In a bid to extend access of healthcare to rural India and to the less privileged, Samsung India today launched the ‘Samsung-Apollo Mobile Clinic’ in Chennai.
This was done with the aim of ensuring access to quality, preventive healthcare against growing non-communicable diseases (NCDs). NCDs include Cancer, Diabetes, cardiac diseases and Hypertension, among others.
The Samsung-Apollo Mobile Clinic which will come ready with high-end technology was launched with the hope of overcoming widespread NCDs by spreading awareness and offering the facilities of early detection and preventive screening.
The Samsung-Apollo Mobile Clinic was inaugurated by Shri. Banwarilal Purohit, Governor of Tamil Nadu, who was accompanied by Mr. Jae Young Yang, Managing Director, Samsung Manufacturing Plant, Chennai; Dr. Prathap C Reddy, Chairman of Apollo Hospitals Group; and Ms Sangita Reddy, Joint Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals.
It is a commendable partnership between Samsung and Apollo Hospitals and I appreciate their endeavour towards serving India and making it healthier. Together, Samsung and Apollo Hospitals will now ensure they will reach citizens by creating access to quality prevention and early detection services right at their doorsteps. Healthcare needs increased focus and I am happy to be part of this journey to make a difference.- Shri Banwarilal Purohit, Governor of Tamil Nadu
The mobile clinic will provide free-of-cost access to primary screening to rural areas and will engage medical professionals from Apollo Hospitals.
Dr. Prathap C Reddy, Executive Chairman, Apollo Hospitals Group, talked about the various issues that are posed by lack of access to medical care by the disadvantaged. He stated that “The biggest challenge in India is to make Healthcare facilities accessible to one and all, especially in the wake of the rising incidences of NCDs. An estimated 17 million people die of cardiovascular diseases worldwide every year. The solution to all this is early detection and prevention. But in our vast country, everyone cannot access hospitals due to time & distance issues.
Apollo Hospitals decided to take the accessibility challenge head on. Powered by Samsung, we now have a Mobile Clinic which will reach everyone who needs healthcare. We are starting this with Tamil Nadu and will soon spread this across other states as well. Our fight with NCDs is not limited to metros, so why must our healthcare be limited to hospitals. Apollo Hospitals will reach every citizen and ensure we all stay healthy. Only healthy and happy citizens can build a prosperous India. And at Apollo we are doing our bit to ensure this.”
Mr. Peter Rhee, Corporate Vice President, Samsung India: “Samsung believes in transforming communities and creating a better life for people. We are pleased to partner with Apollo Hospitals for the Samsung-Apollo Mobile Clinic that will provide free medical screening camps and primary healthcare services for non-communicable diseases to the less-privileged in Tamil Nadu. Through this collaboration, we aspire to bridge the gap and provide access to quality healthcare facilities to the people of the state. "