Free healthcare centre for truck drivers opens at Kalamboli
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.”