Lucknow: The HCL Foundation has launched a Mobile Healthcare Unit (MHU) in association with NGO HelpAge India to provide quality healthcare to the elderly. The initiative includes MHU support to the elderly in Lucknow and Madurai and a 24 x 7 helpline in Lucknow and Chennai.
The initiative has come up as a response to the COVID 19 pandemic across India, the HCL Foundation (HCLF) has come forward with its partner for the betterment of the people. The organization’s support is aimed at carrying out the state’s efforts to enhance health facilities for elderly people.
The initiative includes MHU support (Lucknow and Madurai) and a 24 x 7 helpline (Lucknow and Chennai), focusing on and confined to the issues facing older people.
MHU was inaugurated by Rishi Kumar, AVP HCL Technologies. A.K. Singh, Director and Head of State – HelpAge India in the presence of Project Heads from HCL Lucknow and HCL Foundation representatives. Apart from this, support, intervention will also be provided to the community through the newly launched helpline, which includes rescue cases, legal awareness programs, digital security etc.
Each mobile health care unit is designed to provide primary healthcare (preventive and curative) for the poor who are economically, socially backward and mostly untouched by the healthcare system. Each mobile healthcare unit has a doctor, a pharmacist and a social worker. The mobile healthcare unit will visit two sites in Lucknow every day and a total of 10 locations from Monday to Friday and repeat the same locations on a weekly basis.