Hinduja Global Solutions Limited (HGS) in partnership with P. D. Hinduja Hospital & Medical Research Centre, today announced that they would offer Advance Mobile Health Unit (AMHU) services, which will provide healthcare and advanced medical technology in remote and rural areas of Maharashtra. The AMHU will cover about 175 kms across the tribal villages in Jawhar and Mohkada talukas of Palghar district in Maharashtra, including the villages of Nyahale Khurd, Botadpada, Sakharshet, Bhagada, Morchapada in Jawahar Taluka and Dolara and Palshund in Mohkada Taluka.
The primary objective of the AMHU initiative is to ensure equal access of health services to rural and tribal population, irrespective of location and socio-economic standards of living. These units, which will visit the villages for four days every week, are equipped with state-of-the-art technology, basic diagnostic and curative facilities that will support the programme's objective of directly addressing a population of over 12,000 villagers from in and around these villages.
HGS and P.D Hinduja Hospital (under the aegis of National Health & Education Society) have worked together to design the AMHU, which can overcome infrastructural barriers to provide free-of-cost healthcare services in remote areas.
The AMHU was showcased to HGS' shareholders on the sidelines of the company AGM held on 21 September, 2016 in Mumbai.
Mr. Ramkrishan P Hinduja, Chairman, HGS said: "The consequences of illness are often debilitating, both physically and economically, especially in rural India. The idea behind AMHU is not to merely diagnose diseases and cure them but to also help improve the quality of life index of the country by enabling better prevention. We aim to provide regular preventive health checks and health education, and also expand nutrition supplementation in the rural government schools for over 500 school children every day."