Silvassa, Dadra & Nagar Haveli – March 1, 2018:
Sterlite Tech Foundation, the CSR arm of Sterlite Tech [BSE: 532374, NSE: STRTECH], a global leader in smarter digital networks, today launched its newly modernised Mobile Medical Unit, in collaboration with the Red Cross Society, at Silvassa.
Dadra and Nagar Haveli’s tribal population were unable to access quality healthcare due to absence of medical facilities in this region. Addressing this need, Sterlite Tech has been running its primary healthcare programme since 2006, impacting over 2 lakh tribals till date. Under the programme, the company provides free health check-ups to tribal villages, site visits by qualified doctors and a mobile dispensary with free prescribed medicine distribution through a Mobile Medical Unit. This initiative has brought a noticeable change in the villagers’ health and general well-being.
To further this programme, Ankit Agarwal, Director (Telecom Products), Sterlite Tech, launched the newly modernised Mobile Medical Unit at Rakholi Gram Panchayat. Addressing the gathering, he said, “Along with our global leadership in designing, building and managing web-scale digital networks, we have been actively contributing towards improving the lives of the communities we function in. In alignment with our vision to transform everyday living, this healthcare initiative solidifies our commitment to the holistic growth of the society.”
With an aim to serve over 16,000 patients every year, the Mobile Medical Unit will be visiting 24 villages in tribal regions to provide quality healthcare access every week. Elaborating on the programme, Kuldeep Singh – Secretary, Indian Red Cross Society, Silvassa, said, “Covering four villages each day, the new Mobile Medical Unit has been equipped with state-of-the-art medical equipment, free medicines, a qualified doctor and nurse to address tribal health issues.” Company’s plant, operations head and local authorities were also present at the launch ceremony.
About Sterlite Technologies:
Sterlite Technologies Ltd [BSE: 532374, NSE: STRTECH], is a global technology leader that designs, builds
and manages smarter digital networks. Sterlite Tech engages with customers in more than 100 countries, with
a digital web-scale offering across products, services and software. The Company has global scale
manufacturing facilities in India, China & Brazil and two Software Delivery Centres in India. Sterlite Tech is
home to India’s only Centre of Excellence for broadband research and Centre for Smarter Networks for next
generation network applications. Projects undertaken by the company include intrusion-proof smarter data
network for the Armed Forces, rural broadband for BharatNet, Smart Cities’ development, and establishing
high-speed Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) networks.
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