Quick Heal, through its CSR initiative donated ‘Arogya Yan’, a fully equipped medical van, to the rural community in Barpeta, Assam.
In collaboration with Srijan Ek Soch, a local NGO, this initiative aims at making basic treatment and necessary testing accessible for the marginalized. The special handing over ceremony was attended by Geeta Shree, ADM, Barpeta; Disha Shrivastava, CEO, Srijan Ek Soch; Anupama Katkar, Chairperson, Quick Heal Foundation along with the guest of honor, Bikram Jyoti Das, a visually-impaired mountaineer who recently made a successful climb to Everest Base Camp.
This state-of-the-art fully equipped medical van enables more than 20,000 people, who earlier walked between 10-30 kms to access primary healthcare amenities, at their doorsteps. This service is further expected to spread awareness amongst the beneficiaries around the various government schemes that aim at promoting public welfare and better health.
Present on the occasion, Anupama Katkar, Chairperson Quick Heal Foundation and Chief of Operational Excellence, Quick Heal Technologies Limited, said, “Quick Heal’s CSR mission ‘Securing Futures’ is one that is both forward-looking, and sustainable. Arogya Yan is our endeavor to reach those who are miles away from receiving proper medical treatment at the time of need. Our state-of-the-art fully equipped medical vans cover more than 450 villages across 7 states touching more than 3.5 lakh people. And, through this contribution in Barpeta, Assam, we are delighted to have enabled 20,000 people of these remote villages to access quality primary healthcare services at their doorsteps.”
Speaking on the occasion, Disha Shrivasatva, CEO, Srijan Ek Soch said, “Promoting healthcare & education are the intrinsic part of Srijan’s core values, and we are grateful to Quick Heal Foundation for assisting us with the state-of-the-art mobile vans facility called Arogya Yan. With the collaboration, we are covering 20 villages in Assam to reach the remotest areas of our Socio-economic Development Center in Barpeta district region to make primary healthcare accessible, while also working towards increasing school enrolment and lowering dropout rates.”