Free health­care cen­tre for truck driv­ers opens at Kalam­boli

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI - Tas­neem Kausar ht­for­nav­i­mum­bai@hin­dus­tan­times.com

Truck driv­ers will now have a free health­care cen­tre at Kalam­boli.

To en­sure qual­ity treat­ment, Shri­ram Foun­da­tion has tied up with Wock­hardt Foun­da­tion to op­er­ate and man­age the clinic. Wock­hardt Foun­da­tion is a not­for- profit or­ga­ni­za­tion known for its com­mit­ted ser­vice to the poor, weak, and needy.

The clinic, Nishulka Swastha Seva Ken­dra, is si­t­u­ated at Gur­d­wara Sri Guru Nanak Sack­hand Sabha in Kalam­boli. In­au­gu­rated on Thurs­day, it will be op­er­a­tional six days in a week from 10am to 12 noon.

Chief guest SB Sa­has­tra­budhe, ad­di­tional trans­port com­mis­sioner of Maharashtra was present at the func­tion.

The ini­tia­tive is sup­ported by Bom­bay Trans­port Co­op­er­a­tive Con­sumer So­ci­ety and the Gur­d­wara Com­mit­tee.

Shri­ram Foun­da­tion also started an ini­tia­tive for the chil­dren of the truck driv­ers and trans­porters through Wock­hardt Foun­da­tion’s Khel Khel Mein pro­gramme, an edu recre­ational ini­tia­tive for un­der­priv­i­leged chil­dren to teach them hu­man val­ues and good habits through fun and play.

Umesh Re­vankar, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor, Shri­ram Trans­port Fi­nance Com­pany Ltd, said, “It is our en­deav­our to im­prove the lives of truck­ers by pro­vid­ing qual­ity health­care, education and fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance. The new health­care cen­tre will def­i­nitely come as a nec­es­sary aid to our driv­ers and their fam­i­lies who can avail med­i­cal as­sis­tance free of cost.”

With health of truck driv­ers be­ing es­sen­tial to their well­be­ing, Shri­ram Foun­da­tion has launched this health­care cen­tre to gen­er­ate health aware­ness among trans­porters and driv­ers.

Sam­ina Kho­raki­wala, CEOKhel Khel Mein, Wock­hardt Foun­da­tion, said, “While the health of the driv­ers will be taken care of by our doc­tors, our Khel Khel Mein cen­tre will help in­cul­cate so­cial val­ues and civic sense among chil­dren be­sides pro­vid­ing them ba­sic learn­ing and read­ing.”

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