Shri R.P.N. Singh, Hon’ble Minister of State, Petroleum & Natural Gas and Corporate Affairs launched IndianOil’s Mobile Healthcare Scheme, a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative of IndianOil, here today in the presence of Shri H.S.Bedi, ED(HR), IndianOil and Shri B.S.Canth, GM, UPSO-I and other senior officials. The scheme is designed to provide primary healthcare to underprivileged people in select rural areas through mobile medical units(MMU).
As a part of the service, the 12 MMUs will provide free consultation and medicines to the needy in 141 villages in the three districts of Kushinagar, Mau and Maharjganj. Each MMU will comprise of a qualified Doctor, a pharmacist, a community mobilizer and a driver. The MMUs will be linked to IndianOil’s Kisan Seva Kendras(small format petrol/diesel stations).
In one year, the MMUs are expected to cover a targeted population of over 3.5 lakh people. Gradually, this service is envisaged to be expanded to cover other parts of the country. The programme will also be a platform to create awareness on various issues like Health, Hygiene, Family Planning and HIV/AIDs. For this initiative, IndianOil has chosen Wockhardt Foundation as the implementing partner.CSR is an integral part of IndianOil’s corporate philosophy and healthcare is a key thrust area. IndianOil has a commitment to set aside 2% of retained profit for CSR activities.