Hyundai Motor India Foundation launches 5 ‘Sparsh Sanjeevani’ Telemedicine clinics in Odisha to augment public health system

Hyundai Motor India Foundation launches 5 ‘Sparsh Sanjeevani’ Telemedicine clinics in Odisha to augment public health system

Telemedicine clinics to reach villages Humma, Rambha, Pattapur, Raj Ranpur and Godipara in the state of Odisha under HMIF’s public health initiative ‘Sparsh Sanjeevni’

Hyundai Motor India Foundation (HMIF), the CSR arm of Hyundai Motor India Ltd. (HMIL) today inaugurated Telemedicine clinic in Humma, Rambha, Pattapur, Raj Ranpur and Godipara villages in the Ganjam and Nayagarh district of Odisha. A total of 5 telemedicine clinics are now operational in the state. The telemedicine clinics are an extension of HMIF’s social outreach initiative ‘Sparsh Sanjeevani’ that emphasizes making quality and affordable medical services accessible to rural India through technology.  

Commenting on the inauguration, Mr. Puneet Anand, AVP & Vertical Head - Corporate Affairs, Hyundai Motor India Ltd. said, “Hyundai is committed towards ‘Progress for Humanity’, and through our various CSR initiatives under the global CSR philosophy of ‘CONTINUE’, we have been giving back to society in different ways under the CSR pillar of ‘Mobility’. We believe a healthy population is the first requisite for development, towards this vision our ‘Sparsh Sanjeevani’ telemedicine clinics, connect specialists in metro cities to the rural population, making quality consultations accessible right at the doorstep of the rural population. It aims to improve the overall health index of the community over a period of time, while positively impacting the economy through improved attendance and better economic activity.”      

The 5 new telemedicine clinics in the state of Odisha will add to the existing network of 20 telemedicine clinics under ‘Sparsh Sanjeevani’ already operational in the states of Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Haryana taking the total number to 25. Clinics in UP and Uttarakhand are in the pipeline and are expected to be inaugurated shortly. The clinics in Odisha will collectively benefit over 2 Lakh individuals. With these clinics the total number will go up to 30.      

The telemedicine clinics are nurse assisted clinics where the patient is first assessed by the nurse who understands the concern and then connects him/her to the right empanelled specialist, over a video call. Post consultation, the nurse writes out the prescription and dispenses the medicines. The system allows for follow-ups as well. The entire service inclusive of medicines is available for just Rs 100. The clinics are linked with labs where basic pathology and blood tests can be conducted. Serious cases will be referred to hospitals in Odisha.      

The clinics are run in association with Karma Healthcare a leading social enterprise in this field. The clinics which are currently operational in other states have received an exceptionally positive response from the general public, with many ailments being treated at their onset, thereby preventing them from aggravating. Health camps for cancer screening, eye check-up, general screening will also be conducted from time to time.      

With this initiative, Hyundai Motor India Foundation aims to transform the nation’s health index, one district, and one state at a time.

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