impact and it continues to expand its social coverage in areas where the need is the most.
Says it’s Trustee & CEO, Dr. HUZ (Dr. Huzaifa Khorakiwala) -“Wockhardt Foundation operates its social programmes based on the 3 B’s – Big, Best and Bold. The Big ensures scale, the Best ensures quality and the Bold ensures need.”
Wockhardt Foundation is governed by a simple philosophy -“where every smile counts”.