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New Delhi, 2011-Sep-23
Siemens Ltd. and Medanta – The Medicity, one of India's largest multi-super specialty institutes located in Gurgaon and founded by eminent cardiac surgeon, Dr. Naresh Trehan, have come together to ensure affordable and quality healthcare reaches the remote corners around Gurgaon. This is part of the Corporate Citizenship initiative of Siemens Ltd.
Sanjeevan is an indigenously-developed mobile concept from Siemens Ltd., which is designed and equipped to operate as a mobile healthcare clinic and is fully-equipped with the Siemens Healthcare technology. Medanta will be in charge of and operate the bus as well as provide qualified staff. The goal is to improve access to affordable healthcare to the many remote villages of Gurgaon.
The keys of the mobile healthcare clinic were symbolically handed over to Dr Trehan by Mr Peter Loescher, President and CEO, Siemens AG, at a ceremony in New Delhi today.
Mr. Loescher described Siemens’ efforts toward sustainable development: “Siemens worldwide strives to be an integral part of society, and our corporate citizenship initiatives promote social development by creating a viable future. The Siemens mobile healthcare clinic embodies this corporate value system as it delivers a sustainable and self-sufficient solution to the locals’ need for healthcare”
The citizens of rural Gurgaon have now become the latest beneficiaries of Siemens Corporate Citizenship initiative when the keys of the healthcare bus were symbolically presented to Dr, Naresh Trehan.
Even though the national capital region benefits from highly-advanced healthcare facilities, many rural areas around Gurgaon still lag far behind in basic healthcare services. Siemens’ mobile healthcare clinic will help to bridge the gap. In Dr. Trehan’s own words: “The mobile clinic answers the needs of the Indian rural population. With facilities such as ultrasound, pathology, mammography, laboratory equipments and accessories, EGG and even a film development unit. It allows for an advanced medical examination which will improve the lives of many individuals who find quality healthcare inaccessible”
Siemens has supported the corporate citizenship and CSR initiatives of various organizations through its Sanjeevan mobile healthcare clinics. Since it was launched, eighteen mobile clinics have been built and are operating successfully in cities including Jaipur, Chennai, Goa and Hyderabad.
About Siemens Ltd.:
Siemens Ltd., in which Siemens AG holds 75% of the capital, is the flagship listed company of Siemens AG in India. Siemens in India including Siemens Ltd. comprises 17 legal entities, is a leading provider of industry and infrastructure solutions with a business volume aggregating about Rs. 12,000 crore. It operates in the core business areas of Industry, Energy and Healthcare. It has nation-wide Sales and Service network, 21 manufacturing plants, a network of over 2000 channel partners and employs about 17,000 people.
About Medanta – The Medicity:
Medanta is one of India's largest multi-super specialty institutes located in Gurgaon, a bustling town in the National Capital Region. Founded by eminent cardiac surgeon, Dr. Naresh Trehan, the institution has been envisioned with the aim of bringing to India the highest standards of medical care along with clinical research, education and training. Medanta is governed under the guiding principles of providing medical services to patients with care, compassion, commitment.
Reference Number: CC/PR/15/CORP 09 2011