Samsung India launched the ‘Samsung-Apollo Mobile Clinic’ to provide access to quality, preventive healthcare against growing non-communicable diseases (NCDs) to the less privileged.
The Samsung-Apollo Mobile Clinic was inaugurated by Governor of Tamil Nadu, Banwarilal Purohit in the presence of Dr. Prathap C Reddy, Chairman of Apollo Hospitals Group; Sangita Reddy, Joint Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals and Jae Young Yang, Managing Director, Samsung Manufacturing Plant, Chennai.
Samsung-Apollo Mobile Clinic is well equipped with high-end technology for advanced screening of NCDs. Responsible for over 50% of deaths, NCDs like diabetes, cancer, hypertension and cardiac ailments cause the biggest fatalities in India. Samsung-Apollo Mobile Clinic is targeted to win over NCDs by driving awareness and through early detection and preventive screening.
“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,” said Peter Rhee, Corporate Vice President, Samsung India.
People in rural areas will receive free-of-cost access to primary screening. Medical professionals from Apollo Hospitals will be engaged to execute the primary requirement of screening and camps through this initiative.
Encouraging this initiative, Governor of Tamil Nadu, Banwarilal Purohit said, “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.”
Marking this momentous occasion, Dr. Prathap C Reddy, Executive Chairman, Apollo Hospitals Group said, “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. 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.”