Unveiling the mobile clinic, Martin Lundstedt, President & CEO, Volvo Group, said, “We live in an inter-dependent world, within which, in whatever we do, care for people and our planet is a neccessary condition. I am so glad that this mobile clinic will be reaching out to remote corners of the state and the country – touching lives and protecting them.”
Speaking at the occasion, Kamal Bali, President & MD, Volvo Group, India noted, “At Volvo Group we are really pleased to partner with Narayana Health our partners in this program, led by Dr. Devi Shetty, whose commitment to societal well-being is already a legacy. Health & Wellness of our people is critical in ensuring the prosperity of our nation. As also articulated in the country’s Ayushman Bharat Mission, building a network of health & wellness infrastructure is a key part of achieving this. This mobile clinic on a Volvo Tractor-trailer – Wellness on Wheels – will support in making access to health & wellness inclusive – by reaching out to rural & remote areas across Karnataka and the rest of India”.
Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty, Chairman of Narayana Health commented,” Diagnosing illness at a later stage makes it harder to treat and alleviate a patient’s condition – which unfortunately is the norm today. We could save many lives if we can carry out an early diagnosis. This mobile clinic will initiate the culture of preventive healthcare while reaching out to economically weaker and under-served sections in the country, helping to save precious lives.
‘Wellness on Wheels’ is built on a state-of-the-art Volvo Prime mover FM 4x2,fitted with automated I-shift transmission coupled with sophisticated medical equipment. In addition to a range of active and passive safety features, the vehicle has air suspension and ABS brakes for a vibration-free ride to protect the sensitive medical equipment on-board.