Chennai: Samsung India Electronics and Apollo Hospitals Group today launched the ‘Samsung-Apollo Mobile Clinic’ to provide access to quality, preventive healthcare against growing non-communicable diseases (NCDs) to the less privileged. With this program, the two organisations aim to leverage technology to ensure citizens in rural areas in need of healthcare have access to it.
The Samsung-Apollo Mobile Clinic was inaugurated by Hon’ble Governor of Tamil Nadu, Shri. Banwarilal Purohit in the presence of Dr. Prathap C Reddy, Chairman of Apollo Hospitals Group, Ms Sangita Reddy, Joint Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals and Mr. 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. NCDs are a growing menace across the world. 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.
Encouraging this initiative Hon’ble Governor of Tamil Nadu, Shri 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.
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. 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.
Mr. Peter Rhee, Corporate Vice President, Samsung India साइड, “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.