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Andhra Pradesh chief minister  N. Chandrababu Naidu, today launched 275 Mobile Medical Units (MMU) as a part of the “Chandranna Sanchara Chikitsa project”.

            Piramal Swasthya, an initiative under Piramal Foundation, is the project partner. “Chandranna Sanchara Chikitsa” will provide a convergence of services for identification, screening, diagnosis, monitoring & treatment, follow up and referral of high risk cases in each rural habitation for the Government of Andhra Pradesh. This project will every day benefit close to 25000 people in approx. 600 villages of the state.

The launch event was held at N.A.C. Kalyana Vedika, Vijayawada and was attended by the state’s top Government officials including minister Kamineni Srinivas; Smt. Poonam Malakondaiah, Principal Secretary to Health, Medical & Family Welfare Department and K.V.Satyanarayana, IAS Spl. Commissioner of Health & Family Welfare & Executive Director, National Health Mission. Also present at the event were Anand Piramal, Executive Director, Piramal Group and Paresh Parasnis, CEO, Piramal Foundation.

Under the Chandranna Sanchara Chikitsa project, Piramal Swasthya will focus on maternal health, neonatal and infant health (0 to 1 year old), child & adolescent health, reproductive health and contraceptive services, management of chronic communicable diseases, management of common communicable diseases & basic OPD care (acute simple illness), management of common non- communicable diseases, management of mental illness, dental care, eye care / ENT care, geriatric care and attention to emergency care. These services will be provided by a trained MMU team, comprising of a medical officer, nurse, pharmacist and lab-technician at each service point. More than 300 doctors and 900 paramedics have been on-boarded and trained on clinical domain and IT to deliver the services in villages.

Anand Piramal, Executive Director, Piramal Group and member of Governing Board of Piramal Swasthya said, “Only 30% of Indians have access to modern healthcare. Our Foundation’s vision is to deliver healthcare using technology, healthcare workers and with government support. We are privileged to partner with the Government ofAndhra Pradesh to provide high quality healthcare at significant scale to the people of the state”.

            For successful execution of the project, Piramal Swasthya has deployed a team of more than 1000 medical professionals including doctors and paramedics adding on to the existing 1800+ employees of Piramal Swasthya in the country. These doctors and paramedics have been trained cumulatively for 4,200 hours and 12,600 hours respectively, on clinical domain and IT.

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